Perhaps it's my Scandinavian genes, but there's something about felt appliqué that really gets my heart racing. The charming motifs, the soft felt, and the simple embroidery stitches remind me of my grandmother's kitchen. Felt appliqué projects from Mollie Makes Feathered Friends...
When it comes to quilting and sewing a quilt, you have a lot of options. You can choose to use a free-motion motif, add straight lines for a modern appeal, or even use a digitized pattern if your machine has the option. Likewise, there are many options for piecing a quilt. I usually piece my quilts by...
16 Jan 2013
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Every time I think that I am too busy to make any art, I come across an artist who has found a way to fit fiber art into her day — even if it is just a bit of hand sewing . Four of Kathy's "Daily Squares' sewing projects . Kathy Loomis's tiny, everyday sewing projects are the latest...
We're just a week away from the deadline of our current reader challenge , "From Sketch to Art Quilt," and I can't wait to see the results from our talented readers. (You still have time to submit!) "Squirrely Treasures" by Cami A. Weaver I entered my first reader challenge...
7 Mar 2012
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Hand stitching is one of my favorite ways to enjoy some unplugged studio time, and Japanese sashiko is one of my favorite hand sewing techniques . Sashiko is a Japanese quilting technique using a heavy thread and evenly spaced, slightly modified running stitches to form geometric patterns. Sashiko-style...
Jane LaFazio's Tips for Hand Embroidery As you read this, I'm on the Quilt Scene at the International Quilt Festival/Houston , surrounded by some of the most beautiful quilts-and talented quilt artists-in the world. The caliber of the artistry--whether contemporary or traditional--never ceases...