Rubyjam Fabric Blog

Make Your Own - Laundry Cubes

Each month, we'll share a great recipe or pattern for something awesome. This month, we're making our own Laundry Cubes. Safety first - soda ash can irritate sensitive skin. Wear gloves or avoid direct contact. Laundry Cubes Ingredients:1 bar pure Castile soap2.5 cups washing soda (aka Soda Ash or Laundry Soda, you can find it in the cleaning aisle of most supermarkets)1 cup distilled white vinegar2 ice cube trays or similar mouldsGrater Optional: 10-15 drops of your favourite essential oils but only if you use unscented Castile soap. Method:Grate the bar of soap using the finer side of your grater.In a...

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Sew Much To Learn!

This month we were honoured to be the grand prize sponsors of the Aussie Sewalong, and were asked to share some sewing knowledge with the group - it's so wonderful to trade tips and tricks with others in the sewing community! It got us thinking, neither of us claim to be expert seamstresses by any means, and we often refer to online tutorials to learn new skills.  The problem we often find though is that the tutorials aren't clear, go on for too long, or use foreign terminology that can cause even more confusion. We're thrilled to announce the launch...

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Needle Need To Know

* Disclaimer: Please check your machine manual before using needles other than those recommended by the manufacturer! It's not just puckered seams, broken threads and skipped stitches, the wrong needle can leave holes in your fabric, throw off your machine timing, and even damage your bobbin.There was a time I thought a needle is a needle is a needle. Now, I know better, and my sewing has improved just by ensuring I use the correct needle for my project and change them when required. The European needle sizing system is based on the diameter of the needle shaft just above the...

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My favourite sewing tools - Sewline Glue Pens

One of my most favourite sewing tools is the Sewline Glue Pen. I am not a quilter and I rarely sew with woven fabrics so I didn't think it would work for my projects but the Sewline Glue Pen has fast become one of those tools that I just can't do without. It's especially great for slippery swim knits and other stretch knit fabrics that have a tendency to slide and move, but it's also fantastic for positioning buttons, zippers, lace and labels. It also makes sewing FAST as I don't have to slow down to remove pins and clips every few...

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Let's plant a forest!

I have something really awesome to share with you. Commencing 1st March 2019, for EVERY fabric order placed via our website, we will plant a tree! It's very simple. Rubyjam Fabric has partnered with the beautiful people at One Tree Planted to do something very special. Each time you purchase fabric via our website, we will plant a tree. On the first day of each month, I'll count all of the fabric orders for the previous month and will order that many trees from One Tree Planted. The purchase receipt will be shared in our Facebook group. I wonder how many trees we can...

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