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Creating unique quilt designs can be difficult; there are so many questions to ask yourself before you begin. Are you creating an art quilt, a modern quilt, or a traditional quilt? What fabrics will you choose and in which colors? What’s your subject matter or do you have one? Once your quilt design has a…

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Quilting Daily by Brenna Riley Gates - 9M ago

“What makes a quilt ‘modern’?” my husband recently asked. Isn’t that a loaded question? We’d recently been to the Yale University Art Gallery. When we visit this museum, we usually go our separate ways. He wanders the impressionistic galleries and visits the old masters, while I automatically trot to the third floor to see paintings…

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Inspired to quilt? This publication is for you! International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene Magazine is an insider’s guide to the largest and most prestigious quilt show. Held annually in Houston, Texas, Quilt Festival is a Mecca for quilt enthusiasts from around the world. Produced in close cooperation with the show organizers, this issue is packed…

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Easy-Breezy? Some! Beautiful? Absolutely! Although we’ve all heard the old adage of not judging a book by its cover, some covers are so gorgeous it’s hard to resist. I feel this way especially when it comes to the covers of quilt magazines! Cover girls, or in our case cover quilts, come in all shapes and…

The post Patchwork Quilts: Alluring on the Cover and Beyond appeared first on Quilting Daily.

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25 Fun Things to See & Do at Festival 1. Skip the lines. Buy your tickets in advance. 2.  Pack light. You’ll need the space! 3. Volunteer to be a Quilt Angel. You’ll get to see the quilts up close. 4. Attend the IQA Winner’s Circle Celebration for an exciting night! 5. Go early. Preview…

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Quilting Daily by Brenna Riley Gates - 9M ago

There are numerous routes we can take when designing or making a modern quilt. We can experiment with negative space, oversized blocks, or intriguing color combinations. But what happens when we go off road, away from the structure of quilt patterns and begin to improvise? Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen are experts in the territory…

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The first time I ever tried my hand at free-motion quilting I had no idea what I was doing. While channeling my inner Rosie the Riveter, I naively sat down to my machine with a stack of small quilt sandwiches and a belief that I could do this. Unfortunately, after struggling to set up my…

The post Free-Motion Quilting: Sewing Machine Setup appeared first on Quilting Daily.

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I have a confession: I’ve had a set of Thermofax screens in my studio for a year and I’ve been too afraid to break them out of their packaging. It’s not as if I don’t know how to screen print, I do; I’m just nervous I may inadvertently ruin my screen before I can print…

The post How to Screen Print using Thermofax Screens: 3 Tips to Try appeared first on Quilting Daily.

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Announcing “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” Reader Challenge finalists! In the August/September issue of Quilting Arts, we presented the “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” Reader Challenge and our creative readers dug through their button box, notions treasure trove, and recycling bin to rise to the challenge! We received an ingenious range of creations—using dryer lint,…

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She’s lot’s of fun, she’s addicted to color, and she’s a talented artist and designer: Meet October’s Artist of the Month Lynn Krawczyk! I first met Lynn online, about a year before I started working for Quilting Arts. Lynn was a designer whose talent I always admired, and I reached out to her to make…

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