"Quilt as desired." Those directions, often found at the end of a tutorial on making a quilt or a quilted project, can be freeing or frustrating. There are so many quilting techniques to choose from, how do you decide what works best? The echo quilting in this portrait by Maria Elkins helps...
You don't have to have scores of computerized embroidery stitches on your sewing machine to create beautiful machine embroidery designs. Just a few stitches and tutorials from free-motion embroidery experts will allow you to achieve the artistry you're looking for. In our free eBook including...
11 Dec 2013
Filed under: Filed under: Embroidery, Machine Quilting, Quilt Blocks, Quilting Designs, Fabric Art, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Hand Stitches, Quilting Stitches, Quilting Techniques, Free Quilting Patterns
At our show-and-tell circle at the Quilting Arts-Stitch-Cloth Paper Scissors offices this week, Stitch Editor Amber Eden showed us a spread in a major fashion magazine that revealed quilting is a fashion trend. Free-motion machine embroidery by Bianca Mandity, featured in Cloth Paper Scissors Nov./Dec...
Idle hands were frowned upon in my house when I was growing up. There was always something to do. If I wanted to watch TV (and I wanted to watch TV!), I had to be doing something productive at the same time. So I would sit down with either knitting or embroidery , and watch to my heart's content...
25 Jun 2012
Filed under: Filed under: Embroidery, Machine Quilting, Quilt Blocks, Quilting Designs, Fabric Art, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Hand Stitches, Quilting Stitches, Quilting Techniques, Crazy Quilting
Fiber artist Deborah Boschert and I share a love of hand embroidery . Although hand embroidery stitches are often associated with antique and vintage textiles, Deborah uses classic embroidery stitches to add interest and texture to her contemporary quilts and fabric collages. Hand embroidery stitches...