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  • Favorite Free Sewing Patterns for Using Up Fabric Scraps

    Do you have a pile of leftover fabric scraps from quilting and sewing projects that you can’t bear to toss? There are so many clever ways to put these small bits of fabric to good use, and today we round up some of our favorite free sewing patterns and tutorials to help you use up those fabric sc... View Post
  • The Thimbles Quilt Shop Guide to Buying a Sewing Machine

    Whether you’re buying your first-ever sewing machine or looking to upgrade to a newer model, there are several questions you should ask yourself before you make the plunge: What is your level of experience?  What will you be sewing? What features are most important to you? How many stitches do y... View Post
  • All About Zippers: Our Favorite Tutorials

    Have you ever avoided making a project just because it involved a zipper? Even experienced sewers can find installing a zipper difficult - you aren’t alone! The good news is that there are lots of great tutorials to help you master the art of adding zippers to any project! Today we round up our t... View Post
  • Interview with Tammy of Thimbles Quilts in Lockport Illinois

    Click here to watch Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau interview with one of the owners of Thimbles, Tammy Newton. View Post