I use a variety of quilting techniques, from traditional to modern quilting, often combining more than one technique in a project. The huge variety of fabrics and patterns provides endless options for quilting projects.
My Oriental Express quilt (shown here) placed fourth in the advanced division at the 2009 West Shore Quilt Show.
I enjoy quilting, but don't have the room to store the fabric or to work with larger items, so I mostly do smaller projects like baby quilts and wall hangings.
I've worked with a number of techniques including reverse appliqué, stained glass and cathedral windows as well as art quilts.
All my quilts are hand-made and are created in a variety of styles, each uniquely customized.
Use Only Quality Materials
Fabrics used in quilting projects must be of better quality than other projects so that they will retain their colours and not fade. It is important that you consider the impact of sunlight and heat on quilts as well.
Availability, quality and dye lots vary. If you don't obtain everything you need all at once for your project at a single sources that you can trust, you may be unable to obtain the matching materials later.
Craftgal strongly recommends The Cloth Castle — Your One-Stop Sewing Shop.
Knitting & Crocheting
Michelle has crocheted for quite a number of years, but has more recently learned to knit (something that is more difficult because of damage to her hands and arms resulting from long-term kidney disease.
Crocheted items have included pillows, tea cozies, pot holders, dish cloths and much more.
Being a multi-talented crafter, Michelle has also worked with plastic canvas, ceramics and many other craft forms.
Updated: November 23, 2015