I left my heart in Austin...QuiltCon, the show put on by The Modern Quilt Guild (MQG), might be smaller in number of attendees and the amount of quilts on display than some of the larger shows
If I told you to go to you LQS to get some PFD so you could finish your ATC you HST, would you know what I was talking about? Quilters use many abbreviations to communicate basic quilting terms.
For the last few years I've been working with the same talented crew twice yearly at "Quilting Arts TV" tapings. While the TV show and videos are being recorded, I sit in the control room along with three videographers and monitor the action.
I'm a law-abiding citizen. But I believe in some areas of life, like fiber art pursuits, it's OK to break the rules.
The 1970s were know for wild wallpaper, orange and brown plaid couches, and bell-bottoms--but quilt designs?
Do you know how to appliqué? Many people are only familiar with hand appliqué, but there are many methods, from raw-edge appliqué to machine appliqué using a satin stitch
Is the Drunkard's Path quilt block the new hexie? We are getting tons of submissions for Drunkard's Path quilts in our in-boxes.
When it comes to quilt finishing, I've always resorted to an easy quilt binding like the pillowcase method. Sometimes I even leave a raw edge. Because I usually make small fabric collage quilts, these techniques have worked.
Want to try DIY screen printing? Silk screening at home is an easy way to create unique fabrics and designs.
In the December 2014/January 2015 issue of Quilting Arts , we challenged readers to create a 10" x 10" art quilt with the theme "Blossoms, Buds, & Blooms," showing us their favorite flower or flowers. We received over 125 happy...
Is it a coincidence that the word "text" can be found in "texture" and "textiles"? Maybe so. But whether you scribble on background fabric with a permanent pen or make a focal point with 3-D embellished letters, text adds texture to textiles.
Sewing curves is challenging, or so you might think before uncovering the simple secrets of accurate curved piecing. Veteran quilter Angela Pingel wrote the book on curved piecing with "A Quilter's Mixology."
Quilters from across the world share a passion for unique accessories to wear. But you don't have to travel the world for an exotic adornment. With snippets of fabrics you probably already have in your stash and machine embroidery, you can create your own
My favorite work day is Tuesday, because that's when our office holds show-and-tell. Given the array of quilters, sewists, and mixed-media artists in our group (many of whom also knit, crochet, and make jewelry), you never know what to expect.
When finishing a quilt, most quilters add some sort of binding and--if the quilt will be displayed on a wall--a hanging sleeve. But many forgo a label. Why?