Loading

« That's Totally hOT :: 100 Layer Cake :: March 7, 2011 | Main | Bento Love :: Cilantro »

March 07, 2011


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?

Jenny Doh

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.

free motion quilting

Next, I took the layers to my machine, lowered my feed dogs, put my darning foot on, and stitched the skirts in place.

free motion stitching 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.)

free motion tutorial

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.

free motion quilting tutorial

free motion stitching tutorial

free motion quilting

free motion stitching
free motion stitching
And there you have it. A super fun and easy paper dress art quilt.

Happy free motion quilting. :)

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00e5528309ac8834014e5fb3ef3f970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Paper Dresses :: Free Motion Stitching Art Quilt Tutorial DIY:

Comments

those dresses are so cute! Love your stitching!

Love your art quilt Jenny, the stitching and paper dresses are so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial.

How adorable! I've never tried free motion quilting before... and I'm not sure if my feed dogs will lower... hmmm, I could hand stitch them!
Thanks for sharing!

L-O-V-E - love this! I need to learn free motion stitching! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
amzanioli@yahoo.com

So cute and cool, and modern yet vintage-feeling.

Adore, Love, So Sweet! Great idea.

Love it!

Hi there!
I was wondering if I could have permission to upload 1 picture from this blog post: http://blog.crescendoh.com/crescendo/2011/03/paper-dresses-free-motion-stitching-art-quilt-tutorial-diy.html

I made one extremely similar to it for my mum for Mother's Day. In the same post I'm writing about inspiration, idols, and giving credit where credit is due. I wanted to be able to show your original and how I interpreted it.


If that is not your policy to allow photograph use on other blogs (I looked for a statement on your blog but couldn't quickly find it),then I'll just link to it.

Thanks!

-Jennifer

MUY HERMOSO!!!!!
SALUDITOS

Lovely idea !

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Advertise with Us!
Self-Serve. Easy Peasy.


 
   
 
   
 
   
Fangs and Flaws: FangGrrr Adventures by Jenny Doh  
   
Knitting Poetic with Jenny Doh  
   
Art Saves - CRESCENDOh.com  
   
Crochet Hemp  
   
 
   
 
   

Where you can leave a tip for the tips and tutorials you receive from this site. If you want to. :-)
 
   
Disclosure:

Some links on this blog are affiliate links for which I receive a small percentage of any sales generated by the link.
 
   


Subscribe to this blog's feed
 
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...