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Tufted Patchwork Floor Cushions: New Etsy Shop Pattern

Monday, 16 September 2019 1:00

The boxed floor cushion – it’s a home décor classic. Put your feet up, use them as extra floor seating for your next gathering of family and friends, place one in the corner of a generous sofa as a bold, bright accent. At a compact 18” x 18” x 4”, they’re similar in size to a larger throw pillow. Originally released as part of the Sew4Home Maker’s Club; this cushion pattern is now available exclusively in the S4H Etsy Shop

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Products We Love: Dritz Thread Cutter Caddy – You could win one!

Thursday, 12 September 2019 1:00

We’ve never seen so much helpfulness and handiness in just 2” square inches of space! This new Thread Cutter Caddy from Dritz® is cute and compact, but still offers three different functions for cutting, carrying, and catching. Read on to see this mighty mini in action and enter to win one of your very own. 

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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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Pillow Primer: All About Pillow Shapes, Types, and Fillers

Friday, 19 July 2019 1:00

To say life would be hard without pillows would be putting it mildly. Where else would we hide a tooth for the Tooth Fairy? What else would we hit each other with in a harmless fight? Beyond their practical function as a headrest when we sleep and a way to soften hard furniture when we sit, pillows can be a dramatic decorating accent and are among the easiest projects to sew. We have dozens of pillow projects for you to choose from right here at Sew4Home. For this article, we thought we'd pull together everything you need to know before launching into pillow making: a little history, the basic types, and what we recommend stuffing inside.

The Janome Presser Foot Workbook UPDATE: Use the Right Foot for the Job

Thursday, 27 June 2019 1:00

If you’re a Sew4Home regular, you know we brought you news of this great Janome Presser Foot series earlier this year. We're back with a review of the latest addendum, covering the Cover Pro Presser Feet. Many people rarely change out their presser foot, often because they’re just not sure what to do with that bag o’ extra feet that came with their machine! Is that you?! Janome has tackled this “excuse” with their Presser Foot Workbook series, which gives you a working knowledge of their most popular feet. Take a look at our overview, then visit your local Janome dealer for more information on how to build your own set. We say “build” your own set because one of the things we love most about how this series was developed is the fact that the basic binder covers the nine feet most commonly included as standard feet with the majority of models. You can then choose to add up to four additional supplements based on the type of sewing in which you’re most interested. 

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Backpack Diaper Bag: New Etsy Shop Pattern

Monday, 17 June 2019 1:00

This great out-and-about bag is a brand new pattern available in our Etsy Shop. You know how busy little ones can be; so it makes sense to free up your hands with a diaper bag that can also be worn as a backpack! Originally released as part of the exclusive Sew4Home Maker’s Club, this popular pattern is now available for purchase by all our Sew4Home fans and followers. 

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Products We Love: Janome HP2 Foot and Plate Set for Precision Stitching

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 1:00

The new AcuFeed™ Flex Professional Grade Foot (HP2) and its matching Professional Grade Needle Plate from Janome have been gaining quite a reputation for their precision stitching. Well alrighty then… it’s time we took the set for a little test drive. Follow along to see how we put this specialty set through its paces, testing it on a challenging quilting sample (Drunkard’s Path) as well as a compact barrel tote. 

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Now in our Etsy Shop: Quilted Sewing Machine Mat & Notions Caddy

Monday, 29 April 2019 1:00

Originally released as part of the Sew4Home Maker’s Club, this popular pattern is now available exclusively in our Etsy Shop. It’s a marvelous quilted mat that helps cushion the work surface for your machine and keeps your favorite notions and tools handy… and it does it all while looking cute as the proverbial button! 

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Cotton Thread Myths Busted: Guest Tutorial from Sulky America

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 1:00

One of the most common requests we receive is for help selecting the best thread for a project. The types from which you can choose can seem almost endless when you’re staring at the hundreds of pretty spools at your favorite retailer. We turned to our friends, Ellen March and Pamela Cox from Sulky America for some expert advice – particularly about cotton thread options. Read on for their insights and information as well as to find out which myths they’re bustin’. 

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