• 6:43

    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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    Understanding the Importance of Fabric Grain in Quilting

    Learn when fabric grain is important. Heather Thomas explains what quilt pieces need to be cut on a straight of grain, what doesn’t and why it matters. Understanding Fabric Grain When it comes to cutting out pieces for your next quilt, there are different fabric grains that the pieces can be cut out on, making…

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  • 2:48

    Using Alternative and Unique Fabrics in Your Quilts

    Quilts don’t have to be made only using quilting cotton, especially if you are making art quilts. Heather Thomas shows you several different alternative fabrics to try out in your next quilt. Silk Heather shows a variety of different silks that can be used as your next quilting fabric. Some of them include silk charmeuse,…

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  • 7:35

    Using Zentangle Patterns in Your Quilt Designs

    Zentangle patterns are very popular to both draw and color, however they can also be very fun to quilt. Kelly Hanson shows you how to use zentangle patterns on your next quilt project and how to build a quilt journal of many different designs. Planning While zentangle patterns are often drawn as a form of…

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  • 16:49

    Using Cheesecloth Fabric to Make a Unique Quilt

    When it comes to making an art quilt, there are no limits as to what kind of fabric to use. Heather Thomas shows how to make a quilt using cheesecloth fabric. What is Cheesecloth Fabric? Cheesecloth fabric is a cotton blend fabric, sometimes called gauze cheesecloth or cotton gauze muslin. It is a fabric with…

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    How to Make a Dozen Layer Frayed Quilt

    Using a fabric that easily frays is a great way to add texture to a quilt along the raw edges of a piece. Heather Thomas shows you how to make a fun frayed quilt using cotton gauze and a quilt as you go technique. Supplies While quilts are commonly made using cotton fabric- cotton gauze…

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  • 27:16

    Using Laminated Cotton to Make Oilcloth Tote Bags

    Learn how to make a quick and easy oilcloth tote bag. Laura Roberts shows you how to make the bag as well as gives you tips for working with oilcloth. Fabric For this project, Laura uses an oilcloth fabric. It is strong, durable and comes in a variety of colors and prints. It is also…

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  • 12:06

    Building Quilt Texture with Fabric Layers

    If you’ve been quilting for a while and are looking to try something new, or are just looking for an alternative to piecing, Heather Thomas has the technique for you. Learn how to add quilt texture by layering and stitching raw edge fabric pieces in various sizes. Quilt Tops When it comes to creating a…

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    Quilt Design: Swapping Fabrics to See What Works

    Picking out fabric and deciding on a design can be the hardest part of quilting. ZJ Humbach gives you tips for how to combine and rearrange different fabrics and quilt design elements to achieve the perfect end result. Fabrics Quilts begin with fabric. ZJ shows how to begin by selecting one fabric you like and…

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