• How to Make Dye for Fabric Dyeing
    7:28

    Heather Thomas loves making her own fabric dye for her unique quilt creations, and in this video she shares with you her process for mixing and applying dyes. Follow along as she shows you the tools and materials you’ll need for the dyeing process, and then how to use them to make your own dye…

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  • Lutradur Lace
    3:00

    Heather Thomas talks about why so many quilters nowadays love using a material called lutradur on their quilting projects. This thin fabric that is typically used underneath mattresses is perfect for adding texture to a quilt. Heather demonstrates the lacing process, which is essentially burning away some of the material to make it look more…

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  • 3:47

    Are you afraid of ripping fabric? Torn or ripped fabric can make a great focal point for your quilts. In this video, Heather Thomas shares some tips for how to rip fabric correctly and ideas for incorporating the strip pieces in your quilt projects. With Heather’s help, you can create gorgeous strip quilts with the…

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  • Quilt Color Techniques: Luminosity
    3:33

    Heather Thomas explains that making a quilt with luminosity in mind will really make your quilt glow. See how to do this by using very dark colors accompanied by light areas. You will find a few tips like adding beads and different stitching to make your work even more dramatic.

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  • Using Lutradur for Painting, Melting, and Printing
    14:40

    Heather Thomas talks about a hot new product called lutradur that can be used for painting, melting, and printing. There are two different types – 70 g and 100 g – to use depending on your project. This video will show you an example of multiple ways you can use either weight lutrador for your…

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  • How to Make Fabric Beads Using Lutradur
    3:59

    Heather Thomas teaches you how to make free lace fabric beads for your next quilting project using lutradur. The melted fabric can add a unique textural component to your piece. All you’ll need for this little technique are a dowel rod, lutradur, stitching, and a heat gun.

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  • Rattail Quilt Binding Techniques
    6:45

    Heather Thomas teaches you how to utilize a unique quilting technique for finishing the edge of your quilt called rattail finishing. She walks you step by step through the process, demonstrating with nimble fingers a rattail edging around a corner. The hand stitching is easy to do, and it will look great on your completed…

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  • Interaction of Color with Quilt Fabrics
    6:57

    Heather Thomas presents helpful techniques for determining what color fabrics to use when making your quilts. Learn how colors interact with each other and how to ensure the colors “make” your quilt rather than “break” your quilt. Find out how to utilize different colored shapes and fabrics without creating visual chaos. See what color interactions…

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  • How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Fabric Texture
    3:01

    Heather Thomas explains how important fabric texture is for quilts and quilt makers. Learn how to choose fabrics for your quilt by determining the right fabric texture. Understand how visual texture adds visual interest to quilts as well as how to properly add variety to quilts. Use these helpful tips to find the perfect fabric…

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