When I make small fiber art projects such as prayer flags, I usually start with a vintage textile like a linen napkin or a salvaged piece of a worn-out quilt as my base.
Who says ornaments are just for Christmas? Many people decorate branches with egg ornaments to celebrate all things springy--and with my fondness for fabric art featuring nests and birds you know I can't resist eggs either.
Why did I ever take up quilting? Necessity! I was 16 years old and redecorating my impossibly small bedroom.
I love a good map. I think this fascination started as a child when my family took road trips all over New England. We would pile into the family sedan, my father always driving, and my mother always knitting in the front seat.
Sometimes, machine quilting plays a supporting role to color, fabric, and surface design on a quilt. Other times, free-motion quilting is the star.
Whether you create full-on embroidered quilts or just do a little hand stitching here and there, I bet you a have a favorite stitch or two.
Kevin Kosbab, of Feed Dog Designs, is one of a small but extremely
talented group of male quilters in the female-dominated world of fiber
art. Kevin has designed projects for our sister publication Stitch since the second issue and more recently his designs have been featured in Modern Patchwork magazine.
In our new eBook, Interfacing & Fabric Stabilizer Guide: 4 Free Tutorials for Supporting Fabric, Thread, & Embellishments in Quilt Art, you will learn the most common types of stabilizers and how to use them.
on textile art refers to changing the look of fabric through techniques
such as low-water immersion dyeing, batik, and discharge dyeing (or
removing the color from the fabric), or stamping, stenciling, and
Have you taken any photos lately and thought, "That would make a great quilt"?
Holiday cards provide the perfect canvas on which to display your fiber art techniques and make your seasonal message extra special.
You would think that everything you could do with fabric, fibers, and
shapes had been done before. But from art quilts to modern quilts to
traditional quilts, each one offered a new experience in fiber art.
I'm at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston this week, soaking up all the fabric, quilting, and surface design ideas I can and meeting up with old and new fiber art friends.
hen you paint on fabric, you have to be open to serendipity, because no
two pieces of painted fabric are alike. With our free eBook How to Paint on Fabric: Free Fabric Painting Techniques for Texture and Interest, you'll learn how to get beautiful results.
Because the theme of the October/November 2013 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine
is "Artists Give Back," we asked contributors what they do to give back
to their communities. Here's a selection of their answers: