Projects + Techniques
Projects + Techniques
Become part of the modern quilt movement with Fresh Quilting. In this new series, innovative modern quilters reinterpret traditional techniques with a fresh, modern aesthetic. In each episode, these contemporary designers give a fresh twist to traditional designs and quilting techniques to create high-impact quilts. They design with avant-garde color palettes and negative space and use familiar shapes in new ways. By reinventing age-old concepts and techniques, they add new energy to the timeless art of quilting. You can become part of the movement, too, and create your own compelling modern quilt designs, with Fresh Quilting.
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.
Before you dismiss hand quilting as something your great-grandma might have done, here's something you should know. Sewing your quilt by hand provides a soft finish that really can’t be achieved by machines. And nothing beats the zen of sewing something with needle and thread.
Hand quilting involves sewing running stitches through the three layers of a quilt sandwich — the quilt top, batting and backing fabric.
Because everyone stitches differently, the Clover Leather Thimble offers unparalleled versatility and freedom. Featuring soft, breathable deerskin and perforated metal plates, this just may be your new favorite thimble!
One yard of perfect fabric is worth its weight in gold! For premium quality and rich, seamless color, Craftsy-exclusive Boundless Solids are the perfect pick. Choose from a stunning spectrum of saturated hues, and add Boundless color and style to your quilts.
You found the perfect needles for fine and medium fabric! Featuring a very fine, pointed edge, these Schmetz Sharp Microtex Machine Needles gives you perfectly straight stitches, time after time. Great for piercing and general sewing, each needle is specially designed for topstitching and edge stitching, and works well with polyester, micro fibers, artificial leather, foil, silk and more.
Every quilter needs a serious pair of scissors, and Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Scissors fit the bill! Featuring soft and comfortable handles, a micro-serrated blade the helps prevent frayed edges and a protective plastic cover, these scissors will be a valuable addition to your stash. Choose from several sizes.
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