New Book! Wen Redmond's Digital Fiber Art: Combine Photos & Fabric • Create Your Own Mixed-Media Masterpiece

Since I was a teenager, my passion has been photography. With the availability of the digital process on my computer, I learned how to print my photographs on cloth. My work quickly evolved and exploded!  Today I am proud and honored to be able to share my passion with you in my new book, Wen Redmond's Digital [...]

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Shape by Shape Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters Video

In the video below, Angela Walters shows you how unintimidating quilting can be when you break it down into smaller shapes! You can pick up a copy of her book, Shape by Shape Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters, by clicking on the cover below. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Embrace the Baste

Basting is an important step in sewing, especially when working in felted-wool appliqué. I have seen many of my students attempt to skip this critical step, since it is temporary, and on occasion, our confidence can lead us to move quickly ahead. I caution my students never to skip over basting. When working in felted wool, which is almost [...]

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Susan Carlson's Quilt Market Exhibit

Were you able to attend Quilt Market? If you were, I hope you also had the chance to view Susan Carlson's stunning exhibit called Specimens, featuring wild (and some not-so-wild!) creatures gorgeously rendered in her signature fabric collage style. If you didn't get to see it in person, well, here's your chance to see it [...]

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kraft-tex Gift Cones

Adapt a versatile kraft-tex cone into unlimited festive gift bags! Supplies: 17" x 4" rectangle of festive fabric Coordinating thread 1–1 1/4 yard of 1/8" or 1/4" wide satin ribbon or cord for drawstring Assorted trims/lace/tulle for decorating cone Lightweight craft or floral wire 1" painted wood bead with 3/8" hole Large-eyed tapestry needle [...]

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Empty That Scrap Basket!

Amanda Nyberg’s new book is called No Scrap Left Behind but as you get into in it, you’ll soon see that it could also have been be named Empty That Scrap Basket. Amanda says: “I used to have the theory that smaller scraps are great for small projects and small quilts. For this collection of quilts, however, I [...]

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Quilting Is My Therapy Book Trailer

Get inspired by Angela's new coffee table book, Quilting Is My Therapy—Behind the Stitches with Angela Walters. Learn more in the video below! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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kraft-tex Reindeer Cone

Stitch up a sweet reindeer cone for the holidays!  Supplies: 14" x 14" square piece of kraft-tex, Chocolate (cone) 6" x 12" piece of kraft-tex, Natural (antlers) Scraps of White and Black kraft-tex (eyes) 3 yards rayon seam binding or other ⅝" wide ribbon Thread 3/4" wooden bead with large hole Black acrylic paint and/or red paint for Rudolph Glue gun [...]

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How a Coloring Page Becomes a Quilt

Remember Allie Aller's blog post about inspiration last week? She mentioned (oh so briefly!) getting inspiration from Playful Designs Coloring Book... well, today we're sharing that story, from inspiration to finished quilt! Below is the beautiful medallion that first inspired Allie. She says, "Coloring books are an obvious source of inspiration for stained glass design... Patty Young's [...]

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No-Sew, Fabric Animals Project

Here’s a great project out of 100+ No-Sew Fabric Crafts for Kids by Mary Link, perfect for the holiday break! Make a zany zoo or a dinosaur park for a dresser top. These creatures come with slotted parts that slide together, so the critters can really come to life and stand on their own. Materials: (for [...]

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