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Love That Fabric: Curio by BasicGrey for Moda

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 9:00

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I've been wating to get my hands on Curio since I first saw a sneak peak. It's like opening an old trunk and finding the mother lode of amazing fabric. With thirty-six prints in four remarkably mixable colorways, Curio can go easily from fabric bolt to pretty pillows, dreamy quilts, boho bags, chic apparel and more with ideas to spare.

How to Make Your Own Tassels

Friday, 23 September 2011 9:00

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Tassels are are the "jewelry" of home decor, adding an elegant finish to your project. And, like jewelry, they can be quite expensive to buy and the selection of colors is limited. No problem for you! Because tassels are actually very easy to make, and the embroidery floss you use to do it is inexpensive and comes in hundreds of hues and textures. We bring you this no-hassle tassel tutorial just in time for holiday sewing, which cries out for tassels on stocking cuffs and toes, ornaments, table runners and more. 

AA Wednesday Test

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 9:53
The clink of ice swirling in glasses, card tables in the living room, cut crystal bowls of white mints with green centers, ashtrays... yes, there were lots of ashtrays. I have clear memories of peeking around the corner, watching the 'grown-ups' holding cards in their hands and cigarettes between their lips, laughing, talking, playing bridge. And orbiting through it all, my mother, handing out appetizers, picking up crumpled napkins, and wearing a crisp hostess apron and high heels. Our own little episode of Mad Men and the inspiration for the first in a series of hostess apron tutorials. Today's Cocktails At Eightapron tutorial features rich taffeta and frothy organza with a sprinkling of tiny, shiny bows.

Moda Fabrics' Lil' Rascals Storybook Bedroom: Twin Size Tied Patchwork Quilt

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 9:00

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Do you remember your childhood bedspread? Most people do. Maybe it's because we always felt so safe and cuddly under those covers. And we all know when you pull the bedspread over your head, you are instantly protected from any monsters who might be trying to get you! Moving from a crib to a 'big boy bed' is a momentous occasion in a toddler's world, and deserving of a special bedcover. Our twin size patchwork quilt tutorial fits the bill. The Gang fabric within the Lil' Rascals collection by Chloe's Closet for Moda Fabrics is a fantastic easy quilting pick because the design already includes a four-patch motif, making your finished quilt look like you're quite the piecing professional.

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A Terrific Trims Tutorial

Thursday, 15 September 2011 9:00

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If you think Jacquard, Soutache and Gimp sound like the crew of a pirate ship, you're not alone. Just about everybody who's new to home décor finds the names of sewing trims a little odd at first. But once you become familiar with them you'll want to use them to make your finished projects look terrific.

Moda Fabrics' Lil' Rascals Storybook Bedroom: Pleated Window Valance

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 9:00

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If you already have blinds or shades in your room, a pretty little valance is an easy way to add a bit of color and style to your window treatment. Our pleated valance tutorial finishes at 44", which is a great standard width, but the clever panel construction means it's easy to add or remove inches to make the valance larger or smaller. This is just one of the eight projects in our new Storybook Lil' Boy's Room Series sponsored by Moda Fabrics and featuring the nostalgic Lil' Rascals collection by Chloe's Closet . We designed the room for a boy, but the tutorials can cross over into all kinds of applications.

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Paris Apartment Sewing Machine Cover: Guest Tutorial by Bari J.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011 9:00

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The contest for the kit ended 10/7/11. Even if you didn't win, you can still make the cover with Bari J's terrific tutorial...

Yay! Bari J. is back with another adorable sewing pattern. After everything your sewing machine has done for you, isn't it time you surprise it with a chic evening cover-up with flirty pom-pom fringe?! You could not find a more perfect fabric collection for this sewing machine cover than Bari's magnifique Paris Apartment collection, her first for Lecien. Merci, Bari, for providing our Sew4Home friends with such a delightful free project, plus the chance for one lucky person to win a kit to make their own Paris Apartment sewing machine cover. 

Moda Fabrics' Lil' Rascals Storybook Bedroom: Tufted Floor Cushion

Monday, 12 September 2011 9:00

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Down on the ground is where all the cool stuff happens. It's where cars race and roll, where balls bounce best, and where building blocks can spread far and wide. At 25" square, our tufted floor pillow tutorial is just the right size for a lil' sittin' or snoozin'. And, there's a handy carry handle so you can take it along on your next adventure. This is just one of the eight projects in our new Storybook Lil' Boy's Room Series sponsored by Moda Fabrics and featuring the nostalgic Lil' Rascals collection by Chloe's Closet.

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Moda Fabrics' Lil' Rascals Storybook Bedroom: Ukulele Pillow

Thursday, 08 September 2011 9:00

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Cute toss pillows in interesting shapes are a great way to interject a bit of playful zest into children's décor (although, we will allow you to make this for grown-up types as well). Our ukulele pillow tutorial certainly qualifies as an interesting shape, and we include a free downloadable pattern for it. The finished ukulele is also the perfect size and shape to bonk unsuspecting siblings over the head. Not that we would ever encourage bonking (or would we?). This soft and silent ukulele pillow is just one of the eight projects in our new Storybook Lil' Boy's Room Series sponsored by Moda Fabrics and featuring the nostalgic Lil' Rascals collection by Chloe's Closet .

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Moda Fabrics' Lil' Rascals Storybook Bedroom: Bedtime Picturebook Caddy

Tuesday, 06 September 2011 9:00

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Read me a story! Read it AGAIN!! Keep all your favorite bedtime books handy with our cute caddy tutorial. You'll notice our sample includes some well-worn classics from our own libraries... the ones read over and over, bringing delighted smiles each time. The caddy slips between mattress and box spring, held in place by the mattresses themselves as well as some gripper fabric. Two generous pockets are wide and deep enough to hold plenty of lil' literature. This is just one of the eight projects in our new Storybook Lil' Boy's Room Series sponsored by Moda Fabrics and featuring the nostalgic Lil' Rascals collection by  Chloe's Closet.

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