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    When designing and piecing a quilt set on the diagonal you will need to have both setting triangles and corner triangles in your design. Heather Thomas shows you how to measure for and cut both kinds of triangles sharing several different cutting and measuring tips and techniques. Quilt Design and Cutting Triangles To begin with,… Read more »

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  • NQC 013819f_K3880U_c
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    Free motion quilting is a great skill to add to your quilting abilities. Heather Thomas shares three great free motion quilting tips that are a must to know- including how to knot off at the beginning and end of a line of stitching, how to travel between areas of quilting without having to cut your… Read more »

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    Learning how to square up fabric before cutting any pieces for your next quilt is an important lesson. Heather Thomas teaches you how she squares up fabric after it has been pre-washed and gets it ready to be used. Fabric Heather first begins by explaining how she likes to pre-wash her fabric. If you plan… Read more »

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  • 013821f_K3882U_c
    6:36

    When designing and piecing a quilt set on the diagonal you will need to have both setting triangles and corner triangles in your design. Heather Thomas shows you how to measure for and cut both kinds of triangles sharing several different cutting and measuring tips and techniques. Quilt Design and Cutting Triangles To begin with,… Read more »

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    6:28

    Learning how to square up fabric before cutting any pieces for your next quilt is an important lesson. Heather Thomas teaches you how she squares up fabric after it has been pre-washed and gets it ready to be used. Fabric Heather first begins by explaining how she likes to pre-wash her fabric. If you plan… Read more »

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    How much of each color of fabric is needed to complete a design is generally given when you are working off of a purchased pattern. However, when designing your own quilt it can be difficult to know how much you will need. Heather Thomas shows you how to do basic fabric calculations to determine how… Read more »

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  • Create a 3D Bow Tie Quilt Block
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    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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  • NQC 013819f_K3880U_c
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    Free motion quilting is a great skill to add to your quilting abilities. Heather Thomas shares three great free motion quilting tips that are a must to know- including how to knot off at the beginning and end of a line of stitching, how to travel between areas of quilting without having to cut your… Read more »

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  • NQC 013812f_K3873U_c Perfect Hand Stitch for Bindings & Applique FREE
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    When sewing a binding by hand or doing any other kind of hand sewing, like hand applique- it is important to use the correct stitch. Heather Thomas shows you how to do a stitch called the hidden slip stitch, which is her preferred stitch for these techniques. Hidden Slip Stitch Tools Heather begins by explaining… Read more »

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  • NQC 013809f_K3870U_c Stitch Length For Free Motion Quilting FREE
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    How do I know what my free motion quilting stitch length should be- is a very common question when it comes to free motion quilting. Heather Thomas explains what a good stitch length should be, shows you how to achieve it as well as shows examples of stitch lengths that are too long and too… 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
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    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
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    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
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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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  • 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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