• Strip Piecing Quilt Techniques
    13:05

    Diane Harris saves you time in helping you make smoother, long strips and sub cutting them into smaller units for strip piecing. You will learn tips like how to line up the selvages, pressing the fabric to get out the wrinkles, what sewing feet you can use, and making sure it is smooth at the

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  • How to Sign a Quilt
    3:02

    Heather Thomas talks about the importance of documenting your work, and she shows you a few different examples of her own work that she has “signed” by sewing her name directly into the quilt. You can make your name stand out by sewing it in high-contrast thread against a low-contrast background or make it subtler

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  • Rotary Cutter Safety
    1:54

    Lori Baker discusses the proper safety techniques that you should implement when using a rotary cutter for your quilting projects. She suggests getting a tool that has a safety lock, keeping your fingers far from the edge when using a ruler and rotary cutter, and putting it away from reach when you aren’t using it.

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  • Pressing Quilt Seams
    4:06

    Dana Jones demonstrates step by step instructions on how to set your seams by pressing with a hot iron. Learn how to ensure the blocks in your quilts are the same size and your quilts finish strong and flat. Utilize these pressing techniques and see how beneficial pressing can be for your own quilts. Related

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  • Precision Counts When Making a Quilt
    6:12

    ZJ Humbach describes how precision counts when making a quilt. She provides helpful tips to prevent making quilt blocks slightly different sizes through her past experiences. Learn the importance of using the same machine and the same foot size throughout making a quilt. Although mistakes do happen, use these tips provided to help prevent future

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  • Freestyle Piecing to Make Original Quilt Blocks
    53:58

    Heather Thomas tells you that once you learn the basics and rules of quilting it is acceptable to break away from tradition. Start your freestyle piecing career here and make original blocks look funky with less accurate piecing. You may waste more fabric, but you make up for it with the time you save. You

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  • How to Piece a Quilt with Unusual Fabrics
    5:08

    Heather Thomas teaches you how to piece a quilt with unusual fabrics that have interesting textures and sheens. She talks about piecing with monk cloth, embroidered cotton, sheer, silk velvet, pineapple fabric, silk dupioni and raw silk, and then shows you a few different examples of her own work that utilize unusual fabrics.

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  • Quilt Measurements
    6:33

    Joli Sayasane gives you a lesson on how much extra fabric and where to add it. You will learn that you need to add ½ to the height and width of squares and rectangles, 7/8 to the short side of half square triangles, 1 ¼ to the long side of quarter square triangle, and either

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  • Embellishing Log Cabin Quilt Blocks
    9:00

    Carolyn Beam shows you how to add a little something extra to cabin quilt blocks. Learn how to add your design to the center blocks as well as the logs. Start by drawing a grid diagram and then follow along until you complete the block.

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