Novelty Quilts
This year, make one of your quilting projects a little greener — and not the color green. Instead of buying more fabric, look for materials you already have around your home. It brings new life to pre-loved clothing, is easy on your wallet and maximizes your resources. What's not to love?
Lindsay Conner
Finish up your modern quilt by adding crosshatch quilting lines for texture. Vanessa shows you how to consistently space the markings and use your walking foot to add the quilting. Plus, find out how to add optional hanging loops.
Sew the background panel of your quilt together, then sew and apply the two-tone circle. Experiment with your stitch settings before you sew the appliqué for best results.
Start your quilt by preparing and cutting your fabric. Vanessa's pro starching tips will help you keep your circle appliqué in shape.
Stitch a modern quilt (designed by Natalie Crabtree) with a touch of appliqué! Vanessa Vargas Wilson, aka the Crafty Gemini, shows you how. Learn to create a perfectly smooth circle edge, then sew your two-toned beauty in place. Plus get tips for spray-basting small projects, along with easy crosshatch quilting with your walking foot.
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
Join the modern quilt movement with Fresh Quilting. Today’s most innovative modern quilters reinterpret traditional techniques with a fresh, modern aesthetic. Season 2 builds on the lessons from the first season as we give a fresh twist to traditional designs and quilting techniques to create, memorable, high-impact quilts. Using avant-garde color palettes and negative space and manipulating familiar shapes in new ways; add dynamic energy to the timeless art of quilting.
Explore design from a fresh perspective. Free-motion quilt artist Christina Cameli echo quilts and contrasts curves and lines to create new designs. Art historian and quilter Allison Evans joins modern quilt activist Heather Grant to discuss charity quilting events. Quilt innovator Jacquie Gering quilts with gentle curves.
Use shapes in new ways. Modern Quilt Guild marketing director Heather Grant discusses the modern quilt aesthetic and modern quilt designs. Blogger Rossie Hutchinson joins quilter Elizabeth Dackson to talk about improv quilt events. Instructor Rebecca Kemp Brent uses the latest cutting and quilting technology to create a confetti star quilt design.
Curved or straight, pieces define the design. Modern quilter Jen Carlton-Bailly uses templates to create contemporary curves. Fiber artist Shelly Gilliland joins Heather Grant with ideas for a quilting service day. Textile artist Chawne Kimber's colorful designs emerge as she pieces and sews a log cabin design with very small strips.
Triangles and wedges are the building blocks of modern quilts. Color enthusiast Rebecca Bryan creates graphic quilt samplers with bold-colored triangles. Quilters Kara Sanders and Elizabeth Dackson talk about organizing quilting retreats that refuel creative energy. Designer Christina Cameli uses 10-degree triangles to create a versatile blocks for a variety of modern designs.
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