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    Machine quilting is a popular method for adding intricate quilting designs whether you are working on a small art quilt or making a king size quilt for a bed. Heather Thomas shows how quilting triangles and other angled designs can add energy and balance to a piece. Negative Space Most quilt designs, no matter how

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    Contrasting colors can help add additional design elements to a quilt. Heather Thomas shows you how to add contrasting thread to a quilt in ways that complement the overall design. Quilting Colors When it comes to quilting, more often than not, the thread color used will match the main background color of a quilt. This

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    Heather Thomas shows you how she looks to other artists for inspiration. She discusses how modern quilters can go beyond the quilting genre and explore painters and even sculptors for new ideas. She showcases three art quilt examples that were inspired by some of her favorite artists. Going to museums or reviewing art books from

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  • How to Fussy Cut Fabric
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    When people think of making a mini quilt they often think of using fabrics that have small prints. This makes sense given that mini quilts start with very small pieces to make small blocks, which then get assembled into quilts less than 24” in length and width. However, Laura Roberts will show you that isn’t

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  • Art Quilts
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    Heather Thomas shares a creative idea for creating art quilts with block print focal points. Learn how to carve a printing block or stamp using linoleum and carving tools. Then create an image, print it on fabric, layer it up, and add stitches. When done, stand back and admire your handiwork!

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    Dyeing Fabric Next time you’re thinking about hand dyeing your quilting fabric, head to the kitchen to raid your pantry for dyeing supplies! In this video Heather Thomas shares the steps for using coffee and tea to dye your fabric, and shows several examples of dyed fabric swatches using various flavors and types of coffee

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  • 4:28

    In this video, Heather Thomas shares some creative ideas for how you can incorporate beautiful silk cocoon cherry blossoms to enhance your quilt designs. Heather shows you how to use hand-dyed silk cocoons to create these delicate, life-like blooms. This technique is very simple, requiring no hand work as it’s all done by machine. You’ll

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  • Adding Found Objects to Your Quilt Designs
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    Looking to add some texture and dimension to your art quilts? Heather Thomas shares a creative idea for adding found objects like stones and shells to your quilt designs. She also demonstrates a simple thread wrapping technique that you can use to decoratively hand stitch the objects to your quilt.

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  • Creative Quilt Design: Bobbin Drawing
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    Heather Thomas shares even more creative quilt designs in this quilting video. With Heather’s help, you will learn how to stitch with heavy decorative threads in your bobbin. This technique is easier than couching with no pesky zig-zag stitch on the back of your quilt.

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