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  1. Tip from Reva: Convenient Pinning Pins

    Convenient pinning pins are an absolute necessity in one's sewing room. Not all pins are created equal, though, and this is why most sewists have several different styles of pins within easy reach while working on a project. The style that I use the most are the Clover Flower Head Pins: Here are some of the finer points (pun intended...
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  2. Tip from Reva: Etched In Stone... Well, Glass Anyway: Glass Etching with the Brother ScanNCut

    I love to explore and try many different creative techniques. Lately I have been exploring glass etching using my Brother ScanNCut. The supplies needed for Etching on glass are very simple: • Etching Cream - this does the actual work • Plastic Spatula - to apply a nice, even coat of cream • Mask Vinyl - cut your design out...
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  3. Sewing Tips from Reva: Make Those Threads Behave

    Decorative threads, such as, Mylar and metallic can be so beautiful and add such interest to your project.  There is one thing, besides their beauty, that they all have in common, they can be oh so very temperamental. There are a couple of things that I have found to be helpful when working with theae styles of threads: Use the Right Needle...
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  4. Tips from Lana & Friends

    Tips for July Sew Fun Projects! From Doree Shandera – “Mix the flavored Best Press with the unflavored Best Press to tone down the fragrance.” Love this idea as I want the pretty fragrance, but not the strong smell…Perfect! From Amanda Brown – Use a Heat gun to gently shrink the stitching into place. Hats are a perfect place for...
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  5. Sewing Tips from Reva: Sometimes You Just Have to Let Things Slide

    Have you ever worked with vinyl, leather, oil cloth, microfiber, or any other type of material that had a surface that was difficult to feed through your machine? Did you know that the source of relief for this frustrating situation could be as simple as changing your sewing foot? Try a teflon, or non-stick foot! This foot has a teflon...
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  6. Sewing Tips from Reva: The Easiest Way to Cut Appliques for Your Embroidery!

    Have you seen what the new update for the ScanNCut CM550DX can do? It's simply amazing!! Let me show you how quickly you can take an applique that is from your machine and have your SNC cut it out automatically for you. This info works with any Brother embroidery machine that has a color touch screen. 1) Choose an...
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  7. Ann's "White and Black Binding"

    From Ann: As I have been traveling around with Sew Fun I have had numerous requests for a copy of three demos I have done on Binding. I thought the easiest way would be to post them on the blog and then you could read and copy them. Here they are: Foolproof Binding Method Starting and Ending the Binding White...
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  8. Ann's "Starting and Ending the Binding"

    From Ann: As I have been traveling around with Sew Fun I have had numerous requests for a copy of three demos I have done on Binding. I thought the easiest way would be to post them on the blog and then you could read and copy them. Here they are: Foolproof Binding Method Starting and Ending the Binding White...
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  9. Ann's "Foolproof Binding Method"

    From Ann: As I have been traveling around with Sew Fun I have had numerous requests for a copy of three demos I have done on Binding. I thought the easiest way would be to post them on the blog and then you could read and copy them. Here they are: Foolproof Binding Method Starting and Ending the Binding White...
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  10. Photos From the Quilts of Valor Sew Day at our Tukwila Creative Center!

    The National Quilts of Valor Sew Day was on February 7th, and we were proud to host a session of it at our Tukwila Creative Center! The mission of Quilts of Valor is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. Participants in the Quilts of Valor Club donate their time...
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