Heather Thomas tells you that once you learn the basics and rules of quilting it is acceptable to break away from tradition. Start your freestyle piecing career here and make original blocks look funky with less accurate piecing. You may waste more fabric, but you make up for it with the time you save. You will see how she goes about designing a quilt using freestyle piecing and see some examples done by her and others.
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June Dudley talks about Lee Heinrich’s piece “Chain Reaction” from Quiltmakers Magazine in March 2012. She also covers different versions of this piece made by Bonnie Stapleton, Melissa Radtke, and Donna Hanley. You can learn how to make this piece with the new sizes from precut 2 ½ inch stripsWatch Now >>
Heather Thomas demonstrates how to efficiently determine what color you want your quilt background to be. Find out how important that negative space is for your finished quilt. See what happens when you use black or white with certain colors. Use these tips to best choose the background color that will behave the way youWatch Now >>
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 >>
Heather Thomas explains the benefits of using straight pin bastes when quilting. She provides helpful tips and techniques that ensure a great end result for your quilts. See the many examples provided as well as what techniques work best when using certain pins. Take these tips and pin baste your own quilts.Watch Now >>