Tools, Supplies & Resources

Do you know the best quilting supplies and quilt tools to use? For many, it’s a matter of preference, but the more you know about quilt supplies like needles, sewing machine feet, quilt templates, quilting notions and so on, the better your finished quilt will be.

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Tips for Making Bold Quilts in Small Spaces

Feeling a little confined in your quilting space? I always do. For some reason, no matter how much space I have dedicated to my quilting projects it never seems to be enough. If you’re like me, you could use a little help reorganizing your space and supplies so you have plenty of room to make…

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Foil Embellishment Techniques: Tips for Success

Nothing adds a shot of excitement or glamour to your quilt art faster than foil. Foiling is one of the easiest embellishment techniques, but there are a few tricks for success: 1. Choose an adhesive. Selecting the right adhesive for foiling is critical to your success. There are different types of adhesives including spray, hot melt, liquid,…

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Itajime Shibori Dyeing: How it Works

Itajime shibori dyeing is making a comeback, and for good reason. The ancient Japanese technique of sandwiching a piece of folded fabric between two hard objects (such as the traditional option of wood or the current choice of Plexiglas) and then soaking it in a dye bath, results in strongly patterned fabric with high graphic…

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How to Make a Photo Quilt: Five Free Tutorials

Go to any quilt show or scan the Internet, and you’ll find that quilts incorporating photographs are very popular. Nowadays, it’s a snap to scan your favorite photos into your computer, then print them onto fabric that can easily be incorporated into a quilt. But how do you make your photo quilt stand out from…

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Itajime Shibori Dyeing Made Easy

Itajime is a form of shibori dyeing that uses clamped shapes to create the resist. Traditionally, the cloth was compressed between two pieces of wood held in place with string before starting the fabric dyeing process. These days, shapes are generally made from acrylic or Plexiglas and are gripped with C-clamps. The shapes prevent the…

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How to Make Simple Quilt Labels

Experienced quilters know that an essential part of finishing a quilt is attaching a label. As Jessica Alexandrakis writes in her book Get Started Quilting: The Complete Beginner Guide, “Labels can document who made the quilt, who it was made for, where it was made, and if it came from a published pattern or from the…

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Combine Free-Motion Quilting and Art Supplies for Zentangle on Fabric

I love it when two popular art techniques come together. In this case: free-motion quilting motifs and Zentangle®. Zentangle free-motion quilting motifs with machine stitching and shading with paint and pencil, by Nysha Oren Nelson. If you’re not familiar with Zentangle, it’s a form of line drawing with repeated designs, also known as Zen doodling.…

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4 Inspired Quilts using Image Transfer Techniques

In our updated free photo transfer eBook, 4 Inspired Quilts using Image Transfer Techniques, you’ll find unusual ways to turn photos into stunning art quilts.  ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Quilting Daily web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely FREE—please register or sign in here. *** Other…

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Five Efficient Tips for More Creative Quilting Time

Few quilting artists have all the time they want for creating fiber art & quilts. But accomplishing more–while still enjoying it and doing a good job–is often a matter of efficiency rather than speed. Here are some ways to work smarter and more efficiently without rushing or taking shortcuts that could compromise your quilt art.…

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A Quilters Guide to Art Quilting Supplies and Tools – Free eBook

Art quilters use many of the same quilting tools as traditional quilters. From irons, rotary cutters, and quilting rulers to basic quilting notions like thread, pins, and needles—our sewing rooms share similar quilt supplies. Jamie Fingal finds the best fabric scissors by trying them out on different types of fabric. But an art quilter’s supply…