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  1. Reva's Tips: A Sharp Memory to Share

    Reva's Tips: A Sharp Memory to Share
    One sewing tool that I have always loved collecting is scissors. The cutting out of patterns has always been my least favorite part of the sewing process. But still, I love scissors. The fascination began with my mother's pair of buttonhole scissors (A). My dad had special scissors that were specific for paper (B). My favorite part is the sound...
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  2. Creature Comforts

    Creature Comforts
    The change from summer to fall brings on what I like to think of as blanket weather. There is nothing better than snuggling into a warm blanket while reading, covering your lap while you are sewing or just draping a beautiful blanket on the couch for fall décor. When I saw these adorable creature blankets I knew I had to...
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  3. Costume Making Tips

    Costume Making Tips
    It’s that time of year where the kids are back to school and the weather is encouraging us to get our sweaters out of storage. Along with that, it is time to start thinking about costumes for our sweet little ghosts and goblins (or maybe ourselves). Do you remember when costumes were made up of more imagination than merely a...
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  4. Glass Etching: How & Why You Should Use It!

    Glass Etching: How & Why You Should Use It!
    You don't have to be super crafty to enjoy etching glass. There are so many ways you can use glass etching and I would like to share with you one of my all-time favorite projects. It is fun, useful and makes amazing gifts! Over the years I have lost many of my favorite dishes to social gatherings. I am sure...
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  5. Reva's Tips: Getting Clean

    Reva's Tips: Getting Clean
    I call it creative organization… When in-between projects, it is so satisfying to clean up and make my space fresh and ready for the next creative adventure. With so many great things to work on, I have been trying to keep some kind of handle on the chaos during a project so that the cleanup time is less work all...
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  6. Free Travel Purse Project

    Use this handy purse when flying, going to the beach, on a cruise, or going to your next Sewing/Quilt Expo. It's just the right size to carry your driver's license, cash, credit card, and/or room key. One side has a clear pocket for your name badge, passport, or cell phone. Wear it across your shoulder for security, or short, in...
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  7. Reva's Tips: What's In Your Toolbox?

    Reva's Tips: What's In Your Toolbox?
    Sometimes we find a product with which we find great success and enjoy using for years. Other times we use the same product over and over because that is "just what we use" and either don't know of anything better or just don't bother to try something new. Recently RNK (the creators and makers of Floriani products) partnered up with...
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  8. Reva's Tips: Get Yourself Organized

    Reva's Tips: Get Yourself Organized
    Sometimes It is so easy to get excited about a new project that we may not have taken the time to make sure that we have everything we need before starting. This can cause frustration, delay of project completion or abandonment of the project altogether. Using a planning journal is a great way to keep all your project information in...
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  9. The Birthplace of the World’s Finest Sergers

    The Birthplace of the World’s Finest Sergers
    Have you ever wondered what it took to build the amazing Baby Lock sergers? Who are the people who invented the home serger in 1965 and have brought us countless improvements and innovations over the past 50 years? My wife and I recently visited the Baby Lock factory in Yamagata, Japan. We enjoyed a hero’s reception and spent a full...
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  10. Reva's Tips: Why on Earth Would I Want Embroidery Software?

    Reva's Tips: Why on Earth Would I Want Embroidery Software?
    I love technology and computer stuff. What I really love is using embroidery software. Digitizing (creating embroidery designs from artwork) is so much fun for me but I know this is not the case for everyone. So lets chat for just a minute about the everyday uses for embroidery software. Embroidery software does so much more than simply creating designs...
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