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    Looking for some new quilting knowledge? Ashley Hough and special guest Toby Lischko will answer your quilting questions on NQC LIVE. Tune in on Thursday, April 18th at 7:00 p.m. CT.Feel free to ask questions live during the show by using the chat box below.

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    Did you miss the March LIVE event? Catch the full recap here with special guest and quilting expert, Toby Lischko.

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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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    Half square triangles are a popular component in many different quilt designs. Learn a fun, new way to make them using a technique known as tube quilting- Ashley Hough shows you how. Fabric Preparation To use the method of tube quilting to make half square triangles, you must first start with two strips of fabric.

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    Knowing how to figure out how much backing fabric is required for a quilt is a great skill to have. Not only will it ensure that you always buy enough fabric for your project, but learning how to figure it out before having to just measure the pieced quilt top can allow you to purchase

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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,

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Design WorkshopShow More >

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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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Finishing TouchesShow More >

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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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    While most quilt patterns will provide you with fabric requirements to complete the quilt top and may even give you the amount of fabric needed for the backing fabric- not all patterns include the length of binding needed. ZJ Humbach explains how to quickly and easily calculate quilt binding, taking into account the extra needed

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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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    A cathedral window quilt pattern is a fun way to add a small pop of color to a quilt by using a neutral background color and darker prints for the windows. Learn how to make a cathedral window quilt using a more traditional fold and sew method and pre-cut fabric squares- Ashley Hough shows you

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Tips & TechniquesShow More >

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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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    While most sewers and quilters use their iron as often as their sewing machines, they don’t often think about the need to clean it. ZJ Humbach shares why this is an important thing to do and shows how to clean your iron. How to Clean Your Iron Carefully ZJ begins by explaining that there are

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