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Quilting Tips

1/4" Seam Allowance Insurance
Is your 1/4" seam allowance really a 1/4"? Follow our easy instructions and find out!
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How to Figure Yardage for My Quilt Borders
A little help from our quilting staff for you to keep on hand!
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Which Batting Should I Use?
Crafty Chris researched this question for a Creative U seminar and compiled great information for you!
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Quilting Projects

Hexie Tablerunner
Designed by Andrea from our Web Store team. A fabulous runner for any striped fabric!
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Woven Stripes Quilt
Designed by Bellevue's Nancy Spornitz for our Shabby Chic Garden Rose collection from P & B Textiles. A beautiful quilt full of cozy charm!
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Best Friends Forever Quilt
Made from the charming BFF collection from Elizabeth Studios, this darling quilt is the perfect setting for the sweet sepia-tone illustrations. Designed for us by Nancy Spornitz of our Bellevue store.
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Quilt-As-You-Go Minkee/Cuddle Strip Quilt
Plush, easy and totally cozy. You'll love this fun quilt designed by Anna-Beth from our Northgate store. Be sure to download the Cuddle Sewing Tips sheet below, too!
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Sewing Tips

Sewing & Caring for PUL
Polyurethane Laminate is perfect for sewing diapers, bibs and more. Here's everything you need to know from our friends at Babyville Boutique!
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The Burn Test
Not sure of the fiber content of that gorgeous fabric in your stash? Try this simple burn test to get a better idea of what you're working with. Please be sure to follow our cautions as you are testing!
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Cuddle 'Super Soft Plush' Sewing Tips
We all love this fabulously soft, plush fabric! Just a few tips will keep you happily sewing through lots of projects
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Vinyl Coated Fabric Sewing Tips
The coated fabrics available today are rich, lucious and fun to sew - if you know how! Print our our tips and keep them close by as you work on your project. 
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Sewing With Specialty Fabrics
Written with Halloween costumes in mind, you'll find tips and hints for every day of the year in this handy guide.
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Schmetz ABC Pocket Guide to Home Sewing Machine Needles
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Sewing Projects

Easy Wine Bag
This project is so easy you'll practically be done before you start! Try using fanciful quilting cottons for a themed look or rich silk dupioni for an elegant bottle presentation. Make one for yourself and another to wrap a special gift for your friend!
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Quick Gift Bag
You've found the perfect gift and now you need the perfect wrap? These re-useable fabric gift bags are just right for all occasions!
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Easy Fleece Throw
Here's a fun way to make a comfy fleece throw. Get a friend involved and you'll be done in no time!
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Yarn Fringed Fleece Scarf
A cute scarf with fluffy yarn fringe. Adorable in solids, stripes, dots or prints with coordinating or contrasting yarn!
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Sewing for Children

 Princess "Elsa" Gown
Princess "Elsa" Gown
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Reversible Cuffed Pants for Children
You can turn alomost any pull-on children's pants pattern into sturdy, fun reversible pants with our easy directions.
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Nursery & Children's Clothing Tips
A few tips and things to consider when making nursery decor and children's clothing.
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Creative Sewing for Little Girls - Tu-Tus, Flowers & Fleecey Ponchos
Fun how-tos for easy, projects your favorite little princess will love to wear!
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