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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Many of us cherish the heirloom block quilts handed down to us--or even the ones we "inherit" from flea markets and thrift shops. But when it comes to our own quilting, we like a more contemporary style. Fortunately, it's easy to combine the admiration for traditional quilting squares with...
What is modern quilting? There's no set definition. Typically, though, modern quilts have large fields of solid colors, take an improvisational approach to cutting and piecing, and highlight contemporary commercial fabrics. Modern Mountains Quilt by Krista Fleckenstein. One thing's for certain...
I've been back from International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston for a few days now, and my head is still spinning from the artistry, enthusiasm, and information I experienced there. The Mayflower quilt block, featured as part of the Sampler Quilt in the book Vintage Quilt Revival . You would...
One really has to marvel at the talent of our quilting foremothers. With basic geometric shapes and materials they had at hand, these (mostly) women made quilt block patterns . Then they made them their own, taking the traditional quilt blocks and putting their own spin on the design. Rotating simple...
I'm so looking forward to meeting with the fiber art group I belong to, Sisters in Cloth, this coming weekend for our annual extravaganza. It is a sort of party where we get together on a Saturday, have a great lunch, do a lively show and tell, have a speaker or technique demonstration, and sew together...
Spiderweb Quilt, 55" x 65" When I first became interested in quilting, I spent hours staring at traditional quilt squares trying to figure out how they were pieced. Some, like the log cabin pattern, are pretty obvious. But many block quilt designs present an optical illusion. What looks like...
Patchwork and quilting go hand in hand. But these days patchwork quilts, once the province of traditional quilters, have become a big piece of the contemporary art quilter's repertoire, too. Today's quilters are applying their outside-the-square attitude to patchwork quilts and patchwork projects...
9 Mar 2010
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There is no one way to make a quilt. Quilt artists use a vast range of techniques, from fabric dyeing and painting to machine and hand stitching. Many choose to experiment with different methods and approaches to their work. The Quilting Arts online community offers ideas, inspiration, and advice to...
28 Sep 2009
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