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In this 5 minute guide to sewing needles we cover every kind of machine needle and hand sewing needle you may need as a quilter and crafter. suzyquilts.com

5 Minute Guide to Sewing Needles

By popular request I'm here today with a 5 minute guide to sewing needles! Did you know that there are approximately 50 million different types of sewing needles?

Ok, ok. Maybe there aren't that many. But if you've ever gone to the store to buy new needles and seen a big wall with rows and rows of different kinds, you know it can be intimidating to know which ones to buy for your project.

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Add some personality to your tailor's clapper with this step by step photo tutorial! Learn everything you need to know to make a personalized tailor's clapper using a Cricut. suzyquilts.com #quilting #sewingdiy

Tutorial: How to Personalize a Tailor’s Clapper with a Cricut

A tailor's clapper is an essential tool for quality pressing. Your seams will be flatter than ever by adding this humble piece of wood to your sewing routine. Whether you already have a tailor's clapper or are interested in getting one for the first time, you may be wondering how to add some of your own creative flair to your clapper.

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The best tutorial on how to trim half square triangles! Make perfect HSTs every time with this sewing method. suzyquilts.com #hst #quilting

How to Trim Half Square Triangles

How to trim half square triangles is a basic quilting skill that, at least at some point in your quilting career, you will probably have to figure out. There are different ways to sew, press and trim half square triangles, but let me tell you, as someone who has made thousands of these wonderful blocks, I have recently landed on a favorite way to do it.

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