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Tutorial: Goldfish Bowl Poodle Skirt with AccuQuilt GO! Big

Tutorial: Goldfish Bowl Poodle Skirt with AccuQuilt GO! Big | Red-Handled Scissors

Disclosure: AccuQuilt kindly provided the GO! Big electric fabric cutter and GO! Big circle die for this project. Love the look of retro 1950s-inspired style? Be the belle of the sock hop with this fun and flirty DIY goldfish bowl “poodle” skirt! It’s surprisingly easy to create your own custom version of the iconic poodle …

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Video Tutorial: Crocheted Metal Washer Pattern Weights

Video Tutorial: Crocheted Metal Washer Pattern Weights | Red-Handled Scissors

As an especially neurotic sewer, when it comes to my studio, there’s no such thing as too many pattern weights. So, to satisfy my paper-wrangling needs—and to avoid spending ridiculous amounts of money on “real” sewing pattern weights from the fabric shop—I headed to the hardware store in search of a cheap solution. Then, once …

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Review: AccuQuilt English Paper Piecing Hexagon Dies

Review: AccuQuilt English Paper Piecing Hexagon Dies | Red-Handled Scissors

Fact: AccuQuilt’s new English Paper Piecing Hexagon Dies are currently my favorite tools in the craft studio. I mean, cutting perfectly matched fabric pieces AND paper templates at the same time? Goodness, yes! Available in both a ½" size and a 1" size, the AccuQuilt English paper piecing dies basically take the ease of buying …

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Sunday Video: My Iron! It Moves!

Sunday Video: My Iron! It Moves! | Red-Handled Scissors

Guys, I’m desperately in love with the fancy new Oliso Pro iron that I won at this year’s Quilters Take Manhattan. At first, I was skeptical that a high-end iron—even one that automatically raises the soleplate when I’m not touching it to avoid scorching—would really make that much of a difference in my sewing projects. …

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