Heather Thomas believes working a series is the best way to really increase your skill set and better understand the mediums you’re working in. She shows you examples of designs that look like they use one color, but really consist of multiple variations from changing the tone and hue. Also, learn about positive and negative spacing.
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How to Cut Fabric for Quilting Blocks
Laura Roberts teaches you how to cut novelty fabric into little squares and make them into a block. She recommends using fabric with motifs that are easy to cut out to make a block, but also shows you how to use stripes, a bias-cut strip, a border stripe, and templates you may have made.Watch Now >>
The Right Needles for Your Sewing Machine
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…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 >>
Make Your Own Applique Quilt Patterns
Kelly Hanson gives us some ideas for thoughtful holiday gifts for loved ones. Instead of buying an applique pattern from the store, try creating your own! In this video, watch as Kelly creates an applique snowman as part of a fun gift for her grandchildren, and gives us some other ideas to get started on…Watch Now >>
I love the idea of working on a series of pieces with specific parameters to help identify and develop specific skills that I want/need to master. This applies to so many areas of life. Thanks, Heather for making this video!
I really appreciate you sharing your thinking behind your design choices. I’d love to see more videos how how you create your fabrics. Fascinating!
Hi Donna, Thank you for your feedback. We will definitely add your suggestion to our list for future topics!