Today’s Meet and Make designer is Deborah Schlegel. Deborah is the author of the blog Art Threads, where she posts tutorials on fiber art, sewing, quilting, and much more! She is also a graduate student, finishing up her Masters degree at Arizona State University.
Ready to meet Deborah?
10 Fun Facts about Deborah Schlegel:
1. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 36 great years! We have two grown sons, two great daughters-in-law, and one wild little granddaughter we adore.
2. I have three cats – Marley, Raven, and Vinnie.
3. I love to teach! I taught pre-K for many years, middle school art, and art/craft classes for ages three to ninety-somethings.
4. I’m working on my Masters degree in Art Education and doing research on teaching art in virtual worlds such as Second Life.
5. I love to garden and cook. Gardening in Phoenix is a challenge, but we grow great peppers, tomatoes, and herbs.
6. I work with fiber art materials almost every day and teach others how to create with fibers on my blog, Art Threads. I’m a jack of all trades in fiber art – I crochet, embroider, felt, sew, quilt, dye with natural and synthetic dyes, work in surface design techniques, … I love it all!
7. I get very excited about color! I love all colors, but especially like purples, greens, and blues.
8. I also work with clay and have a home ceramics studio.
9. I’m an avid reader – historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction are my favorite genres.
10. We’re currently redesigning our backyard and are probably the only people in Phoenix taking a pool out!
Here is Deborah’s Project:
Quilted Heart Ornament
- 5 strips of scrap fabric (1.5 inches by 12 inches) or 10 strips that are 1.5 inches by 6 inches.
- Scrap pieces of fusible felt
- Small amount of stuffing material
- 8 inches ribbon
- Heart pattern
1. Sew together your strips to form one (or two if you’re using 6-inch pieces of fabric) piece of fabric. Press.
2. Using the heart pattern, cut out two hearts from your striped fabric and two hearts from fusible felt.
3. Fuse the felt to the backs of the fabric hearts. Quilt each heart. You can also stitch in the ditch, free form quilt, or anything other way you like to quilt.
4. Place right side of one heart face up. Double over the ribbon and lay on the heart as shown below. Place the other heart on top (right sides together) and pin.
5. Sew in a ¼ inch seam, leaving about a 1 inch opening in the side where the scissors are pointing. Be careful not to catch the top of the ribbon in the seam!
6. Turn right side out, stuff, and hand sew the opening shut.
Latest posts by AllFreeChristmasCrafts (see all)
- Snow Need to Flake Out – 14 Snowflake Crafts & Giveaway - July 2, 2014
- Beachside Buddies: Summer Crafts for Kids - June 15, 2014
- More Tees, Pretty Please! DIY T Shirts for the Family - June 9, 2014