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  • Squaring Up Quilt Blocks
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    When piecing a block, even if you have been careful when sewing your seams, you may find that the block is slightly off square when you finish it. This can be especially true when you create unique quilt blocks that may be more complicated and have more pieces. ZJ Humbach teaches you how squaring up… Read more »

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  • Pin Basting for Machine Quilting
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    When it comes to preparing your quilt top for quilting, there are several different ways you can baste your layers together. Heather Thomas shares with you her favorite way to baste her quilts, which is pin basting. Heather shows you step-by-step how to pin baste a quilt including how to prepare the backing fabric, how… Read more »

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  • Piecing Together Quilt Batting
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    After a quilt has been layered and quilted, most times there will be some excess quilt batting that needs to be trimmed away from around the edges. Rather than throwing away all of your smaller scrap sizes of batting, save them and learn how quick and easy it can be to piece together small pieces… Read more »

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  • Squaring Up Quilt Blocks
    14:54

    When piecing a block, even if you have been careful when sewing your seams, you may find that the block is slightly off square when you finish it. This can be especially true when you create unique quilt blocks that may be more complicated and have more pieces. ZJ Humbach teaches you how squaring up… Read more »

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  • Piecing Together Quilt Batting
    2:50

    After a quilt has been layered and quilted, most times there will be some excess quilt batting that needs to be trimmed away from around the edges. Rather than throwing away all of your smaller scrap sizes of batting, save them and learn how quick and easy it can be to piece together small pieces… Read more »

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  • NQC 012116f_K3847U_c Where Do I Start Quilting My Quilt
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    Learning how to start a quilt, especially when it comes to quilting, can be both difficult and intimidating. See how to take the fear out of quilting with expert tips from Heather Thomas. Plan Ahead Whether you are making your first quilt, or maybe you’ve been piecing quilts for years and have finally decided to… Read more »

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  • How to Gather Fabric
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    Learn how to gather fabric by hand to create a fun textured surface for your next quilt- Heather Thomas shows you how. Supplies and Preparation For this technique all you need is your desired fabric, embroidery floss and non-woven, fusible interfacing. Heather explains that she likes to use embroidery floss in a contrasting color to… Read more »

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  • Rust Dyeing Fabric
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    Dying fabric is a fun way to create one-of-a-kind colors and prints. Heather Thomas shows you how to dye fabrics in a rather unconventional way using a method called rust dyeing fabric. Supplies For this rust dyeing fabric technique all you need is fabric, water, vinegar, metal and baking soda. Heather explains how to begin… Read more »

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    When it comes to creating an art quilt, whether you are adding embroidery or other embellishments, painting on a quilt or quilting with old blankets or other fun fabric alternatives- anything goes! Heather Thomas shows you a fun way to incorporate teabag paper, along with fabric, into your next quilt. Teabags used in Quilting Teabags… Read more »

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  • Pin Basting for Machine Quilting
    11:33

    When it comes to preparing your quilt top for quilting, there are several different ways you can baste your layers together. Heather Thomas shares with you her favorite way to baste her quilts, which is pin basting. Heather shows you step-by-step how to pin baste a quilt including how to prepare the backing fabric, how… Read more »

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  • How to Print on Fabric: Create a Unique Hot Pad
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    Hot pads are great quick and easy projects that can be made in just a few hours. Ashley Hough shows you a fun idea for how to print on fabric to create a hot pad with a recipe and instructions printed directly on it. Preparation For this project you will need fabric, heat resistant batting,… Read more »

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  • Scrap Fabric Project: Notebook Cove
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    Scrap fabric projects are the perfect way to use up small pieces of leftover fabric, and with this project- no piece is too small. Heather Thomas shows you how to make a small notebook cover embellished with small pieces of fabric, sometimes called schnibbles. Notebook Cover For this scrap fabric project, Heather is making a… Read more »

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    Many people consider themselves multi-crafters in that they like doing more than one type of craft. In this video, learn how to quilt a beaded pendant and combine the arts of quilting and jewelry making- Heather Thomas shows you how. Fabrics Great for Making Jewelry For this fun beaded pendant you don’t need very large… Read more »

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    A scrappy scarf is not only a great way to use up small leftover pieces of fabric, but it makes for a great accessory too. Heather Thomas shows you how to make a scrappy scarf by stitching together layers of fabric bits sandwiched between stabilizer. Fabric for a Scrappy Scarf For this project Heather uses… Read more »

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    Learn how to make a quilted artists clutch from a series of quilted rectangles so you can carry art supplies with you- Heather Thomas shows you how. Supplies for a Quilted Artist Clutch For this quilt project all you need is several quilted rectangles. The size of rectangles you need depends on the size of… 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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  • Essential Equipment for your Quilting Bag
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    These days quilting doesn’t always have to be done at home. And while you may not be taking your quilting camping as ZJ Humbach does, you may be traveling to a class or quilting retreat. See what items you should pack in your bag to ensure you always have everything you need. Essentials When packing… Read more »

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  • How to Change a rotary Cutter Blade
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    Having a sharp rotary cutter blade not only makes cutting through layers of fabric easier, it is also safer. ZJ Humbach shows you how to change a rotary cutter blade safely and easily. When to Change a Blade Some people like to change their rotary cutter blade after every couple of projects while others change… Read more »

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