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Medium 9781617452697

Paper as a Substrate

Wen Redmond C&T Publishing ePub

Printing on paper provides another tactile texture for digital artwork that you can use in art quilts, too. There are many papers that you can print on—some papers need to be prepared for inkjet printing (see Pre-Coats for Digital Printing), and some are fine without.

TIP

Coating papers with liquid or gel medium makes them more durable for sewing.

TYPES OF PAPER

You can use any number of high-quality fine-art papers, rag papers, watercolor papers, or archival papers. Or use simple inkjet prints, found papers, craft papers, tissue papers, old book pages, scanned documents, text, or old letters. My emphasis, and preferred method of working, is to experiment and try interesting papers for unique, original, and personal results. Almost any paper will work for printing a photograph on—plain, painted, or collaged.

Experiment, explore, and make test samples to see what works for you.

Assortment of paper

Image printed on plain inkjet paper

Image printed on recycled musical score

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Suite 2: Olive Leaves

Judith Baker Montano C&T Publishing ePub

SUITE 2: Olive Leaves

JSBK2001 Olive Leaves Element (Available from the link in computer-assisted quilting and embroidery formats)

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK2001V1 Olive Leaves Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK2001V2 Olive Leaves Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK2002 Olive Leaves Circle Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK2002V1 Olive Leaves Wreath

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK2002V2 Olive Leaves Wreath

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK2003 Olive Leaves Element (Available from the link in computer-assisted quilting and embroidery formats)

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Plain and Simple

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Mix and match a set of placemats for yourself or to give as a gift to someone special. There are six different designs to choose from. I used a variety of neutrals, which look stunning on a dark table. However, the placemats will look great no matter what palette you choose.

FINISHED PLACEMAT: 18½″ × 12½″

⅓ yard light print for center

⅛ yard light tan for inner border

¼ yard tan paisley for outer border

¾ yard for backing and binding

16″ × 22″ batting

Cut 1 rectangle 14½″ × 8½″ from the light print for the placemat center.

Cut from the light tan:

2 strips 1″ × 8½″ for the side inner borders

2 strips 1″ × 15½″ for the top and bottom inner borders

Cut from the tan paisley:

2 strips 2″ × 9½″ for the side outer borders

2 strips 2″ × 18½″ for the top and bottom outer borders

1. Sew the 2 side inner borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

2. Sew the top and bottom inner borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

3. Sew the 2 side outer borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

4. Sew the top and bottom outer borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

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I Heart You Pillow

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

take your time and ask for help

I Heart You Pillow

Finished Size: Approximately 12˝ high

What Do I Need?

½ yard of fun decorator- weight fabric

Fat quarter of fun fabric for the pocket (see Fat Quarter)

Red perle cotton, size 8 (optional)

Polyfill stuffing

Basic sewing supplies

If you are using a ¼˝ presser foot, don’t forget to use washi tape as a guide to make the correct seam allowance width for this project.

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Making and using templates

• Sewing around a corner

• Clipping curves

• Sewing a backstitch

• Sewing a whipstitch

• Using an iron

Prepare the Pieces

1.Trace the template patterns for the heart pillow and pillow pocket. Use the template

2.to cut 2 heart pieces from the decorator-weight fabric.

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Wearables

Montilone, Jenelle C&T Publishing ePub

SUMMER FLOUNCE DRESS

SUMMER FLOUNCE DRESS Cloud-soft, pajama-comfortable, and especially sassy thanks to the flounce,* this dress may be your favorite by the time summer ends. Pair with a cardigan for fireside wear, or wear it every day to and from the beach.

* A flounce is strip of decorative, usually gathered or pleated material attached to an edge of a garment.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
— Barack Obama —

YOU’LL NEED

3 yards of 54˝ jersey or interlock knit fabric or approximately 6 extra large T-shirts made into yardage

Coordinating thread

Marking tools (chalk or chalk pen, etc.)

T-shirt yarn—enough to wrap around your waist twice

Prep

1. Using the patterns, cut:

1 Bodice Front (on fold) • 1 Bodice Back (on fold)

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