I was so happy to see so many hand embroidery designs at Quilt Market last month. I began learning hand sewing techniques as a young girl, and hand embroidery is still one of my favorite pastimes.
Spring is such a busy time of year: graduations, wedding showers, barbecues, the end of the school year, and so on. It seems I always need an idea for a quick gift for a teacher, hostess, or guest of honor.
That's when my bin of fabric scraps and list of fabric art projects come to the rescue.
When creating quilted wall hangings, what do you use for inspiration? Many quilt artists take their cue from their own photos.
Whether you are an experienced quilter looking to make contemporary patchwork-style quilts or are just beginning quilting, here's an opportunity to pick up basic quilting tips and tricks from one of the top pros.
It's Week 3 of the Therm-O-Web month-long sweepstakes. This week the prize is a bundle of products you'll stick with: fusibles, adhesives, and tapes -- a $100 value.
What do quilts, LED lights, and heirloom sewing techniques have in common? Art quilter and Quilting Daily forum moderator Cheryl Sleboda (aka Muppin)!
In my experience, quilters are a giving sort. Any occasion--celebratory, sorrowful, and everything in between--will prompt a quilter to head to the studio and make a quilt for someone else.
Many art quilters find fusible web indispensable for quilt making. Fusible web is basically a sheet of glue that melts when you press fabric onto it with a hot iron, sticking the pieces of fabric together.
Learning how to sew a quilt with curved piecing takes practice. All sewing techniques do. But experienced quilters know that some simple tricks can also make it easier to piece curves.
Many of us cherish the heirloom block quilts handed down to us--or even the ones we discover at flea markets and thrift shops. But when it comes to our own quilting, we like a more contemporary style.
I love dyeing fabric with Procion-MX Fiber Reactive dyes, they allow me to create fabric that is just the color and visual texture that I need for each of my textile art projects
We so enjoyed reading the 'learning how to quilt' stories from the bloggers who participated in our First Quilt Contest. Some were funny, some poignant, some pragmatic, and some serendipitous.
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.
In my travels to quilt shows, exhibits, and "Quilting Arts TV" tapings, as well as virtual traveling via social media, I'm seeing a big return to some of the traditional sewing crafts like smocking, tucking, and hand appliqué.
Looking to stir up a little fun in the kitchen? Try dyeing with resists from the kitchen! You can create many of the same effects as wax batik techniques using resists off your pantry shelf.