Expanding creative horizons, this colorful and inspiring guide takes the popular craft of quilting and elevates it to an art form with stunning visual appeal. It outlines a technique for hand dying that uses no powdered dyes, no caustic chemicals, and no rinsing: just color, visual texture, and immediate gratification. With a variety of easy methods—including solid dying, shading, tie dying, folding, drip painting, and masking—quilters will soon be on their way to making colorful quilts and wall hangings, table runners, placemats, pot holders, trivets, pincushions, and pillows. The 20 projects and patterns are simple enough for the beginner, yet engaging enough to thrill the more advanced.
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air brush paint applique backing fabric backstitch batting are centered Blind stitch blue solid Checkerboard Constructing the Project cotton thread create Crooked Log Cutting the Fabric dyed fabric dyed Instructions begin fabric ½ fabric circle Finger press Finished Block Fold the remaining fold tie dyed four-patch blocks Fuchsia half-square triangle blocks hand quilted layers leaf shapes multi-color needle baste Nine Patch Orange Photo pictured top piece of fabric pieced block Pieced top pin in place Pin or needle press and pin purple quarter-square triangle blocks quilt sandwich quilt top Quilt-in-the-ditch Random Line Fold raw edges red-violet remaining ½ right sides rubber bands running stitches seam allowance seed beads Sew ¼ sewing needle shadow blocks solid hand dyed square triangle blocks stitch the binding strip set Swatches of dyed Three-strip Set tie-dyed fabric top and batting top and bottom top to bottom top to stabilize Trim the backing Yellow