• Quilting Thread Overview
    19:57

    Heather Thomas talks to you about an overlooked part in the quilting process – threads. Most importantly you will learn about the weight system of thread that started in Britain because there are different thin, thick, fine, and heavy threads for different projects. Then learn when you should use each thread.

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  • How to Bind a Quilt
    23:59

    Heather Thomas gives you tips about binding. She uses three different colors for her binding – orange, violet, and green – with fringed edge inside the binding and couch fiber on top of binding. You can learn how to do the same in minutes.

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  • Quilting Design Elements: Line and Shape
    5:17

    Heather Thomas talks about some important elements of design used in your quilting – lines and shape. Learn about the definition of both along with how the two are used together to make dynamic quilts. You will see gesture lines, fire lines, lightning lines, and curvy lines as well as shapes that are geometric, abstract,

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  • Quilting with Textured Fabrics
    2:57

    Heather Thomas talks about why she likes you to use textured fabrics on her quilting projects and shows off a few examples of her quilts that utilize textured fabrics. Some of her favorites are dobby, pineapple silk, linen, flower-embroidered, ruffled, and jacquard.

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  • Fabric Cutting or Fabric Tearing? The Advantages to Tearing Fabric
    14:50

    Joli Sayasane discusses the advantages of having your fabric torn opposed to being cut. Some of the benefits are that it helps you find the strait of grain, improve your piecing, and eliminate wavy borders. If it isn’t torn, snip in about a half inch from the side it and rip it yourself to see

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  • How to Choose Quilt Colors
    1:56

    Have you ever gotten ready to start a new quilting project and been unsure of which colors to use? Karen Gillis Taylor teaches you a simple tip for choosing colors for your next quilt. She likes to create and save swatch color palettes in various scales. Learn how to choose quilt colors for your next

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  • Stitch and Flip quilt Tutorial
    14:33

    Diane Harris explains why you want to have the stitch and flip in your box of quilting skills. You will find that this method uses squares and rectangles to end up with triangular shapes without having to cut or sew triangles or sew along a bias edge. Look at multiple examples ranging from a flying

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  • Fabric Paint Overview
    8:34

    Heather Thomas talks about why she likes to add fabric paint primer to her quilting projects, and then demonstrates the step-by-step process and the simple techniques that you’ll need for painting your fabrics. She prefers to use Dye-Na-Flow paints because of their thin consistency and wide range of colors.

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  • How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Fabric Value
    2:10

    Heather Thomas provides essential tips for choosing fabrics for your quilts by using fabric value. Understand the importance of fabric value and how it is relative. See how the value of fabric can impact the quality of your finished quilt. Use these helpful tips to choose the right fabric for your beautiful quilts.

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