Novelty Quilts
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.
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.
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.
Modern quilts express personal statements. Quilt artist Chawne Kimber creates raw edge appliqué quilts focused on social justice. Quilt guild activist Katie Burford and Elizabeth Dackson share ideas for organizing unique quilt shows on a shoestring budget. Using the latest design and quilting technology, Rebecca Kemp Brent quilts an updated feather design on a whole cloth quilt.
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.
The maker's vision flows through modern quilts. Using a photo, author and teacher Heather breaks the image into components and draws pattern pieces to create an abstract quilt. Kara Sanders and Elizabeth Dackson talk more about planning successful quilt retreats. Shannon Brinkley shares tips for cutting, fusing and stitching raw-edge appliqué motifs.
Build a quilt from the ground up. Textile designer Luana Rubin shares designs inspired by colors of Cuba. Allison Evans discusses concepts for charity sewing with Heather Grant. Pattern maker Rossi Huthinson creates colorful geometric and organic quilt designs with machine piecing and reverse appliqué.
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.
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