What does the terms " sewing appliques " mean to you? Do you think of hand applique? Machine applique? The applique stitch? An example of raw-edge applique by Jane LaFazio. There are many types of applique, from the traditional by-hand techniques to the fused or raw-edge applique methods preferred...
25 May 2015
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Do you long to make a quilt but don't know where to start? Or do you have a friend who could use a few lessons on quilting for beginners? We have the perfect starter's guide, and it includes free quilt patterns for beginners! In The Beginner's Quilting Guide Plus 4 Free Quilt Patterns for...
23 Jul 2014
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When free-motion quilting is done well, it looks effortless. But anyone who's ever tried it knows you don't just snap on a darning foot, drop your feed dogs, and go. It takes practice to get those quilting motifs looking even and well-spaced, enhancing the quilt rather than detracting from the...
At first glance, the worlds of traditional and modern quilting don't seem to have much in common, other than fabric and thread. But of course, modern quilting has its roots in the traditional methods. And, in fact, many contemporary quilters began as traditional or Victorian-style crazy quilters...