Whether you are an experienced quilter looking to make contemporary patchwork-style quilts or are just beginning quilting , here's an opportunity to pick up basic quilting tips and tricks from one of the top pros. Learn to quilt faster and better with Diane's expert quilt tips. Diane Tomlinson...
Of all the ways of finishing a quilt , creating a facing will give an art quilt the most contemporary, clean look, says Susan Brubaker Knapp. Butterfly quilt by Susan Brubaker Knapp. Facing gives the quilt a more contemporary finish than a quilt binding. Susan, who admits to actually enjoying the quilt...
When you make a quilt, at some point you will have to consider the quilt binding . You may opt for an elaborate binding that makes an impact on the overall design, a simple and subtle binding, or no binding at all. When binding a small quilt, such as a postcard, it's usually best to keep it simple...
7 May 2013
Filed under: Filed under: Surface Design, How to Quilt, Quilt Binding, Fabric Art, Quilting For Beginners, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Art Quilts, Hand Stitches, Quilting Techniques, Small Quilting Projects
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
Filed under: Filed under: Embroidery, How to Quilt, Quilt Binding, Fabric Art, Quilting For Beginners, Hand Sewing, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting, Quilting Techniques, Easy Quilt Patterns
Put this in the category of "Why didn't I think of that?" A few weeks ago, Assistant Editor Kristine Lundblad came up with a terrific way to solve a problem we have at Quilting Arts . Many of the beautiful art quilts we receive for challenges and galleries don't have hanging sleeves...
If I had to create a basic lesson plan for how to make a quilt it would be broken down into these three basic steps: Step 1: Design. Step 2: Stitch. Step 3: Finish. Of course a lot more goes on within those essential steps. But if you're new to art quilting or want to know more about these topics...
Quilt making doesn't have to be complex, with hours of cutting, piecing, and sewing tiny seams. In this free eBook, How to Quilt: 4 Free Projects to Learn How to Make a Quilt , you'll learn how to quilt using fabric scraps, craft-store flowers, a fish, and canvas and paint. At the same time,...
23 Jun 2011
Filed under: Filed under: Machine Quilting, How to Quilt, Memory Quilts, Quilt Binding, Fabric Art, Quilting For Beginners, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting, Hand Stitches, Quilting Techniques
In case you missed it, we just revealed the finalists for the Quilting Arts Magazine 2012 Calendar on my Editor's Blog. We always get an incredible response to our reader challenges, and our Quilting Arts Magazine 2012 Calendar contest was no exception. It amazes me how our reader/artists can take...
Is your studio harboring a heap of unfinished art quilts, just begging to be completed so they can be released and appreciated by the greater world? Not to worry, How to Bind a Quilt: 12 NEW Quilt Binding and Finishing Methods for Your Art Quilts has come to the rescue! Inside this free, downloadable...