• 14:32

    Working with Homespun Fabric

    Homespun fabric can be a great addition to your next quilting project. ZJ Humbach explains what homespun fabrics are, how they differ from traditional woven fabrics and how to use them. What is homespun fabric? ZJ explains that a homespun fabric is a lightweight woven fabric made using traditional weaving and dyeing techniques. Because of…

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  • 13:23

    What Bobbin Sizes Do I Need?

    Whether you work with different brands and models of sewing machines on a regular basis or you are simply buying extra bobbins for your home sewing machine, it is important to know about the many different bobbin sizes available on the market today. ZJ Humbach shows several of the different bobbin sizes, what machines they…

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  • 30:00

    Sewing Curves

    Many fun quilt patterns are made up of curved pieces. While many quilters shy away from piecing curves because it can be more difficult than straight line piecing, Toby Lischko demonstrates expert tips for sewing curves that lay flat and smooth. Sewing Curves: The Step-by-step Technique One of the first steps in sewing curved seams…

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  • 24:06

    How to Sew a Bowl Cozy

    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 vs Quarter Square Triangles

    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: A Guide to Getting Started

    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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  • 1:44

    Q-Zone Hoop Frame Review

    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

    How to Make a Disappearing Pinwheel Block

    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

    How to Make a Rag Quilt

    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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