Posts Tagged ‘quilting’

Craftster Crush: MareMare

This month, our Craftster Crush is MareMare! Mare has been a member since 2007, a moderator since 2008, and a global moderator 2010. She’s a tutorial contributor with many wonderful tutorials around the forum, a two time Best Of winner, and she’s an amazing quilter and a lean, mean, soap making machine! Here are some [...]

Gamer Wednesday: Slime Quilt

It all starts innocently enough. Rousseline just wanted to make a quilt with a video game character on it. Seems simple. Even her choice of a Slime from Dragon Quest seems so innocent! But soon, that simple Slime grew and grew so that each quilt square pixel was 5″ by 5″ and eventually the whole [...]

Gamer Wednesday: Quilting + Tetris = Quiltris!

I love this quilt! Yes, I could expound upon the idea of the indie craft community using such a traditional technique as quilting to express the interests of our generation (which I totally enjoy talking about), but really I just want to point out how making the blocks have depth totally makes this quilt! It’s [...]

Mug Rugs

Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger MareMare… You might be wondering just what a mug rug is. It’s a tiny placemat. Or a giant coaster. Or a small work of art. Or possibly just a mini project for quilters to practice on. Whatever you might think a mug rug is, one thing is true—it seems [...]

Gamer Wednesday: SkiFree Quilt

Ok, I’ll admit it. I squeed when I saw this Skifree Abominable Snowman quilt by Yojetak! I vividly remember being completely unable to get away from this guy but continuing to play SkiFree for ungodly amounts of time. (You’d think I would’ve improved with all that playing, huh?) There are just so few SkiFree Abominable [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Luke Haynes

Welcome to the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge! I’m Mr X Stitch and I’ll be your guide to the best in contemporary embroidery. Each week I’ll showcase someone who is rocking the world of embroidery and textiles. ——————– It’s great when you see someone who completely opens your eyes to a new way of thinking about [...]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Jimmy McBride

Welcome to the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge! I’m Mr X Stitch and I’ll be your guide to the best in contemporary embroidery. Each week I’ll showcase someone who is rocking the world of embroidery and textiles. ——————– Jimmy McBride is a quilting artist from Brooklyn. He creates large-scale quilted pieces inspired by Hubble telescope imagery. [...]

Book Introduction: Start With Scraps

Sponsored Content Start With Scraps by Carol E. Loessel is definitely one of those books that will become many crafters’ best friend. Not only will it help you use up all that scrap fabric hanging around, but it will do so in a way that doesn’t just create MORE scraps! Many times, a project focusing [...]

Manic Monday: Scrappy Square Quilt Top

This quilt is already epic and it’s not even done yet! The quilt top was made by KatherineEmma in an effort to use up all of her fabric scraps. The tiny pieces, the sheer size of the top (roughly 8 feet by 6 feet!), the math involved in getting those tiny squares to all fit [...]

Manic Monday: Handmade Log Cabin Quilt

So the title of the blog post might seem a bit strange. This is Craftster, after all; isn’t everything made by hand? Well, yes and no. In regards to quilting there’s a difference between hand piecing, hand quilting, and binding by hand versus the use of a machine. The big issue here? Time. Making a [...]

Manic Monday: Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt

Hey folks! This is our second installment of a new weekly feature called “Manic Monday”. Basically, I get to lead you to all those incredibly detailed, time-consuming, jaw-droppingly intricate crafts that are posted all around Craftster! You know, those projects that just look like they took FOREVER. We want to showcase those amazing, dedicated, and [...]

Fabric.com Sew Much Fun Sweepstakes

As a Craftster, I’m always looking for great supply resources. Fabric.com is one of my favorites! Their website offers a plethora of supplies from notions, to patterns, to fabric. Even though the supplies are vast, the site is very easy to navigate. The site is organized into five main categories: Apparel & Fashion Fabric, Quilting [...]