About this Quilt
Designed By : Libby Williamson
“Using the modest, unassuming tea bag as a substrate for art quilts continues to intrigue and fascinate me. Despite my preference for working in larger formats, I enjoy the challenge of creating tiny bits of art on used, empty tea bags. In my earlier work, each stood alone as a piece of art. Now, the individually stitched tea bags are separate components of a larger composition.” – Libby Williamson
Get all the instructions you need for this project and more in the August/September 2018 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.
- Used, dried tea bags (I used Celestial Seasonings® brand with its larger, square shape.)
- 12″ square of unbleached muslin
- Lightweight fusible web and a non-stick pressing sheet (I used Mistyfuse® fusible web and Mistyfuse® Non-stick Goddess Sheets®.)
- Scraps of assorted fabrics and papers in your chosen color palette, including felted wool, silk, cotton, synthetic shears, and hand-painted fabrics and papers
- Matte gel medium
- A variety of embroidery threads, including floss, perle cotton, and rayon threads
- Fabric for the background (I used upholstery remnants but sturdy canvas or felt will also work.)
- Additional fabric strips, ribbons and trims, measuring tapes, and zippers
- Felt for the quilt backing
NOTE: I do not add traditional batting in these quilts.
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