Heather Thomas teaches you some ideas for playing with fabric in unexpected ways, including long strips of leftover fabric pieces. By twisting these strips, you can make round textured cords for couching onto your quilts, opening up a whole new design opportunity. In this video, she shares some creative ideas and shows examples of the technique in action.
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 toWatch 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 stitchWatch Now >>
Heather Thomas provides helpful tips to on how to improve your machine quilting skills. Find out how important it is to understand how quilting impacts the result of your quilts. See different techniques to add contrast as well as when to add interest to quilts. Take these tips and techniques spark further knowledge and confidenceWatch Now >>
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 >>