WHO PAYS THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR FABRIC?

WHO PAYS THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR FABRIC?

Those

who love those

who love fabric

do.

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Who provides products for those who create with fabric?

ShopJoya.com does!

Sewing, Serging, Quilting & Embroidery Machines

Ironing Systems

Thread

Sewing Machine Needles

Notions

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INSPIRATION AND CREATIVITY

INSPIRATION AND CREATIVITY  

To create…to make art…is a desire to clothe inspiration.

A great artist is but a conduit for an expression that resonates with something that is greater than him or herself.  When we craft beauty, our creation is the utterance of inspiration.  When we are creating, we are conduits, mediums, instruments being played to serve as inspiration to the greater good.

VIDEO:  Where Does Creativity Come From by Jason Silva

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ShopJoya.com wants to inspire you to create

and to remind you that….

there is potential poetry in every moment.

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PRODUCTS FOR THOSE WHO CREATE WITH FABRIC

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TODAY: CONTINUE TO CREATE

We want to let you know that

we appreciate

the collective body of creative, artistic and skillful people

who are following and reading our posts on WordPress.

We are grateful

and want to inspire you today

to authentically, uniquely and freely….

continue to create.

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For inspiration in image and music:

Video ~ Lindsey Sterling, Shadows

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Visit our website:  www.shopjoya.com
               Visit us: www.shopjoya.com

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HOW TO SEW A DOG COLLAR

HOW TO SEW A DOG COLLAR

Instructional Video and a clickable list of materials

for making a collar for a medium to large sized dog.

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List of Materials Needed/Links:

Fabric Scissors

Sewing Gauge

Straight Pins

Fabric Sealant/Stop Fray

Flexible Tape Measure

1 Inch Wide Strap (Purchase measurement x 2)

7/8 in. Wide Fabric Ribbon (Purchase measurement x 2)

Parachute Buckle

Strap Adjuster

D-Ring

Top Stitch/Heavy Duty Thread

Sewing Machine

Heavy Duty Sewing Machine Needle

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Resources:

Supply List:  ShopJoya

Webbing/Strap Material, D-Rings, Buckles:  Country Brook Design

Dog Accessory Hardware Kits: Country Brook Design

Video:  Professor Pincushion

Call for Instructors and Lecturers: QuiltCon 2017

Call for Instructors and Lecturers: QuiltCon 2017

The Modern Quilt Guild

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QuiltCon wouldn’t be what it is without the amazing instructors and presenters who share their wisdom in workshops and lectures. We’ve had some amazing speakers throughout the years, and now we’re opening the floor for applications for QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah, Georgia!

We’re looking for experienced instructors who can teach techniques of interest to modern quilters. Our workshop instructors are leaders in their fields for a specific technique, and they offer unique workshops that inform and inspire. QuiltCon instructors also teach techniques that are new to many modern quilters.

In general, we like a balance of technique-based and project-based workshops.

For more details on the application process, please read the application details and complete a submission. Please read through the whole page completely before emailing us with questions.

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2016 at midnight CST, and applicants will be notified by March 31, 2016. Good luck!

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CALCULATING YARDAGE – DRAPES & CURTAINS

Calculating yardage for drapes and curtains can be tricky!

We found an awesome tutorial on the subject by Imagine Design Blog and want to share it.

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  HOW TO CALCULATE FABRIC YARDAGE FOR DRAPES AND CURTAINS

1. Measure from the top of your curtain rod to where you want your drapes to fall. Some people prefer drapes that end below the window, while others prefer floor-length window treatments. Write this length measurement onto your paper.

2. Measure from one end of your curtain rod to the other to determine the width of your window. This is more accurate than measuring the window itself because your rod likely extends a bit to the left and right of the actual window frame. Write the width measurement down.

3. Add 3-4 inches top & bottom (6-8″ total) to the length measurement to account for seams, a slightly stiffer header to be hung from rings and material used for sewing a rod pocket. For instance, if you need 90-inch drapes, your material will need to be 98 inches long.

4. Multiply the width measurement by 2.5 to account for the fullness needed in proper window treatments. Add 2 inches to this number to account for seams. For instance, if your width measurement is 80 inches, your lengths of material will need to add up to 202 inches wide.

5. Divide your final length measurement by 36 to determine the necessary yardage. There are 36 inches in a yard. If you need 98 inches of length, that is the same as 2.72 yards of fabric.

6. Divide your final width measurement by the width of the fabric you are purchasing. Since most upholstery material is 54 inches in width, you can estimate that you would need about four 2.72-yard lengths of it, or a total of 10.88 yards of material. Most fabric stores will simply round that up to 11 yards of material.

7. Multiply the length of each panel by the amount of panels to get your total yardage.

Click here to view a formula chart for the above steps.

NOTE:  It is imperative that you have the right sewing machine, thread and needles

for the project and type of material used!

Resources below:

SEWING MACHINES

SEWING MACHINE NEEDLES

THREAD

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Products for those who sew, serge, quilt and machine embroider:

www.shopjoya.com

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