Rose Hughes crafts beautiful quilts by adding layer upon layer of varying materials and found objects. In this project she shares how to make a stitching dictionary.
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Simply Quilts visits Rose Hughes, a fiber artist who enjoys using strong, emotional color in her work and building pieces layer upon layer with expanding source materials including textural fabrics, paint, beads and found objects.
With these as building materials she allows her work to express the delight that quilting has brought to her life. Rose’s quilts are the result of a progression of experiments with various design elements and techniques. Throughout this journey she uses the image of a raven to symbolize her desire to transcend conventional quilting "rules."
Quilting expert Alex Anderson suggests making a stitch dictionary to keep track of all of the special stitch settings on your sewing machine. Here's how to make yours:
- Sew decorative stitches on swatches of fabric.
- Label each stitch with length and width.
- Bind the "pages" with a safety pin or button.