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Fabric Weights are an alternative to using pins when cutting fabrics. There are times when you should consider using weights instead of pins.

  • Chiffon: due to the delicate weight of this material it often shifts and moves when cutting.
  • Stretch fabrics: when you pin stretch fabrics you accidentally stretch the fabric.
  • Leather or Suede: pinning these fabrics will cause pin marks to be left in the fabric.

Pattern weights are also a great option when you want to speed up cutting. It’s a lot easier to plop down some weights and trace around a pattern than it is to pin each corner of a pattern piece. What are some of your tips and tricks for cutting out fabric and patterns?

Fabric Weights
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You’ve done it, you’ve finally pieced everything together and are ready to quilt! There are lots of options when it comes to finally quilting your piece. If you don’t have a long arm machine but still want to add detailed quilting to your project you can choose one of these 3 options to get started!

3 Quilting Options
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Sewing with transparent fabrics can be hard and sometimes you will want to hide a seam. Using french seams will create a clean and professional finish to transparent fabrics. Take a shirt and give it a new look by changing the sleeve! Choose either a flutter sleeve or a bishop sleeve and follow along as we transform a classic white dress shirt into a fashion statement!

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Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese fabric wrapping technique that is used to wrap gifts, transport goods, and more. It is a great alternative to gift wrap, as it reduces waste and gives your fabric a new purpose. There are a number of different techniques and ways to wrap different goods. These are three simpler techniques that will work on square or rectangle gifts.

Furoshiki Gift Wrapping
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