• Quilting Techniques: Using Depth in Quilts
    3:41

    Heather Thomas talks to you about adding depth to your art by using different techniques. She explains how to use cool and warm colors together, finding a focal point, and using value instead of color. Make sure to keep your rules of depth in mind, but also pay attention to how you quilt your quilts

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  • Quilting with Textured Fabrics
    2:57

    Heather Thomas talks about why she likes you to use textured fabrics on her quilting projects and shows off a few examples of her quilts that utilize textured fabrics. Some of her favorites are dobby, pineapple silk, linen, flower-embroidered, ruffled, and jacquard.

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  • How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Fabric Value
    2:10

    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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  • How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Accent Color Fabric
    2:33

    Heather Thomas delivers unique tips for choosing fabrics for your quilt with accent colors. Learn how to find something that “Pops” against all the other colors you plan on using for your quilt. See several examples and what accent colors compliment each other. Make a beautiful and colorful quilt by using these helpful tips.

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  • How to Use a Color Wheel For Quilting
    2:42

    Heather Thomas takes you through the different intensities of the color wheel. Find out how to identify colors by their intensity as well as what colors add power or tone. See examples of quilts and learn how to effectively mix color intensities for your own quilts. Use these tips to make unique and beautiful colored

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  • How to Choose a Quilting Fabric
    10:43

    Aurora Sisneros and Kelly Pederson Hanson express important tips and information regarding different quilting fabrics. Find out what the many benefits are for using certain fabrics as well as how the size and sharpness of your sewing needle impacts the durability of your quilt. Learn how to find the grain line in quilting fabrics and

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  • Couching and Sewing Curves
    12:05

    Heather Thomas teaches you the proper technique for adding curvy couched fabric to your quilting projects. She walks you step by step through the whole process, demonstrating the easy-to-learn stitching techniques that you’ll need. By raising the edges of a design, this type of couching will make your pieces really pop!

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  • Quilting with Alternative Fabric
    5:16

    Heather Thomas shows you several examples of quilts that utilize alternative fabrics, or fabrics that you don’t typically consider for quilting, including metals, silks and wools. By varying the fabrics that you use on your quilts, you’ll find that you can create fun pieces that are unique and eye-catching.

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  • Creating Depth with Colorful Quilts
    4:06

    Heather Thomas teaches you how to add depth to your quilts by using what she likes to call visual temperature. The idea is that warm colors tend to come forward, while cool colors recede, and you can play around with the levels of depth in your pieces by experimenting with various placement, sizes and patterns

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