3 Free Techniques for Quilt Designs

26 May 2011

pokey boltonquilt designs coverAt first glance, the worlds of traditional and modern quilting don't seem to have much in common, other than fabric and thread. But of course, modern quilting has its roots in the traditional methods. And, in fact, many contemporary quilters began as traditional or Victorian-style crazy quilters.

If you've been in a design rut or are looking to expand your quilt design repertoire, our new free eBook, Traditional and Modern Quilting: Designs and Techniques for Quilt Designs from Quilting Arts, is for you! We've gathered techniques and tricks from both worlds to show you how to design a quilt using some basic principles in new ways.

Many modern quilters are embracing the simple quilt designs seen in Japanese craft books. In "Turn Down the Volume," Malka Dubrawsky shows how using light-colored, simple fabrics can put the design emphasis on line and shape. Also, by combining traditional and contemporary template and piecing techniques, you can design your own quilt in a modern way.

Japanese-like quilting design by Malka Dubrawsky.
In "Color Play," Anne Lullie explores color and pattern through a mosaic quilt series using the color wheel as inspiration. Using hand-dyed cotton "chips" and fusible web, she shows you step-by-step how to design quilt patterns to make a cotton quilt that seems to move and flow.

Melody Johnson figured out how to break out of her design block by literally doodling geometric blocks that she could turn into quilt designs. In "Releasing the Creative Block," Melody shows you how to design a quilt with blocks that are not perfectly square. Their off-kilter angles are what make them modern.

A mosaic quilt design by Anne Lullie.
With the free quilting designs and expert advice in Traditional and Modern Quilting: Designs and Techniques for Quilt Designs from Quilting Arts, you'll be able to create your own unique quilting designs. Download it now, for free!



P.S. Do you have friends who like to design quilts? Send this link to them so they can download their own free copy of Traditional and Modern Quilting: Designs and Techniques for Quilt Designs from Quilting Arts today.


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