What does the terms "sewing appliques" mean to you? Do you think of hand applique? Machine applique? The applique stitch?
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.
Do you know how to appliqué? Many people are only familiar with hand appliqué, but there are many methods, from raw-edge appliqué to machine appliqué using a satin stitch
When it comes to quilt finishing, I've always resorted to an easy quilt binding like the pillowcase method. Sometimes I even leave a raw edge. Because I usually make small fabric collage quilts, these techniques have worked.
Sewing curves is challenging, or so you might think before uncovering the simple secrets of accurate curved piecing. Veteran quilter Angela Pingel wrote the book on curved piecing with "A Quilter's Mixology."
Many people--me among them--admire Jane LaFazio's approach to quilt making. She has a way of combining hand stitching, machine stitching, surface design, mixed-media, and even machine needle felting to create beautiful and unusual pieces of fiber art.
Did you resolve to make more fiber art this year? Learn new sewing techniques? Decrease the size of your scrap stash? Finish your UFOs?
It's Block Friday again-our celebration of block quilting in the month of December. Today we're focusing on paper piecing, also known as foundation piecing.
When some people pass glittering tulle, pastel sheers, sequins and beads, and rows of embroidered trim at the fabric store, they see costumes. Art quilters see stash.
My post a couple of weeks ago on handmade Halloween costumes got me thinking: how many quilters are also sewing fabric to make garments?
Today I'm sharing some of my favorite gift ideas to make for your friends and family, as well as gifts for quilters that would be welcome at your guild's holiday party swap--or under your own tree.
How do you find time to work on your fabric art? It's a question I hear often (sometimes in my own head).
Hand embroidery often has an old-fashioned connotation, especially if you grew up following hand embroidery patterns for cross stitch or hand stitching Bo Peep-like ladies on pillow cases.
Recently, our online editor, Cate Prato, put out a plea on Facebook, regarding the sudden change in tension on her sewing machine stitches Sewing friends, I need advice. I have been machine piecing a quilt top for a couple hours without incident.
Pressed for time (or new to quilting) but still want to sew quilt projects that sing? Try the simple quilting patterns in our updated free eBook, Quick & Easy Quilts: 4 Free Easy Quilt Patterns.