• How to Make Fabric Beads Using Lutradur
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    How to Make Fabric Beads Using Lutradur

    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
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    Rattail Quilt Binding Techniques

    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
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    Interaction of Color with Quilt Fabrics

    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
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    How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Fabric Texture

    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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  • Using Fabric Fray in Your Quilt Design
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    Using Fabric Fray in Your Quilt Design

    Heather Thomas provides helpful tips on how to utilize the fray in fabrics when making your quilt. Learn what fabrics fray better than others and see the many unique ways of incorporating fray into your pieces. Use these tips to add texture to your quilts.

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  • Quilting Techniques: Using Depth in Quilts
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    Quilting Techniques: Using Depth in Quilts

    Heather Thomas talks to you about adding depth to your art by using different techniques. She explains how to use cool and warm colors together, finding a focal point, and using value instead of color. Make sure to keep your rules of depth in mind, but also pay attention to how you quilt your quilts…

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  • Leaf Pounding on Fabric
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    Leaf Pounding on Fabric

    Sometimes it is fun to step outside the box and try a new and unique quilting project! Quilter Gigi Khalsa shows us how we can use leaves to create our own fabric. Watch and learn how to pound leaves onto light colored fabric and get started on your next project today with this fun quilting…

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  • Quilting Design Elements: Line and Shape
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    Quilting Design Elements: Line and Shape

    Heather Thomas talks about some important elements of design used in your quilting – lines and shape. Learn about the definition of both along with how the two are used together to make dynamic quilts. You will see gesture lines, fire lines, lightning lines, and curvy lines as well as shapes that are geometric, abstract,…

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  • Quilting with Textured Fabrics
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    Quilting with Textured Fabrics

    Heather Thomas talks about why she likes you to use textured fabrics on her quilting projects and shows off a few examples of her quilts that utilize textured fabrics. Some of her favorites are dobby, pineapple silk, linen, flower-embroidered, ruffled, and jacquard.

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