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  • Your Art Quilts Will Bloom and Flutter with this Easy Applique Technique

    According to a friend of mine, New England has seen a preponderance of hummingbirds this summer. I've also read that Monarch butterflies--whose population had been diminishing--are on the rise again. 'Monarch Butterflies at Play" art quilt by Joan Shay, using her dimensional applique technique...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 19 Aug 2015
    Filed under: How to Quilt, Quilting Supplies, Quilting Designs, Art Quilts, Quilting, Quilting Techniques
  • 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...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 12 Aug 2015
    Filed under: Surface Design, How to Quilt, Photo Quilt, Fabric Art, Quilting For Beginners, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric
  • Itajime Shibori Dyeing Made Easy

    Itajime is a form of shibori dyeing that uses clamped shapes to create the resist. Learn how to make this and other handmade gifts in the 2015 edition of Quilting Arts Holiday magazine. Traditionally, the cloth was compressed between two pieces of wood held in place with string before starting the fabric...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 10 Aug 2015
    Filed under: Surface Design, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric, Fabric Painting
  • 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
  • Combine Free-Motion Quilting and Art Supplies for Zentangle on Fabric

    I love it when two popular art techniques come together. In this case: free-motion quilting motifs and Zentangle®. Zentangle free-motion quilting motifs with machine stitching and shading with paint and pencil, by Nysha Oren Nelson. If you're not familiar with Zentangle, it's a form of line...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 23 Jun 2015
    Filed under: Machine Quilting, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Quilting, Hand Stitches, Quilting Techniques
  • 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
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