Whether you want to use up bits of this and that in your studio, experiment with a new supply or technique, practice your free-motion stitching, or you're just looking for something fun to quilt in a day , fabric postcards make great small quilting projects. Fabric postcards by Cheryl Sleboda, from...
2 Jun 2014
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I finished a baby quilt last night for a coworker who will go on maternity leave soon. It was a delightfully simple block arrangement of scrappy four patches and one patches in charming fabrics from Moda. I truly loved sewing it and my mind meandered happily as I worked. I thought of the enumerable baby...
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...
Finishing a large quilting project is always satisfying. I feel such a sense of accomplishment. But I have to admit: finishing small quilting projects is almost as gratifying, and I can get that feeling of accomplishment so much faster! 'Free Radicals 3,' 17" x 17.5" by Nancy Green...
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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