Whether you want to use up bits of this and that in your studio, experiment with a new supply or technique, practice your free-motion stitching, or you're just looking for something fun to quilt in a day , fabric postcards make great small quilting projects. Fabric postcards by Cheryl Sleboda, from...
2 Jun 2014
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At our weekly office show-and-tell, assistant editors Kristine Lundblad and Barbara Delaney both had quilts to reveal. Barb showed hers without a quilt binding , because as soon as she finished adding it, she will rush to the post office and mail the quilt to her new baby granddaughter. Barb plans to...
16 Dec 2013
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Every year I set aside one or two Saturdays to sew something special for the women in my life that would treasure a handmade gift. I usually work production-style, cutting, basting, sewing, and finishing, until I have an array of small gifts ready to go. Cute and quick, you can whip up these easy handmade...
Hand-sewing techniques and embroidery are so much easier if you use the right tools. Sharp needles, tiny scissors, and exquisite threads are in every sewing kit, but the humble thimble is often overlooked. I used a combination of hand stitching, machine stitching, and paper craft techniques for these...
My living room sofa could use a few new pillows, which means I'm headed to the studio. I love making throw pillows, because they are easy sewing projects I can use to try out stitching designs and techniques. A pattern I've been dying to try is one I first saw a couple of years ago on Quilting...
Hand sewing is the foundation of needlecraft, and quilting is no exception. But trust art quilters to take needlework and turn it on its head! Hand sewing a bevy of boro bobbles is fast, easy, and satisfying. Art by Victoria Gertenbach. For me and many of the art quilters I know, quilting is something...