The Free Motion Quilting Project: Fun Techniques with Fabric Paints

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fun Techniques with Fabric Paints

This week painting fabric and dyeing has been on my mind constantly. This is probably due to my new obsession with the Craftsy class Fun Techniques with Fabric Paints!

free motion quilting | Leah Day
This class is taught by Cindy Walter and I absolutely love the way she demystified fabric painting completely. She breaks down the process into easy to follow steps, and even makes understanding the difference between paints as easy as shaking the bottle!

What I love the most about this class is feeling like I can paint on fabric even if I don't have an art degree.

Cindy is easy to follow, clearly describes and demonstrates the techniques, and is very friendly and comforting with all her advice. She's especially good about emphasizing that the fabric you paint on doesn't have to be ridiculously expensive. Her favorite thing to do is get discount bin fabric and transform it with paint.

free motion quilting | Leah DayThrough the class you will learn many interesting techniques including salting, stamping, sun printing, and color washing. Cindy also teaches cool mixed media techniques like using 3D paint, oil sticks, and even couching decorative yarns over the surface of your quilt.

So if you've been looking for an inspiring class to get your creative juices flowing, definitely give Fun Techniques with Fabric Paints a try. Click Here to get 25% off this class!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. Thanks for the link, Leah! I bought this class and can't wait to watch it. (Craftsy is an amazing resource.) Fabric paints are so versatile and easy to use. Making hand-painted fabric or adding hand painted surface design is a great way to make any piece your own and to stretch your creativity.

    1. I'm so glad you jumped into the class! Cindy is such a great teacher and I've learned loads from this class already. Enjoy!


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