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The jean waistband makes for a solid foundation for this Band Together Tote. Coats Denim, Jean Topstitching and All Purpose threads used to recycle denim.

Band Together Tote gets everyone smiling

Just like the Denim Bracelets Trio yesterday, here's another recycling denim project that stretches the imagination. The Band Together Tote ...
Denim Bracelet Trio can be made simply as shown, or perhaps try adding your own embroidery or decorative stitches before assembly.

Denim Bracelet Trio, no one will ever guess!

All week I've shared some cool denim recycling ideas created by Linda Griepentrog, did you try the Shirr Thing Bag ...
Right on trend: a shirred bag sewn with Coats Dual Duty XP Denim and Jean Thread

Making the Shirr Thing Bag

Welcome to the third day of recycling jeans into cool sewing projects! Yesterday, I posted about making a Denim Notebook ...
Denim Book Cover: strength meets elegance; free pattern using Coats Denim and Jean threads

The beauty and strength of a denim notebook cover

Did you manage to finish up the Denim Organizer from yesterday? It's a great accessory for a  quilting studio. You ...
Here's one super idea to recycle those jeans you no longer use and still feel good about making more use of them. It's both creative and practical.

Recycling denims using Coats Dual Duty XP and Plus threads

What can you do with denim pants you no longer want to wear, other than getting rid of them? We ...
Sulky and Gütermann specialty threads add glamour to our quilting

Specialty threads – oh the fun!

All this week I've been talking about pairing SCHMETZ needles with Sulky and Gütermann threads according to the sewing task. I ...
A selection of Gütermann rayon thread

Rayon thread – beautiful silk-like lustre

All this week we have been looking into perfect needle pairings for a variety of Sulky and Gütermann threads. Yesterday ...
A selection of Sulky and Gütermann polyester threads

Polyester thread – durable beauty

We had a great time yesterday learning about Perfect Pairings for our SCHMETZ needles and Sulky and Gütermann cotton threads ...
A selection of Schmetz needles that can be used for quilting

Perfect Pairings – needles and threads work together for successful quilting

The thread that we choose to construct and quilt our quilts with is truly as important as the fabric and ...
Baste the ruffle to the cushion front.

A gourmet finish for a quilted designer cushion

This week has been so much fun as we have learned how to express pretty words through quilting using the ...
Just add a stem or vine if you stray off a line.

Making quilted words pop – it’s all about the thread

Welcome back. Yesterday was such a fun day! We set up our machines for free motion quilting, did our first ...
Sewing machine ready for free motion quilting.

Quilting words – so much to say using Gütermann Dekor thread!

I hope you've been having fun getting ready to free motion quilt words and more for a designer cushion. Was ...
Cushion front marked, layered and pin basted

Mark, layer, baste, easy preparation for machine quilting

Quality materials and good preparation are the keys to successful machine quilting. Yesterday we gathered our supplies and cut our ...
Say it with free motion quilting - designer cushion

Say it with free motion quilting, a designer cushion

Free motion quilting is one of my favorite things to do and I'm always exploring new and exciting variations. I ...
The finished pot holders

6 essential tips for sewing bias binding on a tight curve

It's the end of the week and time to wrap up our appliqued pot holder project. The pattern is called ...
PIvoting with the needle in the work

6 tips for blanket stitching applique shapes you want to know

Welcome back. Another tip filled day as we get one step closer to finishing the pot holders. The pattern I'm ...
A sharp pair of scissors results in smoother edges and no frayed edges.

4 TIPS for cutting and fusing applique shapes

Welcome back. How did the tracing go? Hopefully, the tips from yesterday made the process a lot easier to do ...
Using a light tablet to provide greater contrast for the lines when tracing

2 tips to make prepping a paper pattern much easier!

Welcome back. Did you have a chance to gather your supplies? I've got more great tips for you as I ...
Barnyard Buddies pattern by ellie mae designs

Quilting farmyard fun pot holders for the kitchen

Greetings from the farm. This week, I'll be making some adorable farm-themed pot holders. As I work through the process, ...
Finished coasters using HeatnBond EZ print sheets for the appliqué shapes and Therm Fleece for the batting

Using fusible web for an easy finish for appliqued coasters

Yesterday I showed you how to use HeatnBond EZ print sheets to prepare some appliqué shapes and make a coaster ...
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