• How to Sign a Quilt
    3:02

    Heather Thomas talks about the importance of documenting your work, and she shows you a few different examples of her own work that she has “signed” by sewing her name directly into the quilt. You can make your name stand out by sewing it in high-contrast thread against a low-contrast background or make it subtler…

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  • Quilting Tools: Selecting the Right Scissors
    5:19

    ZJ Humbach delivers essential tips on selecting appropriate scissors for creating beautiful quilts. Learn the benefits of using different kinds of scissors and the proper techniques to prevent potential cutting or trimming mistakes. Discover what scissors are the best investment for you to detail and finish your own quilts.

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  • Organizing Your Scrap Basket
    22:50

    Laura Roberts helps you organize your scrap basket to make using them for your next project a breeze. The process consists of ironing your scraps to make them flat again and then cutting them into shapes you use the most. Make sure to be aware of the grain when cutting though.

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  • How to Make Reversible Quilts
    16:19

    Laura Roberts teaches you how to sandwich a reversible quilt with ease. Make sure before making both quilts that the border of your backing quilt has four extra inches on every side. Learn the rest of the steps like folding your quilts in half length and width wise, creasing them, and matching the two up…

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  • Quilting and Sewing Safety Issues
    6:39

    ZJ Humbach expresses the importance of, “Safety first, safety last, and safety always,” when using quilting tools. Hear personal stories and valuable lessons on how to prevent potential injuries. Learn how to use quilting tools correctly and efficiently with specific techniques. Utilize these tips when using quilting instruments to create your own beautiful quilts.

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  • Rotary Cutter Safety
    1:54

    Lori Baker discusses the proper safety techniques that you should implement when using a rotary cutter for your quilting projects. She suggests getting a tool that has a safety lock, keeping your fingers far from the edge when using a ruler and rotary cutter, and putting it away from reach when you aren’t using it.

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  • How to Rinse Dyed Fabrics using Synthrapol
    19:32

    Heather Thomas tells you that it is essential to rinse dyed fabrics very well. She suggests rinsing the material three times and washing it twice. This is the part where the dye is removed from the fabric and you get the finish you want. Find out how you can use synthrapol to pull the excess…

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  • Rhythm of Quilting
    1:03

    Sherri Driver expresses the importance of maintaining a rhythm when you’re quilting. Learn several quilting techniques that help you keep your machine and your hands moving at a steady pace. Use these tips to get in the zone when making your beautiful quilts.

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  • Free Motion Quilting Upside Down
    12:27

    Sherri Driver does machine free motion quilting upside down. No, she isn’t standing on her head while she quilts. You will learn to start sewing from the backing of the quilt following the fabric design from your quilting guide. Look at a variety of colors and designs done using this method.

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