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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Kelly Pederson Hanson has a wonderful experience interviewing Aurora Sisneros. Aurora emphasizes how she has turned her favorite hobby into a fun and enjoyable career. She describes her past education with quilting, her favorite tools to use while sewing and talks about how sewing is an amazing stress reliever. Find out about her sewing shop…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 >>
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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 >>
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