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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Enlarging or reducing patterns...

Anyone who sews knows that sometimes you find a pattern, but it just isn't the size you were looking for; maybe it's too big or too small. You absolutely love the pattern, but how do you make it work?

Sewhooked created a tutorial that is available on Craftsy and can be downloaded for FREE:

Using Adobe Reader, you will be able to figure out how much to reduce or enlarge your pattern piece whether for a quilt project you are working on or perhaps a doll.

This is definitely one article to keep in your files! Download now by clicking on the graphic!


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Need an idea for how to build Your Own Craft Table?

If you know someone who is handy or are handy yourself, Vikkie Williams posted a blog about the craft desk her husband built her with complete instructions on how to build your own with supplies from your local lumber store; DO IT YOURSELF WHITE CRAFT DESK.

Absolutely beautiful space that anyone would love for their sewing and crafting. It has plenty of storage and plenty of countertop to handle any craft project.

However, if you prefer ready-made, I highly recommend the Sauder Sewing Craft Cart.

After sewing and crafting for more years than I care to say, I finally hinted to my husband that I would like a "real" craft table. I was using an old wood door until now.

So for my birthday, my husband bought me a Sauder Sewing Craft Cartthat is not quite as large as Vikkie's, but I love it mainly because it has wheels.

My sewing/craft room is not that big so I needed something that fit my needs, but could be moved if I needed to get to a book or magazine that I store on my bookcases.

It has a leaf that can be extended or lay flat when not in use; a couple of shelves inside the door with storage trays on the door that I use to store my large spools of thread. Just the right size for me. I highly recommend!

Sauder Sewing Craft Cart in Soft White

Monday, May 2, 2016

Machine Embroidery - FREE Hummingbird Pattern


Sanity's Machine Embroidery Designs is making available a FREE machine embroidery pattern with satin and line stitching on Craftsy. PES-JEF-VIP-HUS Formats and a PDF color chart is included.

Design will fit in a 4x4 hoop or larger. Add them to your towels, make curtains also great for quilts or wall hangings. Click on the picture to download the design.