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S is for Scissors, Seam, Seam Allowance, Seam Ripper, Seamstress, Selvage, Serger, Sewing Machine, Smocking, Snaps, Spool & Stash

Do you have any idea how many different types of scissors there are for sewing and quilting?  It is outrageous.  I hate to admit that I own over 100 pairs of scissors. For years my kids and husband would use … Continue reading

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R is for Ribbon, Rotary Cutter, Ruffles, Ruler,& Running Stitch

R is another popular letter in the world of stitching. Ribbons are used for embellishment on clothing, quilts, and other needlework.  The variety of ribbons is extensive and they are made from different textiles.  Silk is especially lovely to work … Continue reading

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Q is for Quilt

April 2018 Challenge According to Wikipedia, a quilt is a multi-layered textile, traditionally composed of three layers of fiber: a woven cloth top, a layer of batting or wadding, and a woven back combined using the technique of quilting, the … Continue reading

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P is for Patchwork, Patterns, Pin, Pin Cushion, Pinking Shears, Pleat, Pocket, & Project

April 2018 Challenge Wow! P has a lot going on in the sewing world.  I’ll start with Patchwork.  This is a term used in quilting.  It is when you sew small pieces of cloth in different designs, colors, or textures … Continue reading

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O is for Overlock Stitch

The overlock stitch is a specialized stitch on the sewing machine for giving seams a finished look that keeps the fabric from unraveling. The overlock stitch is a combination of a straight stitch and a zigzag. It sews backward and … Continue reading

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N is for Needle, Needlepoint & Notions

Needles come in a variety of sizes and shapes.  There are machine needles and hand sewing needles.  Hand needles are used for all types of embroidery including needlepoint and crewel, candlewicking, needle punch, quilting, and for sewing knitted and crocheted projects … Continue reading

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M is for Material

Material in the sewing world is the cloth fabric that is used.  Cotton, polyester, wool, linen, silk, satin, denim, and others are readily available today.  Many fabrics are imported some are still made in this country.  There are chains of … Continue reading

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