How to Buy a Sewing Machine: Choosing Your New Best Friend

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So you want to buy a sewing machine. The options are endless—so endless, in fact, that buying a sewing machine can be incredibly intimidating, especially for beginners. More experienced sewists may have a better idea of what they’re looking for, as previous sewing machines may have had features that they liked or would prefer to […]

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Sewing Nightmares: Try Some Tips to Conquer Your Sewing Fears

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AllFreeSewing asked you on Facebook what your biggest sewing nightmares were, and the answers were horrifying. What was really astounding was that most of you had actually realized your sewing nightmares. Reports of electricity outages, ill-fitted wedding attire, and even fingers caught in the sewing machine made us cringe. We thought we’d offer up some […]

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Choosing a Quilting Design

Choosing a Quilting Design

Today’s article on Choosing a Quilt Design comes to you from our guest, Carolyn Wainscott from Carolyn’s Canvas. Enjoy her tips and her lovely photos of the vintage quilt tops she quilted! You can also find more quilting designs in the Patterns for Quilting section of FaveQuilts.com. Choosing a Quilt Design That quilt top you […]

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National Sewing Month 2012: Personalizing a Quilt Pattern

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We’re celebrating the last few days of our National Sewing Month Blog Series, and today we’ve got a special post on quilting for all of our quilters out there! Our friend Deanna from WeddingDressBlue is here to tell you how to easily adjust a quilt pattern to fit your needs. With her simple tips and […]

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September FaveCrafts Radio Show: Simple Home Decor

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It’s that time again! We’re gearing up for another episode of FaveCrafts Radio! This month’s topic will be simple home decor, one of my favorites, and we’ll be chatting with some crafty experts all about sprucing up your space. Two of our favorite ladies will be joining us to chat all about simple home decor […]

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Hot Glue Gun Tips

Here we are with some great new tips from bloggers! This week’s topic: Glue! Everything you could possibly want to know about how to make your hot glue gun strings go away or how to clean up those sticky messes! Hot Glue Gun Craft Tips from Whimseybox.com Crafting Tips from Dreamalittlebigger.com I know that when […]

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Ask Maria Ruffled Scarf Crazy

Reader Question: I’ve seen some beautiful ruffled scarves lately and would love to make one, but not sure what kind of yarn is being used. Any help? Answer: I have seen these scarves too and you are right–the scarves are fabulous, and amazingly easy to make. You’ll need what most are calling ruffling (also called […]

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Ask Maria: Soldered Jewelry

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Reader Question: Is there a difference between all the different types of solder available?  And any soldering tips would be appreciated. Answer: There are a few different kinds of solder.  The type of solder you need will depend on what you’re planning to do with it.  Some varieties of solder, like those used to make […]

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It’s Too Cool2Craft

Cool2Craft with Tiffany Windsor

Tiffany is an elegant host that really brings creativity to the table. She doesn’t hold those inside secrets for herself. She shares them so you so can be a creative artist.You will enjoy her website as she has a livestream channel going showing really amazing crafting projects in motion. I’ve just finished watching an artist paint wine […]

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