Category Archives: Sewing – Crocheting – Knitting – Cross Stitch- Quilting

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Top 10 Crochet Tips and Tricks

Do you ever wonder how other people get their crochet projects to turn out so lovely? While part of having a project turn out well has to do with practice, there are other tips that you can use to improve your crochet skills. Whether you are just starting to learn how to crochet or you...
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A Single Crochet Dishcloth Pattern for Beginners

This pattern teaches you how to crochet a simple single crochet dishcloth that is ideal for beginners to learn on. The dishcloth pattern is easy to crochet to any size you want, making the pattern great for blankets, scarves or anything else you like. Read more

Three Basic Stitches for Hand Sewing

Sewing machines help to make sewing faster, but sometimes you need to sew an item by hand, for example, when you are repairing an item. It does take practice to make stitches that are the same length and that go in a straight line, so don't be discouraged if at first you don't like the...
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How to Choose Yarn for Your Next Project

How to choose yarn for your next project, whether for knitting or crocheting, can be an overwhelming task. Your local yarn shop has a vast array of colors and textures. There must be a logical way to narrow down the choices. Focus on your particular yarn project or pattern and its function. Yarn shop staff...
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Family Quilting Traditions

For many people, family quilting traditions have been passed down from generation to generation. Creating a quilt for a to-be married couple or an expectant mother has been in practice since the 17th century or earlier. While some may view quilts as a more "traditional" present for a bride and groom or mother-to-be, others pass...
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12 Days of Learning to Quilt

Learning anything new always takes time and patience. Learning to quilt is no exception. Here are the 12 days of learning to quilt that I used to help a friend make her first baby quilt. (more…)...
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7 Tips to Read Vintage Knitting Patterns

In the past 50 years, knitting patterns have tended to conform to generally-accepted standards. Before these standards came into being, people wrote knitting patterns using the terminology and conventions of their time. When you first try to read a really old knitting pattern (like one published in the 1800's), you may be surprised at the...
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