Fabric + Paint + Thread = Fabulous

by Pat Durbin

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If you're ready to take your quilting skills to the next level, this is the book for you! Pat's innovative techniques for painting, free-motion quilting, and embellishing allow you to expand your artistic horizons and make breathtaking art quilts.

First you'll paint on fabric to make a simple landscape background. Then the excitement begins! You'll use thread to "paint" astonishingly realistic trees, leaves, and more onto stabilizer, cut out the motifs, and apply them to the quilt. With five projects to choose from, there's plenty of inspiration for your next quilt.

by Pat Durbin
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
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full color, PDF digital download
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December 8th, 2009
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While mixed-media quilts are not my personal "thing", I decided to review this book anyway; I borrowed a print copy from the library of the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, where I am a volunteer.
The explanations of the techniques and tools used seem to be very thorough, and the illustrations are excellent. There are several landscape projects or pieces with motifs from nature, so you can choose to try the techniques of painting and thread-embellishment on these projects or use the descriptions and instructions to try the techniques on projects of your own design. The author lists exactly what tools and supplies you will need and guides you in learning how to use them effectively.
If you like making pictorial quilts inspired by nature, and you want to "take it up a notch" and learn to embellish your quilts using paints and thread-play, I would recommend this book for both the clarity of the instructions and the inspiration provided by the photographs.
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Pat Durbin

Pat Durbin is an award-winning quilter and a quilting teacher who has been sewing since childhood. She has made many traditional quilts for her family and friends. In recent years she has been making "art" quilts that resemble paintings.

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