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Tutorial: How to Patch a Hole in Your Jeans with a Janome Buttonhole Foot

February 19, 2019

How to Mend Your Denim: I love wearing jeans. I wear them almost every day. I am lucky enough that I don’t have to wear dress casual to work, I can just wear some blue jeans. They are comfortable and look great with everything. Easy! But wearing jeans every day means that eventually, they get a hole. Look, I know it’s cool to have holes in your jeans and I know visible mending is all the rage these days but some holes are in spots that are in areas that you don’t want to draw attention too if you catch my drift… So this tutorial will show you how to mend your jeans in a much less visible way. You can always use a contrasting color of thread to darn if you want it to stand out. What is darning? Darning describes a way of mending a hole in a woven fabric using threads or yarns in an interwoven fabric…

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Scrappy Pinwheel Block Tutorial

July 1, 2014

Hello quilting friends!  This tutorial is one I should have done about a year ago.  The most popular quilt that is hanging in my shop now is my pinwheel quilt. So many of my customers at Pink Castle Fabrics ask me, “Oh, is there a pattern for that??”  And I say no and then a draw out for them how to make the block on a post it note and send them on their way.  I decided this week to start on a new pinwheel quilt using my scraps and fat quarter stash and I thought I should finally put together a little tutorial on how it’s done. This tutorial will show you how to create an 8″ pinwheel block using a strip piecing method.  It’s pretty fast once you get the hang of it too.  I can make 8 blocks in just one episode of Buffy!  It’s really easy to make when you use a solid Jelly Roll for..

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