• 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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  • How to Choose Quilt Colors
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    How to Choose Quilt Colors

    Have you ever gotten ready to start a new quilting project and been unsure of which colors to use? Karen Gillis Taylor teaches you a simple tip for choosing colors for your next quilt. She likes to create and save swatch color palettes in various scales. Learn how to choose quilt colors for your next…

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  • How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Accent Color Fabric
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    How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Accent Color Fabric

    Heather Thomas delivers unique tips for choosing fabrics for your quilt with accent colors. Learn how to find something that “Pops” against all the other colors you plan on using for your quilt. See several examples and what accent colors compliment each other. Make a beautiful and colorful quilt by using these helpful tips.

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  • How to Use a Color Wheel For Quilting
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    How to Use a Color Wheel For Quilting

    Heather Thomas takes you through the different intensities of the color wheel. Find out how to identify colors by their intensity as well as what colors add power or tone. See examples of quilts and learn how to effectively mix color intensities for your own quilts. Use these tips to make unique and beautiful colored…

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  • How to Choose a Quilting Fabric
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    How to Choose a Quilting Fabric

    Aurora Sisneros and Kelly Pederson Hanson express important tips and information regarding different quilting fabrics. Find out what the many benefits are for using certain fabrics as well as how the size and sharpness of your sewing needle impacts the durability of your quilt. Learn how to find the grain line in quilting fabrics and…

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  • Cut Work with Lutradur
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    Cut Work with Lutradur

    Heather Thomas teaches you how to use lutradur to add texture, layers and interest to your quilting projects. By heating the lutradur with a heat gun, the material laces and then melts in certain places to reveal your base fabric below. You can create a really unique, aged-looking design with a few quick steps.

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  • Couching and Sewing Curves
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    Couching and Sewing Curves

    Heather Thomas teaches you the proper technique for adding curvy couched fabric to your quilting projects. She walks you step by step through the whole process, demonstrating the easy-to-learn stitching techniques that you’ll need. By raising the edges of a design, this type of couching will make your pieces really pop!

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  • Quilting with Alternative Fabric
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    Quilting with Alternative Fabric

    Heather Thomas shows you several examples of quilts that utilize alternative fabrics, or fabrics that you don’t typically consider for quilting, including metals, silks and wools. By varying the fabrics that you use on your quilts, you’ll find that you can create fun pieces that are unique and eye-catching.

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