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  • Design a Quilt with Your Inner Child

    Do you create quilt designs like a child? Some people might be offended by that question, but I'm not. When I reminisce over my children's early drawings, I see freedom. Freedom to imagine the sun green, to see a fish in a squiggle, or to paint a boat sailing into the air. As art quilters, we...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 21 Jul 2014
    Filed under: How to Quilt, Quilting Designs, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Handmade Quilts
  • Wall Quilt Inspiration: Using an iPad as a Sketchbook

    When creating quilted wall hangings , what do you use for inspiration? Many quilt artists take their cue from their own photos. Lisa Thorpe uses the Brushes3 app to 'sketch' her photo in preparation for making a wall hanging. Lisa Thorpe uses her photos as a jumping off point for her wall quilts...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 26 May 2014
    Filed under: Surface Design, How to Quilt, Fabric Art, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting, Quilting Techniques, Handmade Quilts, Quilt Wall Hangings
  • Quilters Give Back - Join Us in Supporting Quilts of Valor

    In my experience, quilters are a giving sort. Any occasion--celebratory, sorrowful, and everything in between--will prompt a quilter to head to the studio and make a quilt for someone else. It might be an art quilt to hang on the wall and bring a smile or a quilt you can cuddle in. Either way, quilts...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 8 May 2014
    Filed under: Machine Quilting, How to Quilt, Quilting For Beginners, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Handmade Quilts
  • Thread Sketching Tutorial: Butterfly Wings Step by Step

    Besides being fun, thread sketching is an effective way to add details that can make your work highly realistic, including subtle color shifts, intricate textures, and a sense of dimension, according to machine stitching expert Susan Brubaker Knapp. She uses thread sketching on both her fusible appliquéd...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 7 Apr 2014
    Filed under: Surface Design, Machine Quilting, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Handmade Quilts, Fabric Painting
  • How to Make a Quilt By Hand: Reflecting on My First and Latest Projects - and a Contest!

    Why did I ever take up quilting? Necessity! I was 16 years old and redecorating my impossibly small bedroom. A section of my second quilt, when I was a newbie at quilt making. Armed with a redwork pattern of kittens in a variety of poses and a few yards of calico, I set to work. Twelve embroidered blocks...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 14 Mar 2014
    Filed under: Surface Design, How to Quilt, Quilting Supplies, Quilting Designs, Fabric Art, Quilting For Beginners, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric, Handmade Quilts
  • What to Expect When You're Making Baby Quilts - Free Baby Quilt Pattern

    Our office is fairly bursting with babies. Two women are due this month, another is due in the summer, and last fall two coworkers became first-time grandmothers. Designer Meg McElwee created this sweet play mat/ baby quilt pattern. Download it now for free. This mini baby boom has everyone digging out...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 10 Mar 2014
    Filed under: Baby Quilts, Quilt Patterns, Quilted Gifts, Handmade Quilts, Easy Quilt Patterns
  • How to Quilt by Hand: Tips for Success

    A note from Vivika: Last year, Quilting Arts editors Rose DeBoer and Kristine Lundblad helped restore a coworker's heirloom handmade quilt that had been damaged seemingly beyond repair. With ingenuity and tiny stitches, Rose and Kristine revived the quilt's beauty and function. Today, I've...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 27 Jan 2014
    Filed under: How to Quilt, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Quilt Patterns, Hand Stitches, Quilting Stitches, Quilting Techniques, Handmade Quilts
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