Cool Tools, Vol. 1

"Sewing Machine"

Baby Lock: (800) 422-2952

Bernina: (630) 978-2500,

Brother: (877) 276-8437,

Janome: (800) 631-0183,


Husqvarna Viking: (800) 466-2333,

Pfaff: (800) 446-2333,

Singer: (800) 474-6437,



Clover provided the Mini Iron II: (800) 233-1703,

Duncan Enterprises provided the Tulip Mini Fashion Iron: (800) 438-6226,

Oliso provided the TG1600 irons:

Prym Consumer USA provided the tailor’s ham:

Reliable Corporation provided the Digital Velocity V100, Ironmaven J490A irons and the Longboard and Board ironing boards: (800) 268-91649,

Rowenta provided the Pro Compact steamer and Professional iron: (800) 769-3682,

The Sewing Workshop provided the point presser: (800) 466-1599,



Betz White provided the cupcake pincushion:

Clover provided the Seams Right seam gauge, the 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge and the appliqué pins: (800) 233-1703,

Coats & Clark provided the zippers: (800) 648-1479,

Globally Cute provided the animal tape measures:

J.N. Zippers and Supplies Corporation provided the zippers: (888) 699-1188,

Prym Consumer USA, Inc. provided the covered button kits, the wrist and tomato pincushions, upholstery pins and the Boutique shell buttons: carries the Havel’s Seam Ripper: (800) 401-8151,

Textol Systems, Inc. provided the keychain tape measure: (800) 624-8746,



American & Efird provided cotton, polyester, rayon, silk and quilting thread:

Coats and Clark provided all-purpose, bobbin, cotton and denim thread: (800) 648-1479,

Kreinik Manufacturing provided the metallic thread: (800) 537-2166,

Madeira provided polyester thread: (800) 225-3001,

Prym Consumer USA provided size 11, 14 and16 ballpoint and universal needles:

Schmetz provided leather, metallic, microtex and topstitching needles:

Sulky of America provided polyester, rayon, metallic, cotton and invisible thread: (800) 874-4115,

YLI provided upholstery, silk, quilting and rayon thread: (803) 985-3100,



Gingher carries a variety of sewing shears, snips and embroidery scissors: (800) 446-4437,

Havels carries a variety of sewing shears, scissors, snips and sharpeners: (800) 638-4770,

Mundial carries a variety of sewing and embroidery scissors: (800) 487-2224,


"Rotary Cutting"

Clover provided rotary cutters, rotary cutter blade refills and rotary cutting mats: (800) 233-1703;

June Tailor provided the Quilter’s Cut ‘n Press I and III and rotary cutting mats: (800) 844-5400,

Olfa provided rotary cutters, scallop and pinking blades, square rulers and rotary cutting mats: (800) 962-6532,



Attached Inc. carries Mistyfuse sheer fusible interfacing: (631)750-8500,

Beacon Fabric and Notions carries assorted woven, nonwoven and tricot knit fusible interfacing: (800) 713-8157,

Buffalo Batt, Makers of Mountain Mist, carries fusible cotton batting: (800) 345-7150,

C&T Publishing carries fast2fuse stiff fusible interfacing: (800) 284-1114,

Hobbs Bonded Fibers carries fusible cotton batting: (800) 433-3357,

Kreinik Mfg, Co., Inc. carries fusible thread: (800) 537-2166,

Palmer/Pletsch carries PerfectFuse fusible interfacing: (800) 728-3784,

Pellon Consumer Products carries Fusible Fleece, assorted fusible interfacing and iron-on Clear Fuse vinyl: (727) 388-7171,

Prym Consumer USA Inc.: carries Innerfuse stiff fusible interfacing, mending tape, TackyFuse Iron-On Adhesive and Stitch Witchery:

Simplicity Creative Group carries mending tape: (888) 588-2700,

Sulky of America, Inc. carries fusible thread and Tender Touch fusible stabilizer: (800) 874-4115,

Superior Threads carries fusible thread: (800) 499-1777,

Therm O Web carries HeatnBond fusible fleece, web, vinyl and interfacing:


"Hand Embroidery"

Charles Craft provided the Aida and Evenweave fabrics: (910) 844-3521,

Coats and Clark provided the Susan Bates HOOP-La embroidery hoops: (800) 648-1479,

Colonial Needle provided the hand embroidery needles: (800) 963-3353,

DMC Creative World provided the embroidery floss, gold tapestry needles, Marbleized Scissors and My Style, My Stitch Transfer Kit: (973) 589-0606,

Sublime Stitching provided the Cute Little Heads, Dutch-Russian, Sexy Librarians (+Secretaries) and Zombies + Monsters iron-on transfers:


"Machine Embroidery"

Hemingworth provided embroidery thread and tear-away, cut-away and water-soluble stabilizer: (800) 539-2064,

J.T. Trading Corporation provided permanent and temporary spray adhesives: (860) 350-5565,

Kreinik Manufacturing provided the metallic thread: (800) 537-2166,

RNK Distributing provided embroidery thread and tear-away, cut-away, water-soluble, heat-removable and mesh stabilizer: (877) 331-0034,

Quilt & Sew Shop carries affordable original embroidery designs (plus several free downloads) seen in issues of Creative Machine Embroidery:

Sulky provided heat-removable and cut-, tear- and wash-away stabilizer, embroidery thread and KK 2000 temporary spray adhesive: (800) 874-4115,


"Space Savers"

Arrow provided the Auntie Em, Boomerang and Olivia sewing cabinets: (800) 533-7347,

ArtBin provided the Super Satchel sewing boxes: (800) 232-3474,

Horn of America provided the 2156 Traditional Airlift and 2178 Combo Airlift cabinets:

June Tailor provided the Mega Rack I & II, 30 spool rack, 33 and 66 cone rack and Separate & Store jars: (800) 844-5400,

Making Memories provided a variety of jars and ribbon storage box: (800) 286-5263,

Ott-Lite Technology provided the Learning Light Lamp, Creative Desk Lamp, Vero Table Lamp and Task Lamp: (800) 842-8848,

Reliable Corporation provided the Uberlight 8000C: (800) 268-1649,

Smartek provided the Compact Foldaway Sewing Box and Foldaway Sewing Box: (888) 380-2111,

Tacony Corporation provided the TK Koala cabinet: (636) 349-3000,

Threadart provided the 66 cone rack and 60 and 120 spool thread racks: (800) 504-6867,

Verilux provided the Original Full Spectrum Deluxe Desk Lamp and Lamp Mounted Magnifier: (800) 454-4408,



Creative Crystal provided the BeJeweler Pro Electric Rhinestone Setter and hot-fix crystals, metals and pearls: (941) 331-4321,

DMC Creative World provided the Say It with Stitches Iron-On Alphabet Transfers:

Embellishment Village provided the foiling sheets, foiling glue and stencils: (877) 639-9820,

Glitz! Hot-Fix Crystals provided the hot-fix crystals, metals and pearls: (865) 357-2541,

Madison Art Shop carries the Shiva Professional PaintStiks: (800) 284-4846;

Michael’s carries the Tulip Custom Dye Color Kit: (800) 642-4235,

Prym Consumer USA, Inc. provided the grommets:

Rit Dye provided the liquid and powder fabric dyes: (866) 794-0800,

Simply Spray provided the soft fabric paint:


"Laundry Day"

Clotilde carries the Make a Zipper heavy-duty zippers by the yard: (800) 545-4002,

Janome provided the Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition machine: (800) 631-0183,


"Trim the Tree"

Strano Designs supplied the Bitty Lime Dot ribbon: (508) 888-3189,

Sulky of America provided the embroidery thread: (800) 874-4115,


"Protect & Serve" provided the coordinating fabric prints: (888) 455-2940,

The Warm Company provided the Insul-Bright batting: (425) 248-2424,


"Head Rest" provided the muslin lining fabric: (888) 455-2940,

Westminster Fibers provided the Amy Butler Belle Seeds Okra print fabric: (866) 907-3305,


"Birds of a Feather"

Sublime Stitching provided the tea towels, La Petite Embroidery Kit and small and large partridges transfer design:

Partridges designs from Sublime Stitching Craft Pad by Jenny Hart, printing permission courtesy of Chronicle Books: (800) 759-0190, or


"Connect the Dots"

Coats & Clark provided the thread: (800) 648-1479,

The Fleece Lady provided the red fleece: (909) 223-3533,

RNK Distributing provided the 20”-wide Floriani Wet N Gone Tacky stabilizer: (877) 331-0034,


"Bead It"

DMC provided the Satin and Light Effects flosses: (973) 589-0606,


"You've Got Mail"

DMC Creative World supplied the Light Effects gold metallic floss (#5282) and All That Jazz floss collection (#E141): (973) 589-0606,

Doodlebug Design, Inc. supplied the Tangerine Sugar Coated Card Stock (#1542): (877) 800-9190,

The Ink Pad carries Maruyama Festive Blue glitter fiber paper (#4004): (212) 463-9876,


"Hit the Books"

The Fat Quarter Shop provided the Michael Miller Funky Christmas coordinating print fabric:


"Flower Girl"

DMC provided the embroidery floss in dark green (shade 3347), light green (shade 471), dark lilac (shade 3746) and light lilac (shade 155): (973) 589-0606,


"Slumber Party"

Strano Designs supplied the Fia striped ribbon: (508) 888-3189,


"R 'n R" carries organic jersey knit cotton fabric. (888) 455-2940, fabric. com.

Pellon Consumer Products supplied the Wonder Under fusible web: (877) 817-0944,

Sulky provided the Cut-Away Plus stabilizer: (800) 874-4115,


"Square Dance"

Bernina provided the 730E sewing machine:

Harts Fabric carries organic cotton and hemp muslin fabric: (831) 423-5434,

Janome provided the machine feet: (800) 631-0183,

Mountain Mist provided the EcoCraft Eco-Friendly crib-size batting: (800) 345-7150,

YLI provided the Fiberactive organic cotton quilting thread: (803) 985-3100,


"Grocery Getter"

Prym Consumer USA procided the dress form:


"Frill Seeker"

Baby Lock provided the sewing machine (TK), serger (TK), Maxi-Lock serger thread and embroidery thread:


"Pouch Purse"

Clover provided the Needle Felting Mat and Felting Needle Tool: (800) 233-1703;


"Tee Time"

Therm O Web provided the HeatnBond fusible web:


"To Dye For"

Crafter’s Pick provided the fabric dye resist: (510) 526-7616,

Plaid Enterprises provided the circle foam stamp: (800) 842-4197,

Prym Consumer USA provided the shell buttons:

Rit Dye provided the yellow and scarlet liquid dyes and evening blue powder dye: (866) 794-0800,


"In the Wild"

Blick Art Materials provided the wood stretcher bars: (800) 828-4548,

Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts Stores provided the Debbie Mumm Songbird Collection of printed fabrics: (888) 739-4120,

"Sewing Circle"

American Sewing Guild:

Joann’s Fabric and Craft Stores (sewing classes): (888) 739-4120,

Sewing District (sewing groups, message boards and galleries):

Social networking sites:,,,, (programs for teaching and learning how to sew): (888) 576-2739,

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