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    Choosing the Best Sewing Machine Needles

    There are many different sewing machine needles on the market today and many have specific uses. Laura Roberts teaches you about several different types of needles and explains how to choose the best sewing machine needles for any project. Needle Size No matter what type of needle you choose, it will be available in different…

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    What is Ombre Fabric and How to Use it in Your Quilts

    Ombre means having different shades and tints of colors blend seamlessly into one another. So what is ombre fabric and how do you use it in a quilt design? Laura Roberts explains how ombre fabric is made and gives you tips for incorporating it into your next quilt design. Ombre Fabric There are many different…

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    Accessories for Quilting Rulers

    Clear, acrylic quilting rulers in various sizes are a favorite to use among most quilters, however, they can tend to slip on fabric. ZJ Humbach shows you several quilting tools that can be used to help hold your rulers in place and make cutting safer and more efficient. Fabric Grippers Fabric grippers are small, sticky…

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    Bargello Quilt Pattern Table Runner

    Bargello quilts are made by sewing strips of fabric together in a way to create beautiful movement and design. While the construction of a bargello quilt pattern is simply straight line sewing, matching up the many seams in the quilt can be tedious and tricky. Heather Thomas shows you how to sew a quick and…

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    Taking a Break to Find New Quilt Inspiration

    If you’ve been quilting for a long time it can be hard to continually come up with new ideas. ZJ Humbach shares some of her tips for finding new quilt inspiration. Learn Something New Many people have a favorite quilting technique they like to use or even a favorite block they like to make. While…

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    Make a Quilted Wrist Band Cuff

    A quilted wrist band cuff is a great way to use up small scraps of fabric and try out new quilting designs. Heather Thomas shows you how to make a wrist band from start to finish and how to dress it up with embellishments. Size A wrist band needs to be snug enough that it…

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  • Triangle Quilt: Quilting Triangles In Your Design

    Machine quilting is a popular method for adding intricate quilting designs whether you are working on a small art quilt or making a king size quilt for a bed. Heather Thomas shows how quilting triangles and other angled designs can add energy and balance to a piece. Negative Space Most quilt designs, no matter how…

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    Time Management: How to Start Quilting Projects

    Between work, family and errands that need to be done it can be hard to find time to quilt. ZJ Humbach shares tips on how to start quilting and how to make time for it every day. Make it a Priority Whether you want to finish a quilt to give as a gift for a…

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    How to Use Contrasting Thread Colors in Your Quilt

    Contrasting colors can help add additional design elements to a quilt. Heather Thomas shows you how to add contrasting thread to a quilt in ways that complement the overall design. Quilting Colors When it comes to quilting, more often than not, the thread color used will match the main background color of a quilt. This…

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