• How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Fabric Texture
    3:01

    Heather Thomas explains how important fabric texture is for quilts and quilt makers. Learn how to choose fabrics for your quilt by determining the right fabric texture. Understand how visual texture adds visual interest to quilts as well as how to properly add variety to quilts. Use these helpful tips to find the perfect fabric…

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  • Embellished Mini Art Quilts
    18:26

    Heather Thomas shows you how to make small, embellished quilts that fit into a frame. You will get an overview of the examples she made and what materials she used. This video will teach you how to make a replica or very similar embellished mini art quilt like Heather made.

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  • Using Fabric Fray in Your Quilt Design
    2:41

    Heather Thomas provides helpful tips on how to utilize the fray in fabrics when making your quilt. Learn what fabrics fray better than others and see the many unique ways of incorporating fray into your pieces. Use these tips to add texture to your quilts.

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  • Shadow Applique Techniques
    7:28

    Peg Spradlin demonstrates how to combine shadow applique with colorful pieces of fabric and felt that are overlaid by translucent fabric such has batiste, organza, voile, or muslin. First, audition different colors with the translucent fabrics because you may not always get the result you expect. From there learn how to stitch the two fabrics…

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  • Choosing the Right Quilting Thread
    9:20

    Heather Thomas teaches you all about thread while providing helpful tips and techniques for working with thread. Learn the many types of thread available as well as the many brands and weights of thread. Understand the value of thread and add element to your quilts. Find out all you need to know about thread and…

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  • Choosing the Right Sewing Machine Needles
    4:33

    Heather Thomas explains in depth the benefits and qualities of each sewing machine needle. These tips and techniques will help you choose the right sewing needle and what needles work well with different thread. Learn the many possibilities associated with specific needles and threads. Use these tips to start sewing more efficiently with different sized…

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  • Iron-On Adhesive Overview
    4:28

    Heather Thomas goes into great detail on using iron-on adhesives for your quilts. Find out the many different kinds and styles of iron-on adhesives that are available. Learn what the strengths and or weaknesses are for specific iron-ons as well as which ones are permanent or temporary. Use these helpful tips to add some fun…

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  • Quilting Techniques: Using Depth in Quilts
    3:41

    Heather Thomas talks to you about adding depth to your art by using different techniques. She explains how to use cool and warm colors together, finding a focal point, and using value instead of color. Make sure to keep your rules of depth in mind, but also pay attention to how you quilt your quilts…

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  • Making Pipe Flanges for Quilt Borders
    6:50

    Dana Jones teaches you all about how to make pipe flanges for your quilt borders. Learn simple ways to add texture to your quilts and find out how to best use flanges throughout your quilt. See what tools work best and utilize the tips provided to add texture to your beautiful quilts.

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