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How to Recycle Old Clothes

Where to find Used Clothing Short of grubbing about in the rubbish, a good place to find second hand clothes is in your local charity shop, or if you live in the USA, your local thrift store. Another excellent source is local jumble sales and boot sales. The clothes here are often the cheapest and there are many bargains to be had.

Aromatherapy at Home

Aromatherapy has been practiced for hundreds of years without the benefit of the fancy name. Generation after generation of homemakers prided themselves in creating the most fragrant and visually appealing decor to beautify their homes and provide relief for minor ailments, from headache and anxiety to insomnia and soothing cranky babies. I will present just a few wonderful herbal home recipes. They are very easy to make and use things you probably already have around the house (ok, maybe not the orris root – the mix will do just fine without it, but the fragrance will not last as long). Treat yourself to these very affordable indulgences, after all, it’s the little things…

Putting a Price on Creativity

How do you put a value on what you create? When we create something and want to sell it, what is it worth?

The History of Penny Squares and Other Redwork

Outline embroidery played a significant part in quilting history. It was used in blocks, most commonly penny squares, which were printed muslin pieces selling for one cent each. Outline embroidery designs encompassed many styles and subjects, and many of these old patterns are still available for today’s quilters. In recent years, vintage doilies have been a primary source of outline embroidery for patchwork projects.

How to Create Your Own Embroidered Patches

Sometimes embroidering directly onto a garment is impractical, impossible or simply ineffective. Creating your own embroidered patches is an easy alternative for these situations. You can directly sew your design into organza fabric rather than a finished garment.

How To Make A Cookie Bouquet The Easy Way

There are many choices of gifts available from gift companies. If you are considering to get a unique gift for a special event, a cookie bouquet would be ideal. The only set back is that cookie bouquet can sometimes be costly when purchased ready made so here’s a guide on how to make a cookie bouquet from home.

Saving Time When Cutting Lots of Shapes for Making a Quilt

Even a quilt we may call “our labor of love” is more cherished when quicker methods of construction can be employed to cut down on the time required to complete our beauty. Many a quilt idea has been shelved because the quiltmaker dreaded the time-consuming job of cutting the pieces or shapes individually with templates before the design could grow into a thing of beauty.

Making the Most of Print Fabrics Using See-Through Templates

In these times of speedy sewing techniques and quilts made in a day, it is inspiring to see some quilt makers choose their fabric carefully with an eye toward making the most of beautiful prints. The process is not fast (each patch must be marked and cut individually), but the result is a quilt rich with elegance and splendid in detail. Happily, quilt makers usually live long enough to see the results of their efforts.

Searching for the Ideal Sewing Machine

Sewing machines have been used for over a century. Whether they are used for making clothing, custom embroidery, or quilts, they are an important time saving tool.

Reverse Applique Technique

Have you found a beautiful appliqued design you’d like to make but the pieces seem so small they might be difficult to handle? Reverse applique can make this task much more manageable. Is there a pattern that would be enhanced by the perception of depth instead of the “stacking” system of traditional applique?

The History of Fabric for Quilting

You probably remember the last time you bought fabric for a quilt. If you’re like me, it wasn’t that long ago. Think about your experience.

The History of the Sewing Needle

The invention of the wheel seems to be the eternal benchmark for determining when mankind left the ranks of humanoid and became true homo sapiens. But had it not been for the needle, there might not have been anyone around to invent the wheel.

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