• How to Gather Fabric
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    Learn how to gather fabric by hand to create a fun textured surface for your next quilt- Heather Thomas shows you how. Supplies and Preparation For this technique all you need is your desired fabric, embroidery floss and non-woven, fusible interfacing. Heather explains that she likes to use embroidery floss in a contrasting color to… Read more »

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  • Rust Dyeing Fabric
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    Dying fabric is a fun way to create one-of-a-kind colors and prints. Heather Thomas shows you how to dye fabrics in a rather unconventional way using a method called rust dyeing fabric. Supplies For this rust dyeing fabric technique all you need is fabric, water, vinegar, metal and baking soda. Heather explains how to begin… Read more »

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    When it comes to creating an art quilt, whether you are adding embroidery or other embellishments, painting on a quilt or quilting with old blankets or other fun fabric alternatives- anything goes! Heather Thomas shows you a fun way to incorporate teabag paper, along with fabric, into your next quilt. Teabags used in Quilting Teabags… Read more »

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    When it comes to buying fabric there are many options. You can purchase any length of fabric you want from off a bolt or you can buy pre cut pieces or bundles of fabric. One of the more popular pre-cut pieces of fabric available today is a fat quarter. ZJ Humbach teaches you what is… Read more »

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    Using precut quilting fabrics is a great way to save time when it comes to piecing a quilt. ZJ Humbach shares several great jelly roll quilt pattern ideas, as well as quilt ideas that incorporate other precut fabrics. Jelly Roll Before you can plan a jelly roll quilt pattern you need to know what a… Read more »

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    Learn a fun new idea for a kids quilt, creating a peek-a-boo effect by adding finished edged frames- Heather Thomas shows you how. Create Rounded Quilt Frames For this kids quilt idea, Heather explains how to create rounded frames with finished edges so the quilt can be washed. She demonstrates how to layer two pieces… Read more »

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  • NQC 012113f_K3844U_c How Important is Fabric Grain
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    Learn when fabric grain is important. Heather Thomas explains what quilt pieces need to be cut on a straight of grain, what doesn’t and why it matters. Understanding Fabric Grain When it comes to cutting out pieces for your next quilt, there are different fabric grains that the pieces can be cut out on, making… Read more »

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  • NQC 012112f_K3843U_c Alternative Fabrics for Quiltmaking
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    Quilts don’t have to be made only using quilting cotton, especially if you are making art quilts. Heather Thomas shows you several different alternative fabrics to try out in your next quilt. Silk Heather shows a variety of different silks that can be used as your next quilting fabric. Some of them include silk charmeuse,… Read more »

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  • NQC 011721f_K3827U_c Zentangle
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    Zentangle patterns are very popular to both draw and color, however they can also be very fun to quilt. Kelly Hanson shows you how to use zentangle patterns on your next quilt project and how to build a quilt journal of many different designs. Planning While zentangle patterns are often drawn as a form of… Read more »

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