Heather Thomas

Layering with Cut Work Quilts + DVD

with Heather Thomas

Want an applique look without the applique? Give this fun and simple technique a try with art quilter, Heather Thomas.

Stack up as many as five layers of fabrics, with batting and backing, stitch up a fun design such as flowers, butterflies, a bold sun, leaves or a bold modern composition then cut away the fabrics in the various sections to reveal different layers of color.

This is a great technique for anyone who likes to make wall quilts and pictorials. There is no limit to what you can stitch out then cut out!

As part of this class you will also receive a supply list and detailed document for creating your own Cut Work Quilt.

NOTE: You’ll receive this Class video instruction in two forms: As on-demand streaming video (in your NQC Account); and as a physical DVD, mailed to you.

  • 5 Sessions
  • 55m
Heather Thomas

Heather Thomas

Heather is a mixed media fiber artist with a passion for color and a dedication to teaching. After a decade of making original yet traditional work, she began venturing out toward art quilting, embellishments, and mixed media work. With more than 12 years of studying and teaching color and design under her belt, she wrote her second book, A Fiber Artists’ Guide to Color & Design, which came on the heels of her very popular first book, Fabric Embellishing: The Basics & Beyond. In 2011 Heather was a guest writer for Quilting Arts magazine with a multi-part feature on Free Style Machine Quilting. She also participates in group and individual instructional DVDs produced by the Creative Crafts Group. You can visit Heather’s blog at heatherthomasblog.blogspot.com.

Shopping Guide

Download this PDF for a detailed list of the supplies needed for this class.

Class Resource: Sample Patterns

Download this PDF for sampling of Heather’s patterns for use on your own project.

Class Resource: Creating Your Cut Work Quilt

Download this PDF for a guide to making your own Cut Work Quilt.

Meet the Expert Video

Download this video to hear Heather share why she likes this technique.

Bonus materials available after purchase

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