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Sewing Technique Tutorial: How to Make Pillows without “Dog Ears”

Tips for making perfectly square pillows, sans floppy corners.

Perfect pillows are a lovely thing, and nothing is worse than going to the trouble of making your own pillow cover, just to discover it’s got “dog ears.” What do we mean by that exactly? Well “dog ears” are those annoying corners that flop over because your pillow form doesn’t fit perfectly into them. Luckily, we’ve got tips for that! With a few basic Dritz® sewing supplies, you can make perfectly square pillows – it’s all about how you cut your fabric.

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Road Trip: Missouri Star Quilt Company

A quilter’s paradise in Hamilton, Missouri.

If you’re a quilter with a bucket list, make sure that this is on it: a visit to the Missouri Star Quilt Company. Our team recently traveled to Hamilton, Missouri, to participate in an inaugural educational event including our Omnigrid® rulers. What they discovered was pretty unique. It wasn’t simply a company. It wasn’t just a store. Hamilton is an entire town pretty much dedicated to all things quilting. Paradise, right? Take a look.  
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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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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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