Always one to use her unique and personal style when it comes to quilting, Allie Aller is back to share a new and updated spin on Stained Glass quilts. But you won’t find any bias tape in this method that easily translates into traditional, landscape, or any other style of quilting. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the variety of design options too. No longer bound by using only cotton, oh no! Allie mixes silk, cotton, brocades, and even wool together to create stunning detailed and dimensional results.
We then take you on a journey to North Carolina to learn about Pepper Cory’s love affair with shot cotton and how she is using it to create stunning effects in traditional quilt blocks.
Links to Artists:
From Chapter One:
Alex and Ricky welcome back Allie Aller to learn about her new work with stained glass quilts.
From Chapter Two:
Allie covers the basics of preparing your work, tools, and the variety of leading options (ribbon, metallic trim, rick rack, etc.). She demonstrates how the leading is attached and gives other tips for working with the leading. We then look at a variety of options that feature different ribbon color, and how effective this method can be translated in other more traditional quilts.
From Chapter Three:
Frustrated by the old method of using leading that was the same size, Allie shares her technqiue for making what she calls "spaghetti." Once cut, she shows how to place, fuse and stitch down the spaghetti leading. We then take a look at some of Allie's completed work.
From Chapter Four:
TQS visits the home of NC artist Pepper Cory to learn about her new love affair with shot cottons and how it can be used for stunning effect in traditional quilt blocks.
Aurifil monofilament thread (smoke or clear)
BERNINA embroidery foot
Clover Mini Iron
Dritz Sewing tape (double sided)
Karen K. Buckley Scissors
Kona Cotton (black)
Kreinik Polyester Metallic Woven Ribbon
M & J Trimmings
Radiance by Kaufman Fabric
Water Soluble Marker
Wash-A-Way Wonder Tape