Heather Thomas

Layering with Cut Work Quilts

Heather Thomas
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Layering with Cut Work Quilts
  • In-depth Instruction; over 56 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $19.99

In this session Heather will walk through the techniques and show finished samples. She will talk about the supplies needed and the selection of a design.

Heather talks about choosing the color of fabric for each layer and how many layers to have for the various different design options. She will layer the fabrics, ironing them as she goes to hold them together, layer them with batting and backing and pin baste.

In this session Heather discusses thread choices, goes over machine set up for free motion quilting, talks about needle type and style. She will begin stitching, talk about positioning of design, scale of details, knotting off, traveling etc.

Heather will share the different options for designs for quilting the background and then stitch it.

In this session Heather will begin the cutting process, talk about how to separate the fabrics, seam allowance and what to do if you cut into a layer you didn't want to. She will wrap up by discussing how to finish the quilt.

5 Lessons
56  mins

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.

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.

Heather Thomas

Bonus materials available after purchase

Layering with Cut Work Quilts Purchase this class for $19.99.