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Fine Embellishment Techniques from Quilting Daily:
5 Innovative Ways to Embellish Your Fiber Art

There are countless different embellishment techniques to add pizzaz to your art quilts, enhancing their texture, color, and overall design. In this free eBook from Quilting Daily, today's top art quilters are taking you through tons of ideas on how to embellish your fiber art. From hand embroidery to beaded fringe, buttons and more, don't be afraid to pile it on.

Let the expert designers at Quilting Daily show you innovative ways of sewing embellishments to your quilts. Whether you're new at the art of quilt embellishment or you're looking for new fine embellishment techniques, we have you covered. Download this FREE eBook from Quilting Daily and get carried away!

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5 Innovative Ways to Embellish Your Fiber Art

Let our expert designers at Quilting Daily show you how to eliminate all boundaries and explore the endless possibilities that come with fabric embellishment techniques. You’ll learn to approach your fiber art with new eyes. Download your FREE eBook and start enhancing your fiber art with hand embroidery, sewing embellishments, beaded fringe, sewing beads, fabric beads, buttons, even toys and household items!

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"Exactly ten years ago (June 2000) I launched Quilting Daily Magazine because I couldn’t find any publication out there that dealt with one of my favorite aspects of art quilting: embellishment techniques! I love embellished quilts that have been encrusted with lots of beads, baubles, buttons, found objects…you name it. The more outrageous the quilt embellishment, the better!" Pokey Bolton, Editorial Director

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Embellish your quilts with hand embroidery

A Sandwich, For Starters by Lucky Shie

Susan Shie, known affectionately as Lucky, has cultivated an unusual approach to the embellished quilt art: the layers are first sandwiched and bound and only then is the quilt appliquéd and embellished, a process which binds the layers together. In this project you’ll learn hand embroidery techniques like French knots, ladder stitch, satin stitch and more. Lucky will walk you through how to add writing to your fiber art. The smaller the embroidery stitches, the neater the writing will appear. She advises to use a French knot to dot i’s and for periods. Here she provides the basic steps for a small hand appliqué piece.

“Even though it’s a simple appliqué form, the visual interest comes into play when you add embroidery stitches and embellishments.” Lucky Shie



Embellish your quilts with fabric beads

Fabric Bead Frenzy by Gail Ellspermann

If you have never made fabric beads or used them to embellish your fiber art, you won’t believe what stunning design qualities these little beads will make. Create your own fabric embellishment ideas, come up with new ways to incorporate them into your art quilts.

"I made a few fabric beads one day when I was playing with some scraps of hand-dyed fabrics. I thought they needed to be embellished so I added some metal leaf to the fabric, and then added some fibers from my stash. This was addicting; the options for colors, textures, and combinations were endless. After two days of twirling, gluing, leafing, and wrapping, I had a bowl of over 400 beads." Gail Ellspermann



Embellish your quilts with appliqué stitch, beaded trim, and beaded fringe

Embellishing with Attitude by Pamela Allen

This technique will show you how to incorporate beaded trim, bead fringe and hand embroidery to embellish your quilting projects. The hand embroidery used in this project will show you how to add texture when sewing appliqués. Start using items that may not immediately say “quilt embellishment” to most people, but that are irresistible for enriching the narrative of your work. When thinking of how to embellish your quilts, think of the subject. What things symbolize this person, or this way of life?

"I admit it: I’ll use anything to embellish a quilt. In fact, if it can be drilled, punched, or glued to a button, it’s an embellishment in my ignorance of the “rules” has encouraged an attitude that anything goes as long as it contributes to the intent of the work.” Pamela Allen


Embellish your quilts with beads, buttons, and much more

Outrageous Embellishment by Frances Holliday Alford

These designs bring such a fun and playful aspect to embellishment techniques. By using all kinds of items and grouping according to color and style, this designer has made a distinct pattern for stunning embellishment techniques.

"I love beads, buttons, and found objects. If I see something glittering, I am attracted immediately. I particularly value found objects, recycled pieces, and the familiar objects of daily living. There is a drive within me that causes me to watch for objects and items, always with the idea that they will find their way into my work.” Frances Holliday Alford



Embellish your quilts with fabrics, papers, fibers, and other scraps of choice

Recycled Going Green! Wall Hangings by Belinda Spiwak

The beauty of sewing embellishments and embroidery stitches is endless. In this particular segment you’ll learn how to use fabric scraps and recycled items to create beautiful hand embellished wall hangings. Part of the beauty of using things you already have is that you are giving them a new purpose. There’s so much that I can do with fabric, fiber, paper, and metal scraps.

“I always have a definite idea in my head when starting a project. The thing is, I rarely ever stay on course with that idea. The idea changes and veers until it has taken on a life of its own.” Belinda Spiwak


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Find new ways to embellish your fiber art. It’s like putting the icing on the cake. Embellishment techniques range from hand appliqué, beaded trim, hand embroidery and fabric beads to just about anything that you can think of. With this FREE eBook from the inventive designers at Quilting Daily, you’ll get tons of new ideas for fine embellishment techniques to match your quilting style. Learn how to use items you already have to embellish your work. Discover new embroidery stitches. Start making fabric beads. Use sewing appliqués, sewing beads and more to make fabulous fiber art. Finish those projects no matter how large or small with the artistic embellishment techniques in this FREE eBook.

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5 Innovative Ways to Embellish Your Fiber Art

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