From the moment we start learning to work with fabric, we're taught that shrinking means disaster. But when it comes to fabric art, shrinking—before or after you stitch—can be a friend to your design.
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I love the new modern patchwork quilt designs with improvisational piecing and simple, clean lines. And I'm not alone: these graphic, contemporary quilts with off-kilter blocks and wide expanses of solid colors appeal to a wide range of quilt artists.
One reason why many quilt artists prefer to fuse rather than piece their quilts is because piecing can be time-consuming.