• Choosing Between Black and White Quilt Backgrounds
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    Choosing Between Black and White Quilt Backgrounds

    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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    How to Make Fringe For Quilts

    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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    How to Make a Batik Quilt

    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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  • How to Gather Fabric
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    How to Gather Fabric to Create Texture

    Learn how to gather fabric by hand to create a fun textured surface for your next quilt- Heather Thomas shows you how. Supplies and Preparation For this technique all you need is your desired fabric, embroidery floss and non-woven, fusible interfacing. Heather explains that she likes to use embroidery floss in a contrasting color to…

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  • Rust Dyeing Fabric
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    Rust Dyeing Fabric for Color and Texture

    Dying fabric is a fun way to create one-of-a-kind colors and prints. Heather Thomas shows you how to dye fabrics in a rather unconventional way using a method called rust dyeing fabric. Supplies For this rust dyeing fabric technique all you need is fabric, water, vinegar, metal and baking soda. Heather explains how to begin…

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  • abstract quilt
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    Printing Your Own Abstract Quilt Block Fabric

    Modern art is very popular in today‚Äôs culture. Learn how to bring that art into your next quilt by creating abstract quilt blocks. Heather Thomas shows you how quick and easy it can be to make several small blocks or even one larger piece of abstract fabric. Fabric For this video Heather uses white fabric…

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  • 11:39

    Using Teabag Paper in Quilts for a Rustic Look

    When it comes to creating an art quilt, whether you are adding embroidery or other embellishments, painting on a quilt or quilting with old blankets or other fun fabric alternatives- anything goes! Heather Thomas shows you a fun way to incorporate teabag paper, along with fabric, into your next quilt. Teabags used in Quilting Teabags…

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    What is a Fat Quarter vs. a Quarter Yard of Fabric?

    When it comes to buying fabric there are many options. You can purchase any length of fabric you want from off a bolt or you can buy pre cut pieces or bundles of fabric. One of the more popular pre-cut pieces of fabric available today is a fat quarter. ZJ Humbach teaches you what is…

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    Make an Artsy Peek-a-Boo Kids Quilt

    Learn a fun new idea for a kids quilt, creating a peek-a-boo effect by adding finished edged frames- Heather Thomas shows you how. Create Rounded Quilt Frames For this kids quilt idea, Heather explains how to create rounded frames with finished edges so the quilt can be washed. She demonstrates how to layer two pieces…

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