Tag: Quilting For Beginners

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…

Quilt Lessons: Choosing Your Quilt Batting

What is quilt batting? We all know it’s the filling of your quilt sandwich and the part of the quilt that keeps us warm, but what is it made of and how do we choose one type over another? For some reason, choosing batting has always been a struggle for me. I get overwhelmed standing…

English Paper Piecing: The Basics

Do you English paper piece? This is one quilting technique that I’ve wanted to try, so I’ve decided to take the plunge. “What is English paper piecing?” you ask. It’s a patchwork technique that uses fabric covered templates to create geometric patterns. Fabric is stitched around the templates, oftentimes made of paper or thin plastic,…

Quilting Essentials: Squaring up Quilt Blocks

I have a confession; I’ve become a bit obsessed with Half-Square Triangle blocks. They are such a versatile block, once you learn how to make them there are endless design possibilities. Plus, they make up so many easy quilt patterns for beginners and experts alike. Luckily, I’m not the only quilter falling head over heels…

Quilt Scene submissions still open!

See your quilt here! The editors of Quilting Arts Magazine and the staff of Quilts, Inc. are proud to be working on the eighth annual edition of International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene. This publication captures the excitement and creativity of the quilt world and is our annual issue of fresh ideas for today’s quilter including…

Quilting Lessons: The Basics of Nesting Seams

Quilting squares, particularly pre-cut charm squares, are one of my favorite ways to construct a quilt top. Over the last few weeks I’ve been working on a quilt that marries the ease of charm squares with the efficiency of chain piecing. Using Allie Heath’s Graphic Cross Quilt from Modern Patchwork Winter 2014 as inspiration, I…

How to Make a Photo Quilt: Five Free Tutorials

Go to any quilt show or scan the Internet, and you’ll find that quilts incorporating photographs are very popular. Nowadays, it’s a snap to scan your favorite photos into your computer, then print them onto fabric that can easily be incorporated into a quilt. But how do you make your photo quilt stand out from…

Get Inspired, Make a Quilt, Enter to Win!

Quilting Arts Magazine will celebrate its 15th year with the December 2015/January 2016 issue and we'd like to share this anniversary with you! Recently, we introduced a special Reader Challenge to commemorate this milestone. The theme is "Artful Adventure." To mark this festive occasion, we're asking you to create a small art quilt depicting your…