In class this week we are talking about borders. They are something that is familiar to traditional quilters, although not necessarily the way I do them 😂 I use borders as a way to add interest and also make a small quilt larger. They can be a really fun and easy way to add to your art quilt. I had a few examples in my mini series last summer, and here is another unconventional way to add borders. I started with greeting cards, and either placed them on a painted canvas, or made a new quilted piece to go behind the card. On one canvas I added chickadee tracks with a pen, and on the other I painted a simple hill to match the one on the card. It’s a very quick way to turn a quilted card into a little art piece!
If you want to give it a try, we’re doing a ‘buy two, get one free’ sale on card kits this week! Just purchase two card kits, then write in the notes section which one you would like for your free one. Then of course I'd love to see what you do if you do add background/border with one of these methods 😃 Happy Sewing! Beret
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I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of my designs have been in Keepsake Quilting and Art Quilting Studios magazine! I teach classes online, and am starting to do more traveling and teaching. I also have many tutorials, including some on YouTube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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