The 5 Best Portable Sewing Machines

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Here are the BEST portable sewing machines – cause let's face it, we like to sew errywhere. Some people bring books or magazines with them to entertain themselves when they’re on-the-go… but I bring quilting projects. Now, before you give me the side-eye, I once sat next to someone who was knitting a baby sweater in a dark movie theater, so in comparison, I’m not even that weird.

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Sewing Thread Part I: How Is Thread Made?

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How is thread made? From magical worms, rows of cotton plants, or crude oil? Possibly all of the above! Did I just confuse the heck out of you? I promise to bring clarity, so stay with me. In this two-part thread series I will explain first how thread is made (so you know which to buy) and then in Part Two - which brands are the best quality and when to use what kind of thread.

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The 5 Best Cutting Mats for Quilters

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You know what doesn’t get enough credit? The non-tippable wine glass. Seriously, what an amazing invention. Definitely a must-have for your crafting surface of choice.

You know what else doesn’t get enough credit? Cutting mats! Cutting mats are even more essential to your crafting surfaces than non-tippable wine glasses (I can’t believe I said it, but I did.) If you use a rotary cutter, you probably use a cutting mat All.

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