Many quilters who use appliqué, patchwork patterns , or repeated motifs in their art swear by die-cut machines. The machines can save time, make cutting easier on the hands and back (no endless hours with the rotary cutter and mat), and improve accuracy. Die-cutting machines can make cutting fabric...
Looking back over the last 12 months, I'd have to say that portraiture was a big trend in modern and creative quilting . From pixel quilts made of tiny fabric squares to mixed-media quilts that enhanced fabric with paint or colored pencil, quilt artists made a lot of faces. Judging by what I've...
31 Dec 2014
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I must have dozens of textural novelty yarns that I couldn't resist buying--or taking off of someone else's hands. I use them most often in my prayer flags and nest quilt designs , along with other snippets of fibers. 'Sunlit' quilt design with couched circles by Carol Taylor. Sometimes...
Stitching can be its own art form and transform your quilt design. Our first guest is Ellen Anne Eddy. She has a basic lesson on darning feet and tips for choosing batting. Then, meet Laura Wasilowski as she "arts up" a traditional quilt block with fusible web. We finish up with Carol Ann Waugh...
What does "modern quilting" mean? Lots of white in the background is a hallmark of modern patchwork quilting style. There are a lot of opinions on what modern quilting is — and isn't. But one thing's for sure, modern patchwork quilting is hot right now. On the first episode of...
I'm past the stage where I am making baby quilts for my children. This picture shows the first baby quilt I ever made-for my baby Sam (now 13 years old). I love that this quilt is worn and stained. I love that it is well-used and cherished, and that it carries my special message to my baby boy written...
23 Apr 2012
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