At farmer's markets and fiber festivals, I'm always attracted to the handmade scented soaps and baskets of dyed wool roving. Both are a feast for the senses!
Thermofax screens have a mystery about them, probably because you can't just buy them in any store. You have to have a Thermofax machine (an old photocopy technology) or know someone who does.
I have tried hand stitching of all kinds. Anything to do with needles and thread has been in my project basket at one time or another. But every so often I discover something new.
So many of our fathers, grandfathers, brothers, and uncles have worn ties to work every day or for special occasions.
Quilting Arts Magazine will celebrate its 15th year with the December 2015/January 2016 issue and we'd like to share this anniversary with you! Recently, we introduced a special Reader Challenge to commemorate this milestone. The theme is "Artful...
We all know what bad tension looks like: loops on the top of the quilt sandwich or on the backing. Good tension results in sewing machine stitches that are nearly identical on the back and front of your work.
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...