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Heirloom Smocking for Quilting


Hi there everyone!  I’m Cheryl of Muppin.com, and I’m a quilter and author of the DVD Heirloom Sewing Techniques for Today’s Quilter.  I’m super excited to show you my latest quilt using 9 different smocking techniques.

Lately I’ve been fascinated with using heirloom clothing techniques in my quilts, such …

Constructing My Original Utena Cosplay!


My name is Mandy, I go by “AmazonMandy” online! I’ve been cosplaying since 2004, and I run a business full time sewing custom costumes and gowns for anyone who wants one! The completed photos for this post were taken by Robby Idol Photography.

I wanted to share the …

Everything You Need to Know about Performance Fabrics Now!

In our fast paced lives of weekly schedules, overbooked daily planners with meetings and appointments, and only just a little bit of time left over to fit in that morning workout, we seem to gravitate toward any new innovative technology that will make our life run easier, smoother, faster, and …

A Quick Guide to Draping: Tips and Fabrics


If you have a draping project you need to complete before a big deadline, here are a few tips to remember that will set you on the right path to draping success.

Tip 1: Before starting your drape, remember to use black style tape to line the form at three …

Finals Prep: Collection Concepts

Every student knows the last minute scramble and panic that starts to set in as finals week approaches — particularly fashion students. There are simply too many things to worry about; finding inspiration, finishing your designs under scary short deadlines, and of course, hunting down the perfect fabrics to make …

DIY: 20-Minute Oversized Clutch Wallet

How often have you put together the perfect outfit, but totally hit a wall when none of your bags matched? With this 20-minute DIY project, you could have a unique clutch for every day of the week in less than 3 hours!

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International Fabrics – Ever Wonder Where the Best of Each Textile Originates?

Ever wonder where in the world some of the best choice denim, knits, and jersey fabrics come from?  Thinking about a light silk or linen for the spring or summer and wonder where to get the best quality?  We have it all here at Mood Fabrics.  …

What are the Best and Worse Fabrics to Use When Making a Patchwork Quilt Project?

Being a textile designer, and having specialized in the development of quilting fabric collections, I have been asked often “What is the best and worse fabrics to use when making a patchwork quilt project”.  I have list them below, but first let me just say that quality and construction is paramount …

Why is Wool Warmer than Other Fabrics

Why Is Wool Warmer?
 
When fighting against the cold winter weather of places like Chicago, Detroit, and of course New York City, staying warm at all times is a must. So what do we do? We go out and buy thick and heavy coats, scarfs, hats and socks; every essential …

Dorm Room Tutorial Projects


Do you need dorm room inspiration to dress up your dorm room? These tutorials are simple and easy to follow, making your dorm room very unique! Save money on dorm room decorations with these at home DIY projects. Mood fabrics is home to an expansive amount of fabrications and …