Experienced quilters know that an essential part of finishing a quilt is attaching a label. As Jessica Alexandrakis writes in her book Get Started Quilting: The Complete Beginner Guide, "Labels can document who made the quilt, who it was made for, where it was made, and if it came from a published pattern or from the quilter's own design."
If you quilt, you have fabric scraps. Some people keep only the large ones, while others--particularly fabric collage artists--save every teensy piece. After all, you never know when you're going to need that sparkly bit for a bird's eye or the tip of a magic wand.
I love it when two popular art techniques come together. In this case: free-motion quilting motifs and Zentangle®.
Artist Susan Brubaker Knapp is known for her beautifully detailed quilts accomplished by painting on fabric and thread sketching. But when she wanted to add quotes to her quilts, she found fabric paints too heavy for writing on fabric, especially to achieve the fine lines and small printing she desired.
In our updated free photo transfer eBook, 4 Inspired Quilts Using Image Transfer Techniques, you'll find unusual ways to turn photos into stunning art quilts.
Strip quilting, literally stitching strips of fabric together, is one of the easiest ways to create a modern-looking patchwork quilt or quilt project.
Few quilting artists have all the time they want for creating fiber art & quilts. But accomplishing more--while still enjoying it and doing a good job--is often a matter of efficiency rather than speed.
It's summer here in Quilting Daily land, so we've rounded up eight of our favorite summertime quilting and surface design projects and techniques for you to enjoy.
Quilters love color and nature puts on a mighty good show each autumn in many areas of the globe. It's hard to resist interpreting this beauty in our quilts! In the April/May issue, we challenged readers to create an 8" x 10" art quilt on...
Here's a quick and easy way to incorporate color, design, and fiber art in any décor: these Fabric Frames by Jenean Morrison make great gifts and use up fabric scraps.
What does the terms "sewing appliques" mean to you? Do you think of hand applique? Machine applique? The applique stitch?
I've often heard people who practice yoga or Pilates say they actually feel taller after a session of intense stretching. I know that when I stretch, my limbs feel longer and looser, I'm more nimble and flexible. I feel like I can do more--and I usually can.
We're all so busy--working, tending, taking care of the business of life and lives around us. Few of us are lucky enough to have all the time we want for creating and learning about our craft.
In this eBook, A Quilters Guide to Art Quilting Supplies and Tools, we’ve assembled advice and instruction on some quilt supplies that are optimal for the art quilter.
Matchstick-style machine quilting is a sophisticated way to give your quilt a modern look. But it also works well any time you want to fill in an area on your quilt--and looks especially nice on solid fabrics.