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Take a look at Flora’s technique for embellishing the cypress trees in Starry Night featured in her book, Trispective. A great embellishment technique creating texture and adding sparkle to your favorite project.    In this painting the cypress trees seemed to jump right out of the fabric and request festive treatment. I decided to try the...
Record UFOs, note progress, create a shopping list for any supplies needed to finish up, and add one or two favorite projects to this month's project list.
We love calendars! How about you? Ever wondered what to do when the calendar is done but you aren’t ready to part with all the beautiful quilt pictures? We have just the thing for you, 7 things to be exact… Quilt Coasters – Cut out the quilt image and decoupage it onto a coaster. It...
  Fusible on Your Iron? A Tip from Leanne Anderson. A Freehand Quilting Tip from Bethanne Nemesh   Make a Quilting Design from a 3-D Object: A Tip from Joanie Zeier Poole Add Dimension to Machine Quilting – A Tip from Jodi Robinson Finding the Grain of Fabric: A Tip from Leila Gardunia No Fear...
Egyptian Applique Art They’re handcrafted—colorful cotton fabric in complex patterns painstakingly appliquéd to a soft canvas backing. Although there is no batting per se, the appliqué stitches go completely through to the backing, catching just a thread or two for stability. Are they quilts? Are they art? No matter what niche you care to put...
Do you have a hard time remembering what a quilting pattern looked like? What about thread weight and needle information? Don’t struggle any more. Michele Scott shares her tip for keeping it all straight.     Interested in learning more from Michele Scott? Visit her Successful Machine Quilting: Basics to Bobbins at iquilt.com!
As gift giving season approaches, here’s a way to finish your beautiful pieced projects. Join Leila Gardunia as she shares her tip for taking a canvas frame and a few staples and turns that top into art you can hang on the wall! Start with a pre-made blank canvas and frame the size you need....
When asked, ‘If you could have only one ruler, which would it be?’ time and again, quilters would say that one of five rulers were their favorite. It was interesting that nearly all of the responses to this question fell into one of these five ruler categories.   The big long rectangle ruler. I think we...
Make your own reusable plastic templates with iquilt online instructor Joanne Sharpe. She walks you through the process from beginning to end. Keep all your favorite shapes handy! Additional Tip: Put a sticky velcro dot on the center of the front of your plastic template. Not only will this help you hold the template steady...
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