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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

Minky Atomic Strip Quilt by Michael Miller Fabrics
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Jelly Roll Race Quilt with a 12!
Here's our version of the Jelly Roll Race Quilt you've seen all over the internet. Just one Jelly Roll, 2 Strips Packs or cut your own. In case you're making a "Seahawks" version, we've added a number 12 you can applique in the corner! GO Hawks!
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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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oes in the Water Quilt
Designed by Robert Kaufman Fabrics, featuring McKenna Ryan's Sand in my Shoes 
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Sewing Tips

Zippers - Everything You Need to Know
Whether it's your first zip or you just need more information, this Zipper Advisor from our friends at Coats will be a good friend!
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Make Your Own Swaddle Blankets plus How to Swaddle
Making your own Double Gauze swaddle is easy and you can choose any color or print you want! Our instructions include how to swaddle your sweet baby courtesy of our friends at Shannon Fabrics.
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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

Strippy Scrappy Heart
Link to Free Pattern

Less Than an Hour Apron
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Easy Burrito Pillowcase
Make a decorative pillowcase with fun novelty fabrics using the burrito method. It's fast, easy and fun!
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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

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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loth Lovie Pattern from Dear Stella 
Can you stand the cuteness? Simple stitching and minimal stuffing pulls this project together in a flash. Select three of your fav fabrics — we couldn't stop at just one — and add a dash of hook-and-loop tape to help him hang. Sew up a sweet sloth (or several!) for someone you love!
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Cuddle Hug Blanket
This is a quick and easy baby blanket Free Pattern from Shannon Fabrics.