Whenever I visit my local quilt shop, I delight in the displays of fresh new fabrics, all cut and folded in beautiful and unique ways. Jelly rolls? I have them at the ready for strip quilting and quick patchwork projects. Fat quarters? They are tucked into baskets in my studio.
I'm so inspired by fabrics and the endless combinations you can create. Maybe that's why I'm particularly drawn to patchwork sewing patterns. Once you start working with them, you can easily change out the fabrics and alter the arrangement.
Coats & Clark is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year.
Sometimes an idea for surface design is so simple, you wonder why you never thought of it before. That's how I felt when I first saw Rose Hughes' tutorial on using crayons—the kind kids use, nothing fancy-as a resist method with fabric paint.
One reason why many quilt artists prefer to fuse rather than piece their quilts is because piecing can be time-consuming.
Recently a coworker brought in a treasure she'd acquired while visiting a friend in the Midwest: six vintage handmade quilt squares. Each one had been carefully pieced using the tiniest of hand stitches.
Flowers are one of the most popular motifs in art, and quilting designs are no different. From antique quilts to the most contemporary quilt design, the flower often takes center stage.
It's a new year: have you made any fiber art-related resolutions?One of mine goals for 2012 is to complete—or repurpose—at least one UFO (unfinished object) in my stash, and I'll bet that might be on your list, too.