How to Create Artistic Quilts

Embellish a quilt pattern with stamps made from found objects.
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Common household items such as corrugated cardboard, safety fencing, food packaging, cookie cutters and old textured dishes are all potential stamps for a quilting project. Look for raised surfaces in appealing shapes and patterns, and test them on paper before applying them to your quilt. Here's the simple process: 

Materials and Tools:

fabric
fabric paint
found objects

Steps:

1. Place fabric on a layer of batting.

2. Pour fabric paint onto a plate.

3. Dip found objects into paint and stamp on the fabric.

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