You can still see my "Special Effects with Color" lessons on The Quilt Show. Click on the icon below. Near the top of the home page, click on "Learn" in the menu bar, then choose "Classrooms," followed by "Search Classrooms." Type "Special Effects with Color" in the search bar to bring up my series. Click on the first lesson and you'll bring up a page that tells you how to get access. If you're already registered, just choose "Please Login." If you aren't registered, choose "Free Access." You'll need to sign up with a screen name and a password. I did nine lessons, each under 10 minutes. In other words, short and sweet!
Creating Fabric Cards
I’ve made a YouTube video on creating fabric cards using the fabric stabilizer Terial Magic. Terry McFeely, friend and inventor of the product, hosted the tutorial. Here’s the link: https://youtube/PT_STUBStqo
If you make a card for a quilter or crafter, remind her (or him) that the fabric can be lifted off the card, rinsed to remove the stiffener, and used in a scrap quilt or craft project. Who among us doesn’t love scraps?!
Audition for Success
If you’ve been following me, you know I’m huge fan of “mock blocks,” cut-and-paste studies that allow you to audition your fabrics. Using the PDF below, a Farmer’s Wife block, try your hand at combining fabrics. Note that this sheet is 11 x 17 inches, so you’ll need to download the PDF to a memory stick and make copies at a copy shop.
To help you get started, here is my sample block and three student blocks from my “Modern Color” workshop. As you can see, “neatness doesn’t count.” Having fun does!
Tip: apply the glue to the paper block, not to the back of your fabric pieces