• How to Gather Fabric
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    Learn how to gather fabric by hand to create a fun textured surface for your next quilt- Heather Thomas shows you how. Supplies and Preparation For this technique all you need is your desired fabric, embroidery floss and non-woven, fusible interfacing. Heather explains that she likes to use embroidery floss in a contrasting color to… Read more »

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  • Rust Dyeing Fabric
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    Dying fabric is a fun way to create one-of-a-kind colors and prints. Heather Thomas shows you how to dye fabrics in a rather unconventional way using a method called rust dyeing fabric. Supplies For this rust dyeing fabric technique all you need is fabric, water, vinegar, metal and baking soda. Heather explains how to begin… Read more »

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  • How to Change a rotary Cutter Blade
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    Having a sharp rotary cutter blade not only makes cutting through layers of fabric easier, it is also safer. ZJ Humbach shows you how to change a rotary cutter blade safely and easily. When to Change a Blade Some people like to change their rotary cutter blade after every couple of projects while others change… Read more »

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  • Beautiful Redwork Hand Quilted Embroidery Designs
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    Both redwork and bluework are beginning to become more popular in today’s quilting world. Both refer to the technique of hand embroidery in traditional embroidery designs on muslin or a similar cloth in either red or blue embroidery floss. Heather Thomas explains how she took that idea and made it her own, using different fabric,… Read more »

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    Painting and dying fabric to make an art quilt can be fun, exciting and messy. Heather Thomas shows you how to use the paper towels you may be using to clean up art messes and turn them into paper towel quilts. Paper Towels as Art? When it comes to using paper towels to create a… Read more »

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    When it comes to creating an art quilt, whether you are adding embroidery or other embellishments, painting on a quilt or quilting with old blankets or other fun fabric alternatives- anything goes! Heather Thomas shows you a fun way to incorporate teabag paper, along with fabric, into your next quilt. Teabags used in Quilting Teabags… Read more »

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    When it comes to buying fabric there are many options. You can purchase any length of fabric you want from off a bolt or you can buy pre cut pieces or bundles of fabric. One of the more popular pre cut pieces of fabric available today is a fat quarter. ZJ Humbach teaches you- what… Read more »

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    Many people consider themselves multi-crafters in that they like doing more than one type of craft. In this video, learn how to quilt a beaded pendant and combine the arts of quilting and jewelry making- Heather Thomas shows you how. Fabrics Great for Making Jewelry For this fun beaded pendant you don’t need very large… Read more »

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    When creating a quilt, sometimes the piecing is the main focal point and sometimes it is the quilting. In this fun watercolor quilt technique, Heather Thomas shows you how to paint a fabric background and then quilt a design over the whole piece. Tools for Watercolor Quilts To create a watercolor quilt you need fabric… Read more »

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