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Create Your Own Handmade Quilts:
5 Hand Quilting Techniques

In this free eBook from Quilting Daily you get five different takes on making handmade quilts. Lesley Riley shows how you can make a simple yet beautiful homemade quilt with a few simple tools. She also describes how to hand quilt your piece in different ways to add dimension and interest. Ellen Scott’s technique for using stitching, scraps, and small embellishments, will help you make a colorful narrative handcrafted quilt. A unique design method created by Sylvia Naylor allows you to use fabric to make a collage handmade quilted masterpiece. Another easy way to begin making handcrafted quilts is by starting small and using materials you have on hand, which is explored by quilter Natalya Aikens. If you’d rather skip a lot of functional sewing and focus on hand quilting the details, or simply don’t have that much time to sew, Laura Wasilowski offers a step-by-step guide to fusing quilts.

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To anyone who loves fabric and thread, making a handmade quilt is often the ultimate creative experience. The contemplative act of hand quilting—needle moving rhythmically over and under fabric—is a pleasure even for those who primarily rely on machine quilting. Learning how to make homemade quilts is not just for the well-experienced quilters. You don’t have to know how to quilt by hand to create a handmade, quilted piece. Many contemporary art quilters add hand quilting and embroidery to their fabric art. It’s time for you to learn five new handmade quilt techniques that are sure to add a more personal touch to your handcrafted quilt. The experts at Quilting Daily have put together a perfect eBook dedicated to the art of hand quilting. Download this free eBook today and follow hand quilting experts as they show you how to hand quilt amazing pieces.

No matter what your interests, this free eBook from the experts at Quilting Daily will teach you how to hand quilt and give you all the tools and inspiration you need to create your very own handmade quilts.


Free Hand Quilting Technique #1: Appliqued Quilt Free Hand Quilting Technique #1: Whole Cloth Quilt

Free Hand Quilting Technique #1

Art Quilting Made Easy by Lesley Riley

Something has kept you from making art quilts. Maybe it’s the word “art” that has stopped you. Perhaps the endless products and embellishments seem overwhelming. Whatever the reason, there is only one solution- just begin. Lesley Riley’s guidance will help you create homemade quilts that are works of art. With a few simple tools, a little fabric, and a desire to play, you can create a small handmade quilt of your own design. Art quilts can draw on traditional patterns and techniques, but the end result is a totally new design, unique to you. Lesley discusses two different styles of art quilts, appliquéd quilts handmade and whole cloth quilts handmade.

Appliquéd Quilt
In appliquéd quilts handmade, small pieces of fabric are applied to a larger, background fabric by sewing or fusing. Shapes can be recognizable, such as a door or a tree, geometric, or simply freeform shapes. Lesley takes you step-by-step in making an appliqué handcrafted quilt with a picture as the focal point. Just simply follow her directions and beautiful illustrations and you will be making your very own appliquéd handcrafted quilts.

Whole Cloth Quilt

In a whole cloth handmade quilt the emphasis is on the surface design of the fabric and/or the quilting stitches. Using paint, stamps, screening or transfers, a plain piece of fabric can be transformed into a work of hand quilting art. Lesley does a fabulous job at giving you detailed step-by-step instructions to successfully make a whole cloth handmade quilted piece of art. She also offers a materials list and a few resources to further your knowledge of art quilt making.

Free Hand Quilting Technique #2

Free Hand Quilting Technique #2

Painting with Thread: Stitching a Story by Ellen Scott

Making narrative handmade quilts is a very exciting and satisfying way to learn how to quilt by hand. It’s handmade, handspun, and heartfelt. This style of homemade quilts is completely based on your own personal vision. There are no strict guidelines. Ellen suggests beginning with a preliminary drawing and from there incorporate special events, your favorite things, anything to make this handcrafted quilt personal to you. Ellen gives you step-by-step directions on how to properly bring your vision to life. She suggests a list of materials to use, but you can use whatever completes your own personal vision.

Free Hand Quilting Technique #3

Free Hand Quilting Technique #3

Home Free: Collage Your Way to Design by Sylvia Naylor

If you are one of those people who would like to work in a freer way, then this is the technique for you. If not, you might want to consider trying it on your homemade quilts anyway. Though many of us like to plan our artwork, doing so can close us off to spontaneous possibilities and also cause us to over-think the process. Sylvia begins her hand quilting technique with making a paper collage of what inspires her. Her inspiration comes from houses, since she moved around a lot. But feel free to find inspiration for your handmade quilts from whatever your heart desires. Starting by making a paper collage frees up your designs and sparks your handcrafted quilt creative process. Sylvia walks you through the steps she takes: first, working spontaneously, she makes a paper collage, and second, she re-creates that collage in fabric. Sylvia also includes personal tips to help you achieve amazing results with your handcrafted quilts.

Free Hand Quilting Technique #4

Free Hand Quilting Technique #4

Go Green: Eco-Friendly Journal Quilting Techniques by Natalya Aikens

Natalya Aikens’ quest for a long time has been to make recycled materials look beautiful and with this hand quilting technique, her quest is complete. Weekly, she made small handmade quilts for an entire year. Each quilt was made with recycled materials. The guidelines that Natalya has laid out for you are easy to follow. They are not discouraging because there isn’t a huge amount of work, it is meant to be fun, lighthearted work. Natalya discusses how to pick the best recycled materials to use for your gorgeous weekly handmade quilts. She gives you many different options on how to finish your handmade quilted pieces. You can try decorative stitching, glues and adhesives, acrylic and fabric paints, frayed edges and much more. It’s time to start creating works of art that are eco-friendly. Natalya has all the answers for you in her hand quilting technique you can begin enjoying now for free!

Free Hand Quilting Technique #5

Free Hand Quilting Technique #5

Fusing 101 by Laura Wasilowski

In this easy, self-directed hand quilting technique you will learn the fine art of fusing in a fun and amusing fashion. Fusing is the transfer of fusible web (a dry glue) to fabric by means of an iron. Once the web is transferred to the fabric it can be cut into any shape you like and re-fused to another fabric. It is a fast, easy way to create fabric artwork and still maintain your sanity. Before you begin fusing, it is important to embrace fundamental fusing facts. Laura discusses the basic rules to fusing. Then she presents a handmade quilt project that involves fusing and how to quilt by hand without spending a lot of time sewing. Her detailed step-by-step instructions will help you use your newfound fusing skills to make your own handcrafted quilt.


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