• Value Contrast and Color Quilting Techniques
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    Value Contrast and Color Quilting Techniques

    Heather Thomas explains contrast and how you use it is one of the most important principles when it comes to design. For example, you can have a very high contrast if the fabrics are very different in value and color and a low contrast if they are very similar in color and value. Take a…

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  • How to Make Dye for Fabric Dyeing
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    How to Make Dye for Fabric Dyeing

    Heather Thomas loves making her own fabric dye for her unique quilt creations, and in this video she shares with you her process for mixing and applying dyes. Follow along as she shows you the tools and materials you’ll need for the dyeing process, and then how to use them to make your own dye…

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  • How to Make a tote bag using Charm Packs
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    How to Make a Tote Bag Using Charm Packs

    Sue Marsh takes you on a journey into the wonderful world of pre-cut fabric. She informs you about the dimensions and purposes of the new charm packs, layer cakes, and jelly rolls along with other cuts. Furthermore, learn how to make a tote bag using some of these fabrics. Buy the pattern here! Related Article:…

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  • Quilt Measurements
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    Tips for Determining Quilt Measurements

    Joli Sayasane gives you a lesson on how much extra fabric and where to add it. You will learn that you need to add ½ to the height and width of squares and rectangles, 7/8 to the short side of half square triangles, 1 ¼ to the long side of quarter square triangle, and either…

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  • How to Satin Stitch with Machine Quilting
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    How to Satin Stitch with Machine Quilting

    Heather Thomas introduces several techniques on how to add satin stitching to your quilts. Find out how many ways you can incorporate satin stitching into your pieces. Learn how change the density of your stitch to create depth in your quilts. Use these tips to add a design element or thickness to your quilt.

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  • Lutradur Lace
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    Lutradur Lace

    Heather Thomas talks about why so many quilters nowadays love using a material called lutradur on their quilting projects. This thin fabric that is typically used underneath mattresses is perfect for adding texture to a quilt. Heather demonstrates the lacing process, which is essentially burning away some of the material to make it look more…

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  • Embellishing Log Cabin Quilt Blocks
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    Embellishing Log Cabin Quilt Blocks

    Carolyn Beam shows you how to add a little something extra to cabin quilt blocks. Learn how to add your design to the center blocks as well as the logs. Start by drawing a grid diagram and then follow along until you complete the block.

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  • Creating Your Own Quilt Series
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    Creating Your Own Quilt Series

    Heather Thomas believes working a series is the best way to really increase your skill set and better understand the mediums you’re working in. She shows you examples of designs that look like they use one color, but really consist of multiple variations from changing the tone and hue. Also, learn about positive and negative…

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  • Hand Quilting Techniques and Ideas
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    Hand Quilting Techniques and Ideas

    Heather Thomas introduces a fun technique known as “Lay and Play” to make quilting pieces. Learn how to make quilts full of different fabrics! Find out how dip dying fabric can enhance the colors in your quilt. See many examples of this technique through samples of her quilt pieces. These fancy ideas will help you…

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