Drawing on Quilts?
Drawing on Quilts can happen in many ways. Historically, blocks on Baltimore Album quilts were embellished with india ink to show details and capture signatures. Using a variety of permanent ink pens, pencils, crayons and paint, quilters can draw directly onto fabric to enhance applique blocks, create a hand drawn design for a block or add drawings to art quilts.
Benefits of Drawing on Quilts
- Add detail to applique blocks or art quilts
- Add details not easily added with quilting, embroidery, fabric or trims
- Drawing on Quilts can replace embroidered details
Tools and Supplies for Drawing on Quilts
- Permanent ink pens, pencils and markers
- Iron if heat setting is required
- Tape, super fine sandpaper or freezer paper ironed on the back of the fabric to stabilize it while Drawing on Quilts.
What I Wish I Knew When I Started - Drawing on Quilts
Combining DRAWING ON QUILTS blocks with crayons and paints is a way for kids to create art for quilts. Using a stabilizing method while drawing will keep the pens used from "skipping" and give a smoother drawing surface.