Heather Thomas tells you that it is essential to rinse dyed fabrics very well. She suggests rinsing the material three times and washing it twice. This is the part where the dye is removed from the fabric and you get the finish you want. Find out how you can use synthrapol to pull the excess dye out of the fabric and suspend it in the water allowing you to wash multiple different dyes at the same time.
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 to…Watch Now >>
Peg Spradlin explains why she thinks basting your quilt is one of the most important steps in machine quilting your quilt. You will learn how to find the center of your table and use that to position your backing, batting, and quilt. Then use binder clips to position them and see how to properly stitch…Watch Now >>
Heather Thomas demonstrates how borders can be used in several different ways. See her many examples and find out how important it is for your quilts to have border balance. Learn the guidelines for quilting borders as well as what a border system is! Use these tips to help you make good choices in your…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 quilting…Watch Now >>