• Fake Trapunto Quilting with Wool and Cotton Batting
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    Fake Trapunto Quilting with Wool and Cotton Batting

    Heather Thomas teaches you about the origins of trapunto quilting, and then shows you how to make the process of creating trapunto much easier by using wool as a second layer of batting. She shows a few different examples of pieces that she has created using the trapunto style of quilting to draw attention to…

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  • How to Weave Fabric by Hand
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    How to Weave Fabric by Hand

    Heather Thomas explains that fabric weaving makes for a great applique background or focal point for your next quilt. You will learn the most basic type of fabric weaving, straight cut, along with curvy cut and ripped. If you are thinking of using it as a piece block plan ahead and put iron on adhesive.

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  • Interaction of Color with Quilt Fabrics
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    Interaction of Color with Quilt Fabrics

    Heather Thomas presents helpful techniques for determining what color fabrics to use when making your quilts. Learn how colors interact with each other and how to ensure the colors “make” your quilt rather than “break” your quilt. Find out how to utilize different colored shapes and fabrics without creating visual chaos. See what color interactions…

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  • How to Make a Quilt Journal
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    How to Make a Quilt Journal

    Do you like to keep leftover pieces of fabric in remembrance of a quilt you made that you love? Erin Russek is the same way and shows you how to make a journal she made to store them. She recommends using Strathmore visual journals because they have a solid cover. Then take the measurements, put…

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  • How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Fabric Texture
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    How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Fabric Texture

    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
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    Embellished Mini Art Quilts

    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
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    Using Fabric Fray in Your Quilt Design

    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
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    Shadow Applique Techniques

    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
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    Choosing the Right Quilting Thread

    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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