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3 questions to ask yourself before you start to quilt

Last month I made some Rolling Snowman Placemats and I didn’t quite get to finish them by the end of ...
TrueCut 360° circle cutter

5 steps to perfect circles using the TrueCut 360°

The placemats have become placemats pretty quickly using the no binding finish yesterday. Did you try it? At this point, ...
Ready to hand sew opening close

10 easy steps to a no binding finish for small quilted projects

My little project is definitely coming together. And to think I had such a creative block at the beginning of ...
A drop of UNIQUE creativ Fray Stop is all you need to stop the thread from fraying on an embroidery piece.

2 ways to manage loose threads with tools from Clover and UNIQUE

Welcome back for my last blog of the week. Over the last three days I demonstrated a few interesting ways ...
The cube is a versatile decor accent for indoors and out. Use Coats Outdoor Thread if making it for your patio space.

Making a cubed cushion for poolside decor using Coats Outdoor Thread

Yesterday we covered important tips on how to work with Coats Outdoor Thread. Outdoor thread is thicker and heavier than ...
Poolside cushions are comfortable for patio furniture and durable when made with Coats Outdoor Thread

Poolside cushion made durable with Coats Outdoor Thread

We could say that the first three patio cushions we reviewed this week have been more of a decorative purpose, ...
Rectangle Cushion with front panel - dressing up your patio has never been this easy and quick using Coats Outdoor Thread

The perfect cover to update a patio cushion using Coats Outdoor Thread

Have you tried the simple square cushion cover we showed you in yesterday's post? It's a standard cushion cover that's ...
a Knife Edge Cushion Cover on a patio bench using Coats Outdoor Threads

Making patio cushions require Coats Outdoor Thread for longevity

As quilters we have the added advantage of quilting a cushion if desired and the following three cushions can easily ...
3 cushions on an outdoor bench for patio decor using Coats Outdoor Thread

5 tips on sewing with Coats Outdoor Thread

It’s spring and the Great Outdoors is beginning to call my name. This is the time of year when I ...
2 Coats Dual Duty XP spools of thread o fabric

The only time it’s good to trap your thread!

As we talked about the 4 hints it's time to throw your sewing threads out, here's my favorite thing about ...
4 hints it's time to throw your sewing threads out

4 hints it’s time to throw your sewing threads out

Yesterday we took a detailed look at 3 key weights of Coats Dual Duty XP thread and their benefits. What ...
2 pin cushions, pins in a basket with spools of Coats & Clark thread

3 key weights of Coats’ Dual Duty XP thread and their benefits

If you're like me, I enjoy a visit through history to know how products were created, how they evolved and ...
a selection of silk pashminas and wraps

The origins of Coats & Clark thread

Are you well on your way to making pampering Spa Slippers? Before we get into the details of Coats Dual ...
feet with slippers on them made with Dual Duty XP threads

Banish the winter blahs with the Spa Slippers project

Dreary weather makes January my favorite month to stay inside and sew. Coats wisely declared January as Spa Month and ...
Quilting Beautiful and Bountiful Sunflowers

Quilting Beautiful and Bountiful Sunflowers

Beautiful And Bountiful Sunflowers | Quilts By Jen Jennifer Houlden recommends how to add vitamins C & D to our ...
Finished peony wall hanging

Sewing the binding and making a hanging sleeve with DecoBob

Happy Boxing Day! Since we were all spoiled yesterday and I’m officially sick of shopping, I’m not going anywhere near ...
Christmas tube from WonderFil

The Case of the Unraveling Thread

Several solutions Ever since I posted last month about the case of the unraveling thread and my tangled mess of ...
A tangled mess of Razzle and Dazzle

Stitch-outs with WonderFil threads

Razzle and Dazzle from WonderFil Threads As you can see, I still haven’t solved my unraveling problem! But it probably ...
Once you've got the hang of the air current motif, you can bust loose on all areas of the quilt.

Free-motion Quilting the Night Air

Yesterday, we finished embellishing the our Halloween door quilt with some fancy threads and stitches. Today, our spooky little scene is ...
Correct placement of hands

Let’s get ready for some thread painting!

Getting prepared Yesterday we learned a bit about thread painting and previewed some fabrics to use with the Tutti and ...