Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Learn the secrets of designing your own fabric on today's show. Jane Sassaman explains the complex process of creating designs for a major fabric company. Rebekah Meier demonstrates several surface design techniques using stencils, found items, and painting techniques to help create your own unique fabrics. And Luana Rubin talks about curating a new line of fabrics by members of SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates - called "Urban Textures."
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Everything Old Is New Again
Today we look back in time for inspiration. Karen Gloeggler's obsession with writer Jane Austen got even stronger when she discovered that Jane was a quilter, too! Learn how to make a beautiful pin-tucked fabric piece for Karen's "Persuasion" quilt. Catherine Redford teaches how to make the clamshell pattern, an old-fashioned English paper piecing favorite, and embellish it with big stitching. Cheryl Sleboda's tie-dyeing method, which uses ink pens, will take you back to the groovy 1960s.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Curious about felting? Two guests share different approaches to this fun surface design process. Sue Reno's river-themed quilts feature felted layers using fabric, silk scraps and roving to add movement to her work. Rebekah Meier calls her felting technique "Mixed Media Freestyle Needle-Felting." She makes a sandwich of a felt base; paper towels (or napkins) trapped between silk, then needle-felts, and does free-motion stitching and handwork.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Fun and Easy
Just because a project is small doesn't mean you can't learn a new technique. Learn several fabric manipulation techniques while crafting Julie Creus' colorful Buttercup Brooch. Lyric Montgomery Kinard shows how much fun it is to stack beads to make fringe or loops, or in a beaded bezel that can be used to attach an embellishment onto your quilt. Vivika DeNegre demonstrates a fast and easy mug rug.