• 3:30

    Half Square vs Quarter Square Triangles

    Half square triangles and quarter square triangles are both commonly used triangles in many quilt patterns and designs. Toby Lischko explains what the difference is between the two, how they are cut and where they should be used. Half Square Triangles A half square triangle, which is commonly abbreviated HST in most quilt patterns, is…

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  • 8:25

    Preparing Fabric for Quilting: A Guide to Getting Started

    Preparing fabric for quilting is one of the first steps in learning how to piece a quilt. Toby Lischko shows you how to prepare you fabric for accurate cutting of long strips and smaller pieces. Preparation Toby begins showing tips for preparing fabric for quilting by explaining how to ensure that your fabric is laying…

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  • 6:06

    Figuring Yardage for Quilt Backs

    Knowing how to figure out how much backing fabric is required for a quilt is a great skill to have. Not only will it ensure that you always buy enough fabric for your project, but learning how to figure it out before having to just measure the pieced quilt top can allow you to purchase…

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  • 6:36

    Cutting Corner and Setting Triangles for Diagonal Sets

    When designing and piecing a quilt set on the diagonal you will need to have both setting triangles and corner triangles in your design. Heather Thomas shows you how to measure for and cut both kinds of triangles sharing several different cutting and measuring tips and techniques. Quilt Design and Cutting Triangles To begin with,…

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  • 6:28

    How to Square Up Fabric for Cutting

    Learning how to square up fabric before cutting any pieces for your next quilt is an important lesson. Heather Thomas teaches you how she squares up fabric after it has been pre-washed and gets it ready to be used. Fabric Heather first begins by explaining how she likes to pre-wash her fabric. If you plan…

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  • 11:38

    Determining Fabric Calculations for Quilts

    How much of each color of fabric is needed to complete a design is generally given when you are working off of a purchased pattern. However, when designing your own quilt it can be difficult to know how much you will need. Heather Thomas shows you how to do basic fabric calculations to determine how…

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  • 11:22

    Tips for Resizing Quilt Blocks

    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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  • How to Create a Tilted Quilt Block
    8:07

    How to Create a Tilted Quilt Block

    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

    How to Design a Quilt: Tips and Techniques

    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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