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  1. French Seams by Lana L. Jones

    A French seam is perfect for lightweight to medium weight fabrics. All the raw edges of your seams are covered for a professional finish… and it is not hard to do. For the July Sew Fun presentations, I choose a black lightweight gauzy fabric that has been aging in my stash waiting for just the right pattern. Lemon Squeeze Cardigan...
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  2. Clover to the Rescue!

    By Lana L. Jones I teach a lot of classes that I take my press to, and that is great as the press has 100 pounds of pressure when the arm is pulled down which makes for excellent pressing. But, with the number of people trying to get their projects done and the fusibles used in class, the pressing surface...
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  3. 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 that deals with matter and energy...
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  4. 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 the...
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  5. 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 my sewing...
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  6. 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 of specialty feet for...
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  7. 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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  8. Get Inspired with Free Holiday Projects!

    If you're looking for fun & easy holiday projects to make this month, let the leading brands in the business inspire you! From Brother: From Baby Lock: From Pfaff & Husqvarna Viking:
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  9. Tip from Reva: Fun and Easy Gifts to Give and Fun for You

    It's the time of year, once again, to shower those that we care about with gifts. The best way to show someone you care is to create something just for them. Even better is having the joy of creating them. What fits into my time schedule and I'm sure yours, are fun little projects that can be completed in a...
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  10. Tip from Reva: The 123s of ABCs

    Gift-giving season is quickly approaching! One lovely way to show your affection is to create personalized gifts just for the special people in your life. Personalizing purchased items with names and monograms is one quick and fun way to customize your gifts. For children and pre-teens consider putting their first name or nickname on items like bags, towels and pillowcases...
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