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The Ten Most Expensive Fabrics - #7 Cashmere

Capt'n John brings us the seventh most expensive fabric, Cashmere. We're probably all familiar with cashmere sweaters, but do you know where it comes from?

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The Ten Most Expensive Fabrics - #8 Angora

Where does our search for the ten most expensive fabrics take us this week? Capt'n John has discovered that Fabric #8 is Angora. Read on to find out how this rabbit is connected to this expensive fabric.

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Come and See the "Knitted" McDonald's

From Now This News"A McDonald’s location in Ustroń, Poland, got a full cardigan makeover, with giant amounts of wool covering the entire building inside and out." Come and watch the video to get the full view and see how this McDonald's restaurant got a full makeover for Winter.

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The Ten Most Expensive Fabrics - #9 Alpaca

Capt'n John continues in his search for the ten most expensive fabrics and returns with Fabric #9. This week's fabric comes from the Alpaca. Read on through and find out why Alpaca breaks into the list.

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Embroidered Anointing Screen for Coronation

There is a long tradition throughout history of producing works of art for special occasions. This could amount to anything, a presidential portrait, a quilt for a new baby, or, in the case of the newly anointed King of the United Kingdom, an Embroidered Anointing Screen for his Coronation created by the Royal School of Needlework. Take a peek behind the scenes and learn about the creation of this amazing embroidered work that was "designed and produced for use during the Coronation Service on 6 May at Westminster Abbey."

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The Ten Most Expensive Fabrics - #10 Sea Island Cotton

What Are the Most Expensive Fabrics in the World?

Capt'n John as always wanted to know. So, after doing some research, he has come up with a list of the most expensive fabrics currently in production. For the next ten weeks, we will be showing these fabrics one by one. First up in the Number Ten spot, Sea Island Cotton.

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A Great New Idea For Sewing from Scraps of Fabric

Still trying to figure out what to do with your leftover scraps of fabric? Have you already made three or four scrappy quilts? Then Sewing DIY Patchwork has something new for you to do with them. Follow along in this video and learn how you can "collect very tiny sewing patches and make decor for your home or country house".
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The 10 Very Best Sewing Machines

New York Magazine's The Strategist recently debuted an article naming the ten very best sewing machines. The machines were named best in various categories from Best Overall, Best Portable Sewing Machine, Best Splurge Sewing Machine, and so. Do you agree with their choices? Read on and find out what they picked.
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Artists Crochet Giant Sea Urchin Installations

For 2017's "i Light Marina Bay Festival, a sustainability-focused, Singapore-based spectacle, Choi+Shine Architects created The Urchins, a series of 3 interactive installations. The crochet sea urchin sculptures have been meticulously crafted by hand, offering attendees a one-of-a-kind immersive experience." Learn more about how these were crafted and brought artists together to create the three 56 feet tall urchins by clicking through.
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Spring into Action for Kids International RARE Bear Sew In 2023

​March 18, 2023 is the Annual RARE Science Inc. Spring into Action for Kids International RARE Bear Sew In! Get your tags and feet kits, grab some friends, and sew up RARE Bears for kids with rare diseases around the world.

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Mississippi Museum of Art Announces Acquisition of Major Collection of Quilts from Kohler Foundation

The Mississippi Museum of Art has "announced its 2022 acquisitions which include a significant collection of quilts by crafters from Mississippi and beyond, along with works by Randy Hayes, Shani Peters, Edgar Praus, and Willie White. The 131 quilts generously gifted through the Kohler Foundation, Inc. greatly enhance MMA’s holdings of quilts by African Americans." Find out more about these wonderful pieces of history that will now be preserved forever.

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The Garment District’s New Big Button Sculpture Has Been Unveiled

Upon entering New York City's trendy Garment District, one's eyes are usually drawn first to the large Button and Needle sculpture standing over the denizens of the district. Well, now it's getting a redesign to further celebrate the making and creation of garments. Learn how this celebrated sculpture is getting a revamp for the 21st Century.

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Mulyana: The Art of Playful Crochet

Take a look at the fascinating work of Mulyana"an Indonesian artist known for his colorful crocheted worlds of fun characters inspired by the television shows of his youth." Learn about his interest in Batik textiles and also his creative process when it comes to designing and fabricating his fanciful and fascinating worlds.

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Rugs Based On Quilt Designs and More

Kristin, our marketing director here at The Quilt Show, recently came across an interesting website called the Classic Rug Collection, Inc. where certain designs caught her eye.

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Football Fun at NFL Experience 2023 in Phoenix

It might not seem like it, but footballs are actually sewn together. In this super quick video taken at the NFL Experience in Phoenix, you can see the machine that does it, with a little help from a human.

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Color Your World with Kaffe Fassett

Most quilters know the name Kaffe Fassett, but do you know the way his mind works? Do you want to see the inside of his amazingly colorful home? Then join Kaffe in this video as he lets you take a sneak peek into his home to talk about color and his designs for the latest BERNINAs.

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Fabric Texas Woman Left Behind will Warm Bowie Families

Where will your fabric end up when you're gone? That's the question a lot of quilters ask themselves when they get up in age. But if your fabric follows the path Verna Mae Brashear's did when she passed, you'll be okay with the end result. Brashear "left behind hundreds of quilt design blocks, mountains of fabric and numerous sewing supplies," and it was all donated to The Hills Quilting Ladies in Fort Worth who turned it into dozens of quilts to keep families warm. Read on to learn about this generous act of kindness and all the good that quilters do.

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What Is The Kona Cotton Color of the Year 2023?

​Last week we revealed to you the Pantone Color of the Year for 2023. Now, we're excited to show off the Kona Cotton Color of the Year for 2023. Pantone's color was Viva Magenta, and Kona's follows it up in a similar style. Any guesses as to what it could be?

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BERNINA Feet Decorate for Christmas

It's that time of year again. That time when BERNINA's helpful feet show up to celebrate the holidays. What are they getting up to this year? You'll just have to watch the video to find out!

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What Is The Pantone Color of the Year 2023?

It's the end of the year, and that means it's time for Pantone to let you all know what the Color of the Year for 2023 is going to be. Can you guess what it is? Do you already know? Pantone says it's, "A shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength." Click through to find out!

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