This project is taken from Sew Illustrated—35 Charming Fabric & Thread Designs.
Designed and made by Minki Kim | Finished size: 5 ̋ × 5 ̋
Coasters are the perfect small project to begin your adventures in sewing illustration. You can begin with small images, using thread only, and create a whole stack of charming works of art for your home. All you need to [...]
I'm so excited to finally see The Anniversary Sampler Quilt book become a reality. Although it commemorates and tells stories from forty
years of my life, the book is also meant to encourage others to create memory
quilts of their own. As the subtitle indicates, there are six more alternate
quilt sets in the book to help quilters sit [...]
Almost every month I travel and teach free-motion quilting to quilters at guilds and quilt shops. I truly love it, and I hope that everyone who takes a class from me enjoys it as well! But, inevitably, there comes a time in every class where I have to break the bad news . . . [...]
Excerpted from Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century by The Modern Quilt Guild—Riane Menardi, Alissa Haight Carlton, and Heather Grant.
Modern quilts mean different things to different people. Modern quilts are utilitarian. They are art. They tell stories. They are graphic, improvisational, or minimalist. They break the rules. They make a statement.
No matter the design aesthetic, modern [...]
This free Bowties Quilt project is taken from A New Spin on Drunkard's Path by John Kubiniec.
Finished block: 6 ̋ × 6 ̋ • Finished quilt: 86 ̋ × 92 ̋
This quilt gains its sparkle from the scrappiness of the fabric choices. I used 1930s reproductions and let them sing with black backgrounds. If this is a bit on the [...]
We're so pleased to be the first stop on the blog tour for Rayna Gillman's newest book,
Create Your Own Improv Quilts! You probably know Rayna from her other super-popular books, Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth and Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts.
Create Your Own Improv Quilts, Rayna brings her no rulers, no rules, no stress approach to [...]
Wow, it is hard believe that my fifth book is being released
by C&T Publishing. Having books published, traveling, and teaching has
been a delight, as has meeting new people, sharing my love of quilting tips and
techniques with others, and learning new things from other quilters.
This newest book, Magic Add-A-Strip Quilts, came about by
watching my [...]
Excerpt from Joyful Stitching: Transform Fabric with Improvisational Embroidery by Laura Wasilowski.
Introduction: Free-Form Embroidery
A Rare Song Bird by Laura Wasilowski, 7˝ × 9˝
Hand embroidery may seem like a quiet pastime for quiet people in a quiet room. But we all know there is a secret, creative power lurking in each stitch. Hand stitchery transforms fabric from [...]