• 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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  • 3:12

    How to Square Up Half Square Triangles

    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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  • 6:27

    Ideas for Using Leftover Quilt Binding

    Whether you’ve just finished your first quilt or your hundredth, you’ve probably got some small pieces of leftover quilt binding laying around your sewing or quilting studio. Ashley Hough shows you how to turn those leftover pieces of binding strips into fun little blocks with this simple technique. Leftover Quilt Binding Whether you using single…

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  • 33:12

    How to Sew Y Seams

    Depending on how your quilt block or overall design comes together, a Y seam might be an important step in the construction. Toby Lischko shows you how to sew Y-seams that have all of the seams matching perfect and laying flat. Y-Seam Tips Before you can learn how to sew Y-seams you must first understand…

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  • 23:02

    How to Make a Disappearing Four Patch Quilt

    Four patches are great beginner blocks to make and can be used in nearly any quilt design- from background blocks, to main focal points to even an entire quilt made from them. Ashley Hough shows you how to make two fun alternatives to a four patch with a disappearing four patch done two different ways.…

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