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Hello and happy September! Natalie here with a quick and easy café curtain tutorial.

I chose a floral from the Far Far Away collection by Heather Ross. I am not lining my panels because the window I am covering gets no sun exposure.

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HI everyone!  We have another project for you during Quilting Week as part of our Sew Your Hart Out month here at Hart’s Fabric.

 

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To make two standard placemats, we started  with one yard of Interweave Chambray in Brown.  Our chambray fabrics are woven using two solid colors resulting in a deep dimension of color.  We chose the brown because it is perfect for an Autumn table.  You’ll also need cotton batting.  We used the Quilter’s Dream cotton batting for this project; two pieces cut to 15″x19″.  Also needed are Schmetz Topstich needles size 12 and Aurifil Varigated Thread in Marrakesh.

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Hi everyone!  We have a great tip for you for quilting week during our Sew Your Hart Out September

 

Making your own bias tape or binding gives you more options for your garment or project.  Bias binding can be just the right touch for finishing seams in place of a lining in a coat, you can use it to finish a hem, and you can bind a quilt with it.  Instead of packaged binding tape, why not make your own so that it coordinates perfectly?  This tutorial will show you how to cut on the bias, and make continuous binding tape.

 

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Here is a 44″ wide cotton, which is perfect for making bias binding.  Take your fabric and open it up so that it’s no longer folded.

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I hope you all are getting into the sewing spirit this month! The reason we do “Sew Your Hart Out September” is because you, our customers, readers, and fellow sewists, inspire us on a daily basis! You are always coming in with the most interesting projects or sharing them online, and we are just constantly overwhelmed with the amazing creativity that oozes out of you so we thought this intensive month of tutorials, giveaways, and employee projects would help inspire some new sewists and spread the ever-growing knowledge pool that is our community! Don’t forget to stay involved by posting on our facebook pictures of your projects with our fabrics. You might win!!IMG_4416

This week we are focusing our efforts on the quilting community. Here at Hart’s we have a few inspiring employees that contribute wildly to the world of quilting. One of them is Tina of the South Bay Area Modern Quilt guild. She will be our blogger this week to share a few fun tips and tricks to add to your sewing repertoire and hopefully kick start your interest in quilting. Get lost in some of the pictures from the SBAMQG’s flickr  to further inspire you. If you’re from this area make sure to check them out! They meet here at Hart’s the first Tuesday of every month :)

Not from the area? Check out the Modern Quilt Guild here to find a chapter new you.

 

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Hello! This week I was inspired to create a baby doll/peter pan collar on a the simple silhouette of a shift dress! I used the Laurel by Colette Patterns which is a fast  and easy project. Let’s get started!

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