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  • Art quilt is a broad term referring to contemporary textile art which has some or all of the basic structural characteristics of a traditional quilt, but incorporates a myriad of contemporary techniques and materials. Surface design, embellishment, hand
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  • Quilters and embroiderers alike share a common passion for cloth, stitch, and color! For centuries, people around the world have used hand sewing not just to stitch two pieces of fabric together, but to add interest to their projects. Here at Quilting
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  • Handmade quilts come in a variety of forms, from small works of art to large, functional pieces. The exact definition of "handmade" is also quite broad and includes quilt that are constructed with machine stitching. No matter the kind of handmade
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  • There is no one way to make a quilt. Quilt artists use a vast range of techniques, from fabric dyeing and painting to machine and hand stitching. Many choose to experiment with different methods and approaches to their work. The Quilting Arts online community
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  • Free-motion quilting by Heather Thomas Free-Motion Machine Quilting Free-motion quilting is more than just a way to hold the pieces of your quilt together. Stitching lines, swirls, and motifs onto your quilt can add dimension, depth, meaning, and interest
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  • Quilt patterns are typically used by traditional quilters to create pieces based on a specific design, but contemporary quilt artists may also use patterns as guides to creating their work. Some quilt patterns are very precise, while others can be used
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  • 'Lollipop Series #4' by Melody Johnson Conceiving of a design for your art quilt can be one of the most difficult but rewarding aspects of the artistic process. Considerations include fabrics and other materials, color, size, and composition.
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  • Reader Challenges
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  • Sewing is an integral component of the artistic process for nearly all quilt artists. There are many different types of sewing techniques that can be used, including hand stitching, hand embroidery, free motion machine embroidery, free motion machine
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  • Surface design techniques can be used to create unique, original fabrics for your art quilts. Common techniques include fabric dyeing, painting, and printing, as well as digital image transfer. There are many different approaches within each of these
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