• How to Gather Fabric
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    Learn how to gather fabric by hand to create a fun textured surface for your next quilt- Heather Thomas shows you how. Supplies and Preparation For this technique all you need is your desired fabric, embroidery floss and non-woven, fusible interfacing. Heather explains that she likes to use embroidery floss in a contrasting color to… Read more »

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  • Rust Dyeing Fabric
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    Dying fabric is a fun way to create one-of-a-kind colors and prints. Heather Thomas shows you how to dye fabrics in a rather unconventional way using a method called rust dyeing fabric. Supplies For this rust dyeing fabric technique all you need is fabric, water, vinegar, metal and baking soda. Heather explains how to begin… Read more »

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    When it comes to creating an art quilt, whether you are adding embroidery or other embellishments, painting on a quilt or quilting with old blankets or other fun fabric alternatives- anything goes! Heather Thomas shows you a fun way to incorporate teabag paper, along with fabric, into your next quilt. Teabags used in Quilting Teabags… Read more »

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    Learn a fun new idea for a kids quilt, creating a peek-a-boo effect by adding finished edged frames- Heather Thomas shows you how. Create Rounded Quilt Frames For this kids quilt idea, Heather explains how to create rounded frames with finished edges so the quilt can be washed. She demonstrates how to layer two pieces… Read more »

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  • NQC 011721f_K3827U_c Zentangle
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    Zentangle patterns are very popular to both draw and color, however they can also be very fun to quilt. Kelly Hanson shows you how to use zentangle patterns on your next quilt project and how to build a quilt journal of many different designs. Planning While zentangle patterns are often drawn as a form of… Read more »

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  • Layer It Up 008950f_k3721u_c
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    If you’ve been quilting for a while and are looking to try something new, or are just looking for an alternative to piecing, Heather Thomas has the technique for you. Learn how to add quilt texture by layering and stitching raw edge fabric pieces in various sizes. Quilt Tops When it comes to creating a… Read more »

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    Modern art is very popular in today’s culture. Learn how to bring that art into your next quilt by creating abstract quilt blocks. Heather Thomas shows you how quick and easy it can be to make several small blocks or even one larger piece of abstract fabric. Fabric For this video Heather uses white fabric… Read more »

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    Machine quilting is a popular method for adding intricate quilting designs whether you are working on a small art quilt or making a king size quilt for a bed. Heather Thomas shows how quilting triangles and other angled designs can add energy and balance to a piece. Negative Space Most quilt designs, no matter how… Read more »

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  • Inspired by Modern Masters 009179f_k3746u_c-v2
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    Heather Thomas shows you how she looks to other artists for inspiration. She discusses how modern quilters can go beyond the quilting genre and explore painters and even sculptors for new ideas. She showcases three art quilt examples that were inspired by some of her favorite artists. Going to museums or reviewing art books from… Read more »

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