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  • How Acrylic Inks Work Best for Writing on Fabric

    Artist Susan Brubaker Knapp is known for her beautifully detailed quilts accomplished by painting on fabric and thread sketching. Susan Brubaker Knapp uses acrylic inks for writing on fabric, because they can achieve a finer line than textile paints. But when she wanted to add quotes to her quilts, she...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 15 Jun 2015
    Filed under: Surface Design, Machine Quilting, Fabric Art, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric, Fabric Painting
  • Eight Quilt Art Projects for Fun in the Sun

    Twisted Fabric Flower embellishment Vanessa Christenson. It's summer here in Quilting Daily land, so we've rounded up eight of our favorite summertime quilting and surface design projects and techniques for you to enjoy. Is your beach book on your eReader? Protect it with a patchwork cover ....
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 29 May 2015
    Filed under: Surface Design, Machine Quilting, Photo Quilt, Patchwork Quilt, Embellishment Techniques, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric, Quilted Bags, Quilted Table Linens
  • Five Digital Design Tips for Neophytes

    I am a big fan of handmade objects and hands-on techniques. Technology is not always my friend. But my perspective changed when I saw Diane Rusin Doran create awesome hand dyed-fabric effects with digital quilting imagery . You would swear these gorgeous fabrics were made in a dye studio--but were all...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 7 May 2015
    Filed under: Surface Design, Quilting Supplies, Quilting Designs, Fabric Art, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric
  • Easy Shibori Dyeing Method With Textile Paints

    Shibori techniques , or pattern resist dyeing, have been used for hundreds of years. The resulting shibori fabric (traditionally indigo blue) is treasured by fiber artists (I have an entire collection). 'Serenity' by Susan Purney Mark, using soy wax and shibori resist dyeing. In the February...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 22 Apr 2015
    Filed under: Surface Design, Quilting Supplies, Fabric Art, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric, Fabric Painting
  • Fiber Art Written on the Wind: Update on the Prayer Flag Project

    In June of 2011, I started a fiber art project, making a "prayer flag" every day. Each flag would be made in less than an hour with materials I had at hand, then hang outside for a while, its word and sentiment dissolving into the wind and being spread to all whom the wind touches. They would...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 16 Mar 2015
    Filed under: Surface Design, Fabric Art, Dyeing Fabric
  • 10 Ideas for Using Up Fabric Scraps

    Scraps, scraps, scraps! If you create fiber art , fabric scraps are a way of life. Too pretty (or expensive) to throw away, too many to keep contained. They must be good for something! Don't let fabric scraps take over your studio. Learn how to turn them into fabulous scrap quilts with Alex Anderson...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 13 Mar 2015
    Filed under: Surface Design, Memory Quilts, Patchwork Quilt, Quilting Designs, Fabric Art, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric, Handmade Quilts, Small Quilting Projects, Easy Quilt Patterns, Printmaking
  • Basic Quilting: How to Choose Batting

    When you learn to quilt , the first lesson is that a quilt is made up of three elements: the top, the batting, and the backing fabric. Together they are known as a quilt sandwich. In this eFolio project from Colorful Fabric Collage , Sue Bleiweiss used wool felt and interfacing as the batting. Now, when...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 9 Mar 2015
    Filed under: Surface Design, How to Quilt, Quilting Supplies, Fabric Art, Quilting For Beginners, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric
  • Re: Hello from North Carolina - I have a question...

    I started by reading and reading and reading some more. Then I got very confused! I finally purchased a book by Melanie Testa, "Inspired to Quilt" that has recipes to follow step by step to prepare fabric and to "paint with dyes." Her book however, does not go into dyeing large batches...
    Posted to Say Hello! by amybharry on 5 Jul 2009
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