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Prevent tangles, knots, and frays when hand sewing with thread conditioner. Learn how to use it and our favorites! #quilting #sewing

The Ultimate Guide to Thread Conditioner

Knots. Tangles. Fraying. Breakage. UGH! These are the most frustrating things that can happen while hand sewing. What can you do to prevent them? Use thread conditioner! Most thread conditioners are made with all-natural beeswax, and while using it or not is an optional and personal choice, this handy little notion has many benefits. AndContinue Reading…

This quilt tying tutorial shows how to tie a quilt with yarn or embroidery thread. Quilt ties is an easy and fast way to finish a quilt. #quilting #quiltties

Quilt Tying Tutorial: How to Tie a Quilt with Yarn or Embroidery Thread

This quilt tying tutorial is the most beginner-friendly way to finish a quilt. If you are a new quilter, using yarn or embroidery thread and these simple steps will secure your quilt layers quickly, effectively and last but not least, beautifully. Even if you are not a new quilter, quilt ties can be a fun additionContinue Reading…

Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

In 1970s Argentina, mothers marched in headscarves embroidered with the names of their “disappeared” children. In Tudor, England, when Mary, Queen of Scots, was under house arrest, her needlework carried her messages to the outside world.

From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry, World War I soldiers coping with PTSD, and the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, to the AIDS quilt, Hmong story clothes, and pink pussyhats, women and men have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances.

Threads of Life is a chronicle of identity, protest, memory, power, and politics told through the stories of needlework. Clare Hunter, master of the craft, threads her own narrative as she takes us over centuries and across continents—from medieval France to contemporary Mexico and the United States, and from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland—to celebrate the age-old, universal, and underexplored beauty and power of sewing. Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we have to tell our story.

What's the difference between cotton and poly thread? Both are great sewing options, but each one has difference strengths and weaknesses.

The Difference Between Cotton and Poly Thread: A Hard-Hitting Interview

Ever wonder what’s the difference between cotton and poly thread? Both can be great sewing options, but they are pretty different in terms of strengths and weaknesses. Lucky for you I’m a part-time P.I. with an insatiable drive to answer quilting’s toughest questions and solve our sewing mysteries. Last week I got the chance to sitContinue Reading…


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