Joli Sayasane discusses the advantages of having your fabric torn opposed to being cut. Some of the benefits are that it helps you find the strait of grain, improve your piecing, and eliminate wavy borders. If it isn’t torn, snip in about a half inch from the side it and rip it yourself to see where the grain is. If your lines aren’t completely on grain, learn how to straighten it out.
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 >>
Peg Spradlin demonstrates how to combine shadow applique with colorful pieces of fabric and felt that are overlaid by translucent fabric such has batiste, organza, voile, or muslin. First, audition different colors with the translucent fabrics because you may not always get the result you expect. From there learn how to stitch the two fabrics…Watch Now >>
Paper piece projects look beautiful and can be rewarding, but oftentimes the fabric is cut too big or too small. Carolyn McCormick gives you tips and tricks on how big to cut pieces using an Add-Enough ruler. This tool will let you cut squares rectangles, or half square triangles.Watch Now >>