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How the heck do you create a ruffle in something over 150 inches long without breaking a few basting stitches in the process? The answer is ... string. Thin string. You apply it to the (wrong side of the) fabric with a zig-zag stitch (hint: make that zig-zag stitch fairly long and wide to make your life easier), making sure to leave 3 or 4 inches of string on either end to give you something to pull on.

How the heck do you create a ruffle in something over 150 inches long without breaking a few basting stitches in the process? The answer is ... string. Thin string. You apply it to the (wrong side of the) fabric with a zig-zag stitch (hint: make that zig-zag stitch fairly long and wide to make your life easier), making sure to leave 3 or 4 inches of string on either end to give you something to pull on.

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Ever wondered how retailers keep clothes looking great after makeup, deodarant stains, picks and piles.  Here are the secrets I learned to repairing clothes based on my time in an upscale clothing store.  DIY fashion fixes!

DIY Retailer Clothing Repair Secrets

Ever wondered how retailers keep clothes looking great after makeup, deodarant stains, picks and piles. Here are the secrets I learned to repairing clothes based on my time in an upscale clothing store. DIY fashion fixes!

Pink Chalk Fabrics is your online source for modern quilting cottons and sewing patterns., Cloth, Pattern + Tool for Modern Sewists

Pink Chalk Fabrics is your online source for modern quilting cottons and sewing patterns., Cloth, Pattern + Tool for Modern Sewists

Smilie Mommy Quilts: Awesome Tool for a perfect 1/4 inch seam and no-mark-no-paper half-square triangles

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Here's a little primer to the most commonly used hand-sewing needles: how to recognize them and how best to use them.

Know Your Hand-Sewing Needles

Here's a little primer to the most commonly used hand-sewing needles: how to recognize them and how best to use them.

How To Gather Fabric Fast - Quick and Easy Steps! Worked for me the 1st time I did it!!! Awesome!

How To Gather Fabric Fast - Quick and Easy Steps! Worked for me the 1st time I did it!!! Awesome!

Lots of fabric scraps? Yes. Spare yard of Insul-brite I bought for some unknown reason? Yes. Finally something to do with it? Yes, thank you!

DIY: Hot Pads Tutorial

Lots of fabric scraps? Yes. Spare yard of Insul-brite I bought for some unknown reason? Yes. Finally something to do with it? Yes, thank you!

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