• What to Know About Dyeing Fabrics
    8:15

    Heather Thomas loves the idea of making her own color through dyeing fabric that she can use in her own quilts. This process can be just as exciting and rewarding for you after learning the steps on how to do it. See examples and how they’re made, but understand that everybody dyes in a different

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  • How to Rinse Dyed Fabrics using Synthrapol
    19:32

    Heather Thomas tells you that it is essential to rinse dyed fabrics very well. She suggests rinsing the material three times and washing it twice. This is the part where the dye is removed from the fabric and you get the finish you want. Find out how you can use synthrapol to pull the excess

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  • Even More Variations of Log Cabin Quilt Patterns
    10:58

    Carolyn Beam shows you how to add a little something extra to log cabin quilt pattern blocks such as incorporating a star in the logs. Learn how to add your own design to the center blocks as well as the logs. Start by drawing a grid diagram and then follow along until you complete the

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  • log cabin quilt pattern
    7:33

    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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  • Mosaic Quilts & Mosaic Quilt Patterns
    9:08

    Heather Thomas teaches you her unique and easy method for making mosaic quilts. Learn how to create your own mosaics and see several examples of her mosaic quilts. Find out how fun and exciting mosaic quilting can be since this technique allows you to make anything you’d like! Use these tips to start a new

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  • How to Make Dye for Fabric Dyeing
    7:28

    Heather Thomas loves making her own fabric dye for her unique quilt creations, and in this video she shares with you her process for mixing and applying dyes. Follow along as she shows you the tools and materials you’ll need for the dyeing process, and then how to use them to make your own dye

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  • 3:47

    Are you afraid of ripping fabric? Torn or ripped fabric can make a great focal point for your quilts. In this video, Heather Thomas shares some tips for how to rip fabric correctly and ideas for incorporating the strip pieces in your quilt projects. With Heather’s help, you can create gorgeous strip quilts with the

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  • How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Fabric Texture
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    Heather Thomas explains how important fabric texture is for quilts and quilt makers. Learn how to choose fabrics for your quilt by determining the right fabric texture. Understand how visual texture adds visual interest to quilts as well as how to properly add variety to quilts. Use these helpful tips to find the perfect fabric

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  • Hand Dyeing Fabric Techniques
    30:49

    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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