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June 2013

Fourth of July Craft Tutorials

In anticipation of Independence Day, we here at CrafterNews wanted to share our favorite patriotic DIY and crafty tutorials from all around the web!

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Precut Honeycomb Tutorial by Jessica Alexandrakis

Do you like to sew with precut fabrics? Jessica Alexandrakis, author of Quilting on the Go, was inspired by a new collection of precut hexagons. They seemed like the perfect shortcut for her favorite quilting technique, English paper piecing! In this tutorial, Jessica shares the method she has developed for getting the most out of precut fabrics.

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Knitter of the Month: Tamara’s Wrap

Our featured knitter of the month, Tamara, fell in love with a pattern that she felt was designed just for her. Coincidentally, it also had her name on it! She shares her knitting experience with us and tips to create your own multi-colored masterpiece from Stashbuster Knits by Melissa Leapman.

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Pom-Pom Animals from Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids

Just in time for summer vacation comes Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids, a treasure trove of charming, beautiful, creative, and educational projects that you and the kids in your life will love to create together.

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Q&A with Jessica Alexandrakis on Her New Book, Quilting on the Go

With just a tiny travel sewing kit and scraps of fabric, quilter and author of Quilting on the Go Jessica Alexandrakis creates stunning, intricate quilts that are surprisingly easy to make. In our interview, Jessica shares what she loves about this technique and tips to make it even more enjoyable.

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Author Event Roundup – Summer 2013

Make the most out of summer’s extra daylight hours by finding an artist talk or craft class near you.

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