Lisa Walton shares with you her expertise and advice on creating your own fabrics using fabric painting and stencils. Create your own Japanese-style fabrics to make your version of her tablerunner pattern.
Follow along with Lisa in the tutorial as she shows you how to paint the fabric in a gradient to ensure you have fabrics of different values to create interest in your design
Then learn how to stencil fun, Japanese-style designs onto your painted fabric, cut the fabrics and turn them into a tablerunner
Full materials list included with instructions
Step-by-step instructions with clear and detailed diagrams take you through all of the steps, from painting and stencilling your fabrics to cutting the pieces, joining the tablerunner top, quilting and finishing the tablerunner with a facing rather than a binding
A great beginner project for quilters looking to learn how to paint and create their own fabrics, and a good small project for learning quilting on a domestic sewing machine
Chapter 1: Meet Lisa Walton (2 min)
Meet designer, author and teacher, Lisa Walton as she talks about her fabric painting and dying, and introduces you to what you’ll be learning.
Chapter 2: How to paint fabrics (7 min)
Lisa discusses the fabric paints you’ll be working with and she demonstrates how to paint your fabric, with lots of tips to help you along the way.
Chapter 3: How to stencil fabric (12 min)
Once you have created your unique fabric with paint, it’s now time to stencil the Japanese-style designs. Lisa shows you how to use stencils to add pattern to your fabric, and she shares her advice on the tools and materials for this technique.
Chapter 4: Cutting, laying out and sewing the triangles (13 min)
After creating your unique fabric, Lisa shows you how to cut, layout and sew the pieces together, to create a simple, but effective table runner.
Chapter 5: Quilting ideas and completing the facing (10 min)
Lisa shares her tips and advice on quilting your completed table runner, then she shows you how to finish it off.
Chapter 6: Show and tell with Lisa (6 min)
Join Lisa as she shows you some of the other projects she’s created, with some stunning creations using fabrics Lisa has dyed and painted herself.