• 5:35

    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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  • 14:23

    Bias tape is a great way to finish the edges of a project, whether you are making something as large as a quilt or as small as a placemat. Learn different techniques for applying bias tape, including different methods for single and double fold tape- Ashley Hough shows you how. Tips to Applying Bias Tape

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  • 6:31

    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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  • 6:14

    An applique pressing sheet can be a very helpful tools when it comes to building and applying appliques. ZJ Humbach shares her favorite applique pressing sheet and shows how to use it. Applique Tips Depending on the applique design you are creating, there could be multiple small pieces required. Having a way to assemble those

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  • 5:01

    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 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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  • 5:20

    Whether you use a thimble in your everyday sewing or only on certain projects, there are many types of thimbles that are perfect for every person and project. Types of Thimbles When thinking of the important sewing tools that most people have in their sewing room, the standard thimble comes to mind. While this is

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  • 19:22

    Hemming a project or garment is one of the finishing steps of sewing projects, and on garments in particular, this can generally be a curved edge. Ashley Hough shows you how to hem a curved edge and gives tips on how to ensure that the hem lays flat. Fabric and Hem Width When it comes

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  • 6:04

    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 pillow. 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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