Do you long to make a quilt but don't know where to start? Or do you have a friend who could use a few lessons on quilting for beginners? We have the perfect starter's guide, and it includes free quilt patterns for beginners! In The Beginner's Quilting Guide Plus 4 Free Quilt Patterns for...
23 Jul 2014
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When free-motion quilting is done well, it looks effortless. But anyone who's ever tried it knows you don't just snap on a darning foot, drop your feed dogs, and go. It takes practice to get those quilting motifs looking even and well-spaced, enhancing the quilt rather than detracting from the...
You don't have to have scores of computerized embroidery stitches on your sewing machine to create beautiful machine embroidery designs. Just a few stitches and tutorials from free-motion embroidery experts will allow you to achieve the artistry you're looking for. In our free eBook including...
11 Dec 2013
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Strategically placed embellishments can cover machine embroidery imperfections. Art by Terry White. We often advise artists to practice, practice, practice if they want to improve their machine embroidery skills. But practice doesn't have to make perfect. In fact, I recently spent time with two artists...
At first glance, the worlds of traditional and modern quilting don't seem to have much in common, other than fabric and thread. But of course, modern quilting has its roots in the traditional methods. And, in fact, many contemporary quilters began as traditional or Victorian-style crazy quilters...
Make Quick Work of Last-minute Gifts with our Small Quilting Projects eBook: Free Quilt Patterns: 7 Small Quilting Projects from Quilting Arts Just when I think I have everyone on my gift list covered, it hits me: What about the dog sitter? And I have nothing for Friday's dinner party hostess. And...