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Quilted Gifts and Decorations for Valentine’s Day

Wow, Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! Have you been busy sewing your Valentine something special? Or has your busy schedule gotten in the way? If you haven’t had a chance to get started, take a look at these five quilting patterns from the Quilting Daily Shop that are sure to inspire: Noughts & Crosses…

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8 Steps to Successful Cyanotype Prints on Fabric

Did you know cyanotype has been around since the middle of the 19th century? This vivid blue printing technique was a popular way to reproduce photographs and documents quickly and inexpensively. In fact, cyanotype prints were often used to print maps and plans, that’s where we get the term blueprint. Nowadays you can buy pretreated…

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Practice Free-Motion Quilting on Your Home Sewing Machine

Whether you’re working on a traditional, contemporary, or art quilt, you’ll need to join the layers of your sandwich with quilting. Challenge yourself to go beyond your favorite handful of free-motion quilting patterns by learning 52 fillers and motifs from Susan Brubaker Knapp. To improve your skills, make a small quilt sandwich approximately 12″ x…

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‘What’s Your Super Power?’ Reader Challenge finalists announced

In the December 2015/January 2016 issue, we announced our “What’s Your Super Power?” Reader Challenge. Many intrepid quilters took up shield and seam ripper to interpret this theme but only a few can be chosen. Without further ado, here are the finalists: Rosene Anderson, “Growing Old Gracefully” Kathleen Basso, “How To Eat An Elephant…” Astrid…

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Photographic Inspiration for Abstract Art Quilts

Creating abstract art quilts can be a challenge. Finding interesting compositions takes practice. You can start with making free-motion sketches by sewing bits of fabric and paper onto notecards. Or you can pin pieces of fabric to your design wall and watch relationships between shape and color develop. Or you can look to a photograph…

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How to Use an Embroidery Hoop to Screen Print

Screen printing with embroidery hoops is an easy and cost-effective way to try this surface design mainstay. All you need to get started is an embroidery hoop, about a fat quarter of Speedball screen printing fabric (110 mesh) or a sheer polyester fabric, a paint brush, Mod Podge®, a foam brush, and screen printing ink.

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Modern Patchwork Summer 2016 – Call for Submissions

The Modern Patchwork  team is collecting submissions for the summer 2016 issue of Modern Patchwork and would love to see what you’ve been working on. The summer submission deadline is Friday, January 29, 2016. Items in various design stages are accepted as well as the more final projects. In addition to quilt projects, Modern Patchwork…

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Embellish Fusibles with Color and Texture

Fusibles aren’t just for appliqué! Stop hiding your fusible interfacing and web between your fabrics. Let your fusibles take center stage by learning to create complex and unique fabric embellishments for your fiber art with tips and tricks from Susan Purney Mark. My contact with fusibles has been admittedly limited–like many quilters, I use it…

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What is your Super Power?

Look! Up in the sky; is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s Super Quilt Editor! No, not really. Just me … Quilting Arts Assistant Editor Kristine Lundblad. That might be my alter ego, though—it would be great to be able to edit articles in a single bound or more powerfully manage my quilting. If…