• 1:00:23

    Ashley Hough announced our newest FREE quilt block challenge during this month’s NQC LIVE Q&A. The Happy Block Swap, designed by Andrea Smith of Happy Cloud Creations, can be done solo, or as a block exchange with a partner.

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  • 24:06

    Bowl cozies are fun projects to make if you have small pieces of scrap fabric and batting left over from another project. They can also make quick and easy gifts. Ashley Hough shows you step-by-step how to make a bowl cozy. Supplies and Sewing Tips for Your Bowl Cozy The first step in making a…

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  • 3:30

    Half square triangles and quarter square triangles are both commonly used triangles in many quilt patterns and designs. Toby Lischko explains what the difference is between the two, how they are cut and where they should be used. Half Square Triangles A half square triangle, which is commonly abbreviated HST in most quilt patterns, is…

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  • 8:25

    Preparing fabric for quilting is one of the first steps in learning how to piece a quilt. Toby Lischko shows you how to prepare you fabric for accurate cutting of long strips and smaller pieces. Preparation Toby begins showing tips for preparing fabric for quilting by explaining how to ensure that your fabric is laying…

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  • 59:45

    In this month’s NQC LIVE with Toby Lischko, learn what the term ‘fussy cutting’ means and see how you can incorporate it into your projects in multiple different ways, get tips on how to know whether or not to pre-wash your fabric, and get a quick update on the current NQC Quilt Block Challenge.

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  • 1:44

    If you are someone who is interested in long arm quilting but have stayed away from it because of the cost of a long arm machine or the amount of space it will take up, the Q-Zone hoop frame from the Grace Company is a great solution. Using the Q-Zone Hoop Frame The Q-Zone hoop…

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  • 6:16

    A disappearing pinwheel block is a fun way to take a standard pinwheel block and make it look completely different. Ashley Hough shows you how to make two different disappearing pinwheel block variations. The Basics of Pinwheels Before you can make a disappearing pinwheel block, you have to start with a pinwheel. Ashley shows you…

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  • 17:46

    Rag quilts made from flannel fabric are a great way to add texture to your next quilting project. Ashley Hough shows you step by step how to make a rag quilt. Tips for Making Rag Quilts The first step in learning how to make a rag quilt is knowing what supplies you will need and…

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  • 3:12

    Half square triangles are fun blocks to add to nearly any design. Because half square triangles, also referred to as HSTs, are squares made from two triangles, which have a bias edge, they can become distorted when stitched and pressed. To help keep this from happening, HSTs are generally made oversized and then trimmed down…

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