• laid out fat quarter fabrics
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    How Sewers Can Use Fat Quarters

    While fat quarters of fabric are commonly used when quilting, they can be new to you if you are someone who generally sews garments or home decor projects. ZJ Humbach explains what fat quarters of fabric are, including their size and fabric types, and then shares some fun things to make with fat quarters. What…

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    Tips for Interchanging Knits and Woven Patterns

    The majority of commercial sewing patterns are written for either knit or woven fabric, however Nicki LaFoille gives tips on how the two fabric types can be combined or interchanged as well as gives tips on how to sew different fabrics together. How to Sew Different Fabrics Together Nicki begins by showing examples of different…

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    How to Buy Fabric

    Whether you are making garments, home decor items or quilts- one of the first steps is buying fabric. ZJ Humbach shares several tips on how to buy fabric for your project. How to Buy Fabric When it comes to buying fabric, ZJ first explains that it is important to always buy good quality fabric. She…

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    Iron Quick Fabric

    When it comes to sewing projects, practically all of them will need to be pressed at some point, usually multiple times, throughout the construction process. This means that your ironing board cover may need to be replaced. If you are unable to find the right size and fit of cover for your ironing board, consider…

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  • How to join lace ends in sewing
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    Joining Lace Ends

    While sewing lace fabric isn’t necessarily hard in terms of working with the fabric, it can be difficult to get the end result of a project to look professional. This is due to how open the fabric is and how hard it can be to hide seam allowances. Hiding seam allowances isn’t necessarily required, however…

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    Sewing with Corduroy

    Corduroy is a great fabric to use for all different kinds of projects, from clothing to home decor. ZJ Humbach talks about some of the different types of corduroy and gives tips on how to cut out, work with and care for the fabric. Working with Corduroy ZJ begins by talking about what corduroy fabric…

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    Sewing with Homespun Fabric

    Homespun fabric can be a great addition to your next quilting project. ZJ Humbach explains what homespuns are, how they differ from traditional woven fabrics and how to use them. ZJ also shares some tricky fabric tips and techniques. What is Homespun Fabric? ZJ explains that a homespun is a lightweight woven fabric made using…

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    Sewing with Flannel: Tips and Techniques

    Flannel is a popular fabric choice when it comes to making many different garments, like flannel pajamas or jackets, as well as home decor projects like pillows. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for sewing with flannel that can make preparing and working with the fabric much easier. Flannel Sewing ZJ first shows several examples of…

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    Tips for Working with and Sewing Sequin Fabric

    Sequin fabric can look wonderful when added to a garment or home decor project, but it can be difficult to work with. Ashley Hough gives you tips for sewing sequin fabric that will make cutting and working with the fabric much easier. Sequin Types When sewing sequin fabric, it is important to know what kind…

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