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  Nap refers to the direction the fabric fibers are brushed in textured fabrics such as velvet and corduroys. Read more

Needle Threaders

    There are many styles of needle threaders to make the task of threading the needle easier for you.  In the above photo, I’ve Read more

Needle Turn Applique

Needle turn applique refers to a hand sewing technique. Your pattern is first drawn on top of a piece of fabric. The appliqué pattern is placed on the Read more


  There are many different sizes and shapes of sewing needles available. Each type of sewing needle is best suited for a certain sewing job. Read more

Nine Patch

Nine patch quilt blocks are popular blocks. It is a block with nine sections divided into three rows of three.  There are many techniques for making Read more

Novelty Fabric

The term novelty fabric describes material with silly and fun images.  The photo shows the range of themes that can appear on novelty fabrics; from eggs Read more
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