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How to Choose a Sewing Machine – a Beginner’s Guide

“I’m new to sewing and don’t want to spend a fortune on a sewing machine – which model should I choose?” Since I get this question at least once a week, I thought I’d explain it here for every one At this point, you might be doing heaps of research, and probably starting to get…

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Pre-cut – What Size Quilt Does it Make?

  This is a VERY popular question. So if you’re wondering the same thing, read on….   So you ask: “How Many Packs do I need for a Queen size quilt?”   Here’s the short answer: If you are just stitching the precut pieces together, with no other additional fabrics, then you would need about:…

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Pre-cut Fabric Explained

  “What on earth is a Fat Quarter?”   “How come my quilt pattern calls for Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes? I’m making a QUILT – not baking!”   If you’re new to the world of patchwork, you might well be wondering about the same thing   So let’s look at the most common types…

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How to Choose the Right Mannequin: based on Your Body Measurements

      When choosing a dressmaker’s dummy, most people ask: “I’m a size __. Which mannequin is right for me?” The assumption is to simply go for the size range listed. Right? Well – Not Exactly. Here’s my standard answer: “Dress size can be unreliable, because they often vary from brand to brand. Instead…

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Not All Presser Feet are Made Equal – what I learn behind the scene

  “I just don’t understand how people would spend so much on sewing machines, then use cheap inferior feet!”  Said K, somewhat exasperated. “If only they knew the risks.”   “Risks? There are risks?” I asked.   This was how it all began. During a conversation with our supplier – for his privacy, let’s just…

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“Will This Presser Foot Fit My Sewing Machine?”

Believe or not – this is by far the MOST asked question from Sew Much Easier customers And the answer? Depends. The best way to find out if a certain foot is right for your machine, first you need to understand what sort of sewing machine you’re trying to fit.       Ok, Let’s start…

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Goals vs. Distractions – What Stops You from Sewing?

  Thank you for everyone who put in the effort and sent me their sewing goals and obstacles – I’m going through and collating them all – so please expect some useful things coming up soon! One common theme from a lot of the responses goes something like this: “I would LOVE to sew more,…

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Sewist’s Guide for Shopping Online Safely

Shopping online is fun, but are YOU doing it safely?   From one sewing-nut to another, chances are being tech-savvy isn’t in our nature – and most of the online safety articles can full of jargon or scary language – so I thought I’d share a few simple tips to help you (and your personal…

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Gift Certificate – How To

Not sure what gift to buy for THAT special someone who has everything (or MAKES everything)? Or, have you left it too late for ordering online (and worried about your gift being delivered late)? Here’s an Idea: How About Sending a Gift Certificate instead?   In case you didn’t realise, Sew Much Easier has Gift…

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All About Binding Part 2: How to Mitre Corners

Have You Ever Wondered How to go around a square corner using a bias binding foot? This article show you how to put mitre corners on your quilts with your sewing machine the easy way! If I could collect a dollar each time this question gets asked, I’d be able to have a VERY generous fabric…

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