Tag Archive: technique

September 5, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , ,

Free Quilting Pattern – Longarm Quilting Skill Builder

Free Quilting Pattern – Longarm Quilting Skill Builder

Basic Skills Necessary: Machine Quilting Longarm Quilting Pattern Description: Try this interesting line drawing to practice your machine quilting skills. It is easier than you might think! 1. Print the larger quadrant & tape the pages together. 2. Trace the downloadable quadrant (four times) onto a 40″ fabric square. 2. Outline any group of lines […]

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September 3, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   ,

Free Project – How to make no sew piping

Free Project – How to make no sew piping

PATTERN DETAILS In this tutorial we explain how to make no-sew piping. Adding piping to your bags also adds a certain – je ne sais quoi. For a lot of people sewing with piping is somthing they have on their wishlist but are affraid to tackle. You can buy premade piping or you can make […]

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June 20, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , , ,

Free Class – Watercolor 101: The Basics

Free Class – Watercolor 101: The Basics

Talented artist Sarah Richards introduces you to watercolor by showing you the beauty in the basics. Sarah’s simple yet creative approach to teaching will leave you feeling relaxed, motivated, and ready to paint! You will learn how to choose the best watercolor brush for you, why texture and weight of watercolor paper are important, and […]

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June 6, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , , , ,

Free Project – Needlepainting Embroidery for Beginners Part Two

Free Project – Needlepainting Embroidery for Beginners Part Two

PATTERN DETAILS This pattern is the second one in my free Needlepainting for Beginners series! This series is meant to help you learn the basics of needlepainting. The first part taught you the very basics; split stitch, long and short stitch and the blending of colours. This second pattern will teach you the next steps […]

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June 4, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , , ,

Free Project – Basket Weave Cushion Cover

Free Project – Basket Weave Cushion Cover

PATTERN DETAILS An easy but elegant cushion cover you can make in a weekend. Knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time. This pattern utilizes only knit and purl stitches. PERFECT for the beginner. Fits a 16″x16″ cushion. Download Now [xyz-ihs snippet=”Daily1″]

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June 4, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , ,

Free Project – Needlepainting for Beginners

Free Project – Needlepainting for Beginners

PATTERN DETAILS Needlepainting for beginners! Needlepainting is a beautiful embroidery technique where the embroiderer uses one strand of thread to make straight stitches in such a way that the colours blend in to each other and make a realistic image. You’re painting with thread, hence the name. Although the stitches are pretty straight forward, it’s […]

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June 1, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , , ,

Free Project – Lace & Bobbles Fingerless Mittens

Free Project – Lace & Bobbles Fingerless Mittens

PATTERN DETAILS Fancy look mittens for any occasion. You can also try different colors. They will fit them all 🙂 Inspired by Japanese lace designs yet very easy to knit. Download Now [xyz-ihs snippet=”Daily7″]

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May 28, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , ,

Free Class – Knitting Cast Ons

Free Class – Knitting Cast Ons

Description Beginner|20 min All knitting begins with a cast-on, which creates the foundation stitches for any project. There are many different kinds of cast-ons, and some are more appropriate for different kinds of projects. Debbie teaches you her favorite four cast-ons: the long tail, knit, cable and provisional cast-on. Download Now [xyz-ihs snippet=”Daily4″]

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May 9, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , ,

Free Class – Tips & Tricks with Heidi Swapp

Free Class – Tips & Tricks with Heidi Swapp

Do mixed media products make you nervous? Conquer your fears and embrace your inner artist with instruction from the best coach on the planet! Join Heidi Swapp, renowned scrapbook and mixed media designer, as she walks you through dozens of tips and tricks for using some of her fabulous and dazzling mixed media products. Download Now [xyz-ihs snippet=”Daily2″]

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March 28, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , ,

Free Class – Painting Flowers in Acrylic

Free Class – Painting Flowers in Acrylic

Paint a stunning floral still life with ease in this FREE class! Learn how to bring color, composition and technique together to create an acrylic work of art. Capture nature’s brilliance on canvas with guidance from expert Micah Ganske! Working from a beautifully photographed bouquet, you’ll create a monochromatic sketch using loose brushstrokes and light […]

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March 21, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , ,

Free Class – How to Use Ink Pads and Stamps

Free Class – How to Use Ink Pads and Stamps

Learn how to stamp like a pro with this quick tutorial. Courtney demonstrates the proper way to ink up your stamps and discusses uses for different kinds of ink. Learn how to: Use different types of ink Properly ink up your stamps What you’ll get: 1 HD video lesson you can access online anytime, anywhere […]

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February 12, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , ,

Free Class – Flawless Finishing

Free Class – Flawless Finishing

Learn essential finishing techniques that bring out the texture and character of your wood in this FREE mini-class. Never fear wood finishing again! Learn accessible techniques and troubleshooting tips from furniture maker and instructor Robert Spiece in this free mini-class. Find out how to pick the right finish based on the woodgrain and desired outcome […]

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February 9, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , ,

Free Sewing Project – How to Hem Pants With a Sewing Machine

Free Sewing Project – How to Hem Pants With a Sewing Machine

  PATTERN DETAILS This is a step by step FREE project tutorial for how to how to hem pants with a sewing machine using a straight stitch. This Download has a link to my video tutorial within the PDF so you can see me make one step-by-step. It takes all the stress away from trying […]

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January 29, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , ,

Free Class – The Bandsaw: Setting Up for Successful Sawing

Free Class – The Bandsaw: Setting Up for Successful Sawing

Learn how to use a bandsaw to make beautiful cuts safely and easily. Build your knowledge of essential bandsaw skills alongside professional woodworker Andy Rae. Start with how to maintain and adjust your machine for better performance. Next, explore inexpensive and easy-to-use accessories that will help you cut more efficiently and safely. See how different […]

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January 8, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , ,

Free Class – Creating a Mixed-Paper Sketchbook

Free Class – Creating a Mixed-Paper Sketchbook

A sketchbook featuring a range of fun and colorful papers makes the perfect background for on-the-go sketching, journaling or list making. Learn how to create a mixed-paper sketchbook by gathering together interesting papers and sewing them together with an easy pamphlet stitch. Pam Garrison also shows a few of her own mixed-paper sketchbooks, featuring solid-colored […]

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January 3, 2018   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , ,

Free Class – Craftsy Block of the Month 2013

Free Class – Craftsy Block of the Month 2013

CLASS OVERVIEW The Craftsy Block of the Month is back and better than ever in 2013! Sew along with quilting legend Laura Nownes as she teaches you how to make 10 blocks of various sizes, including LeMoyne Star, Tumbling Blocks, Strippy Spools and Offset Log Cabins. You’ll learn techniques such as 45-degree and 60-degree triangles, […]

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December 1, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , ,

Free Class – Machine Sewing: Needle and Thread Basics

Free Class – Machine Sewing: Needle and Thread Basics

Description Beginner | 3 min Taught by Liesl Gibson Before you start a sewing machine project, it’s important to make sure you’re using the right needle and thread. Liesl briefly explains the range of thread options available for different purposes, and talks through your needle and pin choices, too.  Download Now [xyz-ihs snippet=”Daily3″]

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November 10, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , ,

Free Class – Painted Single Page Books

Free Class – Painted Single Page Books

Learn how to make multi-paged books out of a single sheet of paper. This video originally appeared on Facebook Live on April 18, 2017. Download Now [xyz-ihs snippet=”Daily5″]

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November 1, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , , , ,

Free Project – How to attach magnetic bag clasps. Free tutorial

Free Project – How to attach magnetic bag clasps. Free tutorial

PATTERN DETAILS Magnetic bag clasps are really handy for lots of projects, and they are super easy to fit once you know how. Just follow the steps in this free tutorial. Download NOw [xyz-ihs snippet=”Daily1″]

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August 30, 2017   /   by Free Designs Admin   /   , , , , ,

Free Class – Picking Up Stitches Along a Curved Edge

Free Class – Picking Up Stitches Along a Curved Edge

Picking up stitches along a curved edge is a little different than picking up along a straight selvedge. In this quick class, Edie shares her tips for creating a smooth, pucker-free edge. This is especially helpful to keep in mind when picking up stitches around a neck edge or the armholes Download Now [xyz-ihs snippet=”Daily7″]

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