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We can't get enough of this design by Arounna Khounnoraj — it's cute, trendy and easy to knock out in a weekend. Plus, it's a great way to use all those yarn scraps you have lying around. Let's get punching!
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From decorative stitches to fusible appliqué, designer Anna Maria Horner shares her best tips and tricks for fuss-free quilting on your home sewing machine.
Anna Maria Horner
Anna Maria Horner
Let's be honest: making quilted gifts can be just as much fun as creating full-size quilts. So if you're looking for homemade gift ideas, consider these beauties for the best peeps on your list.
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Hey crafters, this basket is a lifesaver. Make it in a day, paint it to match your personality, then use it to store all that yarn you've got laying around. Of course, these baskets can be used in all kinds of ways (cute plant cozy, anyone?).
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This cake looks like it was painted with magic. And it kind of is — if you consider candy melts magical. Brush stroke cakes are all the rage right now, and it's a technique you're gonna want to use on all your frosted creations.
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Design on the surface with textures and colors. Sewing educator and modern quilter Miriam Coffey pieces embroidered fabric along with solids to create new looks for accessories and home dec. Free-motion quilt artist Christina Cameli stitches topographical spirals. Blogger and quilter Krista Fleckenstein carves custom blocks and prints customs fabric.
Make compelling modern quilts with impeccable piecing. Textile artist Sarah Sharp accentuates design elements by fussy cutting paper piecing motifs. Christina Cameli stitches free-motion motifs using rulers. Color expert Nicole Neblett expands foundation piecing to a new level as she makes large scale designs.
Mix fabrics, colors and prints to make modern statement. Krista Fleckenstein makes mixed media appliqué with die-cut shapes of wool, leather, felt and linen. Modern quilter Riane Menardi shares ideas for promoting your guild through local media. Christina Cameli mixes rulers with free motion stitches to accurately stitch a variety of motifs.
Less is often so much more. Minimalist quilt designer Nicole Neblett designs with negative space to achieve the modern aesthetic. Designer Luana Rubin shares inspirations from her world travels and lasting connections with quilters around the globe. Improv quilt artist Leslie Tucker Jenison cuts, pieces and sews curves without a ruler to create dynamic designs.
Be daring and explore free form quilting. Contemporary quilt artist Sylvia Schaefer desconstructs traditional designs and makes them explode into new motifs. Designer Anna Maria Horner throws the rules out the window with free-form appliqué techniques to make bouquet quilts.
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