• 10:54

    Using Quilt Stencils to Enhance a Boring Quilt

    Whether you’ve been quilting for months or for many years, odds are you have made a quilt that didn’t turn out the way you had planned. Heather Thomas shows how to add extra visual interest to a quilt using quilt stencils and fabric paint. Stencils and Paint To add extra design to your quilt using…

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  • 6:43

    Make an Artsy Peek-a-Boo Kids Quilt

    Learn a fun new idea for a kids quilt, creating a peek-a-boo effect by adding finished edged frames- Heather Thomas shows you how. Create Rounded Quilt Frames For this kids quilt idea, Heather explains how to create rounded frames with finished edges so the quilt can be washed. She demonstrates how to layer two pieces…

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  • 3:55

    Understanding the Importance of Fabric Grain in Quilting

    Learn when fabric grain is important. Heather Thomas explains what quilt pieces need to be cut on a straight of grain, what doesn’t and why it matters. Understanding Fabric Grain When it comes to cutting out pieces for your next quilt, there are different fabric grains that the pieces can be cut out on, making…

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  • 2:48

    Using Alternative and Unique Fabrics in Your Quilts

    Quilts don’t have to be made only using quilting cotton, especially if you are making art quilts. Heather Thomas shows you several different alternative fabrics to try out in your next quilt. Silk Heather shows a variety of different silks that can be used as your next quilting fabric. Some of them include silk charmeuse,…

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  • 17:39

    Make a Jewelry Box with a Quilted Vintage Storage Tin

    Learn how to dress up a vintage storage tin with miniature art quilts. Heather Thomas shows you how to turn the tin into a beautiful jewelry box or a fun little art piece. Tins For this project Heather shows how you can use any size of vintage storage tin that you find. She shows an…

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  • 12:38

    Using Stamped Leather in Your Quilting Projects

    Quilts don’t always have to include batting, especially when it comes to an art quilt. Heather Thomas explains how a quilt can be simply two layers of fabric stitched or quilted together, and in this case the fabric is stamped leather. Stamping For this quilting project Heather shows how to create a piece of stamped…

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  • 16:37

    Using Household Items When Painting on Fabric

    Painting on fabric can be a fun way to create new and unique designs. Heather Thomas shows you how to utilize household items together on one piece of fabric in a way that creates a cohesive end result. Tools To begin, Heather shows what tools she will be using to create her fabric. Rather than…

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  • 12:47

    Using Wrapped Cord Embellishments in Your Quilts

    Wrapped cord embellishments can add both visual interest and texture to your next quilting project. Learn how to make and stitch wrapped cord embellishments in place using several different decorative hand stitches- Heather Thomas shows you how. Shapes and Lines When adding a wrapped cord embellishment to your fabric, either by hand as Heather demonstrates…

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  • 7:35

    Using Zentangle Patterns in Your Quilt Designs

    Zentangle patterns are very popular to both draw and color, however they can also be very fun to quilt. Kelly Hanson shows you how to use zentangle patterns on your next quilt project and how to build a quilt journal of many different designs. Planning While zentangle patterns are often drawn as a form of…

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