Artistic Artifacts Tutorials, How-To’s & Free Patterns

Our YouTube channel features video tutorials, demonstrations and more! Please check it and the Artistic Artifacts blog on a regular basis for fiber and mixed media inspiration, including tips and techniques for using products we sell.

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

Watch as Artistic Artifacts owner Judy Gula gives a brief tutorial on using wooden printing blocks and Artistic Artifacts Fluid Textile Paint on fabric. The above links are the 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. Take a look too at our Block Printed Holiday Cards.

From our blog and more:


Our Free Quilt Patterns

Artistic Artifacts Bright Batik Block Quilt Pattern

Our Bright Batik Blocks Quilt (approximate size 48 in. x 66 in.) was featured in our booth at the 2016 Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival in Houston! Our pattern is quick and easy 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. So many of our wide variety of fabrics work beautifully with this pattern — Australian Aborigine-designed, Modern Cottons and more!

Artistic Artifacts Wide Stripes Batik Lap Quilt

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 free 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 here, our beauty was sewn with our Batik Tambal Exclusive Batik. Make your own version in colors you love! Download your free Wide Stripes Batik Lap Quilt Pattern PDF »


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Remember, Artistic Artifacts sells a wide variety of books, DVDs and magazines for inspiration and to learn new mixed media techniques.

Classes and workshops with renowned local and international 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.