A new year. A fresh start. While you are making resolutions and planning your goals for the year you may want to include learning a new quilting technique. If you are a beginner, it’s the perfect motivation to expand on your skills. If you are a seasoned, experienced quilter surely there is at least one technique you haven’t tried…. there are so many!
Most quilters start with pieced quilt patterns. But don’t stop there! Explore new methods!
Foundation pieced quilt patterns can give you extraordinary results. Making intricate designs and realistic scenes is possible with this technique. And you’ll discover a use for all those little scraps that you just couldn’t bring yourself to throw away.
Tulips Spring is a relatively easy paper piecing pattern with which to learn this new technique. You will be sure to finish in time to hang it up for Spring.
Applique is a very popular technique, probably second only to standard piecing. After appliqueing these nine Scrappy Hearts, you will have a good understanding of applique. Valentine’s Day is coming soon!
Quilt As You Go quilt patterns are just what they say. Sew your quilt together on top of your batting and backing; when you are finished sewing you are finished quilting! Try this method with the 9-Patch On The Go pattern for a quick table topper and placemats to match.
Or you can step away from your sewing machine and try some hand embroidery. Just right for keeping your hands busy as you spend the winter evenings in front of the tv…. something to do during all those commercials!
So, step outside of your comfort zone and learn something new. You will be glad you did. And we’d love to see pictures of your projects on our Facebook page. Come share. We all love show and tell!