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5 Quick Tips for Interfacing!

The proper application of interfacing can create a polished professional look. Interfacing provides stiffness, support and structure to fabric. It is often found in bags, home dec projects, collars, cuffs and curved areas on knit garments. Discovering the inherent helpfulness … Continue reading

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5 Quick Tips for Using Cotton Thread!

Happy Friday Embroidery Enthusiasts! The weekend is just hours away, are you gearing up for a few days of sewing and embroidery? Consider using cotton thread to finish a project this weekend and use the following tips for stitching success! … Continue reading

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9 Quick Tips for Sewing Oilcloth

Oilcloth is such a fun fabric to use in sewing and embroidery projects. As a waterproof fabric it is quite durable and perfect for outdoor projects. Learn how to successfully sew and embroider oilcloth using the following tips. Problematic Pins … Continue reading

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12 Days of Giveaways: Day 12, Win a Subscription to!

Huzzah! The final day of giveaways has arrived at last. Today not just one person will win a prize, but twelve! But first, the winner of Friday’s giveaway must be announced. On day 11, we offered 5 Paradiso Designs Sewing … Continue reading

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6 Tips for SewingTaffeta!

Planning a holiday outfit that will outshine the rest? Perhaps your curtains need a new sheen to up the elegance in your parlor. Whatever the occasion, turn to taffeta for a lustrous result and use these tips for sewing (and … Continue reading

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Monster Mash Wrap Up!

Happy November! We had a fabulous Halloween here at CME HQ! The entire staff dressed up as clue characters. It was great fun! I also finished sewing my little monster just in time to send him away with a lucky … Continue reading

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Monster Mash Update!

Halloween is sneaking up on us! As we announced in early October, we’re hosting a Monster Mash! We’ve been hard at work making monsters in the office. Next week we’ll be giving away all the fabulous prizes we dangled so … Continue reading

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October Monster Mash!

Happy October Everyone! To celebrate the spooky season that October brings, we’re hosting a Monster Mash! You can win fabulous prizes and more importantly surprise someone with a fabulous monster. Here’s how it works: Step 1) Make a monster! What … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Keep Outdoor Fabrics Looking Good!

Fun in the sun means outdoor fabrics. Whether you are making cushions, sewing a grill slipcover or stitching up a tote bag, all of these projects require outdoor fabrics. These rough and tumble fabrics are made to withstand the elements … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Embroidering with Metallic Thread!

The luster and shine of metallic thread is hard to pass up. It adds fantastic details to all sorts of projects. However, it often causes problems during the embroidery process. Use these tips to get the most out of your … Continue reading

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