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  • Block Friday - Give Foundation Piecing a Try

    It's Block Friday again-our celebration of block quilting in the month of December. Today we're focusing on paper piecing, also known as foundation piecing . How did this technique get these names? Because you literally piece the block onto a foundation layer of paper or fabric. With paper pieced...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 25 Dec 2014
    Filed under: How to Quilt, Quilt Blocks, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Quilt Patterns, Quilting Techniques, Handmade Quilts, Sewing Machine Techniques
  • Stash Wrappings: Ideas for Quilted Gifts and More

    When you've finished quilting gifts with beautiful fabrics, trims, and notions, doesn't it seem a shame to cover them up with commercial wrapping? I say, why not use bits of this and that from your stash to make the wrapping as artistic as the gift inside? Wrapping your handmade and quilted gifts...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 17 Dec 2014
    Filed under: Embroidery, Fabric Art, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Hand Stitches, Quilted Gifts, Easy Quilt Patterns
  • Creative Embroidery Using the Seed Stitch

    No matter how fancy your current sewing machine, no matter whether you make tiny quilts or wall-sized ones, chances are, your first experience with needle and thread was hand sewing . In Gerrie Congdon's piece 'Fiesta,' featured in the Feb./March 2015 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine , she...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 15 Dec 2014
    Filed under: Embroidery, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Hand Stitches, Quilting Stitches, Quilting Techniques
  • New: Our Free Guide to Machine Needle Felting for Quilters

    I used to look at my little bits of this and that--fancy fibers, silk and wool roving, hand-dyed gauze, threads, and vintage lace--and wonder what I could do with them. They were too good to throw away, too small to be used. Or so I thought, until I learned how to do needle felting with a machine. Suddenly...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 10 Dec 2014
    Filed under: Embroidery, Fabric Art, Embellishment Techniques, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques
  • Give Your Quilt Art More Drama with Costume Shop Materials

    When some people pass glittering tulle, pastel sheers, sequins and beads, and rows of embroidered trim at the fabric store, they see costumes. Art quilters see stash. In fact, many art quilters have also had a hand in the theatre realm. At some point, they looked at the snips of this and that on their...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 8 Dec 2014
    Filed under: Surface Design, How to Quilt, Quilting Supplies, Fabric Art, Embellishment Techniques, Sewing Techniques, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting, Small Quilting Projects
  • Episode 1502 Preview Quilting Arts TV Series 1500

    Back to Basics: In this episode of "Quilting Arts TV," Amy Ellis shows how to create a perfectly mitered corner for any project and Martha DeLeonardis uses innovative designing and piecing methods to make a T-shirt quilt.
    Posted to Quilting Arts TV by Kristine Lundblad on 5 Dec 2014
    Filed under: QA TV, Quilting Arts TV, Susan Brubaker Knapp, sewing techniques, Quilt Art, Photo Quilts, QATV, Series 1500, quilting, Amy Ellis, memory quilt, mitered corners, Episode 1502, mitering, Martha DeLeonardis, Quilting Arts TV Series 1500
  • Episode 1511 Preview Quilting Arts TV Series 1500

    Pins and Pinning: In this episode of "Quilting Arts TV," Amy Ellis covers the facts about different kinds of pins and explains how and when to use them and Angela Pingel pieces a Drunkard's Path block using a single pin and makes seams disappear.
    Posted to Quilting Arts TV by Kristine Lundblad on 5 Dec 2014
    Filed under: QA TV, Quilting Arts TV, Susan Brubaker Knapp, quilt blocks, small quilting projects, sewing techniques, quilted gift ideas, QATV, Series 1500, Angela Pingel, supplies, quilting, Amy Ellis
  • How to Make a Fabric-Covered Box for Gifts and Storage

    Two items I'm always short on: storage and gift wrap. Two things I always have plenty of: fabric and the urge to play in my studio. Plain boxes become artful storage, gift boxes, or both with fabric painting and printing. By Lynn Krawczyk. This fabric painting project by Lynn Krawczyk solves both...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 24 Nov 2014
    Filed under: Surface Design, Fabric Art, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Hand Stitches, Quilting Techniques, Fabric Painting
  • Handmade Gift Ideas with Embroidery Hoops, Fabric, and More - Dec. 5 Web Seminar

    What can you do with an embroidery hoop besides making hand embroidery? Lots of things! With a little stitching, glue, and ingenuity, embroidery hoops of all shapes and sizes can be used to create calendars, clocks, photo albums, jewelry, key racks, storage, and artwork using applique, embroidery, crochet...
    Posted to Quilting Daily by VivikaEditor on 20 Nov 2014
    Filed under: Embroidery, Patchwork Quilt, Hand Sewing, Sewing Techniques, Hand Stitches, Quilted Gifts
  • Episode 1405 Preview Quilting Arts TV Series 1400

    Focus on Feet: In this episode, Catherine Redford creates contemporary quilting designs using a walking foot, and Sarah Ann Smith explains how to get started with free-motion quilting using a darning foot.
    Posted to Quilting Arts TV by VivikaEditor on 17 Jun 2014
    Filed under: Catherine Redford, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Quilting Arts TV Series 1400, machine quilting, darning foot, free-motion machine embroidery, walking foot, sewing techniques, Sarah Ann Smith
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