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NQC LIVE! December 2016

During the December NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed making blocks larger and smaller, as well as different ways to make an overall quilt pattern larger or smaller. She also explained how to keep borders straight, how to choose a quilt design, and how to work through creative blocks.

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11 Beautiful and Artistic Quilted Gift Ideas

Sometimes, we all need a little break from quilting. It’s easy to get lost in projects, and every once and a while it’s good to flex your creative muscles and make something a little different. Not all quilting projects have to be quilts! If you’re looking for a creative way to use your quilting skills,…

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How to Rehab a Vintage Sewing Machine

From Featherweights to classic Sewmor machines, vintage sewing machines make a beautiful addition to any quilting room. With their shining black bodies and gold art deco or swirl designs, they’ll add a decorative touch to any room. Spend enough time searching auctions and flea markets for antique quilts and you’ll eventually come across some of…

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NQC LIVE! November 2016

Thanks for tuning in to November’s NQC LIVE with Ashley and Heather where you got your quilting questions answered live on air. In case you missed it, you can watch the full video here. Make sure to tune in next month for another NQC LIVE!

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Can I Mix Old and New Fabrics?

I have inherited some hand piecing work from my mom. They were probably pieced during the 1920s or 30s. I’m thinking of making borders from new fabric (with an older, heirloom look), but I am a little concerned about incorporating old and new because of strength, durability, etc. What do you think? Submitted via email…

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Quilting Makes Me Feel…

We all have unique experiences when we’re quilting and we often find ourselves feeling certain emotions as we work. Each day is different and we quilt for many different reasons, but most of us can agree that quilting brings out the best in us! Everyone has a different reason for quilting. Some of us quilt…

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NQC LIVE! October 2016

In this month’s NQC LIVE, Heather discussed different batting, how to fix common stitch quality issues when you start quilting, and how changing both your needle type and size can help keep thread from breaking.

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NQC LIVE! September 2016

In this month’s NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed how to make landscape quilts proportional and how to sew fun, creative embellishments onto a quilt. Heather also answered questions about thread breakage while quilting, how to position and maneuver a large quilt while quilting, and how to work with and care for vintage fabrics.

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NQC LIVE! August 2016

In this month’s NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas answered your questions on how to deal with fullness when quilting, how to enlarge blocks and how to get started machine quilting. She also talked about how to start building a fabric stash as well as how to find inspiration to start a new project.

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