Did you resolve to make more fiber art this year? Learn new sewing techniques ? Decrease the size of your scrap stash? Finish your UFOs? Easy piecing and straight-line quilting will use up small pieces of fabric and turn them into a modern tote. By Jean Wells, featured in Make it! Patchwork . Last year...
Quilting and hand sewing were made for each other. Even if you machine stitch your quilts, a little handwork here and there can make them pop and give your fiber art a handmade look. There are so many hand embroidery stitches to choose from, and so many ways you can use even the simplest hand sewing...
Quilting embellishments for art quilts run the gamut from beading and embroidery first popularized when crazy quilting began in the Victorian era, to metal pieces, found objects, and even lighting. In fact, today's contemporary fiber artists who experiment with unusual quilt embellishments incorporate...
11 Sep 2013
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I enjoy raw-edge appliqué for many reasons. It's certainly a faster way of appliqué quilting than hand appliqué and I like the extra texture it brings to my fiber art. For example, when I appliqué leaves and branches onto my nest quilts, the little wisps of thread that...
4 Feb 2013
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