Good Morning, Designers! Today, I'm going to share with you my favorite little secret about designing: how to get FREE LUXURY YARN! Most yarn manufacturers have Yarn Support available for designers. There are a few hoops to jump through, and you have to be good, but if you make the grade and do the legwork,… Continue reading How to get FREE luxury yarn!
One of my greatest pet peeves as a crocheter are "one size fits most" patterns and patterns customized for the designer's own body. I prefer patterns that everyone can wear no matter what their size, shape, age, or gender. It isn't always practical to create a pattern that fits men, women, and children, but the… Continue reading How to Size Handmade Clothes
Scrubby Yarn makes wonderful dishcloths and bath toys, but it can be tricky to work with! Here are some Tips & Tricks: Red Heart Scrubby Yarn My number one problem when working with scrubby yarn is that I can't see my crochet stitches! Here are a tricks I've learned to help: Use a larger hook! The… Continue reading Scrubby Yarn
While I usually make new neices and nephews each a baby quilt, it is wonderful to have these easy baby gifts on hand to give to co-workers and acquaintances! A baby can never have too many blankets.
Quilt as You Go The GourmetQuilter has the best tutorials I've ever seen for Quilt-as-you-go! This technique works best with small projects like placemats or table runners. For larger quilts, the blocks need sashing.