Here's an easy way to put a modern patchwork twist on simple quilt squares: insert a decorative strip of fabric. Detail from 'Stones,' a modern quilt featuring irregular angles and inserted strips. From Quilting From Every Angle by Nancy Purvis. This trick, taken from Nancy Purvis's new...
Is the Drunkard's Path quilt block the new hexie? We are getting tons of submissions for Drunkard's Path quilts in our in-boxes. Drunkard's Path quilt blocks make up the design in this quilt, c. 1910, from Michigan. Bill Volckening found the quilt online; it's now in the Michigan State...
What is modern quilting? There's no set definition. Typically, though, modern quilts have large fields of solid colors, take an improvisational approach to cutting and piecing, and highlight contemporary commercial fabrics. Modern Mountains Quilt by Krista Fleckenstein. One thing's for certain...
Whether by hand or machine, there is an endless array of patterns and designs to enhance your quilts. Laura Wasilowski starts out with tips for adding hand stitches to abstract quilt blocks for texture and style. Then, Angela Walters introduces the "tiles" quilt design in free motion. We finish...
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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Machine and hand embroidery are the hallmarks of art quilt design and construction. Depending on the stitch and the thread or fiber used, embroidery techniques can give your quilts a contemporary edge or vintage charm. In this free eBook, Essential Embroidery Stitches: Free Hand and Machine Embroidery...
21 Jul 2011
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