During the time when I was regularly creating prayer flags, I made a series with tiny paper tags attached. On the tag I glued words cut from old books--little phrases that fit the intention of the flag. Here I used a basic couching stitch on the tag, undulating the string to add interest. The little...
At our show-and-tell circle at the Quilting Arts-Stitch-Cloth Paper Scissors offices this week, Stitch Editor Amber Eden showed us a spread in a major fashion magazine that revealed quilting is a fashion trend. Free-motion machine embroidery by Bianca Mandity, featured in Cloth Paper Scissors Nov./Dec...
How did you learn to quilt ? In my family, the women passed down needlecraft techniques like sewing, embroidery, knitting, and quilting. Terry Grant shows how to bind a quilt when it's small (and get a neat result) on "QATV" Series 600. Many of my fellow quilters learned how to quilt after...
21 Nov 2012
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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...
Stylish, practical homemade gifts are welcome anytime, I think. When people know you're a fiber artist, they appreciate that you took the time to make something just for them. Small quilted gifts like this mug rug can be whipped up in an hour or less. I have made bed and lap quilts, holiday table...
13 Aug 2012
Filed under: Filed under: How to Quilt, Patchwork Quilt, Fabric Art, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Quilt Patterns, Quilting Techniques, Quilted Gifts, Small Quilting Projects, Easy Quilt Patterns, Quilted Table Linens, Holiday Quilts