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  • How to Applique: Six Ways to Choose From

    What does the terms " sewing appliques " mean to you? Do you think of hand applique? Machine applique? The applique stitch? An example of raw-edge applique by Jane LaFazio. There are many types of applique, from the traditional by-hand techniques to the fused or raw-edge applique methods preferred...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 25 May 2015
    Filed under: Machine Quilting, How to Quilt, Fabric Art, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Applique Quilts, Art Quilts, Quilting, Hand Stitches, Quilting Stitches, Quilting Techniques, Free Quilting Patterns
  • Three Exercises to Build Your Surface Design Muscles

    I've often heard people who practice yoga or Pilates say they actually feel taller after a session of intense stretching. I know that when I stretch, my limbs feel longer and looser, I'm more nimble and flexible. I feel like I can do more--and I usually can. Imagine, then, what stretching can...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 20 May 2015
    Filed under: Surface Design, Fabric Art, Fabric Painting, Printmaking
  • 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
  • Turn Fabric Scraps into Beautiful Books and Binders

    Sketchbooks and binders are essential for quilters, but they don't have to be boring and utilitarian. You can make them yourself--and make them custom--using fabric scraps and quilt pieces you already have. Fabric-covered binder by Jeannine Stein. Using techniques learned from two great new DVDs...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 20 Apr 2015
    Filed under: Fabric Art
  • Every Picture Quilt Tells a Story

    Mixed-media fiber artist Lesley Riley has been telling stories with photo quilts for many years. But recently I discovered her love of old photos and inspirational quotations began well before her art career, making picture quilts with image transfer techniques and digital imagery. Here, in her own words...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 15 Apr 2015
    Filed under: Surface Design, How to Quilt, Photo Quilt, Fabric Art, Quilting For Beginners, Quilt Patterns, Quilting Techniques
  • Free Your Fiber Art with Tips from Jane LaFazio

    Many people--me among them--admire Jane LaFazio's approach to fiber art and quilt making. Jane's ability to pull from different sources and mix a variety of techniques--while keeping with a common theme--makes her work distinctive. Jane LaFazio, who mixes paint and fiber to make unique fabric...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 8 Apr 2015
    Filed under: How to Quilt, Quilting Designs, Fabric Art, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques
  • Breast Pocket Reader Challenge

    Please enjoy this free eBook including all of the Breast Pockets readers created for our challenge that did not make it into the April/May 2015 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine . All of us at Quilting Arts were humbled by the outpouring of love, artistry, and commitment these Breast Pockets symbolize...
    Posted to Online Extras by Kristine Lundblad on 20 Mar 2015
    Filed under: online extra, Melanie Testa, art quilt, Reader Challenge, handmade quilt art, Quilting Arts Magazine, fabric art, breast cancer, breast pockets, April/May 2015
  • A 360 degree view of "Permission Slip" by Amalia T.P. Morusiewicz

    Visit funfromatoz.com for more from Amalia Teresa Parra Morusiewicz, creator of "Permission Slip."
    Posted to Online Extras by Kristine Lundblad on 20 Mar 2015
    Filed under: online extra, Quilting Arts Magazine, fabric art, April/May 2015, Morusiewicz, the last word
  • Checks & Balances: Art Quilt by Caryl Bryer Fallert

    This quilt is a visual interpretation of a philosophical concept. "Checks and Balances" is a term most of us first heard in our high school civics classes, an idea to which we aspire in government and in the world around us, and often fall short. Perhaps the best way to achieve balance is to...
    Posted to Share Your Quilt & Fiber Art by bryerpatch on 15 Jul 2011
    Filed under: free motion, wallhanging, Art Quilt, quilt, quilting art, free motion stitching, art, quilted, free motion quilting, fabric portrait, art quilt, art quilting, free-motion stitching, quilts, wall hanging, design, green, quilting, abstract art quilting, free-motion quilting, art quilts, Quilt Art, fiber art, free motion stitched, anatomical textile art, figurative, Fiber Art, abstract figurative, Alliance for American Quilts, wall quilt, freemotion, Fabric wall hanging, fiber, art-quilt, fabric art, quitling arts, woven background, art quilts, wall quilts, wall art, quilted wall art, quiltted, free-motion, fiber Art. portraits, free motion stitching, Abstract innovative Art, wall hangings
  • Cornered

    This quilt was created from an original drawing of my favorite green chair. It is machine pieced using only solid colored fabrics and machine quilted with black thread as in the Amish tradition.
    Posted to Share Your Quilt & Fiber Art by bofogray on 19 Jun 2011
    Filed under: quilted, original design, art quilting, contemporary, quilts, wall hanging, Quilt Art, Fiber Art, fabric art, wall quilts, machine stitching, quilted wall art, still life art quilt
  • Atomic Coffee Break

    I've always loved the styles of the 1950's, especially the Atomic Clock. This quilt was created from an original drawing and machine pieced and appliqued. My love of quilting began with a book on Amish quilts. I like the challenge of using only solid fabrics in keeping with the Amish tradition...
    Posted to Share Your Quilt & Fiber Art by bofogray on 19 Jun 2011
    Filed under: wallhanging, original design, modern, art quilting, contemporary, Fiber Art, wall quilt, Fabric wall hanging, fabric art, appliquéd, art quilts, original quilts, wall art, fused applique, machine stitching, quilted wall art, still life
  • Crocus by Dale Anne Potter

    This 6 inch piece is glued to a canvas that was first painted black. The fabric is hand-dyed by Dale Anne Potter, the crocus was first sketched lightly with pencil, then sketched with thread on sewing machine. Then Derwent Inktense pencils were used to colour the sketch, wet with brush, dried and heat...
    Posted to Share Your Quilt & Fiber Art by Dale Anne Potter on 29 May 2011
    Filed under: Dale Anne Potter, fabric art, Inktense Pencils
  • Cardinals & Chickadees

    My original fused, hand embroidered, fabric art card, photographed as my 2010 Christmas card. This piece was created while on vacation and missing my sewing machines, although the snowflakes and borders were added by machine after I arrived home.
    Posted to Share Your Quilt & Fiber Art by georgygirl on 19 Jan 2011
    Filed under: embroidery, handsewn, hand embroidery, raw edge applique, nature, artist cards, french knots, Fusible Art, fabric art, winter, cardinals
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