If you've been around this site for a while, you may remember an article I wrote about how wonderful woven Heat Away Stabilizer is for machine embroidering tee shirts in my article Debbie's Method of Machine Embroidering Tee Shirts and Sweat Shirts - Smooth Comfortable Embroidered Tee Shirts and Sweat Shirts. I have bad news. I had not ordered Heat Away Brush Off Stabilizer in a long time because I had an entire bolt to work through. When I went to order it I discovered that it is no longer made. I did find a few sources on the Internet that had a bit of left over stock but I want every one to be aware that many companies are sending Heat- Away Clear Film - Heat Removable Topper or Stabilizer even if the image on the selling site is for the Brush Off stabilizer. The Clear Film Stabilizer will vanish with heat but it is not the same as the woven Brush Off Stabilizer. In one case it looks like I am even going to be stuck paying the return shipping even though they sent the wrong item. Buyer Beware! If you are in doubt send an email or pick up the phone and call before you place an order.
- Debbie's Method of Machine Embroidering Tee Shirts and Sweat Shirts - Smooth Comfortable Embroidered Tee Shirts and Sweat Shirts
- Machine Embroidery Basics
- Hooping and Stabilizing Basics for Machine Embroidery
- Ways to Use a Home Embroidery Machine
- Machine Embroidery Terms and Definitions
- How to Machine Embroider Lace Designs
- Everyday Uses for Machine Embroidery
I was at the dentist this morning when I heard someone ask if they were going to recycle for Earth Day... that kind of left me scratching my head wondering if they thought recycling should only be done on Earth Day? I think every day is Earth Day and the actual day is a way to spread the word and have more people think about how much they throw away that should be reused in one way or another. People who sew are masters at using every bit of fabric and are probably the most UN-wasteful people on the planet.... maybe that's why I thought asking about recycling was a little strange.
- Sew Gifts and Stocking Stuffers with Scraps of Fabric
- How to Make Fabric Jewelry Using Your Scraps
- What to Make With Scraps of Fabric Create Something Special
- Recycle Denim - Free Patterns and Projects
- How to Make a Scrap Quilt from Leftover Scraps of Fabric - Quilting
- Use Your Fabric Scraps to Make Gifts - Frugal Living
- How to Make a Braided Rag Rug From Fabric Scraps - About Flea Markets
Are you having everyone over for Easter Dinner? Do you have everything you want to make it a fancy dinner? There's always room for something else when it comes to making things fancy! Making your kitchen an inviting and comfortable place can be done in so many ways... and many small projects can make a huge difference.
This past week we actually hit a very welcomed eighty degrees... to go back to snow and freezing overnight temperatures. That's OK though...it gave us a taste of what is ahead. I didn't hear one person complain about the warm temperatures... and I saw a lot more smiles that you see when it's cold out. I'm thinking that Welcome Spring flags are called for after this loooooooooooong winter that we are finally emerging from!
You still have time to make something special to fill those Easter baskets! Free patterns and your scrap bin... along with other economical fabric resources, make the perfect combinations to fill the basket or just make something special for a special child in your life... maybe just to help out a parent who you know is having a tough time making ends meet.
This winter seemed to last forever, making Spring cleaning a much needed task. After loving the way the cookbook cover turned out as a birthday gift, I made myself a notebook cover to organize my internet recipe printouts... and have even started the daunting task of organizing all the recipes. As I was sorting through the pile on my printer to take the recipes, I discovered many pattern printouts that also needed a home. As I stuffed recipes into the page protectors, I decided to purchase another large notebook and page protectors to give those free pattern printouts a new home. The page protectors will be prefect for holding all of the pattern pieces even after they are all cut out.
Easter is almost here but you still have a week to get basket goodies made. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have something special that was handmade in each and every Easter basket? It would be even better if the homemade goodie is the special thing that gets showered with love and is never let go of! Find a free pattern and hit your fabric scraps to fill a basket with wonderful homemade toys!
This week a very good friend had a birthday. She and I love to exchange homemade goodies. She does stained glass and I have some beautiful pieces. I wanted something special that she would use year round, so I remembered a conversation we had about finding a recipe that she had print out but then couldn't find it... my kitchen cabinet has a PILE of recipe print outs that I can't find anything in so I totally understood her issue. I decided her birthday present would make her work. I made a cookbook binder cover and included subject divers and page protector sleeves so she now has no excuse to not organize those recipes... in fact she says I gave her the perfect gift and she is going to finally get those recipes organized. This binder cover probably has the most embroidery on one project that I have ever done. Have a look at the Cookbook Binder Cover to see the embroidery on the front, spine and back of the cover. If your collection of recipe printouts is anything like ours, you'll want to make a binder cover for your collection.