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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I'm pretty sure that when most people think about how to make a quilt , "metal" isn't the first thing that pops into their mind. But there are so many ways you can incorporate metal into your quilts and wall hangings, adding texture, dimension, shine, and that element of surprise. Copper...
'Construction 1' collagraph monoprint by Heidi Miracle-McMahill. Just as the summer is winding down (sniff!), so is the celebration of 10 years of Quilting Arts Magazine . It's not a sad ending, though, because it's been really gratifying to revisit all the talented artists we've...
30 Aug 2011
Filed under: Filed under: Surface Design, Machine Quilting, How to Quilt, Patchwork Quilt, Quilting Designs, Fabric Art, Embellishment Techniques, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Fabric Painting
I love the soft shimmer of metal embellishment on a quilted surface. Just a touch of metal can act as an elegant focal point. An all-over quilting pattern of metallic thread, couched wire, or foil can add texture and make the quilt seem to glow from within. Two fiber artists who are renowned for their...