Mother's Day is just a few weeks away. If your mom sews, quilts, or just likes to receive quilted gifts from you (of course she does!), then you will love these free patterns, downloads, and projects to make easy handmade gifts. Susan Brubaker Knapp took years to embroider this jacket, but you could...
24 Apr 2015
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When you've finished quilting gifts with beautiful fabrics, trims, and notions, doesn't it seem a shame to cover them up with commercial wrapping? I say, why not use bits of this and that from your stash to make the wrapping as artistic as the gift inside? Wrapping your handmade and quilted gifts...
What can you do with an embroidery hoop besides making hand embroidery? Lots of things! With a little stitching, glue, and ingenuity, embroidery hoops of all shapes and sizes can be used to create calendars, clocks, photo albums, jewelry, key racks, storage, and artwork using applique, embroidery, crochet...
Hello, and welcome to stop 4 on our week-long Ho-Ho-Holiday Gift Guide for Quilters! 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. To add to...
4 Nov 2014
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A note from Vivika: Most art quilters I know dabble in other forms of art--from painting to jewelry making. Our marketing manager, Ashley Lauwereins, is a jewelry maker who is learning about fabric art . Today, she's taking over the blog to share her experiences with art that crosses over both worlds...
If you're looking for some ideas for handmade quilted gifts , I want to remind you of three of my favorites. Two are make-in-day projects. One is a little more involved, but worth the time, I think. My mug rug (top) and calendar tote by Susan Wasinger (above) both make quick quilted gifts. First...