Joli Sayasane gives you a lesson on how much extra fabric and where to add it. You will learn that you need to add ½ to the height and width of squares and rectangles, 7/8 to the short side of half square triangles, 1 ¼ to the long side of quarter square triangle, and either multiply or divide by 1.414 for a triangle depending on the side. Try to memorize these cut sizes to easily give you finish sizes that you want.
Carolyn Beam shows you how to make your own designer blocks. You will learn how combine two blocks from two different four patch patterns to make your own designer block. Then see how she uses her quilting software to see how the new designs look on an actual quilt.Watch 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 to…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 >>
Heather Thomas discusses Tyvek® Fabric and the way it can be used to create a unique art quilt. Tyvek material can be melted to create a hard, stone-like design. Watch as Heather discusses this very artistic quilting project – including how to paint and melt your Tyvek. Create texture and depth in your next project…Watch Now >>