• 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… Read more »

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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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  • 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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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  • How to Fussy Cut
    4:41

    Dana Jones talks about why she likes to use fussy cutting in her quilting projects, shows a few examples of her own work, and then teaches you how to fussy cut for your own quilting. The simple technique can add a great deal of interest to your pieces and really capture the motifs.

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  • How to Cut Fabric for Quilting Blocks
    21:25

    Laura Roberts teaches you how to cut novelty fabric into little squares and make it into a block. She recommends using fabric with motifs that are easy to cut out to make a block, but also shows you how to use stripes, a bias cut strip, a border stripe and templates you may have made.

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