Sewing Tutorial: Make a Shirred Pillow

An easy-sew project, made more fabulous with Dritz® iron-on shirring tape.

Pillows are a really perfect way to easily update your home for the changing seasons. This shirred pillow sewing project made with cozy plaid fabric immediately says “fall is here.” Its soft gathers are perfectly achieved using Dritz® iron-on shirring tape. This blog post shows you how simple it is to use the shirring tape, but be warned: you’re going to want to make lots of pillows, skirting, curtains and more!

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Halloween Crafts: Make an Easy-Sew Treats Basket

No tricks here – just one super cute project!

If standard issue Halloween decorations are not your thing, check out this easy-sew treats basket. It’s a fun way to store candy and snacks for trick-or-treating, but it’s also a festive way to house supplies for parties or tabletop display. Choose fun fabric and ribbon trim; you’ll make the handles using Dritz® eyelets. Best thing about it? Nobody’s going to have one just like it!

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Wow! Omnigrid Quilting has its own YouTube Channel

New product videos SHOW you how to use Omnigrid® products.

Everybody loves videos. After all, it’s so much easier to SEE how something is done, than to read about it and figure it out. (That’s our position anyway!). Check out the new Omnigrid® Quilting YouTube channel and see a variety of quilting rulers, marking tools and a rotary cutter in use.

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Halloween Crafts: Easy-Sew Ghoul Dolls

Sew, stuff and dress to impress!

What a fantastic beginner Halloween project! Our easy-sew ghouls come together quickly – our simple sewing pattern is easy to cut and assemble. And you’ll have lots of fun embellishing these guys with acrylic paint and a variety of Dritz® sewing supplies. And the costumes! We’ve included ideas for a tutu, Frankenstein shirt, super hero cape and mummy. Display your ghouls on the mantle, alongside decorative pillows, or next to a pumpkin. Too cute!!

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Easy Crafts: Make a Magnetic Message Board

Cover button magnets keep daily reminders organized (& cute!).

Looking for a way to stay organized? Need to keep kids’ school activities and schedules front and center? A magnetic message board is just what you need! This DIY craft project is fantastic for a few different reasons. The board itself is pretty clever (can you say painted pizza pan?), and the easy-to-make magnetic cover buttons use your favorite scrap fabrics. Best yet? You won’t miss this week’s soccer practice.

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