• 10:01

    Paper piecing can be an easier way to piece quilt block designs with small pieces or long tricky angles. Heather Thomas explains how to recognize quilt blocks that can be paper pieced and shows you how to create your own paper piecing pattern. Block Makeup and Design Before you can design a paper piecing pattern…

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  • 11:22

    Understanding how a quilt block is made is one of the first important steps in knowing how to resize a block. Heather Thomas teaches you how to determine the base makeup of a block and then how to resize it. Block Design Many quilt block designs, from pinwheels to friendship stars and more, are either…

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  • 4:43

    Learn how to make a square quilt every time by ensuring you have an accurate quarter inch seam allowance. Kelly Hanson shares a great way to test your seam allowance as well as a way to fix your seam allowance if necessary. Piecing Even if you are new to quilting you’ve probably found that most…

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  • Cutting Long Quilt Borders
    5:41

    Cutting long quilt borders that are perfectly straight can be difficult. Heather Thomas shows you her technique for folding and cutting borders that come out perfect every time with no waves, ‘elbows’ or any other issues. Folding and Cutting The first step in cutting long quilt borders is folding your fabric down to a manageable…

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  • How to Create Unique Pieced Quilt Blocks
    15:40

    Many quilts are created with pieced quilt blocks being the main focal points of a design. Heather Thomas shows you a fun technique to use to create pieced quilt blocks that can be used as background blocks in a design. Fabric For this freestyle quilt block Heather explains how many different colors, types and textures…

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  • How to Create a Tilted Quilt Block
    8:07

    While cutting quilting fabric into smaller pieces and then piecing them back together in various ways is generally how a quilt comes together, every now and again quilters have fabric that they don’t necessarily want to cut down. Heather Thomas shows you how you can use larger squares of fabric and add strips cut at…

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  • Design a Quilt: Tips and Techniques
    14:10

    Some people may find it intimidating to design a quilt rather than simply follow a pattern. Heather Thomas shows you how easy it can be to design a quilt using nothing but graph paper and a pencil- no real math required! Design Layout When learning how to design a quilt, one of the first things…

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  • Squaring Up Quilt Blocks
    14:54

    When piecing a block, even if you have been careful when sewing your seams, you may find that the block is slightly off square when you finish it. This can be especially true when you create unique quilt blocks that may be more complicated and have more pieces. ZJ Humbach teaches you how squaring up…

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  • Piecing Together Quilt Batting
    2:50

    After a quilt has been layered and quilted, most times there will be some excess quilt batting that needs to be trimmed away from around the edges. Rather than throwing away all of your smaller scrap sizes of batting, save them and learn how quick and easy it can be to piece together small pieces…

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