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! Don't let fabric scraps take over your studio. Learn how to turn them into fabulous scrap quilts with Alex Anderson...
13 Mar 2015
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If I told you to go to your LQS to get some PFD so you could finish your ATC you HSY, would you know what I was talking about? Quilters use many abbreviations to communicate basic quilting terms. Some are practical: you don't want to have to write (or repeat) "half-square triangles" over...
23 Feb 2015
Filed under: Filed under: Embroidery, Surface Design, How to Quilt, Baby Quilts, Patchwork Quilt, Fabric Art, Quilting For Beginners, Sewing Techniques, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric
As much as I love the hands-on process of creating with fabric and thread, I appreciate the easy of digital products that I can access--and shop for--online. On this Cyber Monday, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite digital products from the Quilting Daily Shop. If I didn't already...
The Quilting Arts/Cloth Paper Scissors crew and my quilt full of surface-design love. On this Thanksgiving Day I am in transition. I'm settling into my new Houston digs in preparation for my fresh adventure with Quilts Inc. while still consulting for Quilting Arts and preparing for the next season...
Aren't we all craving signs of spring right about now? I know I am. Heck, I'd be happy to go right to summer! Back at Quilting Arts headquarters in Massachusetts, spring is slow to arrive. In fact, we can have snow as late as May. But everyone on the staff knows that once we get that first warm...
Designer Kaffe Fassett has said he finds much of his inspiration for his palettes and patterns from books on ethnic textiles and his own worldwide travels. "I follow women in the marketplace to get a look at the pattern on the edge of their skirts or the way they put a flower in their hair,"...