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The Basics Of Making Quilts

If you have never done any quilting before, you might be forgiven for thinking that it looks pretty easy. The fact is that it necessitates a lot of patience, skill and diligence to make a quilt. It certainly is not as easy as it looks. It takes practice and attention to detail. Given that, you must use good quality fabrics if you are contemplating manufacturing a quilt.Cotton is fine for the job, but it ought to be the lowest you will go. No polyester or other man-made fabrics. If you do use these cheap fabrics and spend weeks making your first quilt, you will only regret it. If you make mistakes, but the fabric is good at least there will be that one saving grace.Once you have selected your fabric, you can select the style or design that you want. This might seem backwards, and that is OK. If you want, you can select the style first and then a fabric to match, but I would recommend that you just stick with cotton for your first quilt.Next, you have to get hold of a pattern. This is very straightforward. You ...


Craft Fair Gold Mine

You have a hobby? Have you ever thought that you can turn it into a gold mine by selling the goods you make? Yes, this is possible and one of the great opportunities you will have is to present your goods at a craft fair.Many people have interesting craft hobbies such as quilting, needlework, pot making, drawing over glass, making candles, and so on. They have always treated this is a nice way o spend their spare time and probably have never thought that what they create can be a real treasure for others.Yes indeed it sounds a little strange to start selling the things you make just for pleasure but on the other hand it is quite normal and in fact a lucky situation think for a second how many people you know really love the job that makes their money? Having a craft hobby is great and you can present what you are doing at a craft fair. There are many craft fairs annually in different parts of the world so the only thing you need to do is to find one in your area. Of course you can participate in a craft fair ...


Stained Glass Pieces - Made at Home

Stained glass is fabulous, that is a fact. It can add a lot of luxury and charm to your home. Learning how to make it is not that difficult and you will see how in the following lines.How to do it yourself.As you have read stain glass production is a hard thing and you cannot do it at home. However there is an alternative that will allow you to make wonderful stained glass pieces. The first thing you will need is the pattern. There are many patterns available in the internet so just spend some time and find the one you like the most.Once you have your pattern number it and cut it apart. As you ca see stained glass is made of various small colored glass pieces so the pattern should correspond to this idea. The cut and numbered pattern is than traced onto the glass. Use glass of different colors for ach part of the pattern. Break the pattern into pieces and foil them together. When all pieces have been foiled, place them into the assembly jig. The next step is to solder the pieces together. It is important that...


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