Prayer Flags, Patchwork, Pet Portraits, and More

Want to catch up on what’s been happening this week in quilting? Check out these articles on everything from patchwork and modern quilting to prayer flags and pet portraits.

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How to Make Your Own Prayer Flags

Have you made prayer flags yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Prayer flags are a wonderful way to share your dreams, inspirations, and even your concerns through your passion for fabric. Whether you love to quilt, love to embroider, or love to experiment with surface design techniques, you’re sure to enjoy making prayer flags. Read more…


Whispers in the Wind

From Lanetta’s Creations: “Whispers in the Wind” is an inspiring concept that brings peace and comfort to me, just by saying the words out loud. When I read more about The Prayer Flag Project, I knew immediately I would have to create one, or two, or many. Read more …


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Patchwork Quilting: Master the Half-Square Triangle

Anyone wondering how to make a patchwork quilt with their scrap stash or using some of the fun, new commercial fabrics should learn the half-square triangle technique. It’s one of the basic piecing techniques for patchwork quilting. Once you know how to do it, you can apply it to a lot of different patchwork projects, big and small. Read more…

 



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How to Photograph Your Pets for Fabric Art

To make a realistic pet quilt, you need to be able to capture the details of the animal’s face in a photo so you can translate the values into fabric scraps and threadwork. Art quilter Faith Cleary, who makes pet portrait quilts for a living, says taking a good photo of the quilt subject is crucial. Here are her tips for taking photos of your pets. Read more…

 

 


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What I Brought Home from QuiltCon!

From Catherine Redford’s Blog: I’ve had a couple of long sleeps since I returned home from Pasadena. I’ve still not quite got back on CST but never mind. I have unpacked, emptied the dishwasher and caught up with the laundry…Read more…

 

 


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If you didn’t make it to QuiltCon last week, be sure to check out the magazine! Get news and notes from the show floor, meet designer Jessica Jones, peruse a selection of quilts from the special exhibits featuring work by Gwen Marston and Molly Upton. If you can’t wait to start reading, download your digital copy of QuiltCon Magazine today.

 

 

 

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