Mother's Day is just a few weeks away. If your mom sews, quilts, or just likes to receive quilted gifts from you (of course she does!), then you will love these free patterns, downloads, and projects to make easy handmade gifts.
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.
According to a friend of mine, New England has seen a preponderance of hummingbirds this summer. I've also read that Monarch butterflies--whose population had been diminishing--are on the rise again.
No matter how fancy your current sewing machine, no matter whether you make tiny quilts or wall-sized ones, chances are, your first experience with needle and thread was hand sewing.
The 1970s were know for wild wallpaper, orange and brown plaid couches, and bell-bottoms--but quilt designs?
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.
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.
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.
So many of today's fiber artists have a desire to design their own fabrics. We can do it in our studios with surface design techniques and create a single piece of fabric, or we can design the fabric online and have it printed by an on-demand printing company.
It's Week 2 of the Therm-O-Web month-long sweepstakes. This week the prize is a product most quilters and fiber crafters can't live without: interfacing.
Sure, you're a great quilter, but do you have what it takes to teach?
Win the grand prize and go shopping at Therm O Web with a $200 shopping spree!
Today, many contemporary quilters are taking a new angle on quilting square, with "wonky" improvisational piecing. We've embraced this creative trend and want to help you join the block party with six quilt block patterns--free!
Fans of indigo-dyed fabrics, blue-and-white pottery, or just the color blue must love the results of the cyanotype printmaking process. Also known as blueprints, these gorgeous cyan blue-toned negatives or images emerge with printmaking supplies like cyanotype chemicals or pre-treated fabric.
How do you find time to work on your fabric art? It's a question I hear often (sometimes in my own head).