Heather Thomas teaches you how to create an embellished quilt by decorating on top of and around your quilt’s shapes and patterns. She demonstrates a couching (or zig-zag) stitch over fiber, a top-stitch for metal, a blanket stitch around a circle, and decorative stipples and circles for backgrounds.
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One of the most important things to understand as a quilter is how to read a pattern. Laura Roberts talks about the different ways patterns are written, and what we can look for to help us read any type of pattern. Watch this video tutorial showcasing patterns from various quilting magazines – it will helpWatch Now >>
Heather Thomas adds dimension with an applique of cocoons and silk carrier rods. You will learn how to make roush and gathered flower. Make sure to soak the carrier rods in water to soften the fibers and saracen before using them.Watch 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 >>