QATV Series 1100

Foil Embellishment Quilt

Foil Embellishment Techniques: Tips for Success

Nothing adds a shot of excitement or glamour to your quilt art faster than foil. Foiling is one of the easiest embellishment techniques, but there are a few tricks for success: 1. Choose an adhesive. Selecting the right adhesive for foiling is critical to your success. There are different types of adhesives including spray, hot melt, liquid,…

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Free templates: Create the Look for Old World Tiles by Desiree Habicht

In the October/November 2015 issue, Desiree Habicht wrote about her fabric painting technique for created a beautiful “old world” looking quilt inspired by her travels in Italy. Click below for full-size templates to create your own version of her quilt, “Italian Countryside Tiles,” plus additional painting tips from Desiree. Habicht_Landscape_Templates_QA77 Other topics you may enjoy:No…

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Welcome to the New Quilting Daily!

Welcome to the new and improved Quilting Daily community website! We’ve given the site a fresh, easy-to-use new design to help you find all of the art quilting and modern quilting projects, inspiration, videos, and tutorials that you love. Here’s a little tour and some hints to help you find all the things you love…

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Itajime Shibori Dyeing: How it Works

Itajime shibori dyeing is making a comeback, and for good reason. The ancient Japanese technique of sandwiching a piece of folded fabric between two hard objects (such as the traditional option of wood or the current choice of Plexiglas) and then soaking it in a dye bath, results in strongly patterned fabric with high graphic…

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Create the Look of Old World Tiles with Fabric Painting

A couple of years ago we remodeled our kitchen, including a herringbone patterned tile backsplash that inspired me to make patchwork pillows in the same design. I thought of that recently when editing the October/November 2015 issue of Quilting Arts. In it, Desiree Habicht describes a fabric painting technique using acrylic ink, painted fusible, and…

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Fabric Collage Technique: String Prayer Flags Together with Crochet

One of the best parts of making prayer flags–for me–is that it gives me the opportunity to use some of the old linens, too-pretty-to-throw-out fabric scraps, and yarns and fibers that are in my stash. On The Prayer Flag Project blog, current coordinator Lisa Chin has been posting tutorials and one in particular caught my…

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Quick Gifts for Quilters: Felted Wool Pincushions

When I’m looking for easy gifts to make, I often turn to projects with felt. Because the edges don’t fray, you can often skip several finishing steps and felt makes a lovely base for hand embroidery. But do you use felted wool–or wool felt? Is there a difference? We put felt-friendly fiber artist Jamie Fingal…

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Make Abstract Quilt Design Inspiration Cards – How Fun!

Take a look at modern and contemporary quilts: they often have an abstract design. An abstract quilt design immediately gives your piece a modern look, and many fiber artists just prefer abstract to representational designs. Most people can’t just throw an abstract quilt together, though. You still have to incorporate the fundamentals of color, line,…