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.
In this video, Heather Thomas makes sure you are doodling with meaning. Learn about designs that use straight or curvy line designs and some that combine the two. She shows you free motion loops, swirls, circles, clam shell, geography/thumbprint, strait edge spiral, squares, making tracks, and a basket weave.Watch Now >>
Heather Thomas teaches you all about thread while providing helpful tips and techniques for working with thread. Learn the many types of thread available as well as the many brands and weights of thread. Understand the value of thread and add element to your quilts. Find out all you need to know about thread and…Watch Now >>
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 >>
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 strips.Watch Now >>