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08Dec

6 Different Ways to Finish a Seam Without a Serger (Part 2)

Here is part two of our 3 part series showing 6 different ways to finish a seam without a serger. 
This video shows how to do a zig zag finish and a press and stitch finish. Please note for this video the measurements we were working with a seam allowance of 5/8”.
 
Zig Zig
29Nov

Three Seasonal Quilt Kits now available at Fabricana!

Quilt kits are a great tool for quilters looking for a quick project.  They’re also very helpful for beginner quilters who lack confidence in selecting fabrics by taking the guess work out of how the finished quilt will look.  Many quilters have requested that we carry more kits and we are listening!  Here is a selection of seasonal quilts available now at Fabricana.
 
 
25Oct

6 Different Ways to Finish a Seam Without a Serger (Part 1)

Here is part one of our 3 part series showing 6 different ways to finish a seam without a serger. 

This video shows how to do a French seam and a flat felled seam. Please note for this video the measurements we give are based on a 5/8" seam allowance. 

French Seam

03Oct

Hallowen Inspiration: Troll Hair Two Different Ways

Really Big Troll Hair
 
This was an idea I came across online and once I saw it I knew I just had to make it! The tutorial for how to construct the hair can be found at: https://www.fleecefun.com/big-troll-hair-diy-easy-to-make.html 
20Sep

Introducing 'Impwear' Laminated Cottons

Food-Safe Laminated Cotton Prints
 
The fabric you have been waiting for!
18Aug

3 Pencil Cases to Celebrate Back to School

Back to School is just around the corner. Here are 3 pencil case tutorials to inspire you for your next project. 
 
Simple Zippered Pencil Case
15Aug

Introducing Moda Cake Mixes

We are excited to introduce Moda Cake Mixes! Here is the video showing how to make Cake Mix # 2
 
What is a Moda Cake Mix?
 
09Aug

Novelty Fabric FAQ's

Q.  Do you carry licensed fabrics?
A.  The simple answer to this question is “Yes, we do!”  HOWEVER not every licensed fabric is available in Canada and not every licensing company produces fabric for purchase to the public.  
 
Q.  Do you have NHL fabrics?
28Jul

Row by Row Appliqué Step-by-Step: Fox

Since all of our row by row patterns have appliques we decided to do some quick posts with step-by-step photos of placement for reference.
Here are the step-by-step photos of our Fox appliqué. The fox has a few pieces that overlap other pieces so we recommend reading through this entire post before starting. 
 
21Jul

Row by Row Appliqué Step-by-Step: Otters

Since all of our row by row patterns have appliques we decided to do some quick posts with step-by-step photos of placement for reference. Here are the step-by-step photos of our Otter appliqué. 
For tips on tracing and cutting out your applique pieces, see our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0CrWrnbz5k.
14Jul

6 Types of Sewing Machine Needles

Ever have trouble with a sewing project and after checking your thread, tension and bobbin can’t figure out why? It could be your machine needle. 
 
Many people know that there are different types of thread depending on your project, but did you also know there are different sizes and types of needles to help work with different threads and fabrics?