Rag quilts are made out of non-traditional fabricsm, such as flannel and denim. These fabrics are patchworked together, but the raw edges are left exposed to create a frayed edge. Unlike traditional quilts, rag quilts often don't have a batting and backing.
Patchwork, sometimes referred to as pieced work, refers to a method of sewing together smaller pieces of fabric (or other materials) to create a larger design. Traditionally, patchwork involves geometric shapes that are precisely cut to the same size, but contemporary methods often take a more freewheeling...
There is no one way to make a quilt. Quilt artists use a vast range of techniques, from fabric dyeing and painting to machine and hand stitching. Many choose to experiment with different methods and approaches to their work. The Quilting Arts online community offers ideas, inspiration, and advice to...
28 Sep 2009
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