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How to make a weighted blanket easy

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How to make a weighted blanket easy

Do you ever want to have one of those therapeutic quilts to calm and relax after a stressful day? Or have someone in mind who needs a weighted blanket? Join me in a new and exciting step by step, doing a unique quilt to wrap you up.  If you’re a troubled sleeper, you’ve probably heard of the newest insomnia-fighting trend: weighted blankets. Weighted blankets are just what they sound like ― blankets that are heavier than your average bedding. But, how exactly does a 25-pound blanket helps sleep better? Most weighted blankets have pellets sewn into pockets of the lining to give...

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Why Size Shank Matters in my Sewing Machine?

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Why Size Shank Matters in my Sewing Machine?

Some of the most popular specialty feet -Walking Foot and Darning Foot free-motion or ruler foot, for example - are screw-on, which means you need to take off the ankle and fasten these feet on, by screwing them in place. The best way to find out if a particular foot is right for your machine, first you need to understand what sort of sewing machine you’re trying to fit. Most of the presser feet that come with your sewing machine are flat, and they snap-on to the “ankle” thing called foot holder/adapter.  With the screw-on feet, the height of shank...

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FREE Quilt Pattern

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FREE Quilt Pattern

Hello Quilter, Download this FREE quilt pattern and Yes! I created the Vintage Quilt Pattern for you to practice your patchwork and free-motions quilting skills. It´s made of small pieces of vintage soft colors fabrics and a lot of love. Supplies for the Vintage Quilt You will need: • 9” each of seven different “Vintage Style” fabrics • ½ yd. for borders • 2 yds. for backing • 2 yds. batting • Coordinating embroidery thread (used in needle and wound on bobbin) • Straight rulers • Ruler foot for your domestic sewing machine • Free motion foot or the Straight Stitch in...

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What Is Stitch in the Ditch?

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What Is Stitch in the Ditch?

Stitch in the ditch means that you quilt by following along the patchwork seam lines. You don’t have to mark lines before quilting, so you're even saving yourself a step (and time). It’s actually a quilting technique that many patchwork pros love. Why? You're about to find out.

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