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Show 2403: Suzy Williams / Spoonflower

Featuring: Suzy Williams / Spoonflower

Posts On: January 27, 2019


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 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.

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Links to Artists:

Suzy Williams (Suzy Quilts)


From Chapter One:

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.

From Chapter Two:

Alex and Ricky greet Suzy Williams of They discuss her quilting journey and look at her quilts. Suzy also talks about using Spoonflower's print-on-demand technology to design your own original fabrics.

From Chapter Three:

Inspiration for creating your own fabric can be found using the colors in your own personal space. Suzy shares images from her home that 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.

From Chapter Four:

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.

After Set:

Suzy talks about her work on an ad campaign to create an 80” x 90” cityscape for Toyota automobiles.

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#16 lulumoon 2019-03-27 17:08
Woo hoo!!! Super fun episode! I can't wait to send something off to Spoonflower and play with it!
#15 kbrixner 2019-02-08 01:01
Loved this show with Suzy! What a personality! Funny, sweet, and full of stories. She seems like she would make anyone comfortable around her. And her ideas and quilts reflect her personality, too!
#14 Liz 2019-02-06 16:09
Love this colourful episode, and Spoonflower! A few years ago I had a play with some inks and made this fabric on there:
#13 ScarlettRose 2019-02-04 09:00
It's so great to see Suzy's wonderful approach to quiltmaking in this episode. That's the direction I'm heading with my art. I've designed Celtic knotwork for years and now I'm printing my Celtic applique designs on fabric through Spoonflower, then using those fabrics for quilts, clothing and other items. My shop is at
#12 MarieHMisgen 2019-02-01 16:41
I agree with everyone, what a fun show! She is adorable. Thanks for the Mojo Building segment,
I have a feeling I will be using that technique....!
#11 NanaPie 2019-01-30 07:28
Loved this show/1
#10 hollyminer 2019-01-29 11:00
Wow, you all nailed it! This is top of my Favorite Show list and I have been a TQS member from very early on. I have known about Spoonflower for a long time too but just didn't know what I wanted to have made. Now, thanks to Suzy, I can give it a try. And, Alex showed a technique that is intriguing too.
#9 vintagelady 2019-01-28 15:08
Suzy was terrific!! She had great ideas. The energy and enthusiasm for her creativity is wonderful. Suzy made you want to go and create, right there on the spot. Get out the box!!!!
#8 SueBuck 2019-01-28 10:38
What an adorable, talented, fun girl! I hope she spreads her energy and talent far and wide, bringing with her the next generations of quilters. Thanks, Suzy!
#7 Karryl 2019-01-28 01:06
What a lovely young lady Suzy is with her bubbly personality.
Really enjoyed the show with its
terrific quick ideas to play with colour and stitches.
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