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Have fun sharing pictures, thoughts, tips and projects with other quilters

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helpful tips from the Wyse guys

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"who" are the wyse guys?

The Sewing Basket staff are the Wyse Guys. . . . 

  • We are "wyse" to the needs of quilters
  • We can be wiseguys sometimes.
  • And we all have a "Y" in our names!  Sheryl, Elayne, Kerry, Brittany, Cathy, and Kay.  Oh and don't forget Danny, the biggest wiseguy of all.  The only exception is Sue our bookkeeper.  She's too sweet to be a wiseguy!  
  • Watch for the logo on new tips!

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Thread Information

 

The thickness (or weight) of thread is marked on the spool.  Thicker thread will have a lower number.  For example 12 weight is like the thread in the hem of your blue jeans and 100 weight silk thread is super thin.

Just to confuse us . . . needles are numbered in the opposite way!  The higher the number, the thicker the needle.

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It is an eyelet cutter!

An eyelet is a very small round "buttonhole" that is satin stitched around the outside and the little hole in the middle needs to be cut open. 

TIP - Hoop tape for accurate embroidery placement

An great tip for getting your embroidery placed straight on your projects.


We use Wonder Tape.  Get it in our shop on the "Tools of the Trade" page.

TIP - Removing Tearaway Stabilizer

Removing tearaway stabilizer isn't always easy.  Try this tip.


area quilt guilds

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Sheboygan county quilt guild

Sheboygan

Manitowoc county quilt guild called A Patch of Lakeshore Quilters.

A patch of lakeshore quilters

Manitowoc

Darting Needles Quilt Guild, Appleton WI

Darting Needles quilt guild

Appleton

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North shore quilter's guild

Fox Point

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It's a stitch quilt guild

Jackson