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  • Patchwork Quilts Then and Now

    I'm jumping on the Throwback Thursday bandwagon (#tbt) and posting this image of me with a patchwork quilt I made many years ago. It was the second quilt I'd ever made, a wedding gift for a friend, from pattern by Eleanor Burns. Me with my second patchwork quilt, about 25 years ago. It's...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 10 Sep 2014
    Filed under: How to Quilt, Patchwork Quilt, Quilting Supplies, Quilting Designs, Quilt Patterns, Quilting Techniques, Handmade Quilts
  • Sewing Technique Trouble-shooting: Bobbin Tension Tips

    Recently, our online editor, Cate Prato, put out a plea on Facebook, regarding the sudden change in tension on her sewing machine stitches : Sewing friends, I need advice. I have been machine piecing a quilt top for a couple hours without incident. Then the bobbin ran out and I refilled it, taking the...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 8 Sep 2014
    Filed under: Machine Quilting, How to Quilt, Sewing Techniques, Quilting Stitches, Quilting Techniques, Sewing Machine Techniques
  • Thread Sketching Without a Hoop - 6 Alternatives

    Thread sketching can add lots of texture and movement to your quilts. But as anyone who has tried it knows--if you don't stabilize your work, your fabric will draw up and pull out of shape. In her thread sketching tutorial series in Quilting Arts, Susan Brubaker Knapp has addressed this issue: Stabilizing...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 3 Sep 2014
    Filed under: Machine Quilting, How to Quilt, Quilting Supplies, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Fabric Painting, Thread Painting
  • Pretty Pincushions from Fabric Scraps: 4 Ideas

    I have a bunch of pincushions, some from my mom and grandmother, and others I've picked up along the way. My favorite is made of felted wool, and was probably made by felting a "log" of wool together, and cutting it into 2" slices. Once, I was using this pincushion near my machine...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 1 Sep 2014
    Filed under: Fabric Art, Embellishment Techniques, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques
  • Organization Tips for Making Quilted Gifts in Quantity

    Whether you are preparing for a craft or art fair or you want to get a start on quilted gifts for the holidays, it pays to get organized. That way, you won't be swamped as the deadline approaches, and you'll have more time to enjoy your customers or time with friends and family. For advice on...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 25 Aug 2014
    Filed under: Surface Design, Machine Quilting, Quilt Patterns, Quilting Techniques, Quilted Gifts, Dyeing Fabric, Quilted Bags, Easy Quilt Patterns, Holiday Quilts
  • Hand Dyeing Shortcut: Make and Keep a Soda Ash Solution

    No matter which fabric dyeing techniques you use, dyeing fabric can be a fun--some might even say transformative--creative experience. Pulling the hand-dyed fabric from the dye bath to reveal the colors and patterns you have created is absolutely magical. Yet hand dyeing, especially when you use chemical...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 6 Aug 2014
    Filed under: Surface Design, How to Quilt, Fabric Art, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric, Fabric Painting
  • Learn Machine Quilting Designs: How to Stitch a Spiral

    When I think about it, I'm astounded by the variety of ways you can learn how to machine quilt these days. Many of us learned straight machine quilting or free-motion quilting from a family member. Others took a class or followed machine quilting instructions from--yes--a book! Spiral machine quilting...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 30 Jul 2014
    Filed under: Machine Quilting, How to Quilt, Quilting Designs, Quilting For Beginners, Quilt Patterns, Quilting Techniques
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