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Meet Artist of the Month: Judy Coates Perez

Sometimes, an artist’s work can stop you in your tracks. That has happened to me several times while working in the editorial offices of Quilting Arts. I’ll be researching a technique or maybe thumbing through a catalogue from a quilt exhibit, and BAM! It happens! A great quilt with balanced design, flawless composition, a strong…

These Appliqué Quilts are Positively Blooming!

Each year it seems like summer flies by faster and faster! I can’t quite believe Labor Day weekend has already come and gone. In an attempt to extend this season of sun, swimming, and barbeques, I’ve decided to make a quilt to remind me of those long summer days I adore so much. After considering…

Weekend Quilting Book Showcase

Did you follow along with the Weekend Quilting Book Showcase? If you missed it, no worries—we’ve got some of the projects right here. Everyone loves beautiful projects that sew up fast. So it’s not surprising that quilters from around the globe volunteered to receive a copy of Tied with a Ribbon blogger Jemima Flendt’s new book Weekend…

Foundation Paper Piecing: Tips from a First-Timer

It’s official; I’ve finally tried foundation paper piecing and I think I’m in love! I bought the Flight Delight Quilt Kit quite a while ago, but have been too nervous to give it a go. I’m a visual learner, so the idea of trying to understand how foundation paper piecing works without a ton of…

Small Quilted Gifts: An Aviary of Ornaments

It’s mid-August, and like every dedicated crafter I know, I’m already thinking of making handmade gifts for my friends and family this holiday season. I’m lucky to have a very large extended family: just one sister, but six sisters in law, six nieces, and a handful of close friends I consider my “sisters” despite no…

4 Reasons to Print on Fabric with Dye

There are so many options when you want to print on fabric—you can use stencils, stamps, or screens and paint, dye, or even bleach. It can be difficult to choose the “right” method for you and your project. I often opt for fabric paint when I want to experiment with printing on fabric. They are…

Meet Artist of the Month: Susan Brubaker Knapp

If I had to choose one quilter whose artistic mastery of fabric painting, thread sketching, and free motion quilting set the standards in our industry, that artist would be Susan Brubaker Knapp. Not only is Susan’s technical skill set broad: she creates award-winning works that capture the essence of her subjects in minute detail no…

Hand Sewing with 6-stranded Floss

I’ve been hand sewing since I was a little girl. My grandma spent hours patiently teaching me running stitch, satin stitch, and French knots. Even after learning to sew at a young age, it took me longer than I’d like to admit to find the ideal length of thread to sew with and how to…