It's Time To Talk About Blade Basics!
1. Straight edge blades come in four sizes to match the corresponding handle – 18mm, 28mm, 45mm, and 60mm. Use the smaller blades for detailed work, and the larger ones for basic cutting, depending on your project.

2. Decorative edge blades are designed to create a pinking, scallop, or wave edge. Use them for paper crafting, wool work, or cotton fabrics with a fusible backing. For garment sewing, the pinking edge can be used to reduce fraying in seams. Use them with the classic 45mm ergonomic handle.
3. OLFA® Endurance™ blades are a long-lasting blade made from tungsten tool steel. An exclusive manufacturing method hardens the steel to make it extra strong, resulting in a cutting life that is two times that of a traditional blade. They are available in 45mm and 60mm.
Check Out Thread Tips from Aurifil!
Aurifil’s 50wt/2ply thread is the most popular and versatile weight in the Aurifil portfolio. Available in 270 colors, it’s wound on the iconic orange spool.

Machine piecing with the strong yet thin Aurifil 50wt thread results in remarkably flat and crisp seams.

Use a small eyed needle, size 70/10 or 80/12, when machine piecing with 50wt. The smaller the eye the more accurate the stitch.

Use Aurifil 50wt in the bobbin. This fine 2 ply thread allows you to wind more thread on the bobbin than when using a thicker 3 ply thread.
When transitioning from a 3 ply to a 2 ply thread, consider the need to reduce or lower the machine's top tension.
Leather Jackets Part 3: Cutting Down and Recycling Zippers
OLFA Expert, Randa is back showing us how she recycles zippers for her leather jacket transformation.

Summer Slice & Stitch: On-the-Go Projects
The final Slice & Stitch of 2022 is here.  Follow along as this month’s designers explore hand applique projects.

Wildflower Halter Top
Hold on to summer a bit longer by making this stylish Summer Ruffled Halter top with wildflower cutouts by Guest Designer, Marcia Spencer.

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