Tag: Free Motion Stitching

Free-Motion Quilting: Sewing Machine Setup

The first time I ever tried my hand at free-motion quilting I had no idea what I was doing. While channeling my inner Rosie the Riveter, I naively sat down to my machine with a stack of small quilt sandwiches and a belief that I could do this. Unfortunately, after struggling to set up my…

Quilting Arts Magazine August/September 2017

Parks to sandy beaches at the seashore, we all enjoy a vacation now and then. Whether this year’s trip is a “staycation” or sent you across the ocean, this issue of Quilting Arts is for you. Think about your travels as the source of inspiration for your artwork as you learn about new surface design…

Camp Quilting Arts: Stitched Tea Bags

Here’s a question for you: what kitchen items do you save that most others throw out? My mother saved every twist tie that ever entered her house. She stored them in glass jars (she saved those, too). She also kept rubber bands and paper bags. She learned these traits from her parents who kept Styrofoam…

Quilting Arts Magazine June/July 2017

The long days of summer offer the perfect opportunity to explore new possibilities and techniques with fabric and thread. And you don’t need to leave your own studio—why not schedule a “staycation” and try something new? The June/July 2017 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine provides loads of inspiration from top fiber artists for you to explore…

Modern Patchwork Magazine Winter 2017

Stoke the fires of your creativity with the latest issue of Modern Patchwork magazine. Featuring brand new quilting projects from top designers, this issue has a wealth of techniques, ideas, and projects just waiting for you! From graphic quilts for the beginner, to more challenging projects for the seasoned sewist, you’ll find plenty to keep…

Quilting Arts Magazine December 2016/January 2017

  Make time for art quilting as you explore the inspirational and creative possibilities found in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. For those who love hand stitching, meet contemporary art quilter Susan Lenz whose approach to fiber is fresh and innovative. In addition, we’ve included a pattern for a little “Etui”…

Modern Patchwork Fall 2016

Modern quilters choose Modern Patchwork Magazine for its in-depth interviews, on-trend quilts and home décor projects, and beautiful photography. This issue has so much to offer: Learn about designer Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft and how she created dozens of handmade ribbons for QuiltCon winners. Meet quilter and artist Tara Faughnan, then create a log…

Modern Patchwork Gifts 2016

Don’t delay -The holidays are just around the corner, and there’s no time like the present to make handmade gifts, patchwork quilts, and easy quilt projects for you and your friends. Featuring more than 30 brand new quilting projects straight from modern quilt designers you know and love, this issue has a wealth of ideas…

Episode 1709 Preview Quilting Arts TV Series 1700

Join host Susan Brubaker Knapp and guests for this episode, Free-Motion Stitching. Nancy McNally explores free-motion stitching on a longarm machine, creating an inspiring wholecloth quilt. Also in this episode, Cyndi Souder writes on her quilts to add depth, share experiences, and create personal meaning. And Susan Edmonson reaches below the surface to paint-dye batting…

It's A New Day!

"It's A New Day" Inspired by my morning serenaders in the Arbutus tree outside my bedroom window.  Measures 25" x 33" Background is pieced as per Missouri Star's instructional video for a Double Slice Layer Cake, the foreground is fused. Free-motion quilted in a swirl pattern. Bound in dark grey to match the silhouettes. My…