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“I too believe creativity is not in the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found . . . “ —Tim Holtz From the needle of your sewing machine to the tip of your thimble finger, this statement from creative master Tim Holtz most likely resonates through your mind.. read more →

12 Nov 2015
November 12, 2015

“Wow” Zipper Gown

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When we started planning the Coats & Clark booth for Fall Quilt Market in Houston, we wanted a “wow” focal point for the booth. We were envious of a beautiful red  gown made completely of zippers our Coats counterparts in Europe had created for one of their shows. We wanted something  that was as dramatic,.. read more →

10 Nov 2015
November 10, 2015

Christmas and Holiday Decor

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Add a little sparkle and holiday spirit to your decor with these projects to sew and quilt. Pretty Packages Place Setting             On-the-grid Holiday Pillow                 Winter Wonderland Pillow     read more →

Sew on buttons fast using your sewing machine. Whether a button has one…or two…or four holes your machine makes short work of button sewing! Sewing machines can do lots of things, but perhaps you haven’t exhausted all the possibilities yet. Attaching buttons by machine is not only fast, but secure as well. Any flat button.. read more →

21 Oct 2015
October 21, 2015

Crazy Quilted Lunch Bag

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We recently posted this Crazy Quilted Lunch bag on our website, MakeItCoats.com. Not long after we had an email saying, “I love this bag, but I’m a beginner and the instructions are hard for me to follow.” So we went back to the designer, Elizabeth Hill, and asked her if she could break it down.. read more →

It’s not totally about the food on Thanksgiving Day—there’s also the table décor to consider so you’re guests are wowed as sit down to the holiday feast. Without a lot of effort, you can add some pizzazz to the table setting with some fun napkin ring ideas. So, gather up your fabric scraps, some threads.. read more →

As part of the 20th anniversary celebration with Rowan fabric, Coats is having a fantastic contest to bring out the best of Kaffe Fassett and his beautiful fabrics. We want to see your best “Fassett-nator” for a chance to win from more than 50 prizes including 20 bolts of The Kaffe Fassett Collective fabric or.. read more →

Just in time for Halloween, these four fun frightful Halloween projects are quick and easy to sew. Halloween Dress Monster Treat Banner Halloween Countdown Trio of Halloween Pillows read more →

Halloween Fruit Costume

Halloween is just around the corner! Not like you needed me to remind you—I’m sure your kids have done a great job already! And I don’t blame them. I have to admit, Halloween is probably my favorite holiday. We found a few of are latest costume faves for the little ones to get your creative.. read more →

28 Sep 2015
September 28, 2015

Exposed Zipper Tutorial

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Now you see it…. Some zippers are not meant to be seen—they’re dutifully hidden under plackets that lap or meet at the center sewn purposely to keep them under wraps. But, today’s Fashion Zippers are made to be seen!  Coats Fashion zippers are available in colorful tapes in fun print motifs and solids in bright.. read more →