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.
Strip quilting, literally stitching strips of fabric together, is one of the easiest ways to create a modern-looking patchwork quilt or quilt project.
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.
It's summer here in Quilting Daily land, so we've rounded up eight of our favorite summertime quilting and surface design projects and techniques for you to enjoy.
What does the terms "sewing appliques" mean to you? Do you think of hand applique? Machine applique? The applique stitch?
We're all so busy--working, tending, taking care of the business of life and lives around us. Few of us are lucky enough to have all the time we want for creating and learning about our craft.
In this eBook, A Quilters Guide to Art Quilting Supplies and Tools, we’ve assembled advice and instruction on some quilt supplies that are optimal for the art quilter.
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.
We all have days when we get bored with our everyday routine, don't we? But what if we could simply redirect the ordinary, turn the common into the uncommon, or make the expected unexpected?
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.