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  • 4:23

    How to Prevent Fabric Bleeding

    The debate of pre-washing or not pre-washing your fabric comes down to personal preference. However, when it comes to a fabric you are worried might bleed – you should probably pre-wash it. Toby Lischko explains how to know if a certain fabric color is going to bleed and how to prevent fabric bleeding on an…

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    Pressing Tools on the Go

    No matter what step of the sewing or quilting process you are on – pressing is an important aspect of that. Whether you are someone who likes to take your quilting on the road, to something like a quilting retreat, or are just looking for smaller, convenient ways to press in your sewing room, ZJ…

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    12:24

    Chain Piecing

    When piecing a quilt, many times there will be a lot of the same size and shape of pieces that need to be pieced, or multiples of the same type of unit that need to be pieced. While a pattern may tell you to do one at a time and make each block individually, chain…

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  • image of two hands using a round cutter to cut three pieces of fabric
    12:24

    Chain Piecing

    When piecing a quilt, many times there will be a lot of the same size and shape of pieces that need to be pieced, or multiples of the same type of unit that need to be pieced. While a pattern may tell you to do one at a time and make each block individually, chain…

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  • 22:56

    How to Add a Wavy or Scalloped Border to your Quilt

    Adding a scalloped or wavy border to your next quilting project can really make it stand out from simply straight borders. Colleen Tauke walks you through how to plan out, measure, draw, cut, and sew a wavy or scalloped border. How to Create a Wavy or Scalloped Border Planning Colleen begins by showing a small…

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  • 7:04

    Marking Half Square Triangles

    Half square triangles are common units in many quilt designs. Learn what is best to use to mark them and how to accurately mark them so that they come out the correct finished size- Ashley Hough shows you how. Half Square Triangles: How are half square triangles made? Before you can begin making half square…

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  • 4:23

    How to Prevent Fabric Bleeding

    The debate of pre-washing or not pre-washing your fabric comes down to personal preference. However, when it comes to a fabric you are worried might bleed – you should probably pre-wash it. Toby Lischko explains how to know if a certain fabric color is going to bleed and how to prevent fabric bleeding on an…

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  • 34:13

    T-Shirt Quilt Preparation

    T-shirt quilts can be a great way to use up boxes of old t-shirts and keep them as mementos. While quilts are generally made from 100% cotton fabric, and t-shirts are general knit or some other kind of fabric, they can be easily combined into a quilt if the right preparation is done to the…

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  • 13:01

    What You Need to Know About Quilt Fabric

    Not all quilting fabric is created equal and some fabric is better quality than others. ZJ Humbach breaks down what can make one fabric better to use than others and how to tell. Quilting Fabric ZJ begins by explaining how all quilting cotton fabric starts out. She explains what a woven greige is and how…

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  • 24:26

    Adding a Hanging Sleeve

    A quilt hanging sleeve is the perfect addition to any size of quilt in order to easily display it on a wall. Colleen Tauke shows how to add a quilt hanging sleeve to a quilt, either before or after the quilt has been bound.

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  • 4:28

    Bernina Q 16 Longarm Quilting Machine

    Quilting anything from a single block project to a large quilt is easy on the Bernina Q 16. This Q series sit down machine has 16 inches of throat space to easily accommodate any project. The block featured in this video finishes at 16”, making it the perfect project to either practice or master your…

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  • 6:17

    Tear Away Quilting Designs from Urban Elementz

    If you shy away from free motion quilting because you aren’t sure how to mark the quilting design onto your top in a way that is easily removable – Tear Away Quilting designs from Urban Elementz are the perfect solution! In this tutorial, Ashley Hough shows you what these quilting designs are and how they…

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  • 21:56

    String Quilt Blocks

    String quilt blocks are the perfect way to use up scraps of lots of different fabrics, or make a fun quilt from a collection of fabric. Colleen Tauke shows you step- by- step how to make a string quilt. String Quilt Blocks: Step-By-Step Cutting and Assembly Colleen begins by explaining what a string quilt is…

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  • 22:08

    Jelly Roll Rug

    A jelly roll rug is a fun and easy project to make from 2 ½” pre-cut quilting fabric strips, known as jelly rolls. Ashley Hough shows you how in this jelly roll rug tutorial. Supplies and Preparation Ashley begins by going over the supplies needed to make a jelly roll rug, which include fabric, batting…

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  • 20:12

    Dresden Plate

    A dresden plate is a fun, circular unit that can be added to a quilt block or top as an applique, or easily turned into another fun project. Ashley Hough shows you step-by-step how to make a dresden plate and gives tips on how to ensure that your unit lays flat once constructed. Dresden Plate…

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    6:41

    Pressing Tools on the Go

    No matter what step of the sewing or quilting process you are on – pressing is an important aspect of that. Whether you are someone who likes to take your quilting on the road, to something like a quilting retreat, or are just looking for smaller, convenient ways to press in your sewing room, ZJ…

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  • 20:21

    Tri-Recs Rulers

    Tri-Recs rulers are specialty rulers that can be used together or separately to turn elongated triangles into various blocks. Colleen Tauke shows you what they are and explains step-by-step how to use them to make several block variations. Tri-Recs Rulers Colleen begins by showing the rulers and explaining how they can be used. While most…

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  • 5:15

    Favorite Tool: Pressing Cloth

    There are many tools that are recommended by different quilters these days, and while some of them seem obvious, like rotary cutters and rulers, some are not. ZJ Humbach shares one of her favorite tools- the pressing cloth, and explains what it is and how she uses it. Pressing Cloth A pressing cloth, simply put,…

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