Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Biggest Sale of the Year on Photo Books up to 75% Off

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Begins 5/27/2015

Makes a Great Father's Day or Graduation gift!

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How to Soften Yarn - Making Scratchy Yarn Soft


Universal Classic Worsted Yarn
Some of our favorite yarns such as Red Heart Worsted Weight Yarn can start off a bit scratchy and whether you want to soften the yarn before you crochet or knit with it or wait until your project is complete there are several online tutorials available on how to do this.  But before you begin to wash your yarn in any type of detergent or shampoo be sure to read the instructions on the label for washing and care.  It also may be a good idea to test a piece of your yarn with the laundry soap or shampoo you are using to wash it in.
First thing to do if you are washing a skein of yarn is to remove all of the labels.
Next loosen up the skein a bit and place in a lingerie bag or a pillow case (preferably a white one).
Wash the yarn in cold water with like colors.
Dry on low to medium heat.
Remove promptly and your yarn should be soft and fluffy.
You can also wash by hand if you prefer before or after you crochet or knit a project.
Scroll down to watch a how to video on this
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn 
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
After a project is finished you can easily wash an completed project by soaking it in cold water for about 20 minutes and use a gentle shampoo to hand wash it in and rinse carefully, next use a conditioner on the item and let soak for about 10 minutes and rinse and let dry.
Read more here How to Soften Scratchy Yarn
There are several ways to soften yarn if you search online crafters use methods such as vinegar and fabric softener, but the most popular methods seem to be hand washing using a mild shampoo and conditioner.  Learn more by watching the videos below...

Plymouth Sahara Yarn

Monday, May 25, 2015

Moda Meadow Quilt Kit Reminds us of a Summer Breeze


Moda Meadow Quilt Kit
If your decor needs a breath of fresh air, look no further than The Meadow Quilt Kit! You'll receive a pattern and Moda's Ambleside fabric to sew this charming, 54" x 72" quilt top. Featuring an easy-to-sew design and an array of sweet prints, it's sure to bring sunny style to your home.

Moda Apple Blossoms Quilt Kit

Moda Ambleside Fat Quarter Bundle

RJR Lost at Sea Quilt Kit
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Memorial Day Knit or Crochet Scarves for Troops

One-Skein Beginner Scarf One-Skein Beginner Scarf - This weekend why not give back by knitting or crocheting a scarf for troops. The Scarves for the Troops program is for people who have knitting or crochet skills to make something special for a winter care package.  There are some specifications like keeping the yarn colors neutral and sizing the scarf to about 48" inches long and 5-6 inches across.  You can crochet or knit a scarf for either men or women in the military and attach a label with you name stating that you made this item. 

All of the information for 2015 Scarves for Troops can be found here.. if you are looking for some free scarf patterns check out a variety of Free patterns on Joann's or here on Michael's website.









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American Pride Afghans eBook

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Our Favorite Books a Year of Afghans Crochet Patterns

A Year of Afghans eBook
A Year of Afghans eBook
Some of my favorite books are the Leisure Arts A Year in Afghans books.  The best thing to know is that Leisure Arts now has these books available on Amazon to download on your Kindle, Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop or PC. Leisure Arts allows you to download these from their website also which is great when you use the discounts (check the main page here to see what's on sale for example many holidays and weekends they offer 45% off digital products).  All of the Year of Afghans books offer 12 beautiful afghan patterns to make. There are year of afghan books for baby, and books number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.  If you have ever had a difficult time finding one of these books this is wonderful news now you can download all of the following below....

A Year of Afghans Book 1 - 
Download on Amazon - Download on Leisure Arts

FREE AFGHANS TO CROCHET PATTERNS

A YEAR OF AFGHANS Book 2 - Amazon
A Year of Afghans Book 2 eBook Leisure Arts Amazon

A YEAR OF AFGHANS Book 3 - Amazon
A Year of Afghans Book 3 eBook Leisure Arts

A Year of Baby Afghans, Book 4 Amazon Kindle edition
A Year of Baby Afghan Book 4 Leisure Arts eBook


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Year of Afghans, A, Book 11

A Year Of Afghans, Book 12

A Year of Afghans, Book 13

Stitch Sampler Also known as Lace and Bobbles ePattern

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