Designing a Work of Art: Quilting Ideas & Techniques 3-DVD Set

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3-DVD Set: Designing a Work of Art: Quilting Ideas & Techniques


This 3-DVD set features our top selling DVDs by mixed media artist Heather Thomas. This multi DVD set features over 4-1/2 hours of tips and techniques on three DVDs including: Quilt & Color, Fabric Painting and The Embellished Quilt. 298 minutes.

DVD 1: Quilt & Color DVD99 minutes

Heather Thomas shares her tips for creating a free style machine quilted design and how to use ink to color her finished designs. Heather talks about what to look for in your machine and the types of materials that work best from quilting free style, and the considerations for using ink when coloring the finished quilt.

Topics Included on DVD 1

  • Quilt Free Style
  • Designing and Prepping the Quilt Top
  • Inking the Quilted Design
  • DVD 2: Fabric Painting DVD106 minutes

    Mixed media, artistic quilt designer Heather Thomas provides step-by-step instruction on how to create original fabric to create a truly unique quilt. Learn how to build up layers of designs with dip dyed fabric and handmade stamps. Follow along as she demonstrates a variety of dying techniques to create texture on the fabric including how to use salt as a resist, and shows how to design original stamps with fun foam, and Speedball Speedy-Cut carving blocks. Heather then teaches how to use found objects, like bubble wrap, along with stamps to build up texture on the dried fabric.

    Topics Included on DVD 2

  • Product Overview
  • Dye Painting the Bases
  • Making Stamps
  • Printing the Fabric
  • DVD 3: The Embellished Quilt DVD93 minutes

    Heather Thomas shares her passion for embellishments in this technique packed DVD. Watch as Heather demonstrates how to create lightweight, painted embellishment using paper clay, and how to add a bit of sparkle and dimension to your project using iron on, hot fixed metals. She also shares some best practices on what to consider when designing a quilt that will include multiple embellishments, how to prepare your project for quilting, as well as an overview of thread and stitching selections to create a decorative finish. Finally Heather provides step-by-step instructions on binding, with suggestions on how to keep your wall art hanging flat.

    Topics Included on DVD 3

  • Paper Clay Demonstrations
  • Applying Hot Fixed Metal
  • Embellishing from Start to Finish
  • Basting the Quilt
  • Quilting the Quilt
  • The Finishing Touches