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  • 22:34

    Triangles with Rulers

    The whimsy of the triangle quilt is one that is sure to capture the quilter’s heart. Where does one start and what are the variety of triangle rulers available that can jumpstart your quilting experience? Join Colleen Tauke as she presents all things triangle. Learn about the various 45 degree triangle ruler options, along with…

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  • 9:07

    Longarm Type Quilting Samples

    Completing a patchwork quilt top is easy. Quilting the quilt is an entirely different story. Many quilters gain skills quickly when it comes to making units, blocks and borders, but what about the finishing? Trying to determine what kinds of patterns to use when actually quilting motivates us to learn edge-to-edge or free motion designs.…

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  • Needle and thread for quilting
    21:15

    Needles & Thread for Quilting

    Whether you are a “seasoned” quilter or a enthusiastic beginner, learning about the wide variety of machine quilting thread and sewing machine needle types can seem to be a bit daunting. Join Kelly Ashton, our knowledgeable quilting instructor, as she presents the sizes, types and styles of threads and needles. Her thorough explanations and detailed…

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  • 22:34

    Triangles with Rulers

    The whimsy of the triangle quilt is one that is sure to capture the quilter’s heart. Where does one start and what are the variety of triangle rulers available that can jumpstart your quilting experience? Join Colleen Tauke as she presents all things triangle. Learn about the various 45 degree triangle ruler options, along with…

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  • Needle and thread for quilting
    21:15

    Needles & Thread for Quilting

    Whether you are a “seasoned” quilter or a enthusiastic beginner, learning about the wide variety of machine quilting thread and sewing machine needle types can seem to be a bit daunting. Join Kelly Ashton, our knowledgeable quilting instructor, as she presents the sizes, types and styles of threads and needles. Her thorough explanations and detailed…

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  • Raw edge stack and sew
    13:50

    Raw Edge Stack and Sew

    There are so many techniques and methods for making baby quilts. Join Colleen Tauke to learn a modified raw edge applique design using a selection of fun flannels and the wavy rotary cutter blade. By cutting a variety of size blocks you can create a “texture-rich” stack and sew baby quilt that will quickly become…

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  • 4:34

    Iron Quick Fabric

    An iron and pressing surface is something quilters use when assembling most quilts and projects. As with anything else that is used repeatedly, there will come a time when it needs to be replaced. Rather than buying a new pressing surface or ironing board, learn how to make a new cover for one using iron…

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  • 4:23

    How to Prevent Fabric Bleeding

    The debate of pre-washing or not pre-washing your fabric comes down to personal preference. However, when it comes to a fabric you are worried might bleed, you should probably pre-wash it. Toby Lischko explains how to know if a certain fabric color is going to bleed and how to prevent fabric bleeding on an already…

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  • 34:13

    T-Shirt Quilt Preparation

    T-shirt quilts can be a great way to use up boxes of old t-shirts and keep them as mementos. While quilts are generally made from 100% cotton fabric, and t-shirts are general knit or some other kind of fabric, they can be easily combined into a quilt if the right preparation is done to the…

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  • 9:07

    Longarm Type Quilting Samples

    Completing a patchwork quilt top is easy. Quilting the quilt is an entirely different story. Many quilters gain skills quickly when it comes to making units, blocks and borders, but what about the finishing? Trying to determine what kinds of patterns to use when actually quilting motivates us to learn edge-to-edge or free motion designs.…

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  • 13:29

    Mitering Any Degree Corner

    When it comes to quilting, a mitered corner is generally done when adding a binding to finish a quilt or project, which is generally rectangular or square. However, a perfectly mitered corner isn’t just for a 90-degree angle. Learn how to fold and stitch a mitered corner onto any angle on a project. Mitered Corner…

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  • Joining quilt as you go blocks
    38:18

    Joining Quilt-As-You-Go Blocks

    Quilting an entire quilt, especially a larger, bed-sized quilt, can be intimidating. Learn how to break it up into smaller, more manageable sections using an easy quilt-as-you-go technique. There are several different versions and techniques for quilt-as-you-go. Ashley Hough shows you how to join your blocks with sashing and backing fabric. Quilt-As-You-Go Blocks Prep Ashley…

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  • 45:20

    Lone Star Block

    Lone Star Quilt Block This Lone Star quilt block is fun to make because it looks a lot harder than it actually is. Ashley begins explaining how to make the Lone Star quilt block by talking about fabric selection. She explains that this block lends itself well to fabrics that are a good contrast to…

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  • 35:59

    Spiral Block

    Creating the look of a spiral block without the use of curved piecing or paper piecing can be done using a snail’s trail block pattern. In this video, Ashley Hough demonstrates this technique. Snail’s Trail Block The first step in constructing any quilt block is to cut out all of the pieces that make up…

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  • 21:56

    String Quilt Blocks

    String quilt blocks are the perfect way to use up scraps of lots of different fabrics, or make a fun quilt from a collection of fabric. Colleen Tauke shows you step- by- step how to make a string quilt. String Quilt Blocks: Step-By-Step Cutting and Assembly Colleen begins by explaining what a string quilt is…

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  • Cleaning a sewing machine
    8:52

    How to Clean Your Sewing Machine

    Purchasing a sewing machine can be a wonderful investment. As with all tools it is wise to learn about sewing machine cleaning. Whether you sew daily or once a month we have valuable suggestions on where and how to remove the lint and threads that can be hiding near the bobbin area of your machine.…

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  • New York Beauty Block
    40:25

    New York Beauty Block

    A New York Beauty block is the perfect combination of a foundation paper pieced section and several curved sections cut from templates. Ashley Hough shows you how to make one of these fun blocks step by step. New York Beauty A standard New York Beauty block is made from two basic parts: a foundation paper…

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  • 2:21

    Violet Craft Seam Roller

    A quilting seam roller can be a quick and easy alternative to an iron when assembling units, especially if your quilting setup doesn’t allow for an iron easily within reach. Kelly Ashton shows you how to use one and explains which one is her favorite and why. Quilting Seam Roller Kelly begins by explaining when…

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