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Appliqué Quilts Art Quilts/Quilt Art Baby Quilts Bag Patterns Beginner Quilting
Binding & Finishing Block Quilts Copyright 101 Dyeing Fabric Embellishment
Embroidery Fabric Art Fine Sewing Free-Motion Quilting Gift Ideas
Hand Sewing Handmade Quilts How to Quilt Memory Quilts Painting Fabric
Patchwork Quilts Photo Quilts Printing on Fabric Quilt Designs Sewing Techniques
Small Projects Surface Design Table Runners Thread Sketching
       
How to Applique: Quilt Designs for Creating Applique Quilts

Appliqué Quilts

Whether you're a traditional quilter who enjoys hand-stitched appliqué, or a contemporary quilter who opts for machine-stitched appliqué, you'll want to explore the techniques and designs presented in this free eBook. If you love the curves of a fanciful landscape quilt, but don't know how to appliqué the pieces, Rose's tutorial will show you the way! Or, for an easy, breezy, mixed-media approach, try making Mary's reverse-appliqué flags. Mickey Depre explains how to use fusible interfacing to ensure stability and success in your machine appliqué quilting projects. Learn from our experts at Quilting Daily and download your free eBook today!

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4 Free Baby Quilt Patterns

Baby Quilt Patterns

Baby quilts make wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts that are sure to be treasured. The experts at Quilting Daily have put together four fun patterns that will appeal to beginning and intermediate quilters alike. The simple five-step patchwork quilt is easy enough to whip up in a weekend. Or if you're looking for more of a challenge, you might want to try using angled fabric pieces for a contemporary hexagon quilt design. Whether you choose one pattern or decide to make them all, you're sure to find the perfect baby quilt pattern to fit your needs. Download your free eBook and get started today!

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4 Free Baby Quilt Patterns Beginner Quilting/Easy Quilt Patterns

Discover how easy beginning quilting can be! The experts at Quilting Daily have hand-selected five easy patterns and quilting how-to's that will inspire you to get started today. This collection of projects and articles will guide you through basic quilting techniques and give you expert advice on how to ensure your quilt is a success. From a small felted quilt, to a quick & easy silhouette design, there is sure to be an easy quilt pattern that sparks your creativity. So if you're a beginning quilter just starting out, or you're hoping to gain some new skills and ideas, this eBook is the perfect place to start!

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Essential Embroidery Stitches: Free Hand and Machine Embroidery Designs and Techniques

Binding and Finishing Quilts

Let our experts at Quilting Daily show you their incredible ideas on finishing and binding a quilt using different materials and techniques. Experience the process of finishing and binding quilts in a whole new way. Learn techniques for crafting a quilt hanging sleeve, binding corners with ease, and using materials such as sheers and yarn for binding quilt edges. Each quilt binding tutorial in this free eBook will lead you through an innovative way to complete your quilt and ensure beautifully creative results.

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5 Innovative Ways to Embellish Your Fiber Art

Embellishment Techniques

Want to add some pizzazz to your quilts? Whether you're looking to add more texture, more color, or simply to enhance your overall design, this eBook covers everything from french knots and hand embroidery to beaded fringe and buttons. Whatever your quilting style, you'll find plenty of new and interesting ideas for fine embellishment. It's like putting the icing on the cake! Let our expert designers at Quilting Daily introduce you to the endless possibilities for fabric embellishment.

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Essential Embroidery Stitches: Free Hand and Machine Embroidery Designs and Techniques

Embroidery

Whether you're aiming to create a quilt with an innovative contemporary edge, or are looking to produce a quilt with old-fashioned vintage charm, embroidery can be the key! This free eBook introduces you to many exciting ways to add texture and embroidery designs to your quilts. The experts at Quilting Daily cover topics such as satin stitch, free-motion machine embroidery, off-site embroidery, reverse appliqué, and bobbin embroidery. Don't miss the opportunity to download pages and pages of free embroidery designs, patterns, helpful tips, and fun ideas.

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Fabric Art Techniques: 5 Free Quilting, Fabric, and Fiber Art Projects

Fabric Art

So much of what we do is already considered to be fabric art, however, this eBook presents ideas and techniques that will challenge you to incorporate new and exciting techniques into your quilting, fiber, and fabric crafts. Are you ready to try 3-D quilting? Have you thought about needle-felting, appliqué, or the possibility of painting your own fabric or thread? These are just a few of the topics that are covered in the pages and pages of creative ideas that will have you thinking outside of the box! Explore the many styles and techniques of textile art in this collection of unique fiber art projects.

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Easy Resist Fabric Dyeing Techniques Fabric Dyeing Techniques

Sometimes all we need as quilt artists is a little color therapy to spark our imagination or ignite our creative side! If you are a modern, innovative quilter, looking for a new way to explore the art of dyeing fabric, then you will want to explore the four methods of "resist" dyeing that are presented in this eBook. Batik is one of the oldest methods of textile dyeing available, dating as far back as 4th century BCE. Learn how to simplify the traditional batik process by using common household items such as soy wax, glue, flour paste, and corn syrup to create fabrics with a beautiful crackled background effect. These four tutorials will help you bring a little color therapy and batik into your life!

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5 Surface Design, Paint, and Monoprint Techniques

Fabric Painting

We understand your desire to see your quilts come to life. That's why we've put together this free eBook giving you step-by-step lessons to take your quilt designs to new levels by incorporating fabric dyeing, image transfers, and sun printing. With the five fabric painting techniques that are covered in this one booklet, you'll be able to get started right away and will quickly discover why painting on fabric is one of the techniques that fiber artists and quilters love the most!

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Sewing Ideas to Expand your Sewing Machine Techniques for Quilting

Fine Sewing Techniques

A little stitching goes a long way! Whether you prefer hand stitching or machine stitching, using a needle and thread can be the final element of design, texture, and color that brings your quilt to life! You may want to cuddle up on the sofa for some relaxing hand sewing therapy, or get lost in the steady flow of fabric as it slides beneath the needle on your sewing machine. Either way, you'll appreciate the four techniques presented in this free eBook outlining step-by-step instructions for quilting stitches that will enhance your favorite quilting projects. Download this FREE eBook today!

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How to Make a Quilt: 67 Machine Stitching Tips and Motifs

Free Motion Machine Quilting

Whether you've been quilting motifs for years or are brand new to quilting, you're going to love the variety of quilt motifs offered in this free eBook. Our experts at Quilting Daily take you through 81 tips and techniques to ensure success in your free-motion quilting projects. You'll learn the the five basic elements to get started, or you can take your skills to the next level by learning how to draw with thread or how to use thread sketching to enhance the appearance of your quilt or wall hanging. These free-motion quilting tips and motifs will help you transform your quilts into "look at me" masterpieces!

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Handmade and Holiday Gift Ideas: 6 Free Gift Ideas for Art Quilters

Handmade Gifts

If you're looking for a fun Christmas quilting project or a unique handmade gift idea, then you've come to the right place! The experts at Quilting Daily have gathered 6 popular, quick, and stylish patterns that will inspire quilters of all levels. You'll find festive holiday patterns for a contemporary Christmas table runner, patchwork candy cane napkin rings, and an easy reversible fabric gift bag. For homemade gift ideas that are fun to make and fun to give, the patterns for the zippered coffee cuffs and urban friendship bracelets are certain to be winners! Download all six creative homemade gift ideas and tutorials to get started today!

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Hand Sewing Techniques: Learn How to Hand Sew

Hand Sewing Techniques

Now is your chance to get the inside scoop on hand stitching techniques that will add sophistication, depth, and interest to your quilts. Our experts have put together 4 free tutorials that will teach you hand sewing techniques using the ladder stitch, running stitch, chain stitch, double-threaded back stitch, stem stitch, raised chain bands, and many more. You will also learn how to use the dazzling array of threads and fibers that are available to create your own unique stitching designs. Don't miss this opportunity to get more than 10 hand sewing techniques and tips from the experts at Quilting Daily. Download your free eBook today and get started!

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How to Quilt: 5 Free Projects to Learn How to Make a Quilt

How to Quilt

If you find yourself beckoned by new and exciting fabrics, but are unsure of how to begin the quilting process, then this is the place to get started! The experts at Quilting Daily show you how making quilts can be fun and enjoyable from start to finish. You'll learn how to get your quilting project started with tips on quilt design, fabric selection, quilt binding, machine and hand stitching, adding embellishments, and much more. You'll also be introduced to our easy quilt patterns incorporating the use of self portraits, stitched layers, variegated chiffon, silk flowers, and painted fish. There's something for everybody in the patterns and techniques offered in this free eBook... download it today!

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Create Your Own Handmade Quilts: 5 Hand Quilting Techniques Handmade Quilts

In this free eBook from Quilting Daily you get five different takes on making handmade quilts. Lesley Riley shows how you can make a simple yet beautiful homemade quilt with a few simple tools. She also describes how to hand quilt your piece in different ways to add dimension, focus, and interest. Ellen Scott's technique for using stitching, scraps, and small embellishments, will help you make a colorful narrative handcrafted quilt. A unique design method created by Sylvia Naylor allows you to use fabric to make a collage handmade quilted masterpiece.

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Making Memory Quilts and Personalized Quilts: 5 Memory Quilt Ideas

Memory Quilts

If you love to quilt and you're looking for a special way to honor someone's accomplishments or to celebrate a special occasion, then you won't want to miss the opportunity to download this very special eBook! Our experts at Quilting Daily have gathered 5 unique quilting designs that incorporate fabric art techniques, playful collage ideas, and colorful journaling concepts into creating beautiful and unique memory quilts. So whether you have your own ideas in mind, or are trying to come up with new and creative approaches to capture special moments, the ideas and techniques included in this eBook will help you enhance your own memory quilt project. Download your free eBook to get started today!

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How to Make a Patchwork Quilt: 6 Free Designs for Handmade Patchwork Quilts using Jelly Rolls, Strip Quilting, and More

Patchwork Quilts

Brush off those dusty techniques you haven't used in a while, or learn some exciting new ones that will help you create handmade patchwork quilts in a flash! Whether you're looking for a pattern to help you use up your fabric stash, want to put your husband's old neckties to good use, or have a few old quilts that need to be re-worked, the six free patterns in this eBook will give you the inspiration to get your patchwork project under way. Combining your love of quilting with tips from the experts at Quilting Daily, will guarantee original and beautiful patchwork quilting results!

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How to Make a Quilt: 6 Image Transfer Techniques for your Art Quilts

Photo Quilts

Every picture tells a story! By incorporating photos into your quilting, you can completely revolutionize your approach to creating beautiful and unique art quilts. Our designers at Quilting Daily will show you how to easily transform family photos and digital images into quilted memories. The detailed step-by-step instructions in this eBook will guide you through the process of six different image transfer techniques. Using the design and techniques presented in this helpful eBook will help you enhance all of your photo quilt ideas. Download today to start creating your own fabric art memories!

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Free Tutorials for DIY Screen Printing, Monoprinting, and More Printing on Fabric

Screen printing and monoprinting techniques are easier than you think, if you know the tricks of the trade. In this free eBook we introduce five DIY techniques for printing on fabric. Start with finger-painted monoprints, then learn how to use texture plates to create collagraphs. Next, discover the many uses of gelatin for making prints, followed by a super simple method for silk screening. End your adventure with a lesson in Thermofax screen printing and you'll be ready to create one-of-a-kind prints on fabric.

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5 Free Articles for Creative Quilting: Exploring Quilt Art through Artist Trading Cards, Inchies, Landscape Quilts, and More Quilt Art

Quilt art comes in many forms and is often inspired by the experiences, imagery, and ideas of the artist, rather than a traditional pattern. Art quilting has become a fun way for artists to express creativity and explore new methods for quilt design. Even though the foundations of quilt art are the same as traditional quilting, many quilt artists are beginning to incorporate a variety of new processes into their quilt art projects. The experts at Quilting Daily have hand-picked five patterns that introduce you to techniques for fabric stamping, collage creation, layering techniques, designing paper quilts, and much, much more. You're sure to be inspired by the unique designs and creative possibilities included in this free eBook!

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4 Free Quilt Block Patterns Quilt Blocks

Squares are the building block of one of the most traditional quilting styles: block quilts. While squares can be as simple as one piece of fabric, they can also be very complex with several smaller pieces of fabric sewn together to form a square. In each of the four tutorials included in this eBook, the basics of quilt blocks will be revisited, but with a modern twist. Check out "A Dotty Garden" quilt by Sarah Fielke or the "Quilted Shower Curtain" by Jina Barney. Whether you make one or all four of these beautiful block quilt patterns, you are sure to be inspired by this collection of free easy quilt block patterns. Download the entire eBook to get started today!

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Seven Quilted Bag Patterns: Handmade Quilt Bags

Quilted Bags

Who doesn't love a great bag? And a handmade quilted bag you've created yourself, ranks right up there with the most stylish designer bag money can buy. Patricia (Pokey) Bolton, Editor-In-Chief of Quilting Arts Magazine® has put together this wonderful free gift for anyone who loves the art of handmade quilting (and beautiful quilted bags)! Whether you choose to make them all, or have a special favorite, this eBook from Quilting Daily is sure to become one of your favorites that you turn to again and again. Best of all, it's absolutely FREE!

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Quilting Designs and Techniques for Designing Quilts

Quilt Design

Do you prefer contemporary modern quilting or do you strive for old-fashioned Victorian charm? Sometimes it seems that fabric and thread are the only connections shared between contemporary and traditional quilting. No matter what your style, the experts at Quilting Daily have presented three quilting techniques with tips from both worlds. Wouldn't it be fun to design quilts using the basic principles in entirely new ways? With the expert's advice, you'll be on your way to creating your own unique quilting designs. Download your free eBook to get started today!

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Quilt Copyright 101 Quilting Copyright 101

Quilting Daily and the staff at Interweave have released a new free eBook Know Your Rights: Copyright 101 for Art Quilters to help raise awareness of the issues surrounding copyright and give credit to the talented writers, designers, artists, photographers, and innovators who work with us to share their products and ideas with our readers. This guide to the basics of copyright is for anyone and everyone: designers and makers, crafters, retailers, library staff, educators, and more.

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Sewing Ideas to Expand your Sewing Machine Techniques for Quilting

Sewing Techniques for Quilters

Contemporary art quilters break the rules when it comes to design and construction, but understanding basic sewing techniques is still important when it comes to constructing a quilt. This free eBook contains detailed sewing and quilting techniques to enhance your quilting stitches and allow you to learn how to sew a quilt that is as unique as you are. Download your FREE eBook today and load up on sewing machine techniques and quilting stitch ideas

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Free Quilt Patterns: 5 Small Quilting Projects

Small Quilting Projects

What a great way to use up your fabric stash and quilting scraps! These free quilted projects will not only inspire you, but may also spark your interest in creating small quilting projects for use around the house or to give away as gifts. Make a quilted gift card wallet or a colorful padded sunglass case in an afternoon or less! This collection of seven small quilting projects is perfect for any quilter. Download your free eBook and get started today!

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Easy Resist Fabric Dyeing Techniques Surface Design

Are you a modern, creative quilter looking to explore the are of dyeing fabric? Batik is one of the oldest methods of textile dyeing, dating as far back as 4th century BCE. The traditional technique of batik fabric creation can be very time-consuming and labor intensive, sometimes requiring materials that are hard to find or use. This eBook offers techniques for using ingenious methods and common household items to obtain the crackled background effect that is unique to batik fabrics. Bring a little batik into your life with the help of this free surface design eBook.

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Easy Resist Fabric Dyeing Techniques Table Runner and Linens

Are you looking to give your dining room or kitchen a fresh new look? Table runners, napkin rings, and quilted linens can jazz up any room or table setting. Whether you're decorating with contemporary holiday prints for a holiday party or using colorful complimentary fabrics for everyday use, this eBook contains an exciting collection of table runners and tabletop accessories with a new and stylish design, all for FREE! Give your room a quick makeover and download the collection of patterns in this eBook today!

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Free Thread Drawing and Thread Painting Techniques Thread Sketching

This free eBook will help you learn the basic techniques for adding thread sketching and thread painting to your art quilts. Susan Brubaker Knapp starts you out with thread sketching 101, and the basics of what you can do with thread. Next, learn how to interpret sketches, paintings and more using threadwork, then the basics of creating sketchbook quilts. Next, we move onto thread sketching for incredible detail in your designs, followed by thread painting tips to create depth. Take your machine quilting to a whole next level with this free collection.

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