• Flower Applique Using Silk Cocoons
    5:23

    Heather Thomas provides a unique technique for adding flower applique to your quilts. Learn how to make flowers out of silk cocoon fabrics. Find out how fun and easy it is to add more beauty to your quilts by adding simple flowers. Go through each step with Heather and begin making a quilt full of

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  • Chain Reaction Quilt Patterns
    24:14

    June Dudley talks about Lee Heinrich’s piece “Chain Reaction” from Quiltmakers Magazine in March 2012. She also covers different versions of this piece made by Bonnie Stapleton, Melissa Radtke, and Donna Hanley. You can learn how to make this piece with the new sizes from precut 2 ½ inch strips.

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  • How to Applique: Turned Edge Applique
    25:18

    Angie Hodapp talks to you about doing some turned edge applique. Start by tracing your design and then cutting out the individual pieces. Next, turn the fabrics; make sure to bend it the way you want first and then crease it for a smooth finish. When sewing the pieces together keep your original trace to

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  • Guidelines for Creating Great Quilt Borders
    5:21

    Heather Thomas demonstrates how borders can be used in several different ways. See her many examples and find out how important it is for your quilts to have border balance. Learn the guidelines for quilting borders as well as what a border system is! Use these tips to help you make good choices in your

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  • Stitching Techniques for Machine Quilting
    3:28

    Heather Thomas explains how machine quilting has evolved and expresses several techniques for detailing your quilts. Learn how to use your sewing machine to embellish your quilts through stitching. Find out how fun and easy these stitching techniques are when using your sewing machine. Use these tips to advance your quilts with truly unique stitching.

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  • Quilt Binding Instructions Using Ripped Fabrics
    2:12

    Heather Thomas provides a unique method for binding your quilts. Learn how easy this binding technique is by using ripped fabrics. See many examples and go through each step with her to start binding your quilts with this fun technique.

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  • Create Your Own Quilt Blocks
    10:38

    Carolyn Beam shows you how to make your own designer blocks. You will learn how combine two blocks from two different four patch patterns to make your own designer block. Then see how she uses her quilting software to see how the new designs look on an actual quilt.

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  • Choosing Between Black and White Quilt Backgrounds
    3:12

    Heather Thomas demonstrates how to efficiently determine what color you want your quilt background to be. Find out how important that negative space is for your finished quilt. See what happens when you use black or white with certain colors. Use these tips to best choose the background color that will behave the way you

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  • How to Make Quilt Binding
    3:00

    Dana Jones teaches you how to prepare a binding for attachment to a quilt. She demonstrates some of the essential quilting tips and techniques that you’ll need to use in order to properly create decorative binding strips that you can use on any quilt. More Quilt Binding content from National Quilters Circle: Tips for Preparing

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