Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Dye and Marble
Don't be intimidated about dyeing fabric. Cheryl Sleboda shares a technique for marbling fabric using shaving cream and inks. Linda Friedman achieves the look of hand-dyed fabrics by applying inks with a pipette, and then setting the color in the microwave. Susie Krage discusses how to use Shibori techniques to dye cotton fabric creating amazing looks.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Back to Basics
Today's episode features back to basic tips and more controlled, traditional techniques. Catherine Redford constructs a little quilt from traditional Square-in-a-Square blocks using a paper foundation for accuracy. Sarah Ann Smith takes the guesswork out of choosing the right needle for the thread you want to use.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Learn Julie Creus' clever way to turn fabric and interfacing into a folding gift box perfect for money, gift cards, or love notes! Carrie Bloomston builds a fabric collage that preserves a child's special piece of artwork. Margie Ullery teaches fusing basics while making a cute wall hanging.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Find Your Inner Artist
Searching for ways to harness your creativity? Susan Brubaker Knapp talks about using photography to jumpstart your creative process. Vivika DeNegre shares some creative entries in Quilting Arts' "How Does Your Garden Grow" Challenge. And "creativity enabler" Carrie Bloomston shows ways to use an idea or prompt, such as a saying, to get started on a project.