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    Log Cabin Quilt Pattern Variations

    Carolyn Beam gives a different variation of how to make log cabin blocks using the log cabin as your center piece, piecing a star as your center piece, and adding squares in the corners of your block. She doesn’t give you step by step instructions, but this video will help spice up your long cabins…

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  • Hand Dyeing Fabric Techniques
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    Hand Dyeing Fabric Techniques

    Heather Thomas explains that dyeing anything that is packaged can usually fit in a cup and can use one or multiple colors, but when it is finished she puts it in a cheap plastic bag. She tells you to immerse the fabric for 10-15 seconds then wring it out. She likes to wait around 6…

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    Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern Ideas & Books

    Using precut quilting fabrics is a great way to save time when it comes to piecing a quilt. In this video, 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…

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  • Create a 3D Bow Tie Quilt Block
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    Create a 3D Bow Tie Quilt Block

    Adding a 3D bow tie quilt block, or a 3D bow block are easy ways to add extra texture and dimension to your next project- Ashley Hough shows you how. 3D Bow Tie Quilt Block The 3D bow tie quilt block is made from five squares of fabric. Ashley explains what size of squares are…

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    Using Fabric Tucks to Create Texture

    Texture is a fun element to add to any quilt, but it is especially fun when it can be added to an art quilt that you don’t have to worry about getting overused or laundered. Heather Thomas shows you how to make several different types of fabric tucks that can be quilted onto a piece…

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  • Unique Quilting Project: Using Fabric to Create Layers
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    Unique Quilting Project: Using Fabric to Create Layers

    The fun thing about a quilting project, especially art quilts, is that almost anything can be added and used as an embellishment or focal point. Heather Thomas shows how to add scissors and other metal bits under the top layer of fabric to create a “mystery” layer of texture. Fabric and Supplies For this quilting…

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    Adding Quilt Texture to a Dimensional Strippy Quilt

    Quilt texture can be added in a variety of different way- from using different fabrics, to folding fabrics to exposing raw edges. Heather Thomas combines several of these techniques to create her quilt texture in this fun strippy dimensional quilt. Fabrics and Preparation For this technique Heather rips all of her fabric strips. The raw…

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  • How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Fabric Value
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    How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Fabric Value

    Heather Thomas provides essential tips for choosing fabrics for your quilts by using fabric value. Understand the importance of fabric value and how it is relative. See how the value of fabric can impact the quality of your finished quilt. Use these helpful tips to choose the right fabric for your beautiful quilts.

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  • Making Scrap Quilts with Torn Bits and Strips
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    Making Scrap Quilts with Torn Bits and Strips

    Heather Thomas talks about using torn bits and scraps of leftover fabric on smaller quilting projects to create fun, unique pieces. She shows several examples of her own work, including a project that she based off of her daughter’s scribbling and a few pieces that contain schlubs, or thread that gets left behind in the…

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