What a Deal! The PFAFF Ambition 1.0 with a bundle

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Did you know that for a limited time PFAFF is doing a single run and bringing back one of its most popular sewing machines, the ambition 1.0? It’s like deja vu all over again! Fashion, accessories and decoration for your home – PFAFF the ambition™ 1.0 sewing machine does it all, and it is filled […]

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Ties That Bind: Choosing the Right Thread

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, Floriani, Notions, quilting, Serger, sewing, Sewing tips, Thread Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
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The right thread choice is so important to the quality and enjoyment of your sewing, quilting, and embroidery! Yet, with so many types out there, which one is best for your current project? I have used 40wt thread, usually polyester for much of my sewing needs. However, with my latest project, a quilt with lots […]

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Show Your Moxie with Handi Quilter

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The Oxford Language Dictionary defines moxie as “Force of character, or nerve.” A couple of other sources use words like having energy or pep, courageousness, guts/attitude and confidence/determination. In similar fashion, Handi Quilter uses the word “ spunky” to described their latest entry into the longarm quilting market — the Moxie. It’s Fun! You’re Fearless! […]

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So Much to Admire: the PFAFF® admire™ air 7000

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Imagine a complement to a sewing machine that has a one-touch electronic air threading system, coupled with a color touchscreen display, and exceptional illumination. In addition, it allows the sewist to keep both hands on any size project. Plus, imagine a machine that calibrates the thread tension for every stitch automatically. Oh, also throw in […]

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Meet the Continental M7 from Janome

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Janome knows that today’s sewists have changed the landscape of the sewing world. You have high expectations and want a machine that meets exacting criteria. Sewists, meet the Continental M7, a machine thoughtfully designed to meet your needs. Features of the Continental M7 Sewing Area The Continental M7 has the largest sewing area in the […]

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Putting on the Glitz

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Combine OESD Glitz designs+Brother ScanNCut+rhinestones+t-shirt and get ready to sparkle! I love rhinestone-studded “just about anything.” Even more, I really love using the ScanNCut to make the process of adding rhinestones to a project so easy. I’ve published a couple of blogs in the past on using the ScanNCut to create the templates for adding […]

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Brother Star Wars or Marvel Special Edition Sewing and Embroidery Machines

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What do Captain America, The Hulk and Iron Man have in common with Darth Vader, Princess Leia, and a Droid? Well, they are featured in the latest sewing and embroidery machines from Brother. Introducing the LB5000S and LB5000M Brother special edition machines. Just getting started in embroidery? On a budget, but would like to do […]

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Breathe Easier with Ideal Air Purifiers

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Ah, clean air! Now that’s something that everyone wants, right? Did you know that the air inside your house can actually be worse to breathe in than the air outdoors? That’s right! What’s more, most of us spend 90% of our day in enclosed spaces, and that trend is increasing. Whether working, sleeping, shopping or […]

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Shed Some Light on the Subject: Daylight Lamps

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Ah, light! Eleanor Roosevelt said, “It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” So, if you are struggling with having enough light for all your sewing, crafting and reading needs, check out our line of Daylight lamps — they’re so much better than a candle! Daylight’s range of lamps have […]

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