• 5:32

    5 Sewing Tools Everyone Needs

    While there are many different sewing tools available on the market today- you don’t have to have them all. ZJ Humbach shares what her top five go-to tools are and what they are used for. This is helpful information if you are looking to add new tools to your sewing room, or if you are…

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  • 1:44

    Review of the Q-Zone Hoop Frame

    If you are someone who is interested in long arm quilting but have stayed away from it because of the cost of a long arm machine or the amount of space it will take up, the Q-Zone hoop frame from the Grace Company is a great solution. Using the Q-Zone Hoop Frame The Q-Zone hoop…

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  • What Size Bobbins Do I Need?
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    What Size Bobbins Do I Need?

    While most sewing machines come with a bobbin or two when you purchase them, you may want to buy extra or have the need to replace them at some point in the future. ZJ Humbach explains that there are many different types, styles, and sizes of bobbins available and discusses why it is important to…

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  • How to Use a Bias Tape Maker
    6:00

    How to Use a Bias Tape Maker

    Bias tape or straight grain tape can be used on many different sewing projects as a way to neatly finish raw edges. Depending on the size of project you are making, making your own bias tape or straight grain tape can be time consuming. Ashley Hough shows you how to use a bias tape maker…

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  • 5:35

    How to Make Pattern Weights

    Using pattern weights can be a great alternative to pins depending on the type of fabric you are using. Ashely Hough demonstrates how to make pattern weights using large washers and circles of fabric. Materials and Supplies Patterns weights can be fairly straightforward and easy to make as they only require metal washers, circles of…

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  • 6:31

    How to Clean an Iron: Tips and Techniques

    Cleaning your sewing machine and sharpening your scissors and snips may be the most common cleaning or maintenance items you address in your sewing room, but cleaning your iron is also important. Learn how to clean an iron, including what kind of product you should use to clean it and whether the iron should be…

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  • 2:33

    No Knot on Wrong Side of Fabric

    When doing hand stitching, whether on a garment or home decor project, it is not always possible to start that stitching along the edge of the fabric, at a hem or in some other area where knots and thread ends can be easily hidden. Ashley Hough shows you how to start your hand stitching with…

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  • 5:01

    Ironing Board Improvements

    While most ironing boards that can be purchased at either fabric and craft stores or big box stores are all fairly similar and work well, there are several products that can be used to improve them. ZJ Humbach shows what several of these products are and share which are her favorite to use and why.…

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  • 7:59

    Using Fusible Interfacing

    Using fusible interfacing can make raw edge applique easier and help make your end project look more professional. ZJ Humbach talks about some of the different kinds of fusible interfacing and shows you how to use them. Fusible Interfacing ZJ first talks about some of the different kinds of fusible interfacing, also referred to a…

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