Quilt Show 2020:  Mini Art Quilts


The members of our guild are creating a collection of mini art quilts which will be for sale to the public at our Spring(Fall) Quilt Show. The quilts reflect the artistry and variety of methods our members use in their craft. Quilts measure approximately 5" by 8".

 

For members who are interested in making mini art quilts for this fundraiser, the list of supplies and directions are below:

 

Supplies:

 

  • Some ultra-firm stabilizer such as Peltex 70. You'll be fusing fabric to the stabilizer so can get either Peltex 71F, which is fused on one side or Peltex 72F, which is fused on both sides.

  • A fusible web such s Misty Fuse or Light Steam A Seam II

  • Fabric, thread, embellishments

 

Directions:

 

  • Cut a piece of stabilizer 5" x 8"

  • Cut a background fabric that is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2, a bit bigger than the stabilizer

  • Think about what you want to depict. If you have fabric with florals, animals or other themes these can be a good starting point. What a great opportunity to use your scraps!

  • Once you have decided what fabric pieces you are going to use and how they will be laid out, fuse them to the background fabric you're using on the front of the piece. 

  • Sew down the individual pieces after they are fused.  I like to free motion quilt around each piece and do some decorative stitches.  Now is also the time to embellish with beads or other items. 

  • Once the front is complete fuse it to one side of the stabilizer

  • Trim to size 

  • Cut another piece of fabric 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fuse it to the back of the stabilizer

  • Trim

  • Zig zag around the perimeter of the piece to finish the edges or use a traditional quilt binding

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