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Backing your Quilting Project

Backing your Quilting Project

Once you’re done your beautiful quilting project, it's time to sandwich it and get it quilted. Backing…what to do about backing fabric? You can of course go several ways. You could buy more 43-44” wide fabric and piece it to make an appropriate sized backing. This is...

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Sewing a Lined Apron … the Cobwebs Way!

Welcome to the Pyjama Series, a series of how to videos in my sewing room. We show you some of the little things that we do that are maybe a little different or make your life easier. Today we're going to sew a Lined Apron. Click on the video to watch the whole...

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Machine Sewing Your Quilt Binding onto the Quilt

Today we're going to talk about sewing your binding onto your quilt. Doing that final bit of hand binding on the second side only works properly if you've properly done your machine binding of the first side. The binding is the last little bit on the piece of art...

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Sewing Machine Maintenance – Tips for Quilters and Sewists

Sewing Machine Maintenance – Tips for Quilters and Sewists

Keeping our sewing machines in tip top shape is keen to keep us sane and sewing, and it starts with the quilting and sewing notions we use! We asked Ralph, our sewing machine maintenance expert for some tips. Thread Don’t use cheap sewing thread! The needle has to...

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Quilt Borders and the Golden Ratio

Quilt Borders and the Golden Ratio

At Cobwebs and Caviar, we always hope a quilt pattern will be EXACTLY how you want it to end up. But hey, we quilters are creative! We like to make changes. Or we see a twin sized pattern that we would prefer as a queen sized quilt. So you're finishing up your quilt...

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Lockdown Loony Online Shop Hop – BINDING DEMO!

Lockdown Loony Online Shop Hop – BINDING DEMO!

One of the final parts of your quilting project is attaching the binding to the quilt. We've assumed you've attached one side using your sewing machine. We'd like to share some Tips and Tools for that last hand sewing of the other side of the binding.  

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Lockdown Loony Online Shop Hop!

Lockdown Loony Online Shop Hop!

We are going Lockdown Loony! Covid crazier than a 3 dollar bill as my nana used to say! Join us for a lot of learning (demos!) & a little lark (through websites!) & luck with our largesse!(we mean prizes! lots of prizes) Lockdown Loony-ness is contagious...

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Making Half Square Triangles the Quick and Easy Way

Making Half Square Triangles the Quick and Easy Way

Do you have a pattern with several half square triangles (HST)? Are you dreading the thought of cutting and then sewing all those small pieces? Wouldn’t it be great to do several at once?! FOUR AT ONCE First, the technique…then the math. To do four at once, put 2...

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Diagonal Seam Tape….a handy notion for quilters!

Diagonal Seam Tape….a handy notion for quilters!

One of our suppliers was telling us how great this sewing notion is. She said it is the perfect time saver for quilters when doing point to point sewing so we just had to try it out! We were excited because it is used for half square triangles and flying geese...

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Lockdown Looney Online Shop Hop!

Lockdown Looney Online Shop Hop!

We are going Lockdown Loony! Covid crazier than a 3 dollar bill as my nana used to say! Join us for a lot of learning (demos!) & a little lark (through websites!) & luck with our largesse!(we mean prizes! lots of prizes) Lockdown Loony-ness is...

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