There are two stories connected to the coat of many colours, one from the bible and one from Dolly Parton. Their meaning is similar in a way, but also different. The embroidery patch below is my interpretation of the Coat of Many Colours. Also, given and made with love.
A few weeks ago I published part 1 of a tutorial on how to make your own awesome patchwork star. Well, here is part 2! This tutorial will teach you how to turn the patchwork quilt block into a potholder. Potholders are ideal as a present: Everyone uses them and they are small so don’t take too much time and materials to make.
The word quilt or quilting is confusing because of all the different meanings the word has. To explain to you how tricky quilting terminology is I present to you this perfectly accurate description of a quilter:
Quilter: One who quilts and spend many hours quilting. Some people only make quilt tops and engage a quilter to do the quilting. Other quilters do their own quilting.
I am a quilter. In this article, I will share my story of how I exhibited my first quilt in a national exhibition. The focus will be on how, step by small step, I found the courage to do so. This article is not only for quilters though. My hope is that this article will inspire everyone to find the guts to share their art, with friends, strangers and peers alike.
For this post and the HQAL, the definition of hand-quilting is stretched. Technically speaking hand quilting is only the process of sewing through all the layers of a quilt. However, to me, hand piecing is also part of this HQAL, which is sewing pieces of fabric together to create the quilt blocks. There are two reasons why hand quilting is important for every quilter: 1. When learning a new technique. 2. Precision.
There are many alternative ways to get supplies for quilting or embroidery. In this articleI will tell you about four of them: 1. Befriend a tailor or dressmaker. 2. Second-hand stores. 3. Give away groups. 4. Old clothes and other leftover materials.