• Piecing a Quilt with Strips
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    Piecing a Quilt with Strips

    Carolyn Beam presents her creative and easy technique of using leftover strips of fabric. Learn how to incorporate old bindings or scraps of fabric to quilting blocks. Spark new and creative ideas for a fun project of your own. See examples of pieces shes done and use these tips to help get rid of leftover…

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  • Quilting with Alternative Fabric
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    Quilting with Alternative Fabric

    Heather Thomas shows you several examples of quilts that utilize alternative fabrics, or fabrics that you don’t typically consider for quilting, including metals, silks and wools. By varying the fabrics that you use on your quilts, you’ll find that you can create fun pieces that are unique and eye-catching.

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  • Creating Depth with Colorful Quilts
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    Creating Depth with Colorful Quilts

    Heather Thomas teaches you how to add depth to your quilts by using what she likes to call visual temperature. The idea is that warm colors tend to come forward, while cool colors recede, and you can play around with the levels of depth in your pieces by experimenting with various placement, sizes and patterns…

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  • How to Couch Faux Border Piping
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    How to Couch Faux Border Piping

    Heather Thomas presents several fun and unique examples of couched quilts. She provides specific tips for couching faux borders to appear like piping. Learn how to couch fibers to the surface of your quilts or even to the edge inside the binding. See what materials you need and what stitches work best. Use these tips…

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  • Continuous Binding and How to Miter Corners
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    Continuous Binding and How to Miter Corners

    Heather Thomas delivers detailed instructions for making continuous mitered binding. Learn how to create mitered bindings for your quilts to ensure the end result is neat and tight. Go through each step with her and see what tools work best. Find out what double french is and how it can be used to make you…

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    Defining Color Personalities with Grayscale and Quilting Color Wheel

    Heather Thomas displays the quilting color wheel and gray scales of each color that she painted. She put the pure hue on the outside, added black to yield shades in the middle, and grey in the middle to make tones. You can learn to do the same and understand color better with these step by…

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  • Flower Applique Using Silk Cocoons
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    Flower Applique Using Silk Cocoons

    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
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    Chain Reaction Quilt Patterns

    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
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    How to Applique: Turned Edge Applique

    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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