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 provides fun and new techniques for adding fringe to your quilts. See how artsy fringe can embellish your quilts and add visual interest to them. Learn how to make your own fringe with your sewing machine as well as how to properly stitch the fringe into the quilts. Find out how artsy youWatch Now >>
The art of quilting cannot be without contrast. There are many types of contrast, but there are six main types that we rely on as quilters. Heather Thomas walks us through these types by showing us some samples, and teaches us how we can identify the types of contrast we are using in our quiltingWatch Now >>
Angie Hodapp talks to you about doing some turned edge applique. Start by tracing your design and then cutting out the individual pieces. Next, turn the fabrics; make sure to bend it the way you want first and then crease it for a smooth finish. When sewing the pieces together keep your original trace toWatch Now >>
Heather Thomas talks to you about adding depth to your art by using different techniques. She explains how to use cool and warm colors together, finding a focal point, and using value instead of color. Make sure to keep your rules of depth in mind, but also pay attention to how you quilt your quiltsWatch Now >>