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    Looking for some new quilting knowledge? Ashley Hough and special guest Toby Lischko will answer your quilting questions during this month’s NQC LIVE. Tune in on Monday, July 15th at 7:00 p.m. CT.

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    If you are someone who is interested in long arm quilting but have stayed away from it because of the cost of a long arm machine or the amount of space it will take up, the Q-Zone hoop frame from the Grace Company is a great solution. Using the Q-Zone Hoop Frame The Q-Zone hoop

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    A disappearing pinwheel block is a fun way to take a standard pinwheel block and make it look completely different. Ashley Hough shows you how to make two different disappearing pinwheel block variations. The Basics of Pinwheels Before you can make a disappearing pinwheel block, you have to start with a pinwheel. Ashley shows you

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    A disappearing pinwheel block is a fun way to take a standard pinwheel block and make it look completely different. Ashley Hough shows you how to make two different disappearing pinwheel block variations. The Basics of Pinwheels Before you can make a disappearing pinwheel block, you have to start with a pinwheel. Ashley shows you

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    Half square triangles are fun blocks to add to nearly any design. Because half square triangles, also referred to as HSTs, are squares made from two triangles, which have a bias edge, they can become distorted when stitched and pressed. To help keep this from happening, HSTs are generally made oversized and then trimmed down

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    Depending on how your quilt block or overall design comes together, a Y seam might be an important step in the construction. Toby Lischko shows you how to sew Y-seams that have all of the seams matching perfect and laying flat. Y-Seam Tips Before you can learn how to sew Y-seams you must first understand

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    Cutting your fabric is one of the first steps in making a quilt. ZJ Humbach shares how to make this step quicker and easier by eliminating some of the cutting and buying pre cut quilting fabric. Pre Cut Fabrics ZJ begins by showing some of the more popular and easier to find pre cut quilting

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    Choosing quilt colors can be one of the most difficult and intimidating processes for quilters, especially if trying to choose colors other than what is shown on a pattern. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for choosing quilt colors and selecting fabrics that can help the whole process go smoother and be more enjoyable. Fabric Selection

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    Flannel is a popular fabric choice when it comes to making garments, like flannel pajamas, but it is also a great choice when wanting to make nice, warm, snuggly quilts. ZJ Humbach shares tips for quilting with flannel that can make preparing and working with the fabric much easier. Flannel ZJ first shows several examples

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    Whether you’ve just finished your first quilt or your hundredth, you’ve probably got some small pieces of leftover quilt binding laying around your sewing or quilting studio. Ashley Hough shows you how to turn those leftover pieces of binding strips into fun little blocks with this simple technique. Leftover Quilt Binding Whether you using single

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    Once you’ve finished piecing and quilting your quilt, it’s time to apply the binding. Learn how to bind a quilt including learning how to miter the corners and join the ends using a diagonal seam. Learning How to Bind a Quilt Before you can learn how to bind a quilt you must know how to

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    While some quilts, those that are round or have wavy or curved edges, require bias binding- most quilts need straight grain binding. ZJ Humbach shows you how to make straight grain binding and then teaches some of the basics of quilting binding including showing how to calculate how much binding you will need for your

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    Rag quilts made from flannel fabric are a great way to add texture to your next quilting project. Ashley Hough shows you step by step how to make a rag quilt. Tips for Making Rag Quilts The first step in learning how to make a rag quilt is knowing what supplies you will need and

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    Using invisible thread can be a great way to quilt your quilt when you want the fabric and pieced pattern of the quilt top to be the star of the design, rather than the quilting itself. However, using invisible thread can be more challenging that using regular thread like cotton or polyester. ZJ Humbach shares

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    Learn how to make a stained glass quilt in a few easy steps with no pattern required – Ashley Hough shows you how. Fabric Selection When learning how to make a stained glass quilt, one of the most important parts is the fabric. You will want to have black or another very dark fabric to

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Tips & TechniquesShow More >

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    If you are someone who is interested in long arm quilting but have stayed away from it because of the cost of a long arm machine or the amount of space it will take up, the Q-Zone hoop frame from the Grace Company is a great solution. Using the Q-Zone Hoop Frame The Q-Zone hoop

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    Whether you have a sewing background and are looking to learn quilting or you have had no sewing or quilting experience at all, you can use this video to discover the quilting basics including what tools you need and what techniques to practice first. Quilting Basics ZJ Humbach begins teaching the quilting basics by going

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    Foundation paper piecing is a great technique to use if you struggle with aligning or matching points when piecing. ZJ Humbach explains what foundation paper piecing is, shows how to do it and shows how to use wash away paper to make removing the foundation easier. Foundation Paper Piecing Technique ZJ explains that when using

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