Embellish with Heavy Metal

Embellish your art quilts with metal. Learn how from Jamie Fingal.

About this Quilt

Designed By : Jamie Fingal

“Years ago I was given the title ‘Zipper Queen.’ I am not a blingy kind of gal, but I do like shiny silver things and am ever so passionate about putting them in my quilts. Zippers with aluminum teeth, silver buttons and beads, washers from the hardware store, and even some weird stuff that I have collected along the way can be used in a quilt. You know those shiny things that pique our interest when we are shopping? You say to yourself, ‘These are so cool but I have no idea what to do with them!’ You and I share a bond.” – Jamie Fingal

Get all the instructions you need for this project and more in the August/September 2018 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.


  • Several small quilt tops
  • Backing fabric (I used felt.)
  • Free-motion, clear quilting foot
  • Zippers and other metal embellishments
  • #8 perle cotton
  • Embroidery and/or doll needles
  • Topstitch sewing machine needle
  • 40wt thread
  • E-6000® Multi-Purpose Craft Glue (optional)

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Pick up your copy of Quilting Arts Magazine August/September 2018 for these instructions and more!