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  • Five Prompts for More Creative Quilting

    For some prolific quilt artists , inspiration just seems to flow. But I can guarantee you that everyone--even artists who churn out art quilts left and right--eventually experiences a creative block. The good news is, working through that block can lead to more creative quilting. Mini quilts by Jane...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 4 Aug 2014
    Filed under: Quilting Designs, Fabric Art, Art Quilts, Quilting, Small Quilting Projects
  • Upcycle Vintage Linens with Machine Embroidery - Free Project

    I'm so excited to share a new season of" Quilting Arts TV" with you, especially the debut of our new host, Susan Brubaker Knapp. Susan is a multi-talented quilt artist and such a nice person, too. Moreover, I marvel at her ability to explain techniques in a straightforward, easy-to-understand...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 30 Jun 2014
    Filed under: Embroidery, Surface Design, Machine Quilting, How to Quilt, Fabric Art, Quilting, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric
  • Hand Embroidery Project: Turn a Thrift-Store Denim Jacket into Art

    I've often blogged about how hand embroidery projects are great for creating on-the-go. But even I was amazed when I saw new QATV host Susan Brubaker Knapp at Quilt Market wearing a denim jacket covered with hand embroidery designs. Susan Brubaker Knapp turned a thrift store jacket into art-on-the...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 18 Jun 2014
    Filed under: Embroidery, Quilting Designs, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Quilting, Hand Stitches
  • Designing Modern Quilts: Tips for Selecting Solids

    "Solids and nearly solids play such a big role in contemporary quilting, and especially in improv piecing. But many people find it hard to choose dynamic color combinations when they don't have a place to start," writes modern quilt artist Christine Ravish in the Summer 2014 issue of Modern...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 11 Jun 2014
    Filed under: Patchwork Quilt, Quilt Blocks, Quilting Designs, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting
  • Wall Quilt Inspiration: Using an iPad as a Sketchbook

    When creating quilted wall hangings , what do you use for inspiration? Many quilt artists take their cue from their own photos. Lisa Thorpe uses the Brushes3 app to 'sketch' her photo in preparation for making a wall hanging. Lisa Thorpe uses her photos as a jumping off point for her wall quilts...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 26 May 2014
    Filed under: Surface Design, How to Quilt, Fabric Art, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting, Quilting Techniques, Handmade Quilts, Quilt Wall Hangings
  • Fusible Web: Demystifying Mistyfuse

    Many art quilters find fusible web indispensable for quilt making . Fusible web is basically a sheet of glue that melts when you press fabric onto it with a hot iron, sticking the pieces of fabric together. Quilt artist Jamie Fingal uses Mistyfuse fusible for all her quilt making. Because art quilts...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 5 May 2014
    Filed under: How to Quilt, Quilting Supplies, Fabric Art, Quilting For Beginners, Art Quilts, Quilting, Quilting Techniques
  • Give Traditional Quilt Blocks a Modern Look Three Ways

    Many of us cherish the heirloom block quilts handed down to us--or even the ones we "inherit" from flea markets and thrift shops. But when it comes to our own quilting, we like a more contemporary style. Fortunately, it's easy to combine the admiration for traditional quilting squares with...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 23 Apr 2014
    Filed under: How to Quilt, Patchwork Quilt, Quilt Blocks, Quilting Designs, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting, Quilting Techniques, Free Quilt Patterns
  • 'Hands' Reader Challenge quilts

    We had so much beautiful work from our readers for the "Hands" Reader Challenge that we ran out of room in the magazine. Please enjoy these artists' work! Above: "A Hand Revealed" LaRynda Thoen • Middleton, Wisconsin "I have been exploring the subject of hands as a travelogue...
    Posted to Online Extras by Kristine Lundblad on 21 Nov 2013
    Filed under: quilt collage, online extra, quilting, art quilt, Reader Challenge
  • 'Fresh Plus' by Kathy York

    Learn Kathy's technique for dyeing the blocks she used in "Fresh Plus."
    Posted to Online Extras by Kristine Lundblad on 1 Nov 2013
    Filed under: wax resist, online extra, quilting, fabric dyeing, Modern Patchwork
  • 'Morning Light' by Margot Lovinger

    "Morning Light" by Margot Lovinger is featured in "Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits" by Martha Sielman PHOTO BY RANDELL McGLASSON
    Posted to Online Extras by Kristine Lundblad on 3 May 2013
    Filed under: hand stitching, quilt collage, portraits, online extra, fabric collage, quilting, digital imagery, handmade quilt art, hand-dyed fabric, fabric dyeing
  • 'The Jennings Homestead' quilt's label

    Suzanne Mouton Riggio produced an extensive label for the back of "The Jennings Homestead" quilt made by The Milwaukee Art Quilters (MArQ) members Judy Zoelzer Levine, Terri Kirchner, Suzanne Mouton Riggio, Kathleen Hughes, Deb Kinder, Chiyoko Bermant, Jane Misslich, Beth Shulman, Laura Krasinski...
    Posted to Online Extras by Kristine Lundblad on 3 May 2013
    Filed under: portraits, online extra, quilting arts February/March 2010: online extra, in the spotlight, quilting, handmade quilt art
  • "Staycation" Postcard reader challenge results

    In the June/July 2012 issue of Quilting Arts, we challenged our readers to make a fiber art or mixed-media postcard and tell us about their summer staycation. Here are some of the almost 100 postcards we received! Clockwise from top left: Angela Maves, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada; Jo Lawson, Tacoma, WA;...
    Posted to Online Extras by Kristine Lundblad on 14 Nov 2012
    Filed under: collage, embellishments, paper fabric quilt, paper fabric quilts, free-machine embroidery, stitching, Japanese fabrics, hand stitching, needle felting, quilt collage, online extra, fabric collage, decoration, quilting, digital imagery, appliqué, monoprinting, printing, art quilt, Reader Challenge, handmade quilt art, hand-dyed fabric, fabric dyeing
  • Quilted Felting - where to talk about it and share?!

    Not sure which of the subforums "Quilted Felting" belongs in, much less Art Quilting that incorporates polymer clay...so I will try here! In some ways, felting - be it by hand or by machine - is rightfully an embellishment. But at times what I am doing is creating cloth, which is then quilted...
    Posted to Mixed Media by RUEdOAK on 30 Jan 2012
  • Help! Thread shredding!

    I am free motion quilting a king size cotton patchwork quilt on my vintage Featherweight. The thread is a 40 weight polyester embroidery thread, and I am using new embroidery needles, size 11 and 12. Even after putting in a new needle, I can sew for a few minutes, and then I get a shredded top thread...
    Posted to Stitching by k9dancer on 30 Aug 2010
  • Re: what sewing machine do you use?

    DH bought me a Babylock Quest last year. I've never been able to bond with this machine but I can't sell it-nobody is willing to pay what I did, and I got it at a show for a great discount. I'd love to be able to either fall in love with it or move on but I can't afford it unless I sell...
    Posted to Stitching by eileenkny on 24 Aug 2010
  • Re: what sewing machine do you use?

    DH bought me a Babylock Quest last year. I've never been able to bond with this machine but I can't sell it-nobody is willing to pay what I did, and I got it at a show for a great discount. I'd love to be able to either fall in love with it or move on but I can't afford it unless I sell...
    Posted to Stitching by eileenkny on 24 Aug 2010
  • Re: What sewing machine do you use?

    I am reading this thread because I am currently researching a variety of machines. Now that I am finally an 'empty nester' I have 'that room' I have always wanted-- and I'm ready to update my toys.... Currently I have a 17 year old Kenmore 36. It was $400 back then, when money was...
    Posted to Stitching by hpthecat on 17 Aug 2010
  • "Figure #1"

    20x16" 2010 This artwork is one of a figurative series I just completed. I used a variety of knit and crochet fragments and trim with beading to create a funky border. I used many different techniques including needle felting, collage, hand embroidery, quilting and beading. www.christinesauer.com
    Posted to Share Your Quilt & Fiber Art by ChristineS. on 24 Jun 2010
    Filed under: collage, needle felting, quilting, beading., hand embroidery
  • Quilted Papercut

    I got interested on the art of Papercut and Hawaiian Quilts and I tried to use these two artistic inpirations on this wall quilt that I created. I'm using the photo of the quilt as my avatar here and I'm uploading the photo here so that it can be viewed fully.
    Posted to Design and Composition by zoe cro-z on 9 May 2010
  • mixing hand-painted fabrics with commercial prints

    Hi! I used a glue-resist and hand-painted some lovely and lively pieces! Now I want to use them in an art quilt BUT they are so "dull" comparted to the commercial prints I chose. I wanted my hand-painted pieces to stand out but I think they will be lost. How do I brighten them up, or how do...
    Posted to Surface Design by Zoldesign on 12 Feb 2010
  • "Upstream" art quilt

    I made this for a fundraiser auction in the Seattle area - for Friends of the Cedar River Watershed. I learned the technique ffrom Elin Waterston and Jane Davila's Art Quilt Workbook--which I love!
    Posted to Share Your Quilt & Fiber Art by jeiselt on 10 Sep 2009
    Filed under: hand dyed, wallhanging, Art Quilt, free motion stitching, quilted, batik fabrics, art quilting, hand dyed fabrics, quilting
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