• Working with Monochromatic Colors Schemes
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    Working with Monochromatic Colors Schemes

    Working with monochromatic colors is a great way to learn more about how to use different colors in your quilts. Heather Thomas shows us how to use a color wheel and other color tools to choose the right fabrics and colors. Learn how important it is to have a variety of visual textures and fabrics,…

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  • Quilting with Complimentary Colors
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    Using Direct Complimentary Colors in Quilt Designs

    Complimentary color schemes are a great way to make dynamic quilts! Heather Thomas uses the painter’s primary color wheel to show how the different colors are used in various quilt samples. Learn how to use direct complimentary colors in your quilt designs today!

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  • Breaking The Quilting Rules
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    Breaking The Quilting Rules

    Sometimes you need to let go of your precision and accuracy, and remember that quilting should be fun! Watch as Sherri Driver shares some projects with you that have broken the “quilting rules” and really explored the quilter’s creativity. Get some ideas on how you can create your next project by going outside of the…

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  • White Quilt Patterns and Ideas
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    White Quilt Patterns and Ideas

    Heather Thomas takes a different approach to her quilt by deciding what fabric to use for a quilt by texture instead of color. She shows you numerous examples of different white and off white pieces that really avoid color and display a plethora of different textures.

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  • Quilt Color Ideas: Adding 'Pop' to Your Quilt
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    Quilt Color Ideas: Adding ‘Pop’ to Your Quilt

    Heather Thomas teaches you a few different ways to add the proper amount—or that “pop”—of color to your quilt. She shows three quilts with unique patterns and talks about using colors that complement each other and work together to draw attention to the accents of the piece.

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  • Quilting Techniques: Repetition and Dominance
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    Quilting Techniques: Repetition and Dominance

    Heather Thomas explains the meaning and importance of repetition with designs and dominance in certain areas. Look at a wide variety of examples that do this well and ones that don’t. Then learn how to try and incorporate the technique properly into your quilt making.

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  • How to Marble Fabric and Marbling Fabric Techniques
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    How to Marble Fabric and Marbling Fabric Techniques

    Heather Thomas teaches you how to create funky and intricate designs by making your own marble fabric. The technique she uses is very similar to the normal way it is made, but she simplifies it with shaving cream, white cotton, and ink. You will want to make small color ways and have plenty of combs…

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  • Value Contrast and Color Quilting Techniques
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    Value Contrast and Color Quilting Techniques

    Heather Thomas explains contrast and how you use it is one of the most important principles when it comes to design. For example, you can have a very high contrast if the fabrics are very different in value and color and a low contrast if they are very similar in color and value. Take a…

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  • Quilt Color Techniques: Luminosity
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    Quilt Color Techniques: Luminosity

    Heather Thomas explains that making a quilt with luminosity in mind will really make your quilt glow. See how to do this by using very dark colors accompanied by light areas. You will find a few tips like adding beads and different stitching to make your work even more dramatic.

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