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Quilt Batting: Get to know your wadding for Quilting

By the time you’ve completed your first quilt top, you’ll need to choose a suitable batting for your quilt – whether you plan to do the quilting yourself or sendng it away for long-arm quilting. If you’re new in the world of patchwork, you’d probably be shocked when you go to buy your batting for…

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Janome Stirling Review – What Kind of Sewing Machines Are They?

  “I’ve seen this ‘Stirling by Janome’ brand of sewing machine and overlocker around – but cannot find them on Janome Australia’s website. Are they Genuine? The prices seem too good to be true.”   We get this question a lot, especially around Mother’s Day. For good reasons. Let me explain. “Stirling” is Aldi’s own…

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How to Set Up Your Sewing Room – Ideas & Essentials

  Sewing Room Envy? Don’t be. You don’t have to spend a fortune on kitting out your dream sewing room. Because you CAN create a fresh sewing space with a shoestring budget to get yourself started. I’d like to share some tips on setting up a fresh creative space to help you get the most…

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Apple Slice Recipe (the Famous 5-ingredient one)

  So – here’s our most requested Apple Slice Recipe. Enjoy! This Apple Slice uses only 5 ingredients, it’s really easy to make (and even easier to eat)! Ingredients 2 cups self raising flour 1 cup sugar 3 apples, peeled, cored and diced (1cm) 125g butter or margarine 1 egg Directions Toss apples with self…

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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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“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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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…

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