Happy New Year! I hope all of you got a chance during the holidays to spend some time with family and friends. I did, and I loved it. In the coming year, I hope to spend more time focused on the things I am most passionate about, and my family and my creative pursuits top the list. Maybe I'll even...
Every Tuesday, the teams from Quilting Arts , Cloth Paper Scissors , and Stitch magazines gather in the common area of our office space for show and tell. Each week, we ooh and aah over projects big and small — from handmade quilts to encaustic experiments to toss pillow covers. Handmade quilt...
1 Oct 2012
Filed under: Filed under: How to Quilt, Memory Quilts, Quilting Designs, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting, Hand Stitches, Quilting Techniques, Handmade Quilts
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...
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
Filed under: Filed under: Embroidery, Machine Quilting, How to Quilt, Memory Quilts, Fabric Art, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Art Quilts, Hand Stitches, Quilting Techniques, Handmade Quilts
Quilts have long been associated with special moments and memories--even the nontraditional, custom quilts made by art quilters. At Quilting Arts , we're known for our innovative approach to quilting, so of course we wanted to think of how we could enliven the concept of a memory quilt and let you...
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...