Art Quilt Design Strategies for Success (DVD)

Carol Taylor teaches you how to work with textured fabrics of all kinds to create wall hangings—while balancing color, size, and value to make your design flow smoothly from light to dark.
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Learn how to work with textured fabrics of all kinds to create wall hangings—while balancing color, size, and value to make your design flow smoothly from light to dark, as in so many of Carol’s award-winning quilts. Fused assembly makes the process fast and easy and gives you hands-on practice at placing your values in the proper order. After a quick introduction, Carol teaches her technique via a small sample “Arc-i-texture” project. Learn the secrets of couching to enhance your piece, and discover how to create Carol’s trademark “perfect” concentric couched circles. Delve even deeper into the design process with a close look at how to incorporate value. And finally, learn Carol’s finishing technique using facings rather than bindings, plus a creative approach to sleeves. Carol’s simple techniques yield striking results.

SKU: 09QM16

Author/Speaker/Editor: Carol Taylor

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596682436

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Materials

 

  • Sewing machine (with couching foot and knee lift if possible)
  • Basic sewing supplies, including thread, scissors, 90/14 machine needle, and pins
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Clear acrylic ruler (I use a 6" x 6" square.)
  • Iron
  • Ironing pad, 16" x16" or larger (to build a 15" x 15" project on)
  • Lightweight press cloth
  • Muslin (base fabric to fuse onto), 1" larger than finished size
  • Batting and backing (spray basted together), 1" larger than finished size
  • Small pieces (approximately 9" x 9") of 8–12 different fabrics in each of 4 values: light, medium light, medium dark, and dark. Fabrics should be textured, such as velvet, brocade, lamé, silk, organza, sequined or glitzy remnants, and upholstery fabric, or cotton (batiks work best for cottons). All of these will be fused to make them easy to work with.
  • 5–6 yds. of WonderUnder® or Trans-Web™ fusible
  • Fray Check™
  • 2–8 different yarns for couching background and circles
  • Fat drinking straw (to tape onto machine as yarn guide)

SKU: 09QM16

Author/Speaker/Editor: Carol Taylor

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596682436