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Nap in a Bag: Blanket and Pillow with Matching Bag

Wednesday, 07 August 2019 1:00

Do you have a little one who is heading to pre-school or kindergarten where daily rest time is on the schedule? Our clever portable sleep set is a great option for school naps – or really anywhere a nap is needed. We've created a lightweight drawstring bag that holds a bound fleece blanket and a matching pillow. Take it back to school. Toss the bag in the car for longer road trips. Keep one at Grandma's for napping emergencies. Better still... make one for yourself, because we all know naps are wasted on the young! 

Back to School Fold Over Backpack: Dritz Belting and Hardware

Monday, 05 August 2019 1:00

Whether you’re heading back to school or just heading across town, this dynamic fold over backpack is deep enough to hold everything you need and is super comfy to wear. We used the new 1½” Dritz Belting in a bright red for both the backpack straps as well as the straps that hold the front Swivel Hook and D-Ring closure. Pick an eye-catching print and put your fussy cutting skills to work for the most striking finish. The Dritz 1½” Belting comes in 13 colors and 4 stripe combinations so its easy to coordinate with your fabric selection. We matched ours to two bold fabrics from Premier Prints. 

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Fast Fridays: Soup Bowl Cozy for Hot & Cold

Friday, 02 August 2019 1:00

We’ve all heard the waiter’s common admonition, “Careful! The plate is hot!” At which point, we instinctively reach out to touch the plate… because we just can’t help ourselves! Hot dishes happen at home as well, and there’s usually no waiters to warn you about them. Instead, use our soup bowl cozy to protect yourself. Made with all natural fibers, it can go right into the microwave. So, even though they (who are they?!) always tell us only the food should heat up in the micro, we know that is not always the case. Say goodbye to “too hot to handle” with our cute cozies. But wait... there's more. These cozies work just as well to protect your hands from too cold dishes like, ice cream.

Romantic Ruffle and Bow Pillowcases

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 1:00

A set of pillowcases is a fast and easy project anyone can do. It's the special touches that make them stand out from store bought. These pretty pillowcases feature deep ruffled borders and dainty bows, suggesting the look of a ballet dancer's billowing skirts. What a sweet way to freshen up a guest room, bringing some beautiful color and design to the bed linens. 

Starfish Pillow with Button Accent Arms

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 1:00

Real starfish belong in tide pools. Our starfish pillow belongs on your sofa (or your bed or chair or bench or...). This quick and easy project is the perfect way to add a splash of nautical fun to freshen-up your décor for summer and beyond. There are dozens of great fabric collections out there with delightful seaside themes. We offer a few of our favorites below.

The Wave Pocket Market Tote

Monday, 29 July 2019 1:00

eye-catch・ing, adjective: immediately appealing or noticeable. Synonyms: a trio of beautiful totes in fussy-cut quilting cottons. This is what we call a statement bag. It's specifically designed to make the best use of the chosen fabric's color and motif. Each bag blends three prints to create the exterior and lining. Our set is particularly striking because we made three, but one bag on its own will draw attention like no other. While shooting our sample photographs, people literally stopped us on the street to ask about them!

Janome Workbooks: Resource Rich Instructional Guides for the 15000 and 9450

Friday, 26 July 2019 1:00

If you own a Horizon Quilt Maker Memory Craft 15000 or a Horizon Memory Craft 9450 QCP, you already know you have a feature-filled machine. But you may not know the ins and outs of all those features. Dig into those delights with the help of a Janome Workbook that includes tips, tricks, and step-by-step instructions for getting the most out of your machine. 

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Sew An X Box to Secure Straps & More

Thursday, 25 July 2019 1:00

You can't play Sea of Thieves with this type of "X Box," but you can use it in your sewing projects to secure all types of straps and narrow panels. It's simply a stitched box with an "X" through the middle. This stitching pattern provides a high level of strength and stability, and when done with precision, it also adds a pretty detail. Try it with a contrasting thread color for extra emphasis. Here at Sew4Home, we use the stitch often to hold an apron strap in place or to secure a handle to a bag. The function of an X Box in home sewing projects is to both achieve a tight bond and to look smooth and even. We show options for a classic single stitch box as well as the commercial-style double stitch box. 

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