• nqc-012109f_k3840u_c-correcting-tension-issues-on-your-machine-for-free-motion
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    Sewing machine tension can be frustrating to deal with because it can determine how good or bad your stitching looks. While you may have your tension set correctly for piecing and sewing, you may find that you need to make adjustments when switching to free motion quilting. Heather Thomas shows you how to adjust your… Read more »

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  • NQC 012116f_K3847U_c Where Do I Start Quilting My Quilt
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    Learning how to start a quilt, especially when it comes to quilting, can be both difficult and intimidating. See how to take the fear out of quilting with expert tips from Heather Thomas. Plan Ahead Whether you are making your first quilt, or maybe you’ve been piecing quilts for years and have finally decided to… Read more »

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  • quilt backing tips
    18:48

    A quilt backing is usually one of the last things quilters think about when planning out a project. Rather the fabric, pattern and quilting motif or design comes first. ZJ Humbach explains why it is important to think about a quilt backing from the very beginning. Planning Whether you plan to quilt a quilt yourself… Read more »

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  • NQC 011723f_K3829U_c Coats and Clark
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    Hand quilting is a great way to add a personal touch to your next quilt, big or small. Learn how to hand quilt as well as get tips for what kinds of thread, needles and thimbles to use. Hand Quilting Many people may shy away from hand quilting because they haven’t done much hand sewing… Read more »

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  • Free Motion Quilting: Using Swirls and Wavy Lines
    4:41

    In this video, Heather Thomas demonstrates how you can add a fun, contemporary twist to your quilt borders. You will learn how to create a design of a curvy center row of swirls banked by a grouping of wavy lines using a free motion technique.

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  • Free Motion Quilting: Using Circles and Squares
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    In this video, Heather Thomas teaches you how to add graphic appeal to your quilts with fabulous concentric squares flanked by rows of easy circles. Follow along with Heather as she walks you through this fun free motion border technique.

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  • Free Motion Quilting: Making Flower Designs
    8:05

    In this video, you will learn how to fill your quilt borders with a glorious garden as you stitch all-over flowers with an echo fill. Heather Thomas demonstrates this free motion technique and offers some creative design ideas for your own quilt borders.

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  • Free Motion Quilting: Creating Fun Borders
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    In this video, Heather Thomas teaches you a fun way to spice up your quilt borders with some free motion quilting. She teaches you how to stitch some simple leaf designs in your borders, and then how to fill them with a bevy of fabulous fill motifs as you explore the play of curvy and… Read more »

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  • Quilt Designs with Multiple Colors
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    Heather Thomas discusses the art of adding color and decorative stitching to the surface of your quilts in this video. Heather teaches you how to choose which thread color is right for your quilting project, and shows several examples of art quilting pieces that she has done. Learn how to create beautiful quilt designs with multiple… Read more »

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