Category Archives: Mini Quilt

Preparing Patterns for Glue Basting Tutorial – Part 2

To continue the tutorial I started here, I will tell you about the glues I recommend and why and how to go about gluing your masterpiece in preparation for machine thread painting an quilting. 7. My flower pieces are all … Continue reading

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Preparing Patterns for Glue Basting Tutorial – Part 1

  Using the Master of the pattern you have, in this case the Spring Poppies, tape it to a light source (window or light box). Lay a piece of freezer paper, shiny side down, on top of it an tape … Continue reading

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Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Part 4

The stage we’ve all been waiting for! The Thread Painting of Chisum                                                         … Continue reading

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Thread Painting Student work!

Teaching thread painting these last few months has been both a challenge and a joy! It has challenged me to be clear about this technique which can feel very awkward or foreign the first time you try it…much in the … Continue reading

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Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Tutorial Part 3

And now we get to the really fun part of this tutorial! Assembling the Pug Art Quilt! Here is Chisum assembled and ready to thread paint. But before we get to the thread painting, I will take you through the … Continue reading

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Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Tutorial Part 2

In the previous tutorial, Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Tutorial Part 1, we finished with a Value Sketch and a Master (line drawing). From these we will create pattern pieces, choose fabric and start cutting out the pieces. Let’s look at … Continue reading

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Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Tutorial Part 1

In a few parts, I will explain what you can do with a photo of your pet to prepare a pattern for an art quilt. There are several approaches but if you’re feeling intimidated by the drawing aspect, this can … Continue reading

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Poinsettia Mini Quilt Pattern

This pattern is FINISHED! This was a challenging one to write and produce because I decided to split the thread painting into two stages which meant two separate pages for both the color map and instructions. The first stage is … Continue reading

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From Painting to Art Quilt

While I am in the “Ideas for Art Quilts” blogging mode, and as I beat the heat here in So Cal near Downtown Disney, I thought I would share an idea or two that I have been Bird Watching for … Continue reading

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Your Pet in an Art Quilt!

What do you do if you can’t be sewing an Art Quilt? Dream about and plan an Art Quilt! I do quite literally day “dream” about a potential subject or direction for an Art Quilt. When I was in one … Continue reading

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