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How to Work with Silk Fabric with Barbara Shapel | How to Make an Invisible Quilt Sleeve

(Show 1605) Alex starts the show with tips for quilting on Dupioni silk. This gorgeous fabric requires additional TLC, but the results can be stunning! Contemporary Fiber Artist Barbara Shapel then joins the show to share her quilting odyssey. She too uses silk, spending as much time on piecing as she does on threadwork. Barbara works with themes of motherhood, nature, and words, and her work reflects all of these elements. She will share how she approaches her work, and will offer tips to improve your quilting and threadwork. Barbara demonstrates a dense, free-motion stitch she calls “Herky Jerky,” which blends thread colors. While she discusses keeping your quilt stable and keeping your shoulders healthy, Ricky will show how Barbara creates an invisible sleeve, which she uses on her numerous two-sided quilts. To round out the show, Barbara discusses how her family’s stamp collection is like a miniature art gallery!

Block Featured: Sticks & Stones

Silk,Thread Painting, Quilt Pattern, Stabilizer, Presser Feet, Sleeve, Quilting Tips & Tricks, Eronomics for Quilting, Art Quilts, Pictorial Quilts
Series 1600

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