• Create a 3D Bow Tie Quilt Block
    16:05

    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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  • 11:35

    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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    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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  • 18:05

    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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    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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    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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  • Choosing Between Black and White Quilt Backgrounds
    3:12

    Heather Thomas demonstrates how to efficiently determine what color you want your quilt background to be. Find out how important that negative space is for your finished quilt. See what happens when you use black or white with certain colors. Use these tips to best choose the background color that will behave the way you…

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  • How to Make Fringe For Quilts
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    Heather Thomas provides fun and new techniques for adding fringe to your quilts. See how artsy fringe can embellish your quilts and add visual interest to them. Learn how to make your own fringe with your sewing machine as well as how to properly stitch the fringe into the quilts. Find out how artsy you…

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  • How to Make a Batik Quilt
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    Heather Thomas gives you instructions on making your own batiks. They are usually manufactured in Indonesia and this method is very similar. Get special tips from Heather about fine subtleties to the technique such as avoiding resisting to much or too little.

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