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Sewing Essentials: 10+ Products You Need to Start Sewing

Check out these must-have sewing items & get ready to sew more this year.

If you want to start sewing, one of the first things you need to do is build your collection of sewing supplies. Before you begin shopping online, or navigating the sewing aisle of your favorite fabric retailer, it’s best to have a list in-hand. That’s where this blog post comes in. This compilation of essential Dritz® and Omnigrid® supplies includes all of the products you need to start sewing. Each product category links back to our websites so you can complete your research with packaging visuals, and even item numbers if you’re that detailed! Here’s to a 2017 filled with sewing success!

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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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Sewing Tutorial: Make A Rainbow Book Cover

Homework has never looked better.

Doesn’t this rainbow composition book cover just make you smile? And smiles during homework time are a very good thing! Our Omnigrid® OmniArc™ ruler was used to create the colorful arcs of the rainbow on this easy-sew project. How? The OmniArc™ ruler is unique in that it has curved grooves to guide your rotary cutter as you cut – it’s easy to create perfect arcs and circles. Now that’s wonderful.

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Sewing Tutorial: Easy-sew Napkins with Rings

Perfect circles and rings made easy with the Omnigrid® OmniArc™ ruler.

Looking for an easy way to incorporate circles and rings into your DIY fabric creations? Are you familiar with the OmniArc™ circle cutter ruler?  It’s got handy grooves and easy-to-read angle markings for cutting circles with a finished diameter of 4″, 6″, 8″, 10″ or 12″. We love how our friend, Jennifer Mathis, used the OmniArc™ ruler to craft these easy-sew napkins with “rings.” Take a look and see how she did it. Then take your new circle cutting know-how and apply it to any variety of fabric projects – quilts, pillows, curtains, place mats, runners, blankets and more!

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Quilting Tutorial: Follow the Dotted Line Table Topper

Easy to make using the Omnigrid® On-Point Ruler™.

Last July, our friend, Donna Lynn Thomas showed us what the On-Point ruler does with simple squares set on point in a border. Today, she’s back with us again, teaching us how to make a cute little table topper called Follow the Dotted Line. Want to know more?

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