If you ask Heather Thomas, once you learn the basics and rules of quilting it’s fun to break away from tradition. Start your freestyle piecing with a little help from this video, and have some fun making unique, funky blocks. You may waste a bit of fabric, but the time you’ll save and the fun you’ll have will make up for any lost material. Here you’ll see how Heather goes about designing a one-of-a-kind quilt using freestyle piecing.
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Heather Thomas talks about using torn bits and scraps of leftover fabric on smaller quilting projects to create fun, unique pieces. She shows several examples of her own work, including a project that she based off of her daughter’s scribbling and a few pieces that contain schlubs, or thread that gets left behind in the…Watch Now >>
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 >>
Sherri Driver explains how important it is to grasp and hold your quilt firmly when sewing your quilt pieces together. Learn several techniques for relaxing your shoulders and controlling your body. Find out what quilting products and tools work best to help you hold tight to your quilts. Have fun using these tips to get…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 >>