Posts by Cindy Grisdela

Cindy Grisdela is an art quilter whose favorite pastime is playing with piles of brightly colored fabric. She enjoys combining great colors and interesting free-motion stitch textures into original contemporary designs. From her home base in Reston, VA, she exhibits and sells her work in shows all over the country. Follow her fiber journey on her website and blog at

Use a Quilting Design Board to Create More Successful Quilts

Simple Design Board on Easel

If you've ever put together a quilt with a block upside down and didn't notice it until you were quilting it, you'll appreciate how using a design wall or board to audition your layouts can make your quilts more successful. Find out how to make one for yourself!

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Creative Quilt Backs: Tips to Make Them Special

Quilt Back in black and white -- Creative quilt backs on the Craftsy Blog!

You've finished an awesome front side for your quilt, why not try some of these tips to design a creative back that will make your work even more special? Find out how to use leftover blocks and scraps, or design a complimentary back with bold graphic prints right here!

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Get Creative With Background Filler Designs

Primary blocks background -- Quilt filler tips on the Craftsy Blog!

Background filler quilting designs play the supporting actor role in making an awesome quilt. Learn how to mix and match filler designs to add texture in the background, so your main design really pops!

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Capture a Memory: Landscape Art Quilting Tips

Landscape Art Quilt Beach Scene on the Craftsy Blog!

Landscape art quilting is a very popular technique. From abstract to realistic, a landscape art quilt is a great way to capture a memory from a favorite place in fabric. Learn three ways to get started here!

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