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  • Basic Quilting Abbreviations: From ATC to WOF

    If I told you to go to your LQS to get some PFD so you could finish your ATC you HSY, would you know what I was talking about? Quilters use many abbreviations to communicate basic quilting terms. Some are practical: you don't want to have to write (or repeat) "half-square triangles" over...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 23 Feb 2015
    Filed under: Embroidery, Surface Design, How to Quilt, Baby Quilts, Patchwork Quilt, Fabric Art, Quilting For Beginners, Sewing Techniques, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric
  • Stitch Generations Together with Photo Memory Quilts

    For the last few years I've been working with the same talented crew twice yearly at "Quilting Arts TV" tapings. While the TV show and videos are being recorded, I sit in the control room along with three videographers and monitor the action. It is a friendly crew with a fun and youthful...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 18 Feb 2015
    Filed under: Surface Design, Photo Quilt, Memory Quilts, Quilting Designs, Quilting Techniques, Handmade Quilts
  • For More Creative Fabric Art, Break the Rules

    I'm a law-abiding citizen. But I believe in some areas of life, like fiber art pursuits, it's OK to break the rules. To me--and many fiber artists I know--it is better to have stitched imperfectly than to never have stitched at all. Straying from the "rules" and experimenting is often...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 16 Feb 2015
    Filed under: Fabric Art, Quilting Techniques
  • Quilt Finishing Techniques: Choosing a Binding

    A Note from Vivika: Our online editor, Cate Prato, has recently delved into traditional quilting techniques including adventures in binding. I asked her to share her experience with you . When it comes to quilt finishing , I've always resorted to an easy quilt binding like the pillowcase method....
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 7 Feb 2015
    Filed under: Machine Quilting, How to Quilt, Baby Quilts, Quilt Binding, Fabric Art, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Sewing Machine Techniques
  • Writing on Fabric: How to Put the Text in Textiles

    Is it a coincidence that the word "text" can be found in "texture" and "textiles"? Maybe so. But whether you scribble on background fabric with a permanent pen or make a focal point with 3-D embellished letters, text adds texture to textiles. Here are five techniques for...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 3 Feb 2015
    Filed under: Surface Design, Fabric Art, Art Quilts, Quilting, Quilting Techniques, Fabric Painting, Printmaking
  • Make Exotic Cuffs with Machine Embroidery Designs

    Quilters from across the world share a passion for unique accessories to wear. But you don't have to travel the world for an exotic adornment. With snippets of fabrics you probably already have in your stash and machine embroidery , you can create your own. Jill Amanda Kennedy created the rich-looking...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 28 Jan 2015
    Filed under: Embroidery, Machine Quilting, Quilting Designs, Fabric Art, Quilting Stitches, Quilting Techniques
  • Learn How to Quilt in a Group

    My favorite work day is Tuesday, because that's when our office holds show-and-tell. Given the array of quilters, sewists, and mixed-media artists in our group (many of whom also knit, crochet, and make jewelry), you never know what to expect. Managing editor Rose deBoer (L) and Assistant editor...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 26 Jan 2015
    Filed under: Embroidery, Surface Design, Machine Quilting, How to Quilt, Fabric Art, Quilting For Beginners, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques
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