Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Two-Color Gradations With Fiber Reactive Dye Free Tutorial By Terri Stegmiller of StegArt

Do you like trying different methods for dyeing fabrics to achieve different results. If you do then you'll be happy to know that Terri Stegmiller has a wonderful tutorial on her Terri Stegmiller website showing you how to create two-color gradations with fiber reactive dye. I hope you enjoy Terri's tutorial.


Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller

Here's what Terri had to say about her two-color gradations with fiber reactive dye tutorial: There’s nothing more exciting to a fiber artist than fabulous hand dyed colors. Just looking at a color range of hand dyed fabrics can give me goose bumps.

In this tutorial I am going to show you how I create my two-color hand dyed fabric gradations. You’ll need to have a basic knowledge of fabric dyeing in order to do this successfully. If you don’t, there are a lot of good books on the subject and you’ll find some listed in the further reading box at the end of this document.


Please respect Terri's Terms of Use: Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com/.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Using Your Batting Scrap Tip From Terri Stegmiller of StegArt

I hate to throw anything away even small strips of batting. Well, Terri Stegmiller has a great tip on her Terri Stegmiller website showing you how to selvage all those small batting scraps.


Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller

Here's what Terri had to say about her using your batting scrap tip: We all save fabric scraps with the hope of working them into a future creation. But do we all save batting scraps? Well maybe. It depends on the size of the scraps for most of us. I like to save any batting scraps that are left over from quilt projects. If the scrap is a size that I deem worthy, I will toss it into my scrap pile.

I usually use my batting scraps when creating small quilts or other small projects such as zipper pouches, eyeglass cases, book covers, and more. Sometimes, though, the scraps aren’t the right dimension for my project. I hate cutting into a nice, large piece of batting for just a small piece for a small project. Here is how I join my batting scraps to create a piece that is ample in size for the project I want to use it fo


Please respect Terri's Terms of Use: Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com/.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller website -  http://www.terristegmiller.com/and her StegArt blog - http://stegart.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Painted Coffee Sleeve Free Tutorial By Terri Stegmiller of StegArt

Looking for a unique gift for a co-worker? How about a painted coffee sleeve? Terri Stegmiller has a wonderful tutorial on her Terri Stegmiller website showing you how to make a painted coffee sleeve. I hope you enjoy Terri's tutorial.


Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller

Here's what Terri had to say about her painted coffee sleeve tutorial: These coffee sleeves are very simple to make and are a great way to add a bit of art and color where ever you may be enjoying a cup of coffee. Make a few for yourself—keep one in your car, one at your desk, and one in your purse—then you’ll have one handy at all times. They are a great way to mark your coffee cup as yours. No more wondering whose cup belongs to you or your coworkers.

Please respect Terri's Terms of Use: Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com/.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller website -  http://www.terristegmiller.com/and her StegArt blog - http://stegart.blogspot.com/.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

One Bucket Fabric Dyeing Free Tutorial By Terri Stegmiller of StegArt

If you love dyeing fabric you'll be happy to know that Terri Stegmiller has a wonderful tutorial on her Terri Stegmiller website showing you how to dye different colors using a one bucket method. Enjoy!


Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller 

Here's what Terri had to say about her one bucket fabric dyeing tutorial: It’s hard to believe that I dyed all of these fabrics all at the same time, in one bucket. I didn’t believe this would work either until I tried it.

Please respect Terri's Terms of Use: Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com/.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller website -  http://www.terristegmiller.com/and her StegArt blog - http://stegart.blogspot.com/.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mosaic Collage Free Tutorial By Terri Stegmiller of StegArt

If you're looking for an art quilting technique involving decoupage, quilting, mosaics, and collage you'll be thrilled to know that Terri Stegmiller has a wonderful tutorial on her Terri Stegmiller website for creating a mosaic collage quilt that I hope you will enjoy.


Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Here's what Terri had to say about her mosaic collage tutorial: I really enjoy the look of art that is called decoupage. Where small pieces of papers are adhered to an object, usually covering that object entirely. The end result reminds me of glass mosaics and collages. That’s where the idea came for the name of this technique. I had wondered for some time how I could create this look, or something close to this look, in fabric. I’m not positive how long it took me to work through the process in my brain, perhaps maybe a few months, but I was quite pleased with my results.

Please respect Terri's Terms of Use: Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com/.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller website -  http://www.terristegmiller.com/and her StegArt blog - http://stegart.blogspot.com/.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Flower Vase Quilt Free Tutorial By Terri Stegmiller of StegArt

I just love everything and anything to do with florals. Whether it's silk floral arrangements, fresh flower arrangements, floral pictures, even floral quilts - I love them all. If you're like me you'll be happy to know that Terri Stegmiller has a wonderful tutorial on her Terri Stegmiller website for creating a flower vase quilt that I hope you will enjoy.


Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller of Terri Stegmiller 

Here's what Terri had to say about her flower vase tutorial: I love flowers! I tend to create many pieces of art that use a flower motif. I don’t, however, always create realistic flowers. Many times I’ll just draw out a flower that I would picture in a fantasy garden and the flowers in this quilt are in a shape that I often refer to as fried egg flowers.

Please respect Terri's Terms of Use: Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com/.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller website -  http://www.terristegmiller.com/and her StegArt blog - http://stegart.blogspot.com/.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thread Sketching Free Tutorial By Terri Stegmiller of StegArt

Learn how to sketch on your quilts just as you would in your sketchbook with the wonderful tutorial that Terri Stegmiller has on her Terri Stegmiller website showing you how sketch with thread. I hope you enjoy Terri's tutorial.


Thread Sketching
Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller 


Here's what Terri had to say about her thread sketching tutorial: There is a saying that I have heard and believe in. “If you can draw it, you can stitch it!”

Please respect Terri's Terms of Use: Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com/.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller website -  http://www.terristegmiller.com/and her StegArt blog - http://stegart.blogspot.com/.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Easy Eyeglass Case Free Tutorial By Terri Stegmiller

I'm always looking for new eyeglasses cases I can make. If you're like me you'll be happy to know that Terri Stegmiller has a wonderful tutorial on her Terri Stegmiller website for creating a quick, easy and very festive eyeglass case that I hope you will enjoy.



Easy Eyeglass Case
Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller 


Here's what Terri had to say about her easy eyeglass case tutorial: Most of the time when you purchase new eyeglasses you get a nice, shiny new case to go along with them. Most of the time this case is a little on the blah side of fashion. Then there are times when you purchase a pair of sunglasses or magnified reading glasses and perhaps they didn't come with a case to put them in.

The instructions below show how I created a simple, easy-to-make eyeglass case, using mostly scraps.


Please respect Terri's Terms of Use: Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com/.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller website -  http://www.terristegmiller.com/and her StegArt blog - http://stegart.blogspot.com/.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dryer Sheet Quilt Free Tutorial By Terri Stegmiller of StegArt

If you're a quilter you'll be happy to know that Terri Stegmiller has a wonderful tutorial on her Terri Stegmiller website for creating a quick and easy dryer sheet quilt that I hope you will enjoy.



Dryer Sheet Quilt 
Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller 


Here's what Terri had to say about her dryer sheet quilt tutorial: I belong to a local quilt guild and at one of the recent meetings, one of the guild members shared her process for creating quilts from her fabric scrap bin and dryer sheets. I enjoyed the quilts she shared with the group so much that I started my own. I wanted to share this thrifty quilting technique with you as well.

Please respect Terri's Terms of Use: Tutorial, text & images are the property of Terri Stegmiller. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Terri's Bio - After a lifetime of experimenting with all types of crafts, Terri began exploring quilting in the early 1990’s. She discovered pretty quickly that traditional and bed-sized quilts were not quite her style and began experimenting with mixed media and creating her own designs. Known for her innovative combination's of color and pattern she is inspired by nature, cats and the female face and enjoys creating artwork that incorporate these elements. When she is not creating art, Terri also enjoys web site design and graphic design work. Terri is the author of Creative Paper Quilts, co-author of Creative Ways with Fiber and Stitch, sells her art through her website at www.terristegmiller.com/.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Terri Stegmiller.

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller website -  http://www.terristegmiller.com/and her StegArt blog - http://stegart.blogspot.com/.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Yella Belly Twofer and Blue Bunny Twofer Free Pattern From Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

I always love a bargain - like, getting two for the price of one. And, of course, I love softies. So, I was so happy to see that Lisa Bunting Thoms Q.D. Patooties had a free twofer pattern to share. Have fun!

FREE Patterns for the Twofers! Yella Belly Twofer and Blue Bunny Twofer

Copyright © 2009 - Written By Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties


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Here's the instructions and what Lisa said about her pattern:   We got Yella Belly Twofer, the Chihuahua, and his 3rd cousin twice removed Blue Bunny Twofer, er, the rabbit. Wanna know how they're related? Same pattern with a twist. Or a flip for that matter. I was scrounging through my pattern box and I always draw faces on my patterns to "jog" my memory of what I had originally "envisioned" because truthfully, sometimes I draw a dozen or so at a time and just toss them in a box for later. Anyway, I saw this bunny and I thought, wow, that's weird. I didn't draw a face on this little guy. And when I flipped him over, there was my crazy little Chihuahua's face. So, that's how "Twofer" came about. 'Cause with one pattern, you get a twofer one...get it?


Now you can create your own set of Twofers by following the very FREE pattern that I've made up for you. The instructions are all printed on the pattern this time so just print it out and enjoy! And please remember, I'm sharing my own designs because I love Softies and the hobby so please no using my pattern for commercial purposes unless you get the "okay" from me first. I'd also appreciate a link back should you decide to make one or two for yourself!

Please respect Lisa's TERMS OF USE:  My FREE tutorials, patterns, and how-to's are for personal use only and are not not intended for commercial use. They may not be copied, reprinted, emailed, or reproduced and distributed in any manner without my permission.

Lisa's Bio: Lisa is a professional teddy bear artist selling heirloom quality collectible bears to Adults and has been making bears professionally since November 1997. Her creations have been nominated for several Awards including the TITA, Teddy Bear Scene Reader's Choice Awards and the Ace Awards. They've also been included on a regular basis in many of the major doll and crafts magazines.

Copyright © 2007-2012 - All Rights Reserved - Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties