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Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 MST 2014sewforfun57 Rating:3.0
These pins are beautiful and perfect for simple light cotton material. However, they bent when I used them on heavy purse material. So if you plan to use them for very light weight material they'd be perfect. If you're planning to use them on any kind of material that is heavy or has layers...keep looking.
Wed Aug 24 00:00:00 MDT 2011alexatigg Rating:5.0
The mat arrived very quickly and was shipped flat, so there was no concern over warping or having to flatten it out. I use this with a rotary cutter on my dining room table and it's been a dream on paper and fabric. I was a little concerned at first because it was so thin, but I have pressed very hard to get through 6 layers of mid-weight cotton and didn't make a single mark on the table. This is perfect and I'm so glad I bought it here rather than spend so much for the same thing in my local fabric store.
Velvet is a soft, luxurious fabric that is formed from silk, cotton, nylon, mohair or wool; thus, it can be difficult to know how to clean it. Velvet clothing requires special care to avoid crushing the pile of the fabric. The following tips will help you to clean and care for velvet clothing.
Area rugs are a quick, easy way to change the look of any room in your home or office. Area rugs come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and textures, so you can find one to complement whatever decorating style you've chosen for your home. The right area rug, be it comfy cotton or an artful silk blend, can make any room more inviting. Read on for answers to the top five questions about area rugs and you'll be ready to decorate.
Whether you're a budding seamstress or just beginning to learn to sew, you may sometimes feel lost in sewing and crafts stores. With so many sewing supplies to choose from, looking for the right tools and fabrics can be a bit overwhelming. This basic Basic Sewing Supplies Buying Guide is designed to give you help with buying sewing supplies for many different crafts, no matter your skill level.
Flannel is the go-to fabric for cold weather bedding and a staple in any winter wardrobe, but it also evokes a feeling of traditional craftsmanship and practical fashion. The classic Welsh fabric has been around since the 17th century and has evolved into a textile staple. Today flannel is used to make everything from trendy flannel shirts to cozy flannel bedding. Take a look at this guide to explore the comprehensive history of flannel.
In the morning rush to get out the door every day, it can be a challenge to keep your bathroom organized and neat. Hair brushes, makeup, toiletries, bath linens, and clothes quickly pile up on the bathroom vanity countertop. Whether you have lots of storage space or need to make the most of every inch, a little organization will help simplify your life and allow you to come home to a clean space.
Bathroom faucets, especially in high-traffic bathrooms, can go from clean to dirty in hours. On top of getting so much use, calcium deposits in hard water can collect on your bath fixtures, creating a dull, filmy exterior. Make your bathroom faucets shine by getting them as clean as possible every time you wipe down the countertops or do a deep clean in your bathroom.
When seeking out the best art activities for toddlers, quick and simple is the key. Young kids tend to have short attention spans and need active art projects that they can, quite literally, wrap their hands around. Fine motor and concentration skills are developed through simple kids'crafts, such as painting or working with clay. These activities for toddlers not only give small children something to do; they can also provide you with valuable opportunities for bonding and creating special memories with your child.
If you love creating intricate sketches or adding lovely embellishments to scrapbooking pages, then you must try oil pencils. Oil pencils are like a combination of oil pastels and colored pencils. Made from oil, wax and pigment but encased in wood, these art pencils have the unique ability to give the artist versatility while also being easy to use. You can take your and works of art to a whole new level when you know how to use oil pencils.
If you have a surplus of king sheets taking up space in your linen closet, try using them in different ways. Flat king-sized sheets aren't confined the bed, so take advantage of their large yardage and use them creatively around the house. Buying king-size sheets is often cheaper than purchasing raw fabric, and they are already hemmed, which makes sewing projects easier. Keep reading to learn three unique ways to use king sheets.
A wedding anniversary, whether the fifth or the fiftieth, is a milestone worth celebrating. Everybody knows there's a list out there somewhere that tells you the perfect gift to give for any wedding anniversary. But who can remember what's on that list? Here, at your fingertips, are the gift-giving clues you need, along with links to find these items. In Victorian England, it was quite fashionable to have large celebrations for anniversaries, and it's likely that this list of traditional anniversary gifts came from that time, although no one knows the exact origin for certain. The traditional gifts became popular in the United States soon after, with a few alterations. Even if you don't consider yourselves a very traditional couple, you can use the list for inspiration and put a personal spin on the gift. A few contemporary interpretations of the ideas are offered below. For even more gift ideas, be sure to read our guides to modern wedding anniversary gifts and anniversary gemstones.
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The sheets, blankets, and pillow coverings you choose can be part of what helps you have a good night's sleep. Your bedding will also influence the style and feel of your bedroom, so you'll want to consider different looks when you're shopping. Here are some tips on buying bedding that you'll love.
Doing the laundry may not be your favorite household chore, but with the right laundry supplies and a few tips, it can be much easier to tackle. Don't let stains and wrinkles get you down. Just keep these tips in mind while you do the laundry.