Paper Dresses :: Free Motion Stitching Art Quilt Tutorial DIY
Check out these four little dresses I stitched onto this new art quilt. So cute, right?
I started by cutting out little skirts with vintage wallpaper pieces from my stash. Once cut, I used spray adhesive to adhere the skirts onto drill cloth and then onto batting. What is drill cloth? I learned about it from Lisa Engelbrecht ... it's thicker than muslin, thinner than canvas, and oh-so-yummy. It reminds me of vanilla bean ice cream.
Next, I took the layers to my machine, lowered my feed dogs, put my darning foot on, and stitched the skirts in place.
Once that was done, I used different colored threads to free motion stitch the bodices on each of the skirts. (You might want to practice drawing the bodices a few times on a piece of paper to get a feel for how you'll want to stitch them.)
Here are close-up shots ... Once the dresses were done, I stitched the words "mother," "daughter, "sister," "friend," and then framed the dresses by free motion stitching flowers and swirls around the edges.
Happy free motion quilting. :)