During almost a year of sharing quilting ideas with you via the Quilting Daily blog, I've noticed something interesting: circles are popular. Whether the circles are sewn with hand stitching or machine quilting doesn't matter. Every time I write about circle motifs, the post gets a big response...
5 Nov 2012
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My living room sofa could use a few new pillows, which means I'm headed to the studio. I love making throw pillows, because they are easy sewing projects I can use to try out stitching designs and techniques. A pattern I've been dying to try is one I first saw a couple of years ago on Quilting...
Hand sewing is the foundation of needlecraft, and quilting is no exception. But trust art quilters to take needlework and turn it on its head! Hand sewing a bevy of boro bobbles is fast, easy, and satisfying. Art by Victoria Gertenbach. For me and many of the art quilters I know, quilting is something...
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...
I often look at someone's art and wonder who inspired them to quilt, embroider, and stitch. Did they start by hand sewing or go straight to the machine? Deborah Boschert Today I'd like to give you some insight into Deborah Boschert. Deborah describes herself as an art quilter, coffee drinker...
Last week, I asked for advice on exploring surface design techniques . A lot of you said I should just relax, have fun, and play with different materials and techniques for designing fabrics. I agree! Lisa Kerpoe's prayer flags designed with fabric paints and dyes. From "QATV" Series 800...
1 Feb 2012
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People the world over have used hand sewing and needlework for centuries not just to stitch two pieces of fabric together, but to add color, pattern, and interest to their clothing and home décor. Even though today's quilter has many electronic tools to make stitching and quilting easier and...
To anyone who loves fabric and thread, making a handmade quilt is often the ultimate creative experience. The contemplative act of hand quilting--needle moving rhythmically over and under fabric--is a pleasure even for those who primarily rely on machine quilting enjoy. But you don't have to know...
27 Jan 2011
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I love quilts that have been encrusted with lots of beads, baubles, buttons, found objects...you name it. The more outrageous the embellishment, the better! So I can't wait to share with you our latest ready-to-download eBook, Fine Embellishment Techniques from Quilting Arts : 5 Innovative Ways To...