Quilting Arts Magazine's latest Reader Challenge is "Favorite Things." What's your favorite thing? Share it with by creating an art quilt. For more information about the challenge and to check out the rules, click here . Gentle reminder...
How do you find time to work on your fabric art? It's a question I hear often (sometimes in my own head).
For a period of time, I made fabric and paper quilts using vintage maps. I stitched a collage of fabric to make the bird (and sometimes flowers, too), then stitched the bird (and flowers) onto the maps.
With our eBook Handmade Christmas Decorations & Holiday Décor: 5 Free Christmas Quilting Patterns, you'll get handmade ornament ideas, a Christmas tree skirt pattern, easy-to-make adorable hot pads, holiday table runners, and more.
Monoprinting techniques make me feel like a kid in art class: most are easy, fun, and a little messy. But making collograph prints has to be the most kid-like of all.
Most art quilters I know dabble in other forms of art--from painting to jewelry making. Our marketing manager, Ashley Lauwereins, is a jewelry maker who is learning about fabric art. Today, she's taking over the blog to share her experiences with art that crosses over both worlds.
Hand embroidery often has an old-fashioned connotation, especially if you grew up following hand embroidery patterns for cross stitch or hand stitching Bo Peep-like ladies on pillow cases.
Here's a fun and easy way to enjoy see your artistic friends, enjoy some delicious treats, and get some gift-making done in the process. First, choose easy gifts to make with a group.
I'm jumping on the Throwback Thursday bandwagon (#tbt) and posting this image of me with a patchwork quilt I made many years ago. It was the second quilt I'd ever made, a wedding gift for a friend.
Quilting Daily and SINGER® are thrilled to announce the winners of the SINGER Circles Quilt Block Reader Challenge.
Recently, our online editor, Cate Prato, put out a plea on Facebook, regarding the sudden change in tension on her sewing machine stitches Sewing friends, I need advice. I have been machine piecing a quilt top for a couple hours without incident.
Thread sketching can add lots of texture and movement to your quilts. But as anyone who has tried it knows--if you don't stabilize your work, your fabric will draw up and pull out of shape.
My favorite pincushion is made of felted wool, and was probably made by felting a "log" of wool together, and cutting it into 2" slices. Once, I was using this pincushion near my machine and it kept rolling away, so I set in on top of a Mason jar holding small fabric scraps.
It's not every day you get to pose as an artist's model. But that's just what I did when Carrie Bloomston needed a volunteer to pose (fully clothed!) while she demonstrated a drawing exercise.
Whether you are preparing for a craft or art fair or you want to get a start on quilted gifts for the holidays, it pays to get organized. That way, you won't be swamped as the deadline approaches, and you'll have more time to enjoy your customers or time with friends and family.