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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Create Unique Pieced Quilt Blocks
    15:40

    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
    8:07

    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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  • Design a Quilt: Tips and Techniques
    14:10

    Some people may find it intimidating to design a quilt rather than simply follow a pattern. Heather Thomas shows you how easy it can be to design a quilt using nothing but graph paper and a pencil- no real math required! Design Layout When learning how to design a quilt, one of the first things… 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
    13:56

    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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  • 008952f_k3723u_c-Dimensional Strippy Quilt
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    Quilt texture can be added in a variety of different way- from using different fabrics, to folding fabrics to exposing raw edges. Heather Thomas combines several of these techniques to create her quilt texture in this fun strippy dimensional quilt. Fabrics and Preparation For this technique Heather rips all of her fabric strips. The raw… Read more »

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  • Quilting with Beads for Added Dimensions
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    Quilting with beads is a great way to add texture to your next art quilt project. Heather Thomas shows you how to create beaded stamens on three dimensional appliqued flowers that can easily be added to your next project. Beads and Thread There are many different kinds of beads that can be used when quilting… Read more »

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  • NQC 013019f_K3864u_c Free Motion Quilting
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    Free motion quilting is not only a great way to quilt your quilt but it can be a fun way to add a word, sentiment or signature to your next project. Ashley Hough shares some fun free motion quilting tips on how to practice ‘writing’ on your quilts. Free Motion Quilting Tips Free motion quilting… Read more »

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  • Pillow Case Quilt Finishing Technique
    14:09

    Quilt finishing can be one of the most tedious parts of making a quilt depending on what kind of binding you are making and how you are attaching it. Heather Thomas shows you a different way to finish a quilt that doesn’t require a binding and saves you lots of time. Quilt Preparation and Finishing… 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
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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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  • 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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  • 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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