Create One-of-a-Kind Bags and Purses using Digital PhotoArt

Create One-of-a-Kind Bags and Purses using Digital PhotoArt

Although I love to make textile and fabric art using my PhotoArt images printed onto fabric, one of my favorite ways to use my digital designs is for a more practical application – to create unique bags and purses. Which is one of the reasons I love bags with...
How to Print on Kraft-tex using an Inkjet Printer

How to Print on Kraft-tex using an Inkjet Printer

Have you discovered Kraft-tex yet? Kraft-tex is a rugged paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather – but sews, cuts, and washes just like fabric. It’s available in a number of different colors including white, which means that you can use it as a...
Book Review: The Spoonflower Handbook

Book Review: The Spoonflower Handbook

Printing your own designs onto fabric has never been easier. You can easily print small pieces of fabric using your own home inkjet printer, and for larger pieces of fabric including yardage, there are many different types of print-on-demand services that you can use....
Easy Zipper Pouch … Two Ways … PLUS Free Fabric Printable

Easy Zipper Pouch … Two Ways … PLUS Free Fabric Printable

Zipper pouches are handy for storing and organizing all sorts of small items. You can even store wet items simply by turning the lining into laminated fabric. This cute set of zippered pouches is quick and easy to make and instructions include a simple way to turn a...
Resources for Fabric Design and Printing

Resources for Fabric Design and Printing

Online Classes Fabric Design Pattern Design: From Hand to Screen to Surface Online Class Design Surface Patterns From Scratch Online Class How to Design Fabric Online Class. Books Color + Pattern: 50 Playful Exercises for Exploring Pattern Design Digital Textile...
Sewing with a curved needle

Sewing with a curved needle

This week I’ve been trying to get back into work mode after taking a break over the holidays but I just can’t seem to do it! Having some down time was far too good and I want more! It wasn’t that I did absolutely nothing over the last couple of...
Monoprinting and digital eco-dyeing

Monoprinting and digital eco-dyeing

Some weeks I get to play a lot, some weeks not so much. This week I’m somewhere in the middle and have several projects in progress – one I’m just beginning and one almost completed. Monoprinting Monoprinting seems to be everywhere at the moment,...
From Photo Art to Art Quilt

From Photo Art to Art Quilt

Today I’m working on a small art quilt using one of my photo art prints. I haven’t made many art quilts in recent years as I’ve been working mostly with mixed media, but this year I hope to make more. And it’s nice to know I haven’t quite...
Poppy Photo Art Quilt – finally finished!

Poppy Photo Art Quilt – finally finished!

It took a little longer than I expected, but I’ve finally completed my “Poppy” photo art quilt! (Note to self – when you block a square quilt, do it right the first time.) The finished size is 30″ square, and all the fabric for the top...
Printing on Fabric: “Poppy” Art Quilt – quilting progress

Printing on Fabric: “Poppy” Art Quilt – quilting progress

I’ve made a little more progress on my quilt… I decided to quilt the block backgrounds with a fun swirly quilting design. Normally when quilting you want to keep your quilting even over the entire quilt so everything lays flat, however by quilting densely...
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