Tutorials

French KnotThread-u-cation
Learn how to prepare your fused art quilt for hand embroidery stitches from fuse-tacking to steam setting.

There are also diagrams teaching you a variety of hand embroidery stitches to bring your quilt to life. Click here to learn more.

 

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Make an embroidered garden with silk fabric and a variety of Size 8 and Size 12 pearl cotton threads. Learn new stitches and design as you go. Included is information on assembling the background, thread and needle suggestions, and links to stitch directions. Click here to see more.

 

stitchalong1aWool Stitch Along
Make a small leaf embroidery with felted wool and 2 thread colors. It’s a relaxing way to learn new stitches and make a quick and easy project. Directions include felting directions, thread and needle suggestions, and links to stitch directions. Click here to see more.

 

woolbird18Woolly Bird Stitch Along
In 13 steps I’ll show you how to make a free-stitched bird on wool. You’ll learn what embroidery threads and stitches it takes to bring your colorful fowl to life. Woolly Bird is a fun handwork project using felted wool, pearl cotton threads, and hand embroidery needles. Click here to see more.

 

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Fused Binding
A Fused Binding is a quick way to finish up your fused art quilt. Click here to learn how to make a fused binding.

 

 

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Wrapped Binding
A Wrapped Binding gives you a flat fused art quilt with shaped edges. Click here to learn how to make a wrapped binding.

 

 

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A Faced Binding gives a neat finish to larger wall quilts. Click here to learn how to make a faced binding.

 

 

 

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Fusing Tips
Basic rules to make your fabric fusing successful. Click here to read the Rules of Etiquette from the Chicago School of Fusing.

 

 

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Pattern Transfer
It is easy to transfer your pattern shapes to a fused fabric with the help of a Black Fine Point Sharpie Marker (or lead pencil) and a hot iron. Click here to see how.

 

 

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How to Determine the Scrim Side of Batting
Learn which side of your batting will give your fused quilt a nice flat finish rather than a rippled look. Click here to see how.

 

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 How to Make an Improvised Fused Art Quilt

This quilt composition is improvised from fused fabric scraps. Click here to learn how Laura created it from start to finish.

 

 

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 How to Load Decorative Blades onto Rotary Cutter Handles

Do you know how to load your decorative rotary cutter blades the correct way to get the best results? Learn how here.

 

 

threadring3 How to Store Threads for Hand Stitching
Are your embroidery threads a tangled mess? Learn how to keep your threads from tangling with this handy tip on storing your hand-dyed threads for embroidery. Click here to see how.

 

 

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 Preparing Threads for the Sewing Machine
You have a pile of beautiful Artfabrik threads skeins and want to do some machine stitching with them. Happily, you can use the thread in your sewing machine just like any other spooled thread. Click here to see how.

 

 

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