• Hanukkah Potholder

    Hanukkah Potholder to Make & Give

    Make a Festive Hanukkah Potholder by Cheryl Lynch Quilts A Hanukkah potholder (or Chanukah, depending on preferred spelling) is a great accessory for your kitchen and makes a wonderful host/hostess gift. This simple potholder is shaped like a dreidel and comes together nicely using insulated batting for heat protection. From Cheryl: I look forward to Chanukah every year.  For me, it’s all about the traditions of being with family, lighting candles, exchanging gifts and eating potato pancakes, or as we call them – latkes. The location of most of our festivities is the kitchen, where we wait impatiently for the latkes to finish cooking. Frankly, we eat them (with applesauce)…

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  • Hanukkah Tea Towels Tutorial

    Hanukkah Tea Towels with Embroidery & Trim

    Hanukkah Tea Towels with embroidery & trim Learn how to embroider Hanukkah tea towels trimmed with fabric and fun pom-pom trim. For different holidays, simply swap the embroidery design and fabric colors to suit your kitchen décor. Tea towel blanks make quick and easy work of last-minute gifts, too! HANUKKAH TEA TOWEL SUPPLIES Supplies listed are enough to make 2 tea towels. 2 Tea Towel Embroidery Blanks (or other suitable towel, such as flour sack towels, guest towels or dish towels) Fabri-Solvy™ Stabilizer Sulky Rayon Thread (colors determined by embroidery color sequence chart(s) 60 wt. Bobbin Thread (to match towel) Organ® Needles: size 80/12 Mictotex (choose an Embroidery Needle is…

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    No-Sew Gifts for Sewing Friends

    10 No-Sew Gifts for Sewing Friends Looking for that perfect gift to give a sewing buddy, guild friend or quilting group? Look no more! We’ve got loads of great no-sew gifts that not only make great presents for others, but you’ll also want them on your wish list! SEWING MACHINE NECKLACE Nothing says “I Love to Sew” better than a statement necklace! This classic coin pendant necklace features a laser cut sewing machine with a CZ accent. Coin is approximately 1″ width. Necklace length is 20″ plus a 2″ extender chain so the total length can go up to 22″. SCISSOR EARRINGS These rose gold plated drop earrings feature a…

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  • Hanukkah Wall Hanging

    Hanukkah Wall Hanging with Machine Embroidery

    Hanukkah Wall Hanging with Sulky Poly Star™ Thread Create a festive Hanukkah wall hanging with sparkle, created with Sulky Poly Star thread. The polyester thread has flecks of metallic running through it, making it the easiest metallic thread to sew. It’s a 30 wt. thread, so make some adjustments if using a machine embroidery design digitized for 40 wt. thread. SUPPLIES Cotton+Steel 50 wt. Thread by Sulky (construction) Sulky Bobbin thread (for embroidery) Winter Poly Star 6-pack Sampler or Silver Poly Star 6-pack Sampler Sulky 40 wt. Rayon thread Stabilizers: Sulky Tear-Easy™ & Soft ‘n Sheer™ Extra Organ Needles: 90/14 Embroidery (machine embroidery) & 70/10 Universal (construction) Fabric: Coordinating quilting…