Quilting Daily Offers a New eBook on Fabric Art Quick Gifts

Fabric Art Techniques for Beautiful Quick Gifts 5 Free Quilting, Fabric and Fiber Art Projects
 
 
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Oct. 14, 2010 - PRLog -- Loveland, Colo.: Quilting Daily is offering a free eBook with various fabric art techniques to create quick handmade gifts. There are five projects in this free eBook, which use quilting, fabric and fiber art techniques. Each project can be used to help express personal style because there is so much creative freedom when picking the fabric, color scheme and materials to use.

Download the free eBook online: http://www.quiltingarts.com/Fabric-Art-Techniques/

This free eBook contains many styles of fabric art quick gifts from coasters to mirror frames, bookmarks, and mini tins. The personalized coasters can be made with printed fabric or handmade painted fabric. If someone is an intense book-lover, a bookmark could be the perfect quick gift. The gift-giver can make a quick gift, fabric art bookmark that has personal style. These various projects make creative, impressive gifts. Each project uses a simple fabric art technique, so each project can be constructed quickly.

“On a special occasion, I adore giving a loved one something that is truly unique, a testament to the time and creative energy that I’ve put into the project. That being said, coming up with the perfect homemade gift that doesn’t take many days to complete can be a challenge. And since there are endless gift-giving opportunities we’ve decided to fill this free eBook with quick but artful gifts that can be personalized for any occasion,” says Pippa Eccles, the assistant editor of Quilting Arts.

Fabric Art Quick Gift Project #1
Quick Coasters by Julie Hirota

Decorative fiber tile coasters are a nice way to spruce up a coffee table or breakfast nook. They add a spot of seasonal color while also being a nice conversation piece. This project allows any crafter to make a personalized gift that can be easily constructed. Hirota gives directions for printing a fabric, painting a fabric and making the coaster tiles. She gives her expert advice, along with a list of materials needed.

Fabric Art Quick Gift Project #2
Glam-To-Go for Gadgets by Lyric M. Kinard

People love being able to listen to music on their iPod or MP3 player or phone while walking, running or shopping. Most of the gadget-holders are bulky and colorless. This project offers a fabric art quick gift for music gadgets that is colorful and full of personal glamour. Anyone can make a Glam-To-Go for any size gadget.  Kindard’s project directions are simple, beginning with making the pattern then stitch and embellish the fabric chosen, continue on with the construction and finish up with adding the strap.

Fabric Art Quick Gift Project #3
Adjustable Fabric Art Bookmarks by Diane Rusin Doran

This bookmark project is an easy and elegant way to give a small gift or enhance the gift of a special book.  The fabric art bookmark can be personalized either by transferring a picture of the recipient on the bookmark or by matching the color of the artwork to the color of the book cover. Doran gives step by step directions for making this bookmark. She also adds instructions for making a quilted bookmark.

Fabric Art Quick Gift Project #4
Altered Mini Tins by Kathy Mack

Quick gifts can also be made from recycled items. In this project, Mack uses old mint mini tins as the base to her quick gift, fiber art project. This project allows any crafter to be very creative, by picking their own fabric to cover the tin and adding their own decorations, like buttons or quilted pieces of fabric. The directions given in this project are very simple and easy to understand. The materials used are a bit flexible, because any crafter can pick their own fabric, mini tin size and shape, accent pieces.

Fabric Art Quick Gift Project #5
Painted Mirror Frame by Linda and Laura Kemshall

In this project, free-motion quilting on cardstock is used to construct the frame. Linda and Laura explain how they use quilting for the frame and then they like to paint after quilting, to add color. Adding color helps accent the motif on the quilted frame. The motif Linda and Laura chose to create is a poppy seed head design with a polka dot border, but any motif can be chosen. There is a list of materials needed for this project and step by step instructions to follow.

Download the free eBook online: http://www.quiltingarts.com/Fabric-Art-Techniques/

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