• Quarter-inch seam allowance
    9:31

    Scant Quarter-Inch Seam Allowance

    A scant quarter-inch seam allowance is a term that is used a lot in quilting and seen in many quilt patterns, but it’s a hard term to give an exact definition to. Kelly Ashton explains that some people say a scant quarter-inch is a thread width more narrow than a true quarter-inch, while others say…

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  • Woman using a rotary cutter
    31:51

    Binding Tips and Tricks

    Colleen shares her tips and tricks for binding, cutting, preparing, applying, and finishing a quilt. Whether you are new to quilting or a seasoned pro, these simple techniques can always be sharpened! Get the free PDF about Binding Tips and Tricks now! Do you also find yourself questioning your color choices? You’re not alone. Our…

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  • triangle quilt block
    8:32

    Half Square Triangle vs. Quarter Square Triangle

    Triangles can make up large portions of many quilt designs, but not all triangles are the same, even though they might look like they are at first glance. Learn the difference between half square and quarter square triangles and when to use them. Types of Quilting Triangles Grain of Fabric Kelly Ashton begins by talking…

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  • Removing stitches
    7:32

    Best Methods for Removing Stitches

    When it comes to sewing and quilting, stitching mistakes can happen, especially ones where the only fix is to rip out the stitching. ZJ Humbach shares a few ways to remove stitches, including showing how to remove stitches without a seam ripper, and a way that she considers the best way to remove stitches, which…

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  • Tumbling block
    8:36

    Set-In Seams: Tumbling Block

    Set-in seams in quilting can be intimidating, and in the case of some patterns that require them, like a tumbling blocks design, some quilters may choose to avoid those designs altogether. Kelly Ashton shows how to tackle set-in seams in a straightforward, easy-to-understand way that will make them seem quick and easy. Set-In Seams Tumbling…

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  • Partial seams block
    8:05

    Partial Seams Block

    Depending on the quilt block pattern being constructed, a partial seam may be required. While partial seams in quilting may seem intimidating, learning how to master them is quick and easy–Kelly Ashton shows you how! Partial Seams in Quilting Kelly begins by showing an example block that requires partial seams in order to construct it.…

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  • Preventing fabric bleeding
    4:23

    How to Prevent Fabric Bleeding

    The debate of pre-washing or not pre-washing your fabric comes down to personal preference. However, when it comes to a fabric you are worried might bleed, you should probably pre-wash it. Toby Lischko explains how to know if a certain fabric color is going to bleed and how to prevent fabric bleeding on an already…

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  • image of a person using a small pressing tool iron
    6:41

    Pressing Tools on the Go

    No matter what step of the sewing or quilting process you are on – pressing is an important aspect of that. Whether you are someone who likes to take your quilting on the road, to something like a quilting retreat, or are just looking for smaller, convenient ways to press in your sewing room, ZJ…

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  • image of two hands using a round cutter to cut three pieces of fabric
    12:24

    Chain Piecing

    When piecing a quilt, many times there will be a lot of the same size and shape of pieces that need to be pieced, or multiples of the same type of unit that need to be pieced. While a pattern may tell you to do one at a time and make each block individually, chain…

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