Reva's Tips

  1. Reva's Tips: It's a Pressing Situation

    Reva's Tips: It's a Pressing Situation
    I just love both quilting and creating projects in the embroidery hoop. The thing that I find frustrating when working on these projects is the constant upping and downing going back and forth to the ironing board. I guess you can say that the truth of the matter is that I am impatient. I just want to move on to...
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  2. Reva's Tips: It's a Foot Thing

    Reva's Tips: It's a Foot Thing
    If you love feet like I do then you will have every foot that is made for your machine. I just love them all! Here is a question, do you remember what each foot is for? To store my feet I have them in small craft organizers with small divisions the perfect size for a foot. I have labeled each...
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  3. Sewing Tip from Reva: Turn! Turn! Turn!

    Sewing Tip from Reva: Turn! Turn! Turn!
    I was recently working on a project where I wanted to make an 18" Circle. My first thought was to raid the kitchen for a plate or platter. Guess what? I do not have anything that size in my kitchen. Not even my cake plate… in hindsight that would be one big cake, wouldn't it? In need of a solution...
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  4. Sewing Tip from Reva: Threads For Your Thoughts

    30wt thread, 40wt thread, 50wt thread Thread weights can be so confusing! Let's demystify thread, shall we? With thread, the general rule is that the higher the weight number the thinner the thread. This means a 50wt thread is finer/thinner than a 30wt thread. 30wt Thread Most all-purpose polyester thread, like Aerofil is 30wt thread. This thread is stronger...
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  5. Reva's Tips: One Good Turn Deserves Another

    Have you ever had to turn anything right side out? This has always been something that I have not really enjoyed. It seems that the piece that I'm working with doesn't necessarily want to cooperate with me and often times the opening gets stretched out. I often end up creating a small hole when trying to get the corners nice...
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  6. Shift Happens

    Can you fight physics?
    Have you ever cut two pieces of fabric exactly the same and when you sew them together one is longer than the other when you are done with the seam? Why does this happen? Or more specifically, how? It's simple. It's Physics. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defined Physics as: "a science...
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  7. Tips from Reva: Make Mine "To Go"

    I love to learn something new and to take classes. Especially if it is on one of my favorite subjects - Sewing! Surely many of you feel the same way. I always enjoy attending classes and retreats but have never enjoyed gathering everything up (usually at the last minute). Here is something that you may find helpful and decrease...
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  8. Celebrate National Quilting Month

    Did you know that March is National Quilting Month? What a great time to make something fun! I saw the cutest in the hoop project and I just could not resist making one, or two, or...ok so I made a bunch! In fact, I thought that I would make some as fun little gifts for a few of...
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  9. Tip from Reva: Wrap It Up!

    Using the Perfect Foot for the Right Situation!
    I was recently working on a project just for the fun of it. I thought I had planned for it, but when I got to the last step I discovered that I really needed a specialty foot! Boy, was I glad that I had a great variety...
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  10. Tip From Reva: Your ScanNCut and Iron-On Vinyl

    Do you love your electronic cutter? I simply love the ScanNCut and thought that I would share with you some tips for using Iron-On Transfer Film Sheets. When this vinyl material is cut it can be applied to fabric or a garment to add your own custom flair; it will look a bit like it was screen printed. Here are...
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