When you start a project that will have decorative stitching as surface embellishment, make a stitch sampler. Create a basted sandwich of the same top, batting, and backing materials as the quilt. Then sew each decorative stitch in a row with the thread you plan to use. Mark the row with the thread name and…
“Quilting became my source of comfort and stability in a vagabond life––created by numerous job transfers––of new places, people, and friends,” Marla Shares. The challenges involved in the journey from her first simple quilt to designing and creating complex designs like Borealis have defined Marla as an artist. E-mail: email@example.com
Making quilts is both soul food and sanity for Katy, who lives in Seward, Nebraska. A mortgage loan administrator by day, she spends weekends and vacations teaching and lecturing. She likes to keep her quilt designs unpredictable by using multiple techniques, hidden elements, and diverse styles. www.KatyColemanQuilts.com
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