Our Free Quilt Patterns

Artistic Artifacts Bright Batik Block Quilt Pattern

Our Bright Batik Blocks Quilt was featured in our booth at the 2016 Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival in Houston! Our pattern is quick and easy enough to put together. We used a variety of our own Batik Tambal Exclusive Batik fabrics combined with two colors of the She Sells design by Frond Design Studios to create this vibrant beauty.

Our instructions will leave you with enough blocks to add an additional eighth row if you want your quilt to be longer, or, as pictured here, you can choose to piece the backing with the left over fabrics and blocks for a fun and reversible look to your quilt! Download your Bright Batik Blocks Quilt Pattern »

Artistic Artifacts Wide Stripes Batik Lap Quilt Pattern

We love our Wide Stripes Batik Lap Quilt pattern! It works with any décor, from modern to traditional, and is quick and easy to put together. Pictured right, our beauty was sewn with our Batik Tambal Exclusive Batik in: Fizz, Green (sashing and borders), Connections, Gold (the featured crossing stripes), Ferns, Sunlight and Color Sponge Solid: Pear. Make your own version in colors you love! Download your Wide Stripes Batik Lap Quilt Pattern PDF »

Artistic Artifacts Tutorials,
How-To’s & Product Instructions

Blog posts for Judy Gula’s stint as the March 2016 Artist for The Printed Fabric Bee series, focusing on printing with our wooden printing blocks:

  1. Block Printing Intro
  2. Creating and Embellishing Block Printed Textiles
  3. A Sampling of Block Printed Art Quilts

Please check the Artistic Artifacts blog on a regular basis ... fiber and mixed media tutorials are posted frequently, as well as tips for working with products we sell and techniques for using them. A selection of these articles: :

Direct printing versus image transfer for the textile artist —
View video of Judy Gula of Artistic Artifacts and Liz Kettle of Textile Evolution discussing the difference between printing on fabric and image transfers

Additional Resources

  • Join Shelly Stokes of Cedar Canyon Textiles, author of Paintstiks on Fabric and Design Magic for Paintstiks on Fabric, as she shows you how to use Shiva Artist's Paintstiks with stencils to create your own fabulous fabric [YouTube video]
  • Elizabeth Woodford illustrates her take on creating a batik-like fabric using a flour resist instead of wax. Visit her blog for instructions and photos (technique originally described in Quilting Arts magazine and reiterated via a Quilting Arts newsletter by editor Pokey Bolton: “This is NOT my technique,” writes Elizabeth. “I am simply providing pictures with discussion of my experience with a few tips and some things that I learned along the way...“)

For inspiration and to learn new mixed media techniques, Artistic Artifacts sells a wide variety of books, DVDs and magazines. Classes and workshops with renowned instructors, as well as store events such as book signings and demonstrations, are scheduled on a regular basis — visit our calendar to see what’s happening.