I have tried hand stitching of all kinds. Anything to do with needles and thread has been in my project basket at one time or another. But every so often I discover something new. The back of a patchwork quilt block made with English paper piecing, using comics for the paper. Several years ago I was...
A note from Vivika: Last year, Quilting Arts editors Rose DeBoer and Kristine Lundblad helped restore a coworker's heirloom handmade quilt that had been damaged seemingly beyond repair. With ingenuity and tiny stitches, Rose and Kristine revived the quilt's beauty and function. Today, I've...
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 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
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