Alex starts the show by sharing tips for making a pieced binding and adding interest by using mixed fabrics.
Then Alex and Ricky meet graphic designer, Suzy Williams of SuzyQuilts.com. Suzy began as a traditional quilter but was drawn to the modern quilt world and their use of fabrics.
Suzy also discusses Spoonflower’s print on demand diversity when designing your own fabric. One quilt, in particular, was created with 6 different fabric designs that had been printed on one large piece of cloth. Creating her own fabric via Spoonflower, allows her tremendous flexibility. Suzy shows you how to design your own fat quarters.
She then shares a fun technique for getting over a creative slump by making mini quilts.
Alex shares tips for making a pieced binding and adding interest by using mixed fabrics. It’s a great way to add a bit of unexpected pop along the edge of a quilt. A butted binding is also a useful technique for any quilter to have in their toolbox of tricks.
Click here for the Alex Anderson Sequoia Sampler REMIX Quilt Pattern.
Inspiration for creating your own fabric can be found using the colors in your own personal space. Suzy shares images from her home what would later become fabric. Suzy says that you don’t have to be a graphic designer to design your own fabric. To illustrate that idea, she and Alex paint a watercolor design that can then be uploaded and become fabric.
Suzy shares a fun technique for getting over a creative slump by making mini quilts. These little quilts are built with raw edge appliqué shapes which are then fused to linen. She then adds big stitches as outlines or echo quilting.
Suzy talks about her work on an ad campaign to create an 80” x 90” cityscape for Toyota automobiles.