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  • Pressing Matters: How to Press Seams for Patchwork Quilts

    Quilters have many jokes about owning several irons--but never ironing laundry. That's because quilters don't iron, we press. Correctly pressing the many seams on patchwork quilts like this Back to Basics design allows the blocks to lie flat and makes it easier to align the blocks and quilt them...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 16 Apr 2014
    Filed under: Patchwork Quilt, Quilt Patterns, Quilting
  • Take the Stress Out of Free-Motion Quilting with a Low-Risk Sketchbook

    A note from Vivika: Are you confident in your free-motion embroidery ? Or do you just wish your free-motion quilting were more . . . free? Today's guest blogger, Candy Glendening, practices her free-motion motifs in sketchbooks on her hand-dyed fabric Then she turns them into a fabric book for future...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 18 Mar 2014
    Filed under: Embroidery, Surface Design, Machine Quilting, Quilting, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric
  • New Host for 'QATV' - Susan Brubaker Knapp

    We have exciting news about "Quilting Arts TV"! Award-winning quilt artist Susan Brubaker Knapp will take over as host, beginning with Season 14. You may know Susan from her beautiful quilts, her many appearances on "QATV" and other TV and radio shows, her teaching in person in the...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 6 Feb 2014
    Filed under: Surface Design, Machine Quilting, Quilting Designs, Art Quilts, Quilting, Quilting Techniques, Fabric Painting
  • Tips for Designing Fabric for Quilt Art

    Many quilt artists dream of designing their own line of fabric. Maybe you constantly doodle designs in your sketchbook, or maybe you've created a pattern in your quilt art that you'd love to see repeated in yardage. Just Dandy! fabric by Josephine Kimberling for Robert Kaufman fabrics. Photo...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 3 Feb 2014
    Filed under: Art Quilts, Quilting
  • Enhance Your Creative Quilting with The Pebble Motif

    When all the prep work is done on your art quilts and it's time to start the actual quilting, you have many choices. On pieced quilts you can simple stitch in the ditch (where the fabric pieces meet at the seams). But most quilting artists prefer to use one of a number of stitching motifs. Samples...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 6 Jan 2014
    Filed under: Machine Quilting, Quilting Designs, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting, Quilting Techniques, Small Quilting Projects
  • '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
  • Modern Quilting with Lucie Summers, a Q&A

    English artist Lucie Summers's fabrics and quilting projects should be familiar to readers of our publications. Her modern quilting techniques, cheerful colors, and contemporary screen print designs with a hint of Scandinavian style stand out from the crowd. Fabric designer and quilt artist Lucie...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 9 Oct 2013
    Filed under: Quilting Designs, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting
  • Tips for Decorating Your Wall Quilts with Sashiko

    Last Tuesday at our staff's weekly show & tell circle, our newest colleague, Stitch magazine Assistant Editor Abby Kaufman, showed us a small quilt she's working on. We were all very impressed with the project, especially as she is quilting it by hand. Fluttering Leaves wall hanging with...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 7 Oct 2013
    Filed under: Embroidery, Fabric Art, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting, Handmade Quilts, Small Quilting Projects
  • '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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