There are a lot of factors to take into account when making a quilt and shrinkage is a very important one! The denser your quilt, the more shrinkage there may be. ZJ Humbach provides some helpful tips for quilt making and the benefits of preparing for shrinkage in your quilts.
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 >>
Peg Spradlin demonstrates how to combine shadow applique with colorful pieces of fabric and felt that are overlaid by translucent fabric such has batiste, organza, voile, or muslin. First, audition different colors with the translucent fabrics because you may not always get the result you expect. From there learn how to stitch the two fabricsWatch Now >>
Dana Jones teaches you how to prepare a binding for attachment to a quilt. She demonstrates some of the essential quilting tips and techniques that you’ll need to use in order to properly create decorative binding strips that you can use on any quilt. More Quilt Binding content from National Quilters Circle: Tips for PreparingWatch Now >>
Heather Thomas teaches you how to effectively add excitement to your quilts through beading. See many examples of quilts that contain accent beading and find out the appropriate time to add beads to your quilt. Learn how to add different styles of beading to your quilts as well as how to hide your beading knotsWatch Now >>