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  • Modern Quilting Trick: Easy Method for Inserting Fabric Strips

    Here's an easy way to put a modern patchwork twist on simple quilt squares: insert a decorative strip of fabric. Detail from 'Stones,' a modern quilt featuring irregular angles and inserted strips. From Quilting From Every Angle by Nancy Purvis. This trick, taken from Nancy Purvis's new...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 31 Aug 2015
    Filed under: Patchwork Quilt, Quilt Blocks, Quilting Designs, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Hand Stitches
  • English Paper Piecing Goes Modern

    I have tried hand stitching of all kinds. Anything to do with needles and thread has been in my project basket at one time or another. But every so often I discover something new. The back of a patchwork quilt block made with English paper piecing, using comics for the paper. Several years ago I was...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 15 Jul 2015
    Filed under: How to Quilt, Patchwork Quilt, Quilt Blocks, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Quilt Patterns, Hand Stitches, Handmade Quilts, Sewing Machine Techniques
  • Make a Modern Memory Quilt with Ties

    So many of our fathers, grandfathers, brothers, and uncles have worn ties to work every day or for special occasions. Trish Bowman makes a memory quilt, using ties in a herringbone pattern, on ' Quilting Arts TV' Series 1600. When their tie-wearing days are over, there might be 30 or more ties...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 14 Jul 2015
    Filed under: Memory Quilts, Patchwork Quilt, Handmade Quilts
  • Keep Your Quilting Stitches Even with These 5 Tension Tips

    Is there anything more frustrating than being ready to quilt only to find your tension is off? Not too loose, not too tight--how to get your sewing machine stitches just right! We all know what bad tension looks like: loops on the top of the quilt sandwich or on the backing. Good tension results in sewing...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 8 Jul 2015
    Filed under: Machine Quilting, How to Quilt, Patchwork Quilt, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Quilting Stitches, Quilting Techniques, Sewing Machine Techniques
  • How to Make Simple Quilt Labels

    Experienced quilters know that an essential part of finishing a quilt is attaching a label. As Jessica Alexandrakis writes in her book Get Started Quilting: The Complete Beginner Guide , "Labels can document who made the quilt, who it was made for, where it was made, and if it came from a published...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 29 Jun 2015
    Filed under: How to Quilt, Quilt Binding, Patchwork Quilt, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Hand Stitches, Quilting Techniques, Handmade Quilts, Quilt Wall Hangings
  • Sweet and Easy: Tips for Using Jelly Rolls in Patchwork Quilts

    Strip quilting , literally stitching strips of fabric together, is one of the easiest ways to create a modern-looking patchwork quilt or quilt project. You can cut your own strips using new or leftover fabrics and a rotary cutter or a die-cutting machine Or you can use pre-cut jelly rolls. This 'Shoreline'...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 9 Jun 2015
    Filed under: How to Quilt, Patchwork Quilt, Quilting Supplies, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Sewing Machine Techniques
  • Five Efficient Tips for More Creative Quilting Time

    Few quilting artists have all the time they want for creating fiber art & quilts. But accomplishing more--while still enjoying it and doing a good job--is often a matter of efficiency rather than speed. Here are some ways to work smarter and more efficiently without rushing or taking shortcuts that...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 3 Jun 2015
    Filed under: How to Quilt, Patchwork Quilt, Quilting Supplies, Quilting Designs, Fabric Art, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Art Quilts, Quilting, Hand Stitches, Quilting Techniques
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