Every month, National Quilters Circle hosts a LIVE event where one of our experts comes on air to answer your quilting questions in real time. You can watch a backlog of LIVE videos from previous months here. Make sure to sign up for the National Quilters Circle newsletter to stay in the know for future LIVE events!
In this month’s NQC LIVE with Heather Thomas learn what her favorite presser foot is to use and how you can modify your own presser feet, understand why some fabrics ravel more than others when cut and how to know if a fabric is good quality and get tips for starting your first quilting project.
In this month’s NQC LIVE with Heather Thomas, get tips on how to make your binding look professional on both the right and wrong side, learn how to secure your backing fabric when basting your quilt and get ideas on how to make a Family Tree Quilt.
During the June NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed how to pre-wash pre-cut fabrics like charm packs and jelly rolls, shared ideas for how to quilt redwork quilts and other blocks with embroidery and provided tips for making better fabric selection choices when it comes to planning out a quilt.
During the May NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed what’s important to include on a quilt label, how to keep your stitch lengths consistent when free motion quilting and what to get a quilter for Mother’s Day.
During the March NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed what makes a show quilt – what judges are looking for and how to perfect the small details. She also shared tips on how to perfectly pin baste your quilt and how to manage the bulk of quilting a large quilt on your standard home sewing machine.
During February’s NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed her favorite type of thread to use when piecing and quilting, how to organize and catalog your quilt projects, and tips to keep in mind if you are trying to make quilting your living.
During the January NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed where to begin quilting you quilt, whether to pre-wash your fabric or not and when to use products like Retayne and Synthrapol. She also provided tips for how to tell if you are buying a high quality fabric or not.
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.
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!