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  • 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 Finish
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    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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  • How to Make Accurate Cuts
    5:27

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • Free Motion Quilting
    4:01

    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 Finish
    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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  • 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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  • Quilting Shapes for an Art Quilt Project
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    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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    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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  • How to Make Accurate Cuts
    5:27

    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
    14:03

    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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