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  • NQC 013807f_K3868U_c Motif vs. Fills – What’s the Difference PREMIUM
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    Motifs and fill are both common words used in the quilting world today. Heather Thomas teaches you what each one means, how they are different from one another, when and where they should be used and shows examples of each. Motifs Simply stated, a motif is a ‘thing’- a leaf, a flower or a star… Read more »

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  • NQC 013022f_k3867u_c Foundation Paper Piecing
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    Foundation paper piecing is a great way to be able to accurately piece quilt blocks that are made up of many small pieces. Ashley Hough shows you how to create a small version of a basic log cabin block using a foundation paper piecing method. Template When foundation paper piecing you will need a foundation…. Read more »

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  • Create a 3D Bow Tie Quilt Block
    16:05

    Adding a 3D bow tie quilt block, or a 3D bow block are easy ways to add extra texture and dimension to your next project- Ashley Hough shows you how. 3D Bow Tie Quilt Block The 3D bow tie quilt block is made from five squares of fabric. Ashley explains what size of squares are… Read more »

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  • Cutting Long Quilt Borders
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    Cutting long quilt borders that are perfectly straight can be difficult. Heather Thomas shows you her technique for folding and cutting borders that come out perfect every time with no waves, ‘elbows’ or any other issues. Folding and Cutting The first step in cutting long quilt borders is folding your fabric down to a manageable… Read more »

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  • How to Create Unique Pieced Quilt Blocks
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    Many quilts are created with pieced quilt blocks being the main focal points of a design. Heather Thomas shows you a fun technique to use to create pieced quilt blocks that can be used as background blocks in a design. Fabric For this freestyle quilt block Heather explains how many different colors, types and textures… Read more »

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  • How to Create a Tilted Quilt Block
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    While cutting quilting fabric into smaller pieces and then piecing them back together in various ways is generally how a quilt comes together, every now and again quilters have fabric that they don’t necessarily want to cut down. Heather Thomas shows you how you can use larger squares of fabric and add strips cut at… Read more »

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  • Create a 3D Bow Tie Quilt Block
    16:05

    Adding a 3D bow tie quilt block, or a 3D bow block are easy ways to add extra texture and dimension to your next project- Ashley Hough shows you how. 3D Bow Tie Quilt Block The 3D bow tie quilt block is made from five squares of fabric. Ashley explains what size of squares are… Read more »

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    Texture is a fun element to add to any quilt, but it is especially fun when it can be added to an art quilt that you don’t have to worry about getting overused or laundered. Heather Thomas shows you how to make several different types of fabric tucks that can be quilted onto a piece… Read more »

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  • Unique Quilting Project: Using Fabric to Create Layers
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    The fun thing about a quilting project, especially art quilts, is that almost anything can be added and used as an embellishment or focal point. Heather Thomas shows how to add scissors and other metal bits under the top layer of fabric to create a “mystery” layer of texture. Fabric and Supplies For this quilting… Read more »

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  • Quilted Fabric Gift Tags
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    Fabric gift tags are a great way to use up small pieces of extra quilted projects. Heather Thomas shows you how to make this fun and easy project in just a few simple steps. Fabric Gift Tags For this project, Heather shows how she is using a small scrap trimmed from a quilted table runner…. Read more »

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  • Quilting Shapes for an Art Quilt Project
    14:00

    Quilting shapes can be used as inspiration for the quilting designs on a project or for the shape of the project itself. Heather Thomas shows you how to make fun shaped wall art pieces using layers of thick fabric and stabilizer, and then cutting them into any desired quilting shape. Fabric For this quilting project… Read more »

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  • NQC 012110f_K3841U_c Copyright & Patterns
    7:00

    Copyright law can be a confusing and intimidating topic. Heather Thomas explains many aspects of copyright law including when a pattern is considered copyrighted, what you can and cannot do with a pattern that is copyrighted and what it means to license a pattern. Copyright From the moment a designer writes a pattern it is… Read more »

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  • NQC 013022f_k3867u_c Foundation Paper Piecing
    12:11

    Foundation paper piecing is a great way to be able to accurately piece quilt blocks that are made up of many small pieces. Ashley Hough shows you how to create a small version of a basic log cabin block using a foundation paper piecing method. Template When foundation paper piecing you will need a foundation…. Read more »

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  • How to Make Accurate Cuts
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    When it comes to cutting fabric for quilting, one of the most important things to have is consistently straight lines. Heather Thomas show you how to achieve this whether you measure your fabric using ruler gridlines or cutting mat gridlines. Tools With so many different brands, types and styles of quilting rulers and mats available… Read more »

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  • Unique Applique Design Technique for Quilting
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    Making an applique design can be as simple as drawing a design on paper. Ashley Hough shows you how you can take a pencil drawing or simple sketch, enlarge the lines and make it into an applique design that can be used on a fun two piece applique quilt project. Fabric and Design This project… Read more »

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