Are You Ready To Add Some Shine To Your Embroidery Designs? Use These Tips For Machine Embroidering With Metallic Thread

Recently, you have gained an interest in applique machine embroidery, and you have even started turning out successful new projects. Now that you've successfully finished a few sets of pretty tea towels or pocket designs, you are ready to increase your skills by adding a little shine to your next applique project. While it is true that metallic thread does pose a few challenges because it is thinner and has more stretch than rayon or polyester threads, it is possible to learn how to work with these unique properties so that you are never limited regarding your choices of thread. [Read More]

Building The Perfect Gift Basket For The Seamstress In Your Life

If you know very little about sewing but have a friend or family member who is a dedicated seamstress, building a gift basket for that person can be challenging. You don't want to just fill the basket with basics that he or she already has, but you don't really know enough to choose more advanced supplies, either. Luckily, there are a number of items that most any seamstress will appreciate and be able to use: [Read More]

Interesting Kindergarten Gift Ideas That Are Both Fun And Educational

Coming up with a gift for your kindergartner that's educational yet fun enough to hold their attention can be a challenge if you want to avoid the cliche options, like computer programs, board games, and books. Even if you look forward to gifting your little one with new books to read and games to enjoy, consider adding something a little outside of the box to the pile of gifts to optimize your child's interest in learning and exploring. [Read More]

3 Things That Could Ruin Your Rare Coins

Many people start collecting coins as a way to build an investment portfolio for the future. Coins are small enough to store that you don't have to worry about needing a separate space for your collection. While rare coins are a great investment for the future, you have to make sure you take care of them properly to prevent doing any damage to the coins. Before you can ask, "Where can I sell rare coins? [Read More]