Turning a Rusted BOLT into a Beautiful Folding POCKET KNIFE

Home Studio Soundproofing Tips

We’d all like to own a huge mansion with a full on studio – or even a studio for every day of the week – but sadly most of us aren’t that lucky. Soundproofing is the key to happy housemates!

Short History of the Amish Barn Star

In researching the history of the Amish Barn Star, I have found that there is as much folklore as there is fact. In North America we must go back at least 300 years; when groups of religious refugees from Germany migrated to South Eastern Pennsylvania for religious freedom. Many of these refugees were Amish and Mennonites, ‘people of plain dress’, along with Lutherans and other Reformed groups of more worldly dress that were called ‘ people of fancy dress’. As time passed these people became know a ‘Pennsylvania Dutch’.

Minky Fabrics Add Eye Appeal to Baby Quilts

What’s in the Minky Name? Minky fabrics often play a big part in making handmade baby quilts extra special, but few who use the super-soft cloth and those who get minky baby quilts as gifts have any idea how it got the name.

Re-Use Those Plastic Knitting Needles

The origin of knitting goes way back to when our grandmothers were crafty young ladies making their own clothes, blankets and baby clothes. In the era we’re living in we hardly have a need for making stuff ourselves because we either don’t have the time or we’re just too spoilt by the power of choosing and buying a clothing item.

Tips for Storing Fabrics for Handmade Baby Quilts

Quilters who make handmade baby quilts for sale do so in their own unique way, but they all share the same guilty pleasure: Buying huge amounts of fabric for future projects. Stockpiling goes with the territory.

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