In this free eBook, Ultimate Photo Quilts: 5 Ways to Make Photo and Picture Quilts, you'll discover how to make a photo quilt using a number of creative techniques and tips.
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!
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.
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.
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.
What does the terms "sewing appliques" mean to you? Do you think of hand applique? Machine applique? The applique stitch?
I am a big fan of handmade objects and hands-on techniques. Technology is not always my friend. But my perspective changed when I saw Diane Rusin Doran create awesome hand dyed-fabric effects with digital quilting imagery.
Many people--me among them--admire Jane LaFazio's approach to fiber art and quilt making. Jane's ability to pull from different sources and mix a variety of techniques--while keeping with a common theme--makes her work distinctive.
What do you get out of fiber and quilting arts? A pile of quilts? An expression of your creativity? A way to escape the world? An excuse to go to the fabric store? As quilting artists, we all have our reasons--and they're all valid
When I first discovered art quilting, heavily encrusted, beaded quilts were very popular due to a revival of crazy quilting. For a while, paint, needle felting, and fabric manipulation became more popular as surface embellishment--and that's still true. But I see beaded embellishments are making a comeback, especially in combination with embroidery.
Scraps, scraps, scraps! If you create fiber art, fabric scraps are a way of life. Too pretty (or expensive) to throw away, too many to keep contained. They must be good for something!
Last month at QuiltCon, the Modern Quilt Guild show, I noticed several trends, but one really stood out: portrait quilts. And one portrait quilt in particular stood out: Face #1.
When you learn to quilt, the first lesson is that a quilt is made up of three elements: the top, the batting, and the backing fabric. Together they are known as a quilt sandwich.
Fabric painting can take many forms, from applying fabric paint with a brush to stamping on fabric. In the February/March 2015 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine, Ana Buzzalino shows how to paint on fabric using Shiva® Paintstiks and handmade rubbing plates.
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.