In this video, Heather Thomas shares some creative ideas for how you can incorporate beautiful silk cocoon cherry blossoms to enhance your quilt designs. Heather shows you how to use hand-dyed silk cocoons to create these delicate, life-like blooms. This technique is very simple, requiring no hand work as it’s all done by machine. You’ll find that it’s easier to do than applique and results in a beautiful, unique finish.
Heather Thomas provides helpful tips on how to utilize the fray in fabrics when making your quilt. Learn what fabrics fray better than others and see the many unique ways of incorporating fray into your pieces. Use these tips to add texture to your quilts.Watch Now >>
Peg Spradlin explains why she thinks basting your quilt is one of the most important steps in machine quilting your quilt. You will learn how to find the center of your table and use that to position your backing, batting, and quilt. Then use binder clips to position them and see how to properly stitchWatch Now >>
Heather Thomas teaches you how to hand bead so you can add even more extravagance to your quilt. It is very simple to learn and she teaches you using only five basic stitches. The different types you will learn is the bugle stitch that uses bugle beads, the stack stitch using multiple fancy beads, aWatch Now >>
Heather Thomas adds dimension with an applique of cocoons and silk carrier rods. You will learn how to make roush and gathered flower. Make sure to soak the carrier rods in water to soften the fibers and saracen before using them.Watch Now >>