Take a Quick Quilt-related Survey

23 Jan 2013

What do you think? We want to know! Please take a look at the questions listed here and leave your answers in the comments section below. Your responses (without names) will help me create a graphic for an upcoming issue of In Stitches emag.

You can keep it short; you will not be marked down for incomplete sentences!

1. What's your favorite stitching technique?

2. What's your favorite surface design technique?

3. How often do you quilt or make art?

Pick one: Every day        Twice a week              Once a week               When I have time

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook?

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?

6. What's your favorite color?

7. What do you need more of in your stash?

Thanks!

Jane


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okieLinda wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 1:32 PM

hand stitching

applique

every day

loose pages

spoonflower

purple

yellow

good luck Jane

marygg wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 1:35 PM

1. free motion

2. embellishing with beads, fabric manipulation

3. When I have time

4. yes, sporadically

5. Making fabric from scraps

6. green

7. more current fabrics. My stash is mostly from the 90's.

This was fun! I LOVE the In Stitches emag, btw!

Debtex wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 1:39 PM

1. machine

2. embellishment (beading, buttons, etc.)

3. Twice a week

4. No, but I use Pinterest, does that count? :)

5. Free motion quilting

6. yellow

7. solids

Honeylioness wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 1:42 PM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique? - I don't really have one, perhaps hand quilting because I find it so relaxing.

2. What's your favorite surface design technique? - Beading and other types of embellishment

3. How often do you quilt or make art? - When I have time, though I want to try and sew on  a regular schedule this year.

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook? - I keep a notebook with all the quilts I have completed with pattern notes, fabric samples and a final photo. I also keep a notebook of all the fabrics I have over 1 yard.

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year? - I want to master finishing my projects!

6. What's your favorite color? - Green

7. What do you need more of in your stash? - Probably neutrals like beige, cream and grey.

on 23 Jan 2013 1:49 PM

piecing

Trapunto

daily

not yet

self regulation of stitch length in freemotion quilting

yellow

Moda jelly rolls

Can't wait to see the results of the survey!

on 23 Jan 2013 1:58 PM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique?

hand piecing and hand embroidery

2. What's your favorite surface design technique?

I have always preferred hand embroidery.

3. How often do you quilt or make art?

Every day.

Pick one: Every day        Twice a week              Once a week               When I have time

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook?

No, I have never felt the need to keep a design journal;

I either keep my ideas in my head or jot ideas on sticky notes.

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?

Machine embroidery and free motion quilting.

6. What's your favorite color?

aquamarine

7. What do you need more of in your stash?

batik/colorwash

on 23 Jan 2013 2:19 PM

. What's your favorite stitching technique?

No faves - love that there are so many to choose from depending on my needs at a given time.

2. What's your favorite surface design technique?

Again, too many to isolate one favorite.

3. How often do you quilt or make art?

Every day.

Pick one: Every day        Twice a week              Once a week               When I have time

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook?

No journal, but yes, a sketchbook that I randomly sketch in.

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?

I want to master free motion stitching this year. And I want to focus in on my own voice in art.

6. What's your favorite color?

All!

7. What do you need more of in your stash?

Solids and shots!

on 23 Jan 2013 2:19 PM

. What's your favorite stitching technique?

No faves - love that there are so many to choose from depending on my needs at a given time.

2. What's your favorite surface design technique?

Again, too many to isolate one favorite.

3. How often do you quilt or make art?

Every day.

Pick one: Every day        Twice a week              Once a week               When I have time

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook?

No journal, but yes, a sketchbook that I randomly sketch in.

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?

I want to master free motion stitching this year. And I want to focus in on my own voice in art.

6. What's your favorite color?

All!

7. What do you need more of in your stash?

Solids and shots!

tommequilts wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 2:36 PM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique?

 Couching

2. What's your favorite surface design technique?

 Couching (I'm seeing a pattern here. . .)

3. How often do you quilt or make art?

Twice a week

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook?

No

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?

A longarm technique: masking out an applique motif or area within an area of

(computerized) quilting

6. What's your favorite color?

Seriously?  You honestly think I can pick just one?

7. What do you need more of in your stash?

Large fabric cuts to use as backings for quilts.  (Otherwise, I'm covered!)

susiemonday wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 2:40 PM

free-motion

printing -- all kinds

every day

yes -- paper ones and iPad

More iPad design skills

all of the bright ones

time & organization

kidtime wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 2:41 PM

1. Hand Stitching

2. Applique

3. Every day, if possible

4. Both

5. Triangle patterns

6. Red

7. Solids

kidtime wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 2:42 PM

1. Hand stitching

2. Applique

3. Every day, if possible

4. Both

5. Triangle patterns

6. Red

7. Solids

Bikeb wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 2:47 PM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique?  Mostly machine...am not a big hand stitcher

2. What's your favorite surface design technique? don't know yet...still so new into this!!  

3. How often do you quilt or make art? I try at least once if not twice a week!

Pick one: Every day        Twice a week              Once a week               When I have time

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook?  more pics than anything...i write on patterns if I do something that makes it easier etc..

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year? I want to master free motion quilting...yeah..I know..it is gonna take more than a year!!

6. What's your favorite color?  Not really sure I have a real favorite...Sadly I like them all!!

7. What do you need more of in your stash?  Well..I don't need fat quarters,  zippers, buttons , thread, patterns, books, or yardage, but would love more quilting tools...beyond the very few that I have!!  

Thanks!

Jane

marysu4 wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 2:49 PM

1. Machine sketching, new to me but I'm loving it.

2.. All of them!! Painting is foremost right now.

3. Every single day, as much as possible!!

4. Several of all sizes for all different things.

5. I took Lyric Kinard's Elements of Design last year so still expanding on all that! Highly recommend her on-going Elements group to any and all!

6. Blue, blue, blue, blue blue!! I love rich saturated colors, but blue of any kind- yummy!!

7. Self-control and organization! Serious destash time!

woody1229 wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 3:11 PM

1. Machine stitching   2. Hand stitching with perle or sashimi   3. Every day  4. Sketchbook   5. Improve/grow my improvisational stitching  6. Red   7. Modern fabrics, solids  

SandyD wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 3:17 PM

embroidery, hand work

digital printing

every day

no, I blog and that's my journal

would love to be a better painter/printer/disciplined maker

LOVE black-  I have to stop myself from reaching for it all the time

more room!

Hiya, Jane!

cmjones wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 3:31 PM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique? MACHINE

2. What's your favorite surface design technique? APPLIQUE

3. How often do you quilt or make art? WHEN I HAVE TIME

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook? NO

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year? FREE MOTION QUILTING

6. What's your favorite color? PURPLE

7. What do you need more of in your stash? EVERYTHING

on 23 Jan 2013 4:20 PM

Machine embroidery/free motion.  Screen printing and painting.  Everyday!!  Yes, I keep a journal, written and art.  A new mixed media technique or appliqué.  Green.  I love MODA fabric and lots of trims and buttons.

on 23 Jan 2013 5:50 PM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique? - Thread painting

2. What's your favorite surface design technique? Anything with paint/thickened dyes

3. How often do you quilt or make art? Everyday

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook? Yes

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year? Batiking

6. What's your favorite color? Purple

7. What do you need more of in your stash? PFD

TheaM@2 wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 5:58 PM

You can keep it short; you will not be marked down for incomplete sentences!

1. What's your favorite stitching technique? = anything by machine

2. What's your favorite surface design technique? = stencils

3. How often do you quilt or make art? every day... when possible!

Pick one: Every day        Twice a week              Once a week               When I have time

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook? yes - but not consistently

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?  free motion quilting - practice, practice, practice!

6. What's your favorite color? red, most days

7. What do you need more of in your stash? a time machine

Thanks! - you're welcome!

Thea

reginabdunn wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 8:39 PM

1. Running stitch to add texture.

2. Using sheers, cheesecloth

3. Every day (almost)

4. yes, but it's not nearly a work of art. Just a place to record ideas and sketches

5. my own voice or style

6. teal

7. a good sewing table (LOL)

SBWS wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 8:39 PM

1. Hand embroidery - love all the options in stitch varieties / colors / combinations

2. Beading & hand painting fabric

3. When I have time...but working hard on making more time -- close to at least once a week (still work full time...drat!)

4. Absolutely -- inspiration comes at unexpected times and places.

5. Machine embroidery

6. That's like asking which is my favorite child! Who can choose? They all have their places (but as a child I would always answer that question with "yellow" -- still love it...but love others, too!)

7. Scads of linen in white and myriad hues -- silk dupioni would be nice, too!

tracynz wrote
on 23 Jan 2013 11:02 PM

1. Hand quilting

2. Dyeing

3. When i have time

4. yes - sporadically but getting better!

5. complete a challenge quilt

6. purple

7. everything!

Starling41 wrote
on 24 Jan 2013 10:27 AM

1. trying them all.

2. fused applique

3. Every day (this isn't quite accurate, but as close as you are letting me come.)

4. I journal. I don't really sketchbook.

5. I'm learning to free motion quilt.

6. Blue

7. More full yard or larger cuts.

Mrslewis48 wrote
on 24 Jan 2013 2:31 PM

Machine

Applique

Daily

No

Free motion

Blue

Neutrals

Mrslewis48 wrote
on 24 Jan 2013 2:31 PM

Machine

Applique

Daily

No

Free motion

Blue

Neutrals

jenris wrote
on 24 Jan 2013 10:53 PM

1.  machine serpentine

2.  free motion feathers and waves

3.  3 to 4 times a week

4.  yes, a notebook with all my quilting stuff including a spreadsheet on completed quilt plans

5.  landscape art quilts

6.  blue

7.  hand-dyed pieces of cloth for my landscapes

valeriedash wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 3:11 AM

Favourite technique, handstitching and embellishment

Make an art quilt whenever I have the time

Do not keep a journal or sketchbook

Plans for new year - would like to learn how to incorporate beads into my stitching instead of adding them afterwards

Favourite colour - actually two - purple and bright pink, also love turquoise

Need more batiks in my stash

Linda Seward wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 3:33 AM

1. favorite stitching technique: free motion machine quilting

2. favorite surface design technique: embellishing with beads

3. how often: every day

4. keep journal or sketchbook: yes, but only occasionally on my website: http://www.lindaseward.com/

5. new thing to learn: computer surface design printing techniques

6. favorite color: peacock blue and yellow--can't choose between them!

7. need more in my stash: have enough for the rest of time, but perhaps some more plain fabric for hand dyeing/surface design techniques

TivaB wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 3:36 AM

Machine piecing and appliqué

printing from my own image or pictures

Every day    

Not a journal but everything made is pictured or scanned and kept on electronic files

mastering machine (familial) quilting

blue

old sewing and haberdashery  notions.

Odile

ole chook wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 3:38 AM

1. Hand Stitching

2. Freestyle

3. Daily

4. Only a basic outline guide my quilts evolve

5. More stitches to play with

6. Colours of the ocean

7. Batiks

MaryMac2 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 4:01 AM

1 machine free motion sewing

2 machine free motion sewing

3 twice a week

4 journal

5 dyeing own fabric

6 yellow

7 yellow and batik and solids (not patterned)

on 26 Jan 2013 4:09 AM

1.Stitching layers.

2.Fabric manipulation for interesting surfaces.

3.Every day.

4.Sporadically, but have several on the go at any one time.

5.To machine quilt using a quilting frame.

6.Blue.

7. Plain colours.

maggie kerby wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 4:13 AM

1. just plain straight stitching on the machine

2. thermofax / silk-screen

3. once a week

4. just bought one after forgetting my ideas for many years

5. transfer techniques

6. purple

7. organization only

quiltinglois wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 4:48 AM

3. How often? I plan, cut, piece or quilt every day.

4. I keep a journal with pictures, a list of quilts, etc.

5. I would like to master some curved piecing.

6. Do I have to pick one??? Blue, purple, turquoise, .....

7. I need more small prints, cream, white, etc. to use as backgrounds.

lady43 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 4:56 AM

straight stiching

meander

when I have time

no journal or sketchbook

hst

purple

have sufficient stash

on 26 Jan 2013 5:35 AM

1. Machine piecing & applique

2. Embellishment - beads, topstitching

3. Twice a week

4. Notebook of completed quilts with notes, photos, swatches. E-file of potential future quilt projects.

5. Free motion

6. Love them all!

7. Neutrals

jilly5 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 6:01 AM

Kantha stitches

Easier to keep a journal going weekly than embark on textile projects unless they are small like gift pockets

blue

don't need more in my stash just ideas to use it

barblopes wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 6:07 AM

1.  Layering my machine's decorative stitches to get texture.

2. Raw edge applique

3. When I have time

4. Several- enter randomly in whichever is at hand.  Several are in graph paper.

5. Quilting with my home machine

6. In quilts? Black

7. Light colors- because I don't have enough.  Batiks- because I want LOTS MORE!

cpfinlayson wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 6:43 AM

1 anything that I can fit in schedule, hand or machine

2 embellishment, learning to love free motion quilting

3 at least 5 times a week, keep something in car at all times to work on

4 no, that is a goal

5 dying my fabric

6  green

7 hand dyed

elaine41 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 6:57 AM

1. I can't think of a favorite.

2. free motion and beading

3. every day (when I worked I would get up every morning at 4AM so I could sew before going to work.)

4.  yes

5. melt and blend crayon on fabric.

6.  blue

7. everything, there is never too much

on 26 Jan 2013 7:06 AM

1. I like machine stitching.

2. Stipple

3. Every day        

4. I do keep a journal/sketchbook. I sketch out design ideas and keep track of my hours on projects. This year I'm going to start keeping track of my spending on each project, general stash purchases and tools and equipment.

5. This year I'd like to increase the number of machine quilting patterns I can use with ease. I'd also like to figure out how to bury my thread ends.

6. My favorite color is purple.

7. I really need to add some batiks to my stash

doerrtl wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 7:20 AM

1. Hand stitching

2. Applique and beading

3. Every day

4. Yes, a journal

5. Free-motion quilting on my home machine

6. Purple

7. Batiks

This was fun.

on 26 Jan 2013 7:22 AM

Machine piecing

free motion quilting

When I have time but aim for once or twice a week

keep ideas/graphic in computer and paper files

useing curved pieces in free-form

like color combos, especially purple with orange

7. What do you need more of in your stash? small scale prints

bonway wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 7:26 AM

Machine stiching with my old singer sewing machine.

Machine quilting.

Every day.

Book and loose pages depending on the designs I use.

I'd like to try some applique.

Lime Green.

Green fabric.

Martha@22 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 7:28 AM

My favorite stitching is a variety of embroidery as embellishment to quilts.  I've learned lots of stitches in a Brazilian embroidery class at our guild.  My favorite surface design is applique.  I work on quilts or cutting or something at least two days a week.  I keep a sketchbook/journal for ideas for both quilting and writing.  I'm not sure what I want to learn new so I go to quilt workshops to learn whatever I can from my friends and fellow quilters.  I'll know what I want to learn when I encounter it!  My favorite color is red and various shades of red.  My stash needs more greens.  I was working on a quilt recently and looking for a green and realized how little variety in green I had.

eileenkny wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 7:31 AM

hand applique

don't have one

wen I have time

I'm trying to keep a journal

hand embroidery

blue

batiks

on 26 Jan 2013 7:36 AM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique?

i don't have a favorite, i like that there are so many. i use a few different machines because they have different stitching

2. What's your favorite surface design technique?

hand applique

3. How often do you quilt or make art?

everyday

Pick one: Every day        Twice a week              Once a week               When I have time

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook?

yes to both

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?

free motion

6. What's your favorite color?

teal

7. What do you need more of in your stash?

everything

smcpp wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 7:36 AM

Maybe try Survey Monkey for surveys.

BOSBURY wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 7:38 AM

hand sewing

bit of bling!

when I have time

yes if it is something I am creating from scratch no if using  a pattern

curved piecing

blues

fabric

bestquilter wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 7:42 AM

hand applique

applique with embellishment

every day

yes keep a list of ideas and a journal of completed projects

digitizing embroidery

blue

more space but I can always make more room - batiks

magrande wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 7:46 AM

Dense quilting, stencils,little every day if possible,journal, abstraction, orange (but only in quilts), light values

on 26 Jan 2013 7:50 AM

1.  Machine

2. Hand Embroidery

3. When I have time

4. No journal or sketchbook..thought about doing it.

5.  Free motion quilting

5.  Blue

6.  Less blue fabric

kitties wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 7:51 AM

1.  any stitch I can do by hand.  I really love them all.

2. embroidery

3. every single day

4. both; and I always take them with me.....just in case

5.  my new sewing machine

6.  periwinkle blue

7.  embroidery threads

thanks for letting me participate.

cliocat wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 8:05 AM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique?  Hand stitched embroidery

2. What's your favorite surface design technique? Ice dye & shibori

3. How often do you quilt or make art?  At least weekly, sometimes more (not solely fibers)

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook? Yes, sketchbook

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year? Better digital techniques (photo manipulation, iPad apps, etc)

6. What's your favorite color?  Deep greens

7. What do you need more of in your stash? Can you ever have enough of your own hand dyes?

gollinlee wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 8:13 AM

sewing machine free motion

machine quilting nature motifs

every day

yes

more free motion quilting designs

blue

time to use them up.  I create more stash than I can use:)

roberam wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 8:28 AM

1. Hand stitching

2.  Embroidery

3. Twice a week

4.  No

5.  A balance between quilting and hand embroidery, I love them both and always want to combine them in every project I do.

6.  All shades of Orange

7.  More solid fabrics

mshort wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 8:29 AM

1.stitch through tear-away paper.

2. Not sure.  Some embroidery. Some water crayons. Some applique.

3.Twice a week.

4. Sketchbook and loads of jpg on computer; some are scanned sketches I make so can find them again by NAME.

5. Hand dying fabric with stamping and/or batik.

6. blue. OR brights in general.

7. Can't find navy blue prints or white shirting with very small navy dots or prints. Like the vintage look but not cream.  Like it white for background. AND Batiks and modern bold prints--brights.

on 26 Jan 2013 8:32 AM

English paper piecing

hand embroidery

every day

no

free form needle weaving or needle lace

orange red next to shocking pink

fabric

playdoll wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 8:32 AM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique?  Thread painting

2. What's your favorite surface design technique?  Inking

3. How often do you quilt or make art?  Every day  

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook?  no

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?  Shibori

6. What's your favorite color?  Orange

7. What do you need more of in your stash?  Beads, specialty threads, silk fabrics

Mary wet ore wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 8:42 AM

I love appliqué, either by machine or by hand.

Favorite surface design is a toss up between beading and painting.

I would like to say every day but because I work in a quilt store, sometimes I'm just too tired at the end of the day.

I have kept a journal for more years than I remember.

I would like to tame my machine quilting.  Mastering might take longer than a year!

My favorite color depends on what day it is...I love oranges...butter yellow...turquoise..........

I probably need more neutrals to go with all my bold colors.

HelenElaine wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 9:05 AM

You can keep it short; you will not be marked down for incomplete sentences!

1. What's your favorite stitching technique? Machine applique & Seminole strips

2. What's your favorite surface design technique? Free-motion quilting & 3-D pieces for visual & tactile interest

3. How often do you quilt or make art? Average of twice a week, depending on work schedule

Pick one: Every day        Twice a week              Once a week               When I have time

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook? Not in one place; sketches all over and photos on my phone

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year? More techniques for layering to add interest and texture

6. What's your favorite color? Purple, but it likes its friends green and turquoise, as well, with punches of yellow.

7. What do you need more of in your stash? Lighter values of all colors. Light batiks are very hard to find in all the appropriate colors.

ellenrs wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 9:06 AM

zig-zag

Beads

Every day

No

Free motion

Blue

Saturated colors

Terrymc5001 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 9:09 AM

Hello,

1. What's your favorite stitching technique?  Handpiecing and stitching.

2. What's your favorite surface design technique?  Patchwork

3. How often do you quilt or make art? Whenever I have time, so rarely (sadly)

Pick one: Every day        Twice a week              Once a week               When I have time

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook?  Sporadically

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?       Machine quilting

6. What's your favorite color?   Green

7. What do you need more of in your stash?    Probably nothing; I have outgrown my closets, cabinets and tables because  I have been stashing fabrics of all textures, colors and sizes for the day when I can quilt every day.  Just like exercise, the only way this is going to happen is if I make it a priority and 2013 is my year for quilting and exercise.

k021406 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 9:10 AM

1- my favorite stitching technique is English paper piecing and have a few quilts that have these hexagons so I always seem to have some with me. :)

2-my surface designs have been limited to threads, applique and beading.  I am looking toward to learning new things this year.

3- I quilt whenever I have the time and take hand work with me try when I know I will have a few extra minutes to sew. I like to think my quilts are art.

4- yes,  I have a notebook with lined paper on the front and graph paper on the back and I use that to jot down notes and designs I want to make into quilts or purses.

5- I want to dye or paint my fabric this year.

6- black, white, red and pink are my top four but I would have to say red is my

Favorite Color because I feel powerful and sexy when I wear it.  It is a bold color.

7- fabric!!!  But I made myself a promise NOT to buy anymore until I complete a few. UFO 's ..however. I could always use threads, and paint sticks!

favor

waggonswest wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 9:11 AM

I like the ease of free motion and the control of hand quilting.  

Seed stitch using perle cotton

I try to do something creative every day.

I don't have a formal journal.  I document my work on-line and am trying very hard to collect my sketches and notes all in one place.

I would like to work on thread painting.

I like whatever color I am looking at.

I have a hard time finding true purples and  happy yellows.  

on 26 Jan 2013 9:14 AM

1.Shishiko ,3.every day4. Journal 4-5 xa week, sketch less often, but want to do more 5. Free motion Machine 6. Red7. Nothing at the moment, my aim this year is only to buy fabrics needed to supplement stash projects

:)

Christine

on 26 Jan 2013 9:27 AM

1.Free motion machine quilting - thread painting.

2. Again, thread painting.

3. Daily

4. Trying

5. Our group is studying design principles - it's amazing what a focused study teaches!

6. Blue

7. Wendy Richards over-dyed designer fabrics

lynnelovett wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 9:33 AM

1. Freehand quilting

2. Beading

3. Daily

4. No journal, no organized sketchbook -- just prep sketches before a project.

5. Get better at dyeing abric

6. Alizarin crimson

7. Time!

ampietro wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 9:34 AM

hand quilting

applique

everyday

no

create an original design

yellow

green

k021406 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 9:34 AM

1- English paper peicing

2-hand quilting,  beading,  and applique.

3-when I have the time often take small projects with me.

4-yes.  I have a notebook with lines on one side and grid on the other.  I use it for notes, ideas and drawing new designs for quilts and purses.

5-hand dying my own fabric.

6-black, white, red and pink.  Red being #1 because it makes me feel bold, powerful and sexy.

7-  matalic threads and paint studs!

Angela R wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 9:38 AM

Hand embroidery, almost everything except cross stitch, machine embroidery.

Block printing

Daily including thinking time

Yes a sketchbook

I have just finished City and Guilds and want to develop my own style

Green, except today when it is white, grey and pale gold, the last day of snow before theOuse floods again

More space and fewer bits that might come in useful

kysoti wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 9:51 AM

dense free motion quilting

collage fabric - adding yarns, floss, strips of fabric stitched altogether to alter fabric

every day - best days are morning, noon and night

sketchbooks, yes

catch up on books and magazines for all the great things I've missed

this week? evergreen

jewel toned batiks

cjharness wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 9:58 AM

hand stitching

beads and embroidery

every day

no

big stitch quilting

bright red

plain muslin

jks2 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 10:22 AM

free-motion stitching

hand painting

every day

sketchbooks, notebook, fabric dye notes

whole cloth painted, stitched art quilts

blue

batiks

strider77 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 10:26 AM

1. hand applique

2. sashiko

3. twice a week

4. sort of

5. translating ideas to reality

6. teal

7. time!!

dcamarote wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 10:27 AM

Machine

Never make art, quilt most days

Do not keep a journal but try to take pictures of each quilt

Hand applique

Red

Don't need anything more in my stash.  Need to use up what I have

carolrog1 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 10:50 AM

1. Hand

2. Quilting....all sorts!

3.Every day

4. Not very artistically; I use a notebook to jot down ideas, thoughts, etc

5. More dyeing and discharging techiques.

6. Jewel colours

7. Time, threads, energy!

nor easter wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 11:02 AM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique?

Machine piecing, hand quilting and embellishing

2. What's your favorite surface design technique?

Papers and printmaking techniques, fusing

3. How often do you quilt or make art?

As often as possible, usually five or six days a week

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook?

Yes, paper and electronic for different aspects

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?

Printmaking techniques on fabric, especially collagraphy with a press

6. What's your favorite color?

Yellow and red

7. What do you need more of in your stash?

gradations...it's time to learn to make my own!

drjudi wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 11:11 AM

1. straight line and shadowing

2 continuous line - pantograph

3 once a week

4 no but should

5 learning to use the computer quilting for the bernina 830 and frame

6. yellow

7. batiks

Scop wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 11:11 AM

Free motion machine quilting

Inktense watercolor pencils and sticks

Everyday

I have an art journal/project planning sketchbook

Wearable art with creative fabric painting/stamping/dyeing/embellishing

Green

No real stash, need stamps and printmaking tools, inks, dyes,

gabhartk wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 11:27 AM

1. Hand stitching

2. Embellishing

3. Depends on the week......once a week to everyday

4. I keep a photo/sample/comment folder.

5. Machine quilting on my regular sewing machine

6. Plaid because  I love all colors.  I tell people blues but when you look at my stash it is pretty even among all colors.

7. Pastels and solids

sewsofab wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 11:28 AM

sewsofab:

1)  Free Motion & thread painting

2)  Stitiching, beading, stamping

3)  When I have time, plus once a month with my AQ group

4)  Sketchbook, annotated

5)  Bobbin work

6)  What!! Only one?????

7)  Batiks & my own hand-dyed fabrics

Shar Short wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 11:28 AM

1.  i love seed stitch.

2.  quilting of any kind

3.  not nearly enough, but try to have something ready for large blocks of time or small blocks of time and when i travel.  

4.  i have a couple of notebooks/binders that i keep ideas in

5.  batik

6.  blues

7.  pinks (not very much though...)

Sue Crook wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 11:51 AM

free machine embroidery

screen printing

twice a week at least

a sketchbook when I am staring a new idea, but sometimes the work just evolves.

blueprints

I like all colours so don't really have a favourite one

absolutely nothing....though that won't stop me adding to it!

Sue Crook wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 11:51 AM

free machine embroidery

screen printing

twice a week at least

a sketchbook when I am staring a new idea, but sometimes the work just evolves.

blueprints

I like all colours so don't really have a favourite one

absolutely nothing....though that won't stop me adding to it!

Django wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 11:52 AM

1. hand quilting

2. beading

3. everyday

4. no

5. hand dyeing

6. teal

7. light values and confidence

LynDeeL wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 12:00 PM

Machine

Curvy straight stitch built into my machine

Everyday

Many journals and notebooks spread throughout the house and in purse, but none "finished"

Add beading techniques to finished quilts as embellishment

Primary and secondary colors in good background prints (not solids)

on 26 Jan 2013 12:13 PM

1.What's your favorite stitching technique? applique

2. What's your favorite surface design technique? stamping or stenciling

3. How often do you quilt or make art?

Every day   - mostly every day    

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook? try to but usually fail. intimidated by my lack of drawing skills.

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?Free motion

6. What's your favorite color? greens

7. What do you need more of in your stash? Honestly - no more fabric. Maybe thread.

on 26 Jan 2013 12:13 PM

1.What's your favorite stitching technique? applique

2. What's your favorite surface design technique? stamping or stenciling

3. How often do you quilt or make art?

Every day   - mostly every day    

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook? try to but usually fail. intimidated by my lack of drawing skills.

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?Free motion

6. What's your favorite color? greens

7. What do you need more of in your stash? Honestly - no more fabric. Maybe thread.

on 26 Jan 2013 12:23 PM

1.  Machine feather stitch to embellish quilts.

2. Free motion quilting.

3. Every day.

4. Yes.

5. Crochet!

6. Purple.

7. Storage space!

Janquiltz wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 2:23 PM

1. Handstitching such as applique and hand quilting.

2. Embellishing with beads, paints, threads

3. Daily

4. No, but should

5. DSM free motion quilting - especially feathers.

6. Fall colors

7. Solids and basic neutrals (beiges, off-white, greys, black)

tsunakwa wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 2:37 PM

- machine embroidery

- applique

- every day

- scrapbook of ideas

- sewing with satin

- anything but brown/beige

- nothing, I have too much already!

foxfyre wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 2:53 PM

1. Hand quilting 2. Thread all kinds and different stitches 3. every day 4. sketchbook 5. sky dying on silk 6. blue .. all shades 7. batiks

Artwebworks wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 3:05 PM

1.  machine

2. beading

3. once a week

4. no

5. photo transfer but not computer printed

6. yellow

7. batiks

Edna30 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 3:28 PM

1.machine piecing

2.hand quilting and hand embroidery

3.every day

4.idea files and now Pinterest boards

5.want to learn sashiko

6.like all colors but probably indigo blue is my favorite

7.I have everything from cottons to silks to vintage. But there is always room for more.

karen608 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 3:53 PM

hand stitching/quilting

applique

every day

loose pages of printer paper sometimes on a clipboard or page protector in binder

quilt with machine

red

yellows and creams

Angelika13 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 3:54 PM

Hand

Painting

When I  have time

4 whatever is handy to jot notes or sketch

Machine drawing

Red

Abstract designs

cookiemom2 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 3:59 PM

1-Machine mostly, 2-Free motion quilting, 3-most every day, 4-Occassionally, not so much, 5-Master my stash, 6-Red, 7-organization.

on 26 Jan 2013 4:01 PM

1. Thread stitching a pic or design

2. Appliqué

3. I try to do something every day! Knit, draw, quilt

4. Yes, I just started journaling.

5. Spanish!

6. Now that's a difficult question. Looking at my stash of fabric, it's blue, or green

7. Modern fabrics and solids, which I am working on!

anntill wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 4:03 PM

1. Stitching technique?  Probably free-motion hearts and loops

2. free motion hearts and loops

3. Daily

4. \Yes - journal, am useless at sketching

5 Hand applique

6. Don't have one

7 interesting background fabrics

WandaM14 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 4:30 PM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique? embroidery

2. What's your favorite surface design technique? painting

3. How often do you quilt or make art?

When I have time

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook? not really

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?

6. What's your favorite color?  purple

7. What do you need more of in your stash? batiks!

WandaM14 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 4:30 PM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique? embroidery

2. What's your favorite surface design technique? painting

3. How often do you quilt or make art?

When I have time

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook? not really

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?

6. What's your favorite color?  purple

7. What do you need more of in your stash? batiks!

on 26 Jan 2013 5:12 PM

1. Depends on what is rattling around in my mind.

2. Embroidery and beading and buttons and more beading.

3. I try to do some every day. Keeps me sane.

4. No, Altho I know I should.

5. Sketching in a note book would be agood to learn.

6. Peach is my favorite with blue a close second.

7. My stash needs more roon to sort and store. I live in a small RV.

I used too many words but I hope it helps.

on 26 Jan 2013 5:12 PM

1. Depends on what is rattling around in my mind.

2. Embroidery and beading and buttons and more beading.

3. I try to do some every day. Keeps me sane.

4. No, Altho I know I should.

5. Sketching in a note book would be agood to learn.

6. Peach is my favorite with blue a close second.

7. My stash needs more roon to sort and store. I live in a small RV.

I used too many words but I hope it helps.

on 26 Jan 2013 5:12 PM

1. Depends on what is rattling around in my mind.

2. Embroidery and beading and buttons and more beading.

3. I try to do some every day. Keeps me sane.

4. No, Altho I know I should.

5. Sketching in a note book would be agood to learn.

6. Peach is my favorite with blue a close second.

7. My stash needs more roon to sort and store. I live in a small RV.

I used too many words but I hope it helps.

cvcool wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 5:12 PM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique? hand quilting

2. What's your favorite surface design technique? probably dye, although beading is in there somewhere

3. How often do you quilt or make art?

Pick one: Every day        

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook? Yes, sometimes. I keep all the patterns I draft myself.

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year? improving level of wearables

6. What's your favorite color? BLUE!

7. What do you need more of in your stash? Hand-dyes

Cynthy2 wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 5:54 PM

1. machine stitching, often using the wavy stitch on my Bernina

2.  quilting

3.  when I have time

4.  yes, I started keeping a journal for both ideas and projects I have made

5.  more consistently sewing and quilting.  it often gets put on the back burner behind other chores! and just being tired after working all day

6.  teal is a long time favorite of mine and nearly all the jewel tone colors.  Bright orange for a splash!

7. my stash is extensive and includes a lot of hand me down fabric, which is very challenging for me to use since it was given to me rather than picked for a specific purpose.  At this point I just need more stabilizers in a variety of weights.

on 26 Jan 2013 5:56 PM

Machine stitching, bead embellishment,quilt almost every day,want to master hand applique,favorite colors turquoise and purple, need more green,not my fvorite color but needed in landscapes

on 26 Jan 2013 6:01 PM

1. free motion

2. patchwork

3. As often as I can fit in.

4. a journal sort of, more a list of pattern, fabric, gift, etc.

5.wanted to make a one block wonder and I did.

6. blue or green

7.yellows oranges,bolds

jodyngeo wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 7:06 PM

Free motion

Thread Art

Every day

no, sketchbook/journal

Fabric Dyeing & Painting

Love all Colors

Stash is short on prints for modern quilts

... mostly need time in my stash

mabski wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 7:10 PM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique?  sewing machine.  then hand embroidery

2. What's your favorite surface design technique?  machine appliqué

3. How often do you quilt or make art?  

Pick one:   Twice a week  

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook?  Journal of completed quilts

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?  sewing knits/mod kids clothing

6. What's your favorite color?  red with hot pink a very close 2nd place

7. What do you need more of in your stash?  pink and red batiks -- i use them up pretty fast

jodyngeo wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 7:10 PM

Free Motion

Thread Art

Everyday

No Journal

Painting/Dyeing Fabric

love ALL colors

Need more modern quilt fabric in my stash

joanharvey wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 7:31 PM

1.  Quarter inch seams

2.  Machine quilting on my Bernina

3.  I quilt almost daily, and I mostly make "modern"quilts.  I'm not interested in ärt"quilts, although I believe my quilts have a lot of art in them.

4.  I keep a log of my quilts - photos, fabic samples, a few written words about the development of the quilt, e.g. who it's for, what inspired me.

5.  How to do a bettter/more interesting/more sophisticated style of the actual quilting.

6.  Green

7.  Nothing.  My stash will last longer than my life.  My challenge is to use it up.

Other:  I'd like quiltingdaily.com to offer more about quilts, less about projects, embellishment, and art.

revadrienne wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 8:15 PM

All of them

making fabric paper & embellishing it

 twice a week,  or enough!

Yes

Enhancing novelty stitches already on my machine

Purple/ mauve

Interesting embellishments

You're welcome

pitcheng wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 8:25 PM

1 sewing machine

2 painting and fusing

3 once a week

4 kinda

5 silk screening

6 BLUE

7 I want batiks, but I needs some "neutrals" and blenders to tie together what I already have

52KID wrote
on 26 Jan 2013 9:20 PM

1.Pretty much anything by machine

2. Applique, machine embroidery, thread painting

3. Once a week, until my sewing room as done, and then EVERY DAY

4. Not as such, but have folders full of ideas on my computer and also I have pictures of completed articles in files.

5. Free motion quilting (enrolled in classes) and fabric dyeing

6. Blue, purple, black

7. Blenders

Lifu wrote
on 27 Jan 2013 5:37 AM

Embroidery (hand and machine)

transparent layering

once or twice a week

no

machine felting

love all colors

absolutely nothing - I have too much of almost everything

lindadug wrote
on 27 Jan 2013 6:56 AM

Twice a week

Free motion quilting

Fusing

Keep a purple idea book

Lone star and Seminole piecing

Red and purple are both favorites

Need more light neutrals,  some  Kaffe Fassett and   Judy Niermeyer   fabrics

cathyquilts wrote
on 27 Jan 2013 1:22 PM

1. Machine quilting

2. Thread sketching

3. Every day

4.  I try to but just don't want to waste time when I could be sewing.

5. Journaling

6. green and/or orange and/or purple

7. space!

on 27 Jan 2013 2:01 PM

hand stitching

embroidery

once a week

yes

Image transfer

green

green/lilac fabrics and hand-dyed fabrics

Dodie2 wrote
on 27 Jan 2013 3:55 PM

1. free motion

2. raw edge applique

3. twice 1 week or more

4. yes

5. thread painting

6. rusts/ oranges

7. batiks

Dodie2 wrote
on 27 Jan 2013 3:55 PM

1. free motion

2. raw edge applique

3. twice 1 week or more

4. yes

5. thread painting

6. rusts/ oranges

7. batiks

Pat Burch wrote
on 27 Jan 2013 4:12 PM

1. Don't have one. 3. Once a week (working on making it more often).  4. Just starting. 5. Paper piecing.  6. Tie between yellow and teal/aqua. 7. Orange funky patterns.

gjeneve wrote
on 27 Jan 2013 4:35 PM

1. hand stitching   2.thermofax printing   3. every day  4.  I'm just starting a writtien sketchbook and hope to then move into a more pure sketchbook 5. woodblock printing   6.  orange   7.  graduated color fabric

gjeneve wrote
on 27 Jan 2013 4:36 PM

1. hand stitching   2.thermofax printing   3. every day  4.  I'm just starting a writtien sketchbook and hope to then move into a more pure sketchbook 5. woodblock printing   6.  orange   7.  graduated color fabric

ealake wrote
on 27 Jan 2013 4:58 PM

1. Hand piecing

2. Hand quilting

3. When I have time (or am inspired)

4. No

5. Collage/portraits by hand

6. I'm not sure

7. Brights/contrasts

ealake wrote
on 27 Jan 2013 4:58 PM

1. Hand piecing

2. Hand quilting

3. When I have time (or am inspired)

4. No

5. Collage/portraits by hand

6. I'm not sure

7. Brights/contrasts

on 27 Jan 2013 7:05 PM

1. free motion

2. freeform /collage/ applique/layering

3. twice a week

4. sketchbook

5. silk screen printing

6. red

7. red shiny and sparkly

omisews wrote
on 27 Jan 2013 7:58 PM

1. What's your favorite stitching technique?

Machine

2. What's your favorite surface design technique?

raw edge fused applique

3. How often do you quilt or make art?

Every Day

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook?

Yes with magazine articles, pictures, techniques to try, etc.

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year?

FMQ on domestic machine and then a new technique each month for play

6. What's your favorite color?

Why limit myself - but I'm drawn to blues and purples

7. What do you need more of in your stash?

Basic white or blacks

columbine478 wrote
on 27 Jan 2013 10:07 PM

Hand blanket stitch

Applique

Daily

Yes

Machine quilting

Green

Red

dinkie wrote
on 27 Jan 2013 10:40 PM

1. embroidery

2. embroidery

3. every day

4.yes both

5. machine quilting

6. blue

7..texture fabrics

janntw wrote
on 27 Jan 2013 10:54 PM

applique, beading, when I have time - try for several times a week, sketchbook, working on my fabric dyeing skills, aqua, lights and dark darks

on 28 Jan 2013 7:21 AM

machine

stitching

once a week

no

free motion/thread painting

red

time

pHarrington wrote
on 28 Jan 2013 12:34 PM

1. Applique-but due to health related conditions I shake quite badly and can o longer do the quality work i used to.

2.machine

3. every day

4. no - sometimes use photos for reference

5.Machine quilting - as mentioned above I sometimes get some jerky motions

6. anything in the blue family

7. neutrals - I am a real addict of bright colors and sometimes find I have nothing to kind if tone things down,

ana55 wrote
on 28 Jan 2013 4:57 PM

1. what's your favorite stitching technique? - machine

2. What's your favorite surface design technique? - just beginning:- different fabrics' textures, threads, scraps

3. How often do you quilt or make art? - When I have time... once a week

4. Do you keep a journal or sketchbook? - I keep a notebook with all the quilts I have completed and pattern notes and ideas for future work. I upload all my finished work. I have loose slips of paper all over the place.

5. What one new thing do you want to learn or master this year? - FMQ, textures

6. What's your favorite color? - purple and turquoise

7. What do you need more of in your stash? - I dn't know

carolc98 wrote
on 28 Jan 2013 5:39 PM

1. free motion

2. raw edge applique, fabric manipulation

3. every day!

4. I keep a notebook/computer file with pictures I like. I keep a journal about completed projects.

5. Stumpwork

6. Blue

7. More very dark and very light fabrics.

Love your work!

on 28 Jan 2013 8:02 PM

1. seed stitching by hand

2. collage

3. once a week

4. journal of projects finished and ones I plan to explore

5. become a better free-motion quilter

6. green

7. batiks

georgette wrote
on 28 Jan 2013 8:23 PM

Machine stitching takes me further, but hand stitching adds dimension that I can't get with a machine.  I make art quilts as I have time and lately I'm finding more time!  No journal, but digital photos are taken.  I'd love to learn how to transfer what is in my mind to my fabric without distortion.  Favorite color is green, especially the sage greens.  When I look at my stash I see the need for inspiration!

mfoote wrote
on 29 Jan 2013 8:14 PM

1. machine quilting

2. discharging

3. twice a week

4. yes, but the sketches are not art in themselves, just jumping off points

5. free motion quilting

6.  yellow/green... and cherry red... and turquoise... and violet... and....

7. more PFD fabric and a utility sink

on 30 Jan 2013 1:45 PM

1. Hand stitching

2. Applique and beading

3. Not very often.

4. No, not really.

5. Free Motion Quilting

6. Blue

7. Neutrals

Edy wrote
on 30 Jan 2013 2:53 PM

1.  Hand embroidery

2.  Beading

3.  Twice a week

4.  Yes

5.  Fabric dyeing

6.  Coral

7.  Fabric!, any and all but esp. yellows

Maddie29 wrote
on 30 Jan 2013 3:30 PM

1. machine piecing

2. raw edge applique

3. every day or I get depressed!

4. several placed around the house and in the car.  I would rather sketch than use a smart phone of play video games

5.  hand dyed and thicken dye/stencils

6.  I'm a Gemini... lime green, tiffany blue

7. modern geometric without flowers or vines

Would love to see quick ideas for thank you gifts when you need more than one or two but don't have days to complete.   Quick gifts that are useful!

tinytwist wrote
on 1 Feb 2013 4:32 PM

1) crewel hand embroidery, many different stitches makes it SO interesting.

   I also like doing Scandinavian-type designs on counted thread aida cloth.

2) I really like surface designs similar to crazy quilt work. Beads, buttons, variety          stitches, lace, applique's, etc...

3) daily. art/art/art.

4) I keep a journal with sketches in it.

5) I can't crochet at all, I don't understand the directions. But I would love to learn how to make very basic granny squares And learn how they are joined together.

I would also like to learn how to make rag rugs from fabric scraps.

And how to hand-macrame a pretty plant hanger with jute, that has big wooden beads.

6) My favorite color is green-purple-blue-yellow. Not necessarily in that order.

7) I need some metallic colors of embroidery floss. I also need a large self-healing mat, a large quilting ruler, and a rotary cutter for quilting.

Mary@102 wrote
on 1 Apr 2013 7:47 PM

I do little of it, but I really like hand stitching, particularly piecing.  I am currently learning to machine quilt.  I working on something almost every day.  I have always said I would start a journal or sketchbook, but never have.  I hope to completely finish this machine quilted quilt this year.  We are working on 2 - 12 1/2" blocks each month, and will put all the quilted blocks together in the fall.  My favorite colors are blue and yellow, together.

I NEED nothing in my stash, but will probably be adding more anyway.

Thank you.