Saturday, January 28, 2012

How To Make Paper Free Tutorial By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make paper? Well, if you have then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you what to do with all those little scraps. I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorial.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her making paper tutorial: There are lots of creative ways to recycle all of the paper that finds it's way into our homes. One thing I like to do is to make new paper! I created this tutorial of the method that I use to make paper.

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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

Pocketed Notebook Cover Free Tutorial By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

If you're thinking of making a notebook cover, notepad cover, or Blackberry cover then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make a pocketed notebook cover.   I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorial.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her pocketed notebook cover: Last month I made one of these pocketed notebook covers for my friend, Anne. It's designed for a large spiral notebook and has pockets to hold her Blackberry and some pens.

Then people saw it. Then there were demands for more covers. Being a good friend, I met the demands. I also created a tutorial that was posted to 3 Creative Studios yesterday.

I only wish I had thought of this design while I was still working and dropping my Blackberry as I moved from meeting to meeting. But now you can make them for your office mates and there's plenty of time before Christmas to make one for everyone!


Please respect Vicki's Terms of Use: Tutorial, text & images are the property of Vicki Welsh. Please do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission! Note: You can make these to sell at craft shows if you want. A friend makes them and they are big sellers for her! You may not mass produce these for commercial sale.

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Gift Quilt, The Keepsakes Quilt, and Zig Zag Scraps Quilt Free Tutorial By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

Do you love to make quilts? If you do then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has several wonderful tutorials on her blog showing you how to make several different kinds of quilts. I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorials.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her gift quilt tutorial: Several years ago my friend and I decided that we wanted to have a pattern for a fast and easy quilt that we could use for making gift quilts. This is what we came up with and we've made dozens of them!


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her keepsakes quilt tutorial: This quilt was designed to use large scale prints and for making t-shirt quilts. The first quilts I made used these large florals. Then I made 2 t-shirt quilts using the same process.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her zig zag scraps quilt tutorial:  Someone asked for the instructions for making the navy scrap quilt so I thought I'd share them on the blog for anyone else. These instructions are going to be quite abbreviated because this quilt is so simple. All you really need are a few basic figures.

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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

Painted Lace Cuff Free Tutorial By Sue Bleiweiss

I love unusual and unique jewelry. If you do too then you'll be happy to know that Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss website has another wonderful tutorial showing you how to create painted lace cuffs on her Sue Bleiweiss blog. I hope you enjoy Sue's tutorial.


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Here's what Sue had to say about her painted lace cuff tutorial:

Once you see how fast and easy these cuffs are to make you’ll want to make a different one for each day of the week! To make the cuffs in these directions I’m using a painted lace surface. Check the Painted Lace Surfaces free project sheet for directions on how to create these surfaces. If you’d rather not create a painted lace surface you could just fuse a layer of fabric to a piece of Timtex and use that as the base for your cuff.

Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

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Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts. Please visit her Sue Bleiweiss Etsy Shop.

Mineral Pool Placemats, Sugar Maple Placemats, Fat Quarter Placemats, and Merry Mats Placemats Free Tutorials By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

Ever wonder how to make placemats? If you have then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has several tutorials on her blog showing you how to make placemats. I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorials.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her Mineral Pool placemats tutorial: There are two things that I have been wanting to do: make some samples using my hand dyed fabrics and make more placemats. I have a million placemat ideas but I wanted to go back to these that I made during Craft Week and write up a tutorial. Since I wasn't able to make soap yesterday (missing an ingredient) I decided that I needed to do the placemat tutorial and I selected the Mineral Pool palette because these colors will look fantastic in my kitchen.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her Sugar Maple placemats tutorial: I was going to share these placemats and the bargello table runner with you today but the table runner isn't done yet. I'm working on the binding but I'm having a little issue with my right hand and hand sewing isn't fun. I'll get it done, though, and will have the grand reveal soon.

Meanwhile, I made a second project with the Sugar Maple to share. This was a relatively simple project but I really love the results.



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Here's what Vicki had to say about her fat quarter placemats tutorial: I wanted to make some fast placemats using fat quarters. These fat quarters are sunprinted fabrics but they work with any sets of fat quarters.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her Merry Mats placemats tutorial: This placemat tutorial was designed specifically to be used with my Geranium hand dyed gradient fabric but the placemats can be made from any fabric you choose. These placemats finish at 17” x 13” but you can adjust the size to your own preference.

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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

Stamping on Paper & Fabric Free Tutorial By Sue Bleiweiss

Do you like to create your own stamps and then stamp on paper or fabric? If you do then you'll be happy to know that Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss website has another wonderful tutorial showing you how to create all sorts of stamps and then how to stamp on paper and fabric on her Sue Bleiweiss blog. I hope you enjoy Sue's tutorial.


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Here's what Sue had to say about her stamping on paper and fabric tutorial:

This month’s technique of the month project is all about stamping on paper and fabric.I am going to show you some fun and easy techniques for making your own stamps that you can use to add some additional layers of interest and depth to both paper and fabrics. I’ll show you how to carve your own stamps and give you some ideas for using moldable foam. Then we’ll talk about using found objects like leaves and flowers to stamp with.

Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

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Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts. Please visit her Sue Bleiweiss Etsy Shop.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Making Placemats On The LongArm Free Tutorial By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

Ever wonder how to use a long arm to make placemats? If you have then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make placemats using a long arm. I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorial.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her longarm placemats tutorial:  Today I finished the quilting for the bright QFAH quilt (the second QOV of 4). When I got the the end I realized that I had about 20 inches of extra backing and batting left. It seemed like a good opportunity to make some placements. All of mine are getting a bit ragged and I really need new ones. I also had enough of the backing fabric left to make matching napkins. I looked through stash and found a gray print batik that goes really well with the backing fabric. Here's how I made them:

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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

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.


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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 of Terri Stegmiller .

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller  website, her StegArt Etsy Shoppe, and her Terri Stegmiller blog.

Painted Quilt Batting Free Tutorial By Sue Bleiweiss

Did you know that you can paint quilt batting to create all sorts of wonderful pieces? If you did then you'll be happy to know that Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss website has another wonderful tutorial showing you how to paint quilt batting on her Sue Bleiweiss blog. I hope you enjoy Sue's tutorial.


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Here's what Sue had to say about her painted quilt batting tutorial:

Quilt batting makes a wonderfully textured surface when it’s painted. You can use any type of batting for this technique so it’s a great way to use up leftover scraps from your quilt projects.

Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss of SueBleiweiss.com.

Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts. Please visit her Sue Bleiweiss Etsy Shop.

Making Lotion Free Tutorial By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

Ever wonder how to make lotion? If you have then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make lotion. I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorial.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her making lotion tutorial: I did one more project this morning before I give in to my cold and just sleep the rest of the day away! I made a couple of batches of lotion. I started making lotion and soap several years ago. I do it primarily because of my severe allergies. My soaps and lotions have no colorants, no fragrances and no preservatives. Today I needed a new supply of lotion so I though I would share my recipe and show you just how easy this is! Lotion is so incredibly simple to make (much simpler than soap) and it's incredibly economical!

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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

Friday, January 20, 2012

How To Make Soap Free Tutorials By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

Ever wonder how to make soap? If you have then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has a wonderful two-part tutorial on her blog showing you how to makesoap. She also provides several recipes for soap.  I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorials.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her soap making tutorial:  Today is a holiday at work and the first day of my 10 straight days off work! While the guys were hear finishing up the tile installation (prev post), I made a batch of soap. I'm not going to give you every detail, just the basic steps. Soap making is much more involved than lotion making - there's some science involved - but once you understand it, it's quite easy. If you decide that you want to make soap, I recommend reading The Soapmaker's Companion before jumping in.


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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

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.


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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 of Terri Stegmiller .

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller  website, her StegArt Etsy Shoppe, and her Terri Stegmiller blog.

How To Make A Bead Dangle Free Tutorial By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a bead dangle? Well, if you have then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how. I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorial.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her bead dangling tutorial: Instead of showing yet another progress shot of my ornament. I finished all of the dangles on that one side if the ornament and am starting the other. Since I am still dangling, here's a tutorial for you to make your own dangles!

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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

Getting Started With Soy Wax Batik Free Tutorial By Sue Bleiweiss

If you've ever wondered about creating beautiful batik fabric designs using wax then you'll be happy to know that Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss website has another wonderful tutorial showing you how to  batik fabric on her Sue Bleiweiss blog. I hope you enjoy Sue's tutorial.


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Here's what Sue had to say about her getting started with soy wax batik tutorial:

I’ve always been intrigued with batik but was reluctant to try it because of the trouble of being able to get the wax out of the fabric using dry cleaning. Then I read about using soy wax as an alternative to traditional batik wax (a mixture of paraffin and beeswax) and decided to try it. I have been pleasantly surprised with the results that I’ve gotten working with soy wax so I thought I’d put together a project sheet to help others who want to try working with it but aren’t sure where to start.

Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

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Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts.

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.


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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 of Terri Stegmiller .

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller  website, her StegArt Etsy Shoppe, and her Terri Stegmiller blog.

Free Motion Embroidery Free Tutorial By Sue Bleiweiss

Have you ever wondered about creating free-form lace, machine openwork and thread-painted motifs onto fabric then you'll be happy to know that Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss website has another wonderful tutorial showing you how to do all three on her Sue Bleiweiss blog. I hope you enjoy Sue's tutorial.




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Here's what Sue had to say about her free motion embroidery tutorial:

This technique is all about creating free-form lace, machine openwork and thread-painted motifs onto fabric. As a special bonus I’m including directions to make an apron with a thread-painted motif.

Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

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Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts. Please visit her Sue Bleiweiss Etsy Shop.

Foiled Silk Cards Free Tutorial By Sue Bleiweiss

If you've ever wanted to make beautiful note cards using silk and foil then you'll be happy to know that Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss website has another wonderful tutorial showing you how to make foiled silk cards on her Sue Bleiweiss blog. I hope you enjoy Sue's tutorial.


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Here's what Sue had to say about her foiled silk card tutorial:

These foiled silk cards are so easy to make and are sure to make the recipient feel special when they pull the card out of the envelope. If you don’t have any silk on hand use cotton, linen, or whatever fabric scraps you have.


Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss of SueBleiweiss.com.

Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts. Please visit her Sue Bleiweiss Etsy Shop.

How To Make Pillowcases Free Tutorial By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

Ever wonder how to make pillowcases? If you have then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has a wonderful two-part tutorial on her blog showing you how to make pillowcases. I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorial.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her soap making tutorial:  I wasn't in the mood to quilt last night so I decided to make my nephew a couple of pillowcases to match his quilt. I have LOTS of fabric left over! I also needed one to go with the Hour A Day QOV quilt. It only took about an hour to make all three.

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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.


Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Quilted Message Board Free Tutorial By Sue Bleiweiss

If you love to sew and quilt and would like to know how to create a quilted message board then you'll be happy to know that Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss website has another wonderful tutorial on her Sue Bleiweiss blog showing you how to make a quilted message center for every room in the house. I hope you enjoy Sue's tutorial.





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Here's what Sue had to say about her quilted message board tutorial:

This quilted message board goes together pretty quickly and is a great addition to any kitchen d├ęcor but is easily customizable to go into any room of the house. Think about creating one for the kids’ room to hang on the door or for the office or studio.

Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss of SueBleiweiss.com.

Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts. Please visit her Sue Bleiweiss Etsy Shop.

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!


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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/.

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Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller  website, her StegArt Etsy Shoppe, and her Terri Stegmiller blog.

Wide Brimmed Sun Visor Free Tutorial By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

I just love sun visors but can never find colors and styles I like. If you like sun visors, too, then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make a wide brimmed sun visor. I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorial.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her wide brimmed sun visor: Have you seen the wide-brim sun visors? I know they have been around for a few years but I first saw them this year. When I am in the sun I try to keep all of the sun off my face, ears and neck. This style of sun visor was perfect for me.

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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

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.


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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 of Terri Stegmiller .

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller  website, her StegArt Etsy Shoppe, and her Terri Stegmiller blog.

Fabric Painting & Dyeing Free Tutorial By Sue Bleiweiss

If you've always wondered what techniques are used to paint and dye fabric then you'll be happy to know that Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss website has another wonderful tutorial showing you how it's done on her Sue Bleiweiss blog. I hope you enjoy Sue's tutorial.



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Here's what Sue had to say about her fabric painting & dyeing tutorial:

This technique of the month project sheet is all about fabric dyeing and painting. First I’m going to show you some of my favorite ways to paint fabric and then I’ll walk you through my easy, no fuss way to dye fabric using procion dyes

Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss of SueBleiweiss.com.

Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts. Please visit her Sue Bleiweiss Etsy Shop.

How To Build A Design Wall Free Tutorial By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

Do you need a design wall, but don't know how to build one? Well, if you do then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to build a design wall. I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorial.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her design wall tutorial: In 2010 my design wall started falling apart. I was in desperate need for a new one. I looked at several tutorial around the web and combined the best tips with my own vision (and repurposed materials) to create one of my own..

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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Crayons On Fabric Free Tutorial By Sue Bleiweiss

If you've always wanted to try coloring fabric with watercolor crayons and paint sticks then you'll be happy to know that Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss website has another wonderful tutorial showing you how to use watercolor crayons and Shiva oil paint sticks to color fabric on her Sue Bleiweiss blog. I hope you enjoy Sue's tutorial.


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Here's what Sue had to say about her crayons on fabric tutorial:

This project sheet is all about working with water-soluble crayons and Shiva Oil paint sticks. Both of these are fun and easy ways to add color to cloth and can be used in a lot of different ways.

Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss of SueBleiweiss.com.

Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts. Please visit her Sue Bleiweiss Etsy Shop.

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.


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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 of Terri Stegmiller .

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller  website, her StegArt Etsy Shoppe, and her Terri Stegmiller blog.

Centering A Quilt Back On The LongArm Free Tutorial By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

If you love quilting using a longarm and want to learn how to center a quilt back on your longarm then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how. I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorial.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her centering tutorial: I was very excited to tie dye a symmetrical spiral quilt back for the commission t-shirt quilt. After gloating over my dyeing success for a few days reality struck.

How the heck am I going to get the quilt top centered on the back? It took a few days of pondering but I finally figured it out. Here's a little tutorial.


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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

Taking and Editing Photos for the Internet Free Tutorial By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

Want to learn a few photo taking and editing tips?  If you do then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to take and edit photos for the internet. I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorial.


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Here's what Vicki had to say about her photo tips tutorial: This tutorial shows you some simple things you can do to improve the quality of your photos. It's not about composition. This is about lighting, color quality and editing.

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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Painted Lace Surfaces Free Tutorial By Sue Bleiweiss

I just love lace. Don't you? If you do then you'll be happy to know that Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss website has another wonderful tutorial showing you how to create painted lace surfaces on her Sue Bleiweiss blog. I hope you enjoy Sue's tutorial.


Painted Lace Surfaces
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Here's what Sue had to say about her painted lace surfaces tutorial:

It’s easy to create rich beautiful surfaces using Venice Lace. Also known as guipure lace, this type of lace is created without a mesh net-work ground. Instead the sections of the design are connected by bridges or bars which holds the design together. Available in cotton or rayon, each are easy to color using paint, inks and even dye and I’m going to show you several different ways to create interesting surfaces with it.

Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss of SueBleiweiss.com.

Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts. Please visit her Sue Bleiweiss Etsy Shop.

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
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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 of Terri Stegmiller .

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller  website, her StegArt Etsy Shoppe, and her Terri Stegmiller blog.

How To Make A Small Potholder and Large Potholder Free Tutorials By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

Ever wonder how to make a potholder?  If you have then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has two wonderful tutorials on her blog showing you how to make a small and large potholder. I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorial.


How To Make A Small Potholder
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Here's what Vicki had to say about her small potholder tutorial: I decided that I needed a small potholder to go with the larger one that I made last week. This one is about 6 1/2" square.


How To Make A Large Potholder
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Here's what Vicki had to say about her large potholder tutorial: I need potholders and I need a quick project as a break from the Tediums (I, II and III). I've been pondering making some new potholders for a while and here's the pattern and process that I developed. I wanted one that would go together quickly without binding.

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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wool Felt Tool Roll Free Tutorial By Sue Bleiweiss

Do you like to keep your tools and supplies neat and organized? If you do then you'll be happy to know that Sue Bleiweiss of Sue Bleiweiss website has another wonderful tutorial showing you how to make a wool felt tool roll caddy on her Sue Bleiweiss blog. I hope you enjoy Sue's tutorial.


Wool Felt Tool Roll
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Here's what Sue had to say about her wool felt tool roll tutorial:

This rolled tool caddy is a great way to store knitting needles, paintbrushes, pens, pencils, markers or anything else you can think of.

Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss of SueBleiweiss.com.

Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts. Please visit her Sue Bleiweiss Etsy Shop.

How to Make A Dog Shelter Pad Free Tutorial By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

If you've ever wanted to know how to make a dog pad then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make one. I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorial.


How to Make A Dog Shelter Pad
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Here's what Vicki had to say about her dog shelter pad tutorial: In the previous post I showed how I make stuffed pet beds. I make them from small bits of batting and trimmed parts of quilts that I chop into small pieces. I also occasionally have large quilted samples. I don't want to cut those up so I make them into pet pads. These turn into random sizes that are totally dependent on the size of the quilted sample. I assume most of these are for small dogs and cats.

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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.

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
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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 of Terri Stegmiller .

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller  website, her StegArt Etsy Shoppe, and her Terri Stegmiller blog.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cereal Box Booklets Free Tutorial by Sue Bleiweiss

I just love mixed media creations and admire all the mixed media fiber artists on the web. Sue Bleiweiss is one of the mixed media fiber artists that I so admire and I have marveled at her creations for a few years now. She teaches mixed media fiber arts online and has written many, many free articles and tutorials for her Sue Bleiweisswebsite and her Sue Bleiweiss blog.

I thought you'd be happy to know that Sue has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make a cereal box booklet. If you recycle this is a great way to use cereal boxes.


Cereal Box Booklets
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Here's what Sue had to say about her cereal box booklets: Like most households we have recycle bins for paper and plastic and make it a point to toss in whatever we can to reduce the amount of waste that goes into the trash bin. I noticed recently that there was a pretty big pile of cereal and cracker boxes along with brown paper bags building up in the bin and so I pulled a few out and decided to bring them into the studio to see if I could turn them into something.

Use a light weight cereal, cracker or snack box for these booklets. You want to choose a box that has been made with cardboard that bends easily. Heavier cardboard boxes won’t work very well for this project.


Please respect Sue's Terms of Use: For personal use only. Please feel free to make as many as you like for gifts, swaps and donations, however; at this time I cannot provide licensing for readers to sell items made from the patterns provided on my website. Tutorial, text & images are the property of Sue Bleiweiss. Do not copy or distribute in any form for any reason without my permission!

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Sue Bleiweiss of SueBleiweiss.com.

Sue is a Mixed Media Fiber Artist and Instructor. She teaches classes online in mixed media, surface design, fiber arts.

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 
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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 of Terri Stegmiller .

Please visit Terri's Terri Stegmiller  website, her StegArt Etsy Shoppe, and her Terri Stegmiller blog.

How to Make A Fabric Gift Bag - Gift Bag Free Tutorial By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber

If you're looking for an adorable way to present a baby shower gift or any gift then you'll be happy to know that Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how to make a fabric gift bag. I hope you enjoy Vicki's tutorial.


How to Make A Fabric Gift Bag
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Here's what Vicki had to say about her gift bag tutorial: I have to deliver two baby quilts at work tomorrow. Of course it was 6:00 tonight before I realized that I did not have baby gift bags or even baby wrapping paper. I needed fabric gift bags pronto! Here they are complete and ready for the quilts.

These took a lot less time to make than it's taken me to edit the photos and write the instructions. There are an overabundance of photos here but I tried to show every step so that beginners could make these.


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

Vicki's Bio - I am 51, married 23 years and no kids (by choice). I live near Richmond, VA and am obsessed with anything to do with fabric and thread! I sew quilts, dye fabric, longarm quilting and just make lots of things. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my sewing goals and adventures and retired recently to become a full time fabric dyer.

Copyright © 2006-2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Vicki Welsh of Field Trips In Fiber - Adventures in quilting, hand dyed fabric and fiber art. Vicki is a fiber artist and fiber dyer. Please visit her "Vicki Welsh - Hand Dyed Fabrics" Etsy Shop.