• laid out fat quarter fabrics
    4:34

    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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  • 6:41

    Pressing Tools for Travel

    Not all sewing and quilting is done at home in the sewing room. Whether you are someone who likes to take their sewing with them when they travel and vacation, or you frequent guild meetings, camps, and retreats – learn about several different tools that are great for pressing on the go. Pressing on the…

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    8:40

    Pattern Marking Methods

    There are many different ways to mark your fabric or transfer markings from a pattern to the fabric you are working with, and the method you use may differ depending on the type of fabric you are using. Nicki LaFoille teaches you about some of the various pattern marking methods and shows how to choose…

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  • 7:33

    Best Way to Remove Sewing Stitches

    In sewing, eventually you are going to have to remove some stitches. While a seam ripper is often people’s go-to tool for this task, it isn’t the only one. ZJ Humbach talks about several different ways to remove stitches when needed. How to Remove Sewing Stitches The Rip Method: ZJ begins by showing the most…

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  • 9:05

    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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  • 9:14

    How to Keep Your Sewing Machine Running Smoothly

    Learning how to prepare your sewing machine and keeping your machine running smoothly go hand in hand. ZJ Humbach teaches you how to do regular machine maintenance including showing you what you should be cleaning and how often it should be done. How to Clean a Sewing Machine and Keep it Running Smoothly: Dust and…

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    Top Sewing Tools

    Having the right sewing tool in your sewing room can make many projects easier to do and come together quicker and easier, but it’s hard to know what you might need. Find out what Nicki LaFoille’s must-have sewing tools are and how to use them. Top Sewing Tools: Stiletto One of the first sewing tools…

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  • 7:32

    Quick Tips for Preventing Seam Puckering

    Puckering seams and stitching lines can make a garment or other sewing project look unprofessional. ZJ Humbach gives you several tips and advice on how to keep seam puckering to a minimum. Quick Tips for Preventing Seam Puckering — Test Before you Sew your Project The first recommendation that ZJ has to keep seam puckering…

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    Make Your Own Ironing Board Cover

    While making your own ironing board cover may seem a little complicated because of the shape of an ironing board, the fit and the fabric used, but ZJ Humbach shows you that it can be quick and easy. How to Sew an Ironing Board Cover Before you learn how to make an ironing board cover,…

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