• Fabric calculations
    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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  • 4 Patch diagram
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    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
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    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
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    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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  • Squaring Up Quilt Blocks
    14:54

    Squaring Up Quilt Blocks with Precision

    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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  • Rotary Cutter Safety
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    Rotary Cutter Safety

    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
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    Precision Counts When Making a Quilt

    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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  • Quilt Measurements
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    Tips for Determining Quilt Measurements

    Joli Sayasane is here to give you a lesson on the benefits of extra fabric and where to add it when determining your quilt measurements. You will learn how much extra fabric to add to your squares and rectangles, as well as how to go about the various types of triangle pieces. Memorizing these cut…

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  • How to Fussy Cut
    4:41

    How to Fussy Cut

    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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