• Monkey and animal quilt

    A Guide to Quilting Styles and Types

    While there are many different ways to quilt a quilt, the type of quilting done can be categorized into three main quilting styles. ZJ Humbach shares what these quilting styles are and shows examples of each. Quilting Styles ZJ explains that quilting can be categorized into three main quilting styles- pantograph, free motion and custom.…

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  • Quilt batting

    Different Types of Quilt Batting

    There are many different types of quilt batting available on the market today, and different quilt batting can give finished quilts very different looks and feels. Ashley Hough shares some of the different types of batting, what their main characteristics are and when to use them. Types of Batting While numerous different types of quilt…

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  • Thread requirements chart

    How Much Thread Do I Need for My Quilt?

    Whether you are ordering online or simply buying all of your quilting supplies ahead of time at the store, knowing how many yards of thread will be needed for your quilting project is important. Ashley Hough shares some general guidelines for determining how much thread will be needed to complete your next project. Quilt Size…

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  • Woman working on a quilt

    How to Baste a Large Quilt on a Small Table

    Basting a quilt can be difficult to do if you do not have enough table or floor space to lay out the entire quilt. Heather Thomas shows you how to baste a large quilt on a table that is smaller than the quilt by using clamps and only pinning in the areas she plans to…

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  • Quilting undulated lines with circles

    Quilting Undulated Lines with Circles

    Small circles can be fun to quilt, however they can be tedious to do and take lots of time to complete. Heather Thomas shows you how to quilt a combination of undulating lines and small circles that creates a striking look when finished. Undulating Lines Before you start quilting any circles you must first lay…

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  • Free motion quilting with corners

    Free Motion Quilting with Corners

    When it comes to free motion quilting, being in constant motion is the general practice. In this video, learn how to master free motion quilting with corners by learning when and how to stop your hands while quilting. Heather Thomas shows you how. Stitch Outs Before explaining how to do free motion quilting with corners,…

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  • Free Motion Quilting

    Free Motion Quilting

    Free motion quilting is a fast and fun way to finish your quilts! Sherri Driver walks us through free motion quilting and how you can control the size and direction of your stitching design just by moving the quilt with your hands. Start practicing free motion quilting or designing your next quilt today with this…

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  • Whole Cloth Quilt with Shiva Paintsticks

    Whole Cloth Quilt with Shiva Paintsticks

    Heather Thomas introduces a quick and easy technique for machine quilting! To avoid over shadowing, she quilts it “Whole Cloth,” then colors it in afterwards. A simple way to add colors in is by using Shiva Paintsticks. See how black linen shows off the paint well and be inspired by many of her examples!

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  • Quilt Design Ideas for Machine Quilting

    Design Ideas for Machine Quilting

    It’s time to improve your quilting skills with some helpful tips and techniques from Heather Thomas. Learn these two simple quilting practices that are sure to enhance your finished product. See how you can use advanced designs within your blocks, and find out Heather’s special tricks for creating the most unique quilts.

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