Heather Thomas explains in depth the benefits and qualities of each sewing machine needle. These tips and techniques will help you choose the right sewing needle and learn which needles work well with different threads. Learn the many possibilities associated with specific needles and threads. Use these tips to start sewing more efficiently with different-sized needles.
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Choosing the Right Quilting Thread
Heather Thomas teaches you all about thread while providing helpful tips and techniques for working with thread. Learn the many types of thread available as well as the many brands and weights of thread. Understand the value of thread and add element to your quilts. Find out all you need to know about thread and…Watch Now >>
All About Quilt Battings
Peg Spradlin demonstrates how to apply batting properly to your quilts. Learn about all the different types of batting you can use as well as the different fibers in batting. Use these tips to help you choose the right batting for your quilts and see how batting can make a huge impact on the quality…Watch Now >>
How to Use a Color Wheel For Quilting
Heather Thomas takes you through the different intensities of the color wheel. Find out how to identify colors by their intensity as well as what colors add power or tone. See examples of quilts and learn how to effectively mix color intensities for your own quilts. Use these tips to make unique and beautiful colored…Watch Now >>
Making Scrap Quilts with Torn Bits and Strips
Heather Thomas talks about using torn bits and scraps of leftover fabric on smaller quilting projects to create fun, unique pieces. She shows several examples of her own work, including a project that she based off of her daughter’s scribbling and a few pieces that contain schlubs, or thread that gets left behind in the…Watch Now >>
How often should a needle be changed?
Here’s what the experts had to say about your question:
Some recommend changing a needle after every, roughly 6 to 8 hours of sewing. I sometimes find that difficult to keep track of, so I recommend changing the needle after every project or two or as soon as you start noticing any issues like skipped stitches.
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Just what I was looking for as a new quilter with old eyes.
In depth…4 minute video?