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  • 9:39

    Assembling a quilt sandwich is an important part of finishing a quilt. Once a quilt top has been pieced, this is the step of the process that needs to happen before it can be quilted. ZJ Humbach walks you through this process and explains how a quilt sandwich is made. Quilting A quilt sandwich is

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    Interested in some new quilting knowledge? Ashley Hough and Susan Guzman will answer your quilting questions during this month’s NQC LIVE. Tune in on Thursday, October 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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  • 37:17

    Ashley Hough demonstrates two distinct techniques for paper piecing in this exclusive class. Three templates are available for GOLD members to paper piece along with Ashley.

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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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  • 6:06

    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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  • 6:36

    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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    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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  • 6:23

    Preshrinking cotton fabric prior to cutting and piecing it into a quilt is a commonly debated topic among quilters. While whether to prewash your fabric or not ultimately comes down to personal preference, ZJ Humbach shares her quilter’s guide for prewashing fabric. Cotton Fabric Depending on the cotton fabric you are using for your quilt,

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  • 16:12

    Quilting with panels is a great way to add large designs to a quilt or even use as a quilt by themselves by just adding a simple border. ZJ Humbach shows you some of the many different kinds of panel available and gives you tips for working with them. Fabric Panels ZJ first shows what

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  • 9:39

    Assembling a quilt sandwich is an important part of finishing a quilt. Once a quilt top has been pieced, this is the step of the process that needs to happen before it can be quilted. ZJ Humbach walks you through this process and explains how a quilt sandwich is made. Quilting A quilt sandwich is

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  • 16:10

    Thread painting is a great way to add extra color to a project using free motion stitching- Ashley Hough shows you how. Thread Painting: Fabric and Machine Preparation and Stitching Whether you are stitching a small wall hanging project or quilting a bed size quilt-thread painting can be used to add extra color and design.

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  • 7:59

    While there are many different ways to quilt a quilt, the type of quilting done can be categorized into three main quilting styles. ZJ Humbach shares what these quilting styles are and shows examples of each. Quilting Styles ZJ explains that quilting can be categorized into three main quilting styles- pantograph, free motion and custom.

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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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  • 16:26

    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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  • 24:29

    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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    Foundation paper piecing allows you to piece small pieces and irregular shapes easily, however it requires a new paper template for each block you make. Ashley Hough shows how to use a paperless paper piecing method that allows you to reuse your template several times. Paper Piecing For this paper piecing technique of paperless paper

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  • 12:11

    Foundation paper piecing is a great way to be able to accurately piece quilt blocks that are made up of many small pieces. Ashley Hough shows you how to create a small version of a basic log cabin block using a foundation paper piecing method. Template When foundation paper piecing you will need a foundation.

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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

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