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  • NQC 012112f_K3843U_c Alternative Fabrics for Quiltmaking
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    Quilts don’t have to be made only using quilting cotton, especially if you are making art quilts. Heather Thomas shows you several different alternative fabrics to try out in your next quilt. Silk Heather shows a variety of different silks that can be used as your next quilting fabric. Some of them include silk charmeuse,… Read more »

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  • NQC 011721f_K3827U_c Zentangle
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    Zentangle patterns are very popular to both draw and color, however they can also be very fun to quilt. Kelly Hanson shows you how to use zentangle patterns on your next quilt project and how to build a quilt journal of many different designs. Planning While zentangle patterns are often drawn as a form of… Read more »

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  • Cheesecloth Quilts 008946f_k3717u_c
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    When it comes to making an art quilt, there are no limits as to what kind of fabric to use. Heather Thomas shows how to make a quilt using cheesecloth fabric. What is Cheesecloth Fabric? Cheesecloth fabric is a cotton blend fabric, sometimes called gauze cheesecloth or cotton gauze muslin. It is a fabric with… 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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  • NQC 011711f_K3817U_c Stamped Leather Quilts
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    Quilts don’t always have to include batting, especially when it comes to an art quilt. Heather Thomas explains how a quilt can be simply two layers of fabric stitched or quilted together, and in this case the fabric is stamped leather. Stamping For this quilting project Heather shows how to create a piece of stamped… Read more »

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    Painting on fabric can be a fun way to create new and unique designs. Heather Thomas shows you how to utilize household items together on one piece of fabric in a way that creates a cohesive end result. Tools To begin, Heather shows what tools she will be using to create her fabric. Rather than… Read more »

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    Learn how to dress up a vintage storage tin with miniature art quilts. Heather Thomas shows you how to turn the tin into a beautiful jewelry box or a fun little art piece. Tins For this project Heather shows how you can use any size of vintage storage tin that you find. She shows an… Read more »

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  • NQC 011716f_K3822U_c So You Have Scraps - FREE
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    Whether you are new to quilting or you’ve been doing it for years, you’ve probably already started accumulating fabric scraps. While many of the larger scraps can be used in future quilting projects, some might be either too small or just not a fabric you want to use again. Kelly Hanson shows you how to… Read more »

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    Learn how to make a lightweight scarf from cotton gauze fabric embellished with Sashiko stitching, patches and beads- Heather Thomas shows you how. Sashiko Stitching Sashiko stitching is a type of decorative stitching that originated in Japan. It is generally used to reinforce seams or repair wear and tear. It is a running stitch that… Read more »

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  • NQC 011719f_K3825U_c Folding Quilts
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    If you’ve been quilting for a while you have probably started to get a large enough collection that all of your quilts can not be displayed at the same time. If some of your quilts are being folded and stored, watch this quilting tip to learn how to fold a quilt in a way that… Read more »

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  • NQC 011717f_K3823U_c Emergency Quilters Kit
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    Whether you go to quilt camps or retreats every weekend or you are packing for your first, having a travel quilt kit ready to go can make preparations much easier. Kelly Hanson shows you what kinds of tools and notions she has in her quilt kit in this fun quilting video. Tools When putting together… Read more »

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    Quilting templates can make cutting easier when working with complicated shapes or designs that aren’t a traditional rotary cutting measurement. ZJ Humbach shows you several different types of templates, how to use them and how to make your own. Size, Shape and Color There are many different quilting templates available on the market today. Some… Read more »

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