• Quilting with Alternative Fabric
    5:16

    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
    4:06

    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
    3:22

    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
    7:05

    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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  • quilting color wheel
    15:08

    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
    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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  • 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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