Heather Thomas talks about her love for machine quilting, and she stresses the importance of practicing constantly to get the hang of the difficult process. When she was initially learning, she practiced by creating 10×10” stitch books, which both helped her get used to machine quilting and provided her with endless possibilities to add to a quilt.
Heather Thomas likes to sew her edges on with a machine when she can. This video shows a plethora of different edging you can use for your next project. Some of the ones displayed are a satin stitch, iron on adhesive, crocheted trim, a rat tail with a whip stitch, a satin stitch with a… Read more »Watch Now >>
In this video, Heather Thomas shares some creative ideas for how you can incorporate beautiful silk cocoon cherry blossoms to enhance your quilt designs. Heather shows you how to use hand-dyed silk cocoons to create these delicate, life-like blooms. This technique is very simple, requiring no hand work as it’s all done by machine. You’ll… Read more »Watch Now >>
Using a fabric that easily frays is a great way to add texture to a quilt along the raw edges of a piece. Heather Thomas shows you how to make a fun frayed quilt using cotton gauze and a quilt as you go technique. Supplies While quilts are commonly made using cotton fabric- cotton gauze… Read more »Watch Now >>
Ombre means having different shades and tints of colors blend seamlessly into one another. So what is ombre fabric and how do you use it in a quilt design? Laura Roberts explains how ombre fabric is made and gives you tips for incorporating it into your next quilt design. Ombre Fabric There are many different… Read more »Watch Now >>