Looking to add some texture and dimension to your art quilts? Heather Thomas shares a creative idea for adding found objects like stones and shells to your quilt designs. She also demonstrates a simple thread wrapping technique that you can use to decoratively hand stitch the objects to your quilt.
Heather Thomas talks about using torn bits and scraps of leftover fabric on smaller quilting projects to create fun, unique pieces. She shows several examples of her own work, including a project that she based off of her daughter’s scribbling and a few pieces that contain schlubs, or thread that gets left behind in theWatch Now >>
Do you like to keep leftover pieces of fabric in remembrance of a quilt you made that you love? Erin Russek is the same way and shows you how to make a journal she made to store them. She recommends using Strathmore visual journals because they have a solid cover. Then take the measurements, putWatch Now >>
June Dudley talks about Lee Heinrich’s piece “Chain Reaction” from Quiltmakers Magazine in March 2012. She also covers different versions of this piece made by Bonnie Stapleton, Melissa Radtke, and Donna Hanley. You can learn how to make this piece with the new sizes from precut 2 ½ inch strips.Watch Now >>
In this video, Heather Thomas makes sure you are doodling with meaning. Learn about designs that use straight or curvy line designs and some that combine the two. She shows you free motion loops, swirls, circles, clam shell, geography/thumbprint, strait edge spiral, squares, making tracks, and a basket weave.Watch Now >>