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NQC LIVE! November 2016
Thanks for tuning in to November’s NQC LIVE with Ashley and Heather where you got your quilting questions answered live on air. In case you missed it, you can watch the full video here. Make sure to tune in next month for another NQC LIVE!Watch Now >>
NQC LIVE! May 2018
In this month’s NQC LIVE, Susan Guzman and Ashley Hough discuss working on point, pre-washing fabrics, sewing over pins, ruler sizing and quarter inch seams.Watch Now >>
NQC LIVE! August 2017
In this month’s NQC LIVE with Heather Thomas learn what her favorite presser foot is to use and how you can modify your own presser feet, understand why some fabrics ravel more than others when cut and how to know if a fabric is good quality and get tips for starting your first quilting project.Watch Now >>
NQC LIVE! August 2018
In this month’s NQC LIVE, Ashley Hough highlights a portion of a 5-pattern bundle set available for purchase in the shop. This fun set will expand your skills and creativity with paper piecing. Ashley demonstrates one of the blocks, providing detailed information on cutting, piecing, and assembling along the way. Ashley also answers plenty of…Watch Now >>
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I found a great website for foundation paper-piecing that creates FPP patterns from photos with fabric estimates, ordering the piecing, templates, etc.: http://www.QuiltAssistant.com
Creative Grids has some wonderful trim tools made for using up scraps. Log cabins, curvy log cabins, pineapples in 3 different sizes, and a hexagon log cabin style. I love them all, and the blocks get trimmed as you go so they’re all the same .
Hi from very stormy Manitoba
Trying to edge to edge my first quilt. I have it pinned as well as used spray adhesive. But the quilt seems to shift quite a bit. Is this normal? It doesn’t feel right when I’m constantly smoothing the fabric and having to re- pin because it’s not staying in place.
Hi Heather. Thanks for contacting National Quilters Circle. The learning curve with free motion quilting can be a challenge. The basting methods you are using sound sufficient. My first question will be how closely have you pinned – the pins should be no less than 4-5 inches apart. Yes, that does mean you will be adjusting the pins or removing them quite often but that is vital to stopping the shift of layers. Next, roll or fold the outer portions of the quilt(areas you are quilting) to keep them under control. Having a surface to support the weight can also really help. I’m not sure the size of your project, but practice on smaller projects first can help. Take breaks to reduce the stress in your hands and shoulders. Remember to breathe. Learning takes time and be gentle with yourself.
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