Lone Star Table Topper

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Check out this beautiful Summery Lone Star Table Topper by Nancy Zieman.

Watch the video on how to use Nancy’s Lone Star templates. Also don’t miss out on our weeks giveaway by signing here at Raffle Copter: Clover Summer Giveaway! We are giving away a        Quick YO-YO Maker,  Point-2-Point-turner and  Wrap-N-Fuse Piping

Happy Sewing!

 

 

 

Embroidery Stitching Tool

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Sometimes there’s a need to modify your clothes, just to add some charm. Clover’s Embroidery Stitching Tool offers that charm. The tool is fun and easy to use and you can use either a template to do embroidery like Jack Dempsey Needle Art templates. I chose to free hand my design by using Clovers Chaco Liners, they mark up great on material. I took a pair of cropped jean pants and drew my design out, this is a fun and easy project that anyone can try, use any article of clothing, or maybe a bag to decorate.  

Please see the below video on more about our fun Embroidery Stitching Tool!

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Blog: Joan Hawley Introduces the Point 2 Point Turner

We have a featured guest on the Clover blog today, Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs. Find out more about what makes the Point 2 Point Turner  an essential tool for every sewing room. There’s also a GIVEAWAY!

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I’m Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs and I want to tell you about the Point 2 Point Turner from my line of Press Perfect notions with Clover.

One of the essential tools in my sewing room has always been a basic point turner. It’s simply handy for so many tasks and I could really use several – one for every work area.

In designing the Point 2 Point, I added features to both ends and all edges so the whole tool is loaded with functionality. It’s like the Swiss Army knife of point turners.

6 Tools in One: – 2 Point Turners – 2 Curved edges to push out seams – Finger Press – Hera Marker

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In addition to all of that, the Point 2 Point has a long length for good control, it is left/right handed, and is made of hard resin plastic so it’s nice and strong

Hop over to my blog for the giveaway, an in-depth look at the Point 2 Point, and a video demonstration:

http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/press-perfect-2/point-2-point-turner

See all of the Clover Press Perfect items here:

http://www.clover-usa.com/c/sewing-and-quilting_press-perfect

Thanks for joining in on the fun of the Point 2 Point Turner and Press Perfect!

Lazy All Over Use #PressPerfect when posting to Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest so we can see what you are talking about.

Enjoy! Joan

Clover Point 2 Point Turner additional GIVEAWAY :

One winner will receive Clover’s Point 2 Point Turner, use the Rafflecopter link: Point 2 Point Turner Giveaway

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French Knitter Jewelry

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Create extraordinary jewelry with Clover’s French Knitter! The tool itself comes with 3 interchangeable peg heads and a hook for stitching. Different types of materials can be used such as yarns, nylons, wire, satin cord and more.

Watch the video tutorial on how to use our French Knitter. We also want to get you started on your way to create beautiful one of a kind jewelry, check out our bead inspiration giveaway:

 

To get you started on your beaded projects, we’re giving away a prize package of :Bead Weaving On a LoomCarol Porter bookpackage-11172011

  • Bead Weaving on a Loom By Fran Ortmeyer & Carol C. Porter
  • Making Jewelry with a French Knitter By Carol C. Porter
  • French Knitter

How to Enter:

Leave a blog post telling us what your favorite Clover beading tool is.

Use the Rafflecopter link for additional entries: BEADING INSPIRATION GIVEAWAY

Good luck Clover fan’s!

 

 

Sweetheart Rose Maker Bouquet

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Spring is near and we’re getting ready for the season by making a Sweetheart Rose Maker Bouquet.

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Place your piece of fabric between the two template pieces. To secure the fabric, use a pin on each end through the marked holes.

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Use a needle and thread to sew a gathering stitch along the seam. The template has a marking- START! to let you know where to begin. At the first corner, you will begin to fold the template as you continue to sew. We found that using a Wonder Clip helps with keeping the template in place.

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Stop sewing once you reach the mark- STOP!

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Remove the top part of the template, the inner part will be inside your fabric. There are two options when removing the template. You can pull out the template or you can turn your fabric inside out as you pull out the template. Turning your fabric inside out allows you to hide your seams. The flowers in this post did not have hidden seams as they were used to help create the stems for the floral arrangement.

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Now that the template is out, there is one last seam that needs to be sewn.

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Pull thread to gather fabric.

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A hair pin is included in the Sweetheart Rose Maker package. Place the pin on one end and wind up the fabric to create the rose shape. Once complete, use needle and thread to stitch the bottom which will secure the rose shape.

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Don’t forget! There’s still time to enter our giveaway!

Instructions to Enter:

Click the Rafflecopter link

Clover Giveaway

Felting with Beads & a giveaway!

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Follow along with us all month long as we share projects, tutorials, and inspiration with Clover’s crafting tools. In celebration of National Craft Month we also have giveaways planned all month long! We want to see how you are celebrating National Craft Month and let us know what crafting tools you would like featured this month. Feedback is always appreciated!

We’ve seen felt beads but have you ever tried felting WITH beads?

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Clover’s Pen Style Needle Felting Tool, Felting Claw, and Felting Needle Mat to create a heart shaped embellishment on a sheet of felt.

We used beads and yarn to add that extra embellishment to our heart.

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Last, we used a wet felted handbag to add our heart shaped embellishment.

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Now for the giveaway!Enter for a chance to win a prize package of:

  • 1 Pen Style Needle Felting Tool
  • 1 Felting Needle Mat (Small)
  • 1 Felting Applique Mold
  • 1 Natural Wool Roving Assortment
  • 1 Felting Needle Refill

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ENTER:

Click the Rafflecopter link below for instructions on how to enter this giveaway

Felting Fun Giveaway