Scraps, scraps, scraps! If you create fiber art , fabric scraps are a way of life. Too pretty (or expensive) to throw away, too many to keep contained. They must be good for something! Don't let fabric scraps take over your studio. Learn how to turn them into fabulous scrap quilts with Alex Anderson...
13 Mar 2015
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Fabric painting can take many forms, from applying fabric paint with a brush to stamping on fabric. In the February/March 2015 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine , Ana Buzzalino shows how to paint on fabric using Shiva® Paintstiks and handmade rubbing plates. Ana Buzzalino made the circle motifs on...
Today is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., a day when we gather with family and friends, stuff ourselves with traditional foods (or their vegetarian, gluten-free, low-sodium versions), and reflect on what we are thankful for. Some of us also watch football. Our entire Quilting Arts family feels especially...
26 Nov 2014
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Digital technology and the ubiquitous camera phone have made us all photographers. As fiber artists, the logical next step is to explore digital fabric printing. In our eBook Digital Quilting Designs: Free Digital Art Techniques for Collage and Quilt , three fiber artists show you how to use photo-editing...
I have taken many classes from fiber artist Rayna Gillman. I love her warm, giving approach to teaching and I have acquired many skills from her lessons. The results of Rayna Gillman's "therapy sewing" using many fabrics she made more interesting with Thermofax screen printing . But maybe...
I have four children. The oldest is college-age and the youngest is still in grade school. So I have seen a lot of teachers in action and I've observed that the ones who are most effective are usually the ones who can explain concepts simply without talking down to their students. Cynthia starts...