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    Stitch in the Ditch Quilting

    Stitch in the ditch quilting is a type of quilting that allows your fabric and piecing to be the main focus of your quilt. Ashley Hough explains how to make stitch in the ditch quilting easier by using a foot specifically designed for this method. Quilting To do stitch in the ditch quilting you need…

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    Machine Quilting Tips and Techniques

    Knowing where to start when learning how to machine quilt can be a challenge. In this video, ZJ Humbach shares several different machine quilting tips to get you started and help you get a handle on some of the basic machine quilting movements. Quilting Before sharing her machine quilting tips, ZJ explains why learning how…

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    Free Motion Quilting Tips and Techniques

    Free motion quilting is a great skill to add to your quilting abilities. Heather Thomas shares three great free motion quilting tips that you should know, including how to knot off at the beginning and end of a line of stitching, how to travel between areas of quilting without having to cut your thread, and…

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    How and Where to Begin Quilting

    When it comes to quilting, figuring out where to start can be both confusing and intimidating. See how to take the worry out of the quilting process with expert tips from Heather Thomas. Plan Ahead Whether you are making your first quilt or you’ve been piecing quilts for years, planning ahead can help eliminate a…

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    Quilt Backing Tips for Reversible Quilts

    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…

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    Determining Free Motion Quilting Stitch Length

    How do I know what my free motion quilting stitch length should be? This is a very common question when it comes to free motion quilting. Heather Thomas explains what a good stitch length should be, shows you how to achieve it, and provides some examples of stitch lengths that are too long and too…

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    Quilting Motifs vs. Fills – What’s the Difference?

    Motifs and fill are both common words used in the quilting world today. Heather Thomas teaches you what each one means, how they are different from one another, when and where they should be used and shows examples of each. Motifs Simply stated, a motif is a ‘thing’- a leaf, a flower or a star…

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    Best Supplies for Learning How to Hand Quilt

    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…

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    How to Write on Your Quilt with Free Motion Quilting

    Free motion quilting is not only a great way to quilt your quilt but it can be a fun way to add a word, sentiment or signature to your next project. Ashley Hough shares some fun free motion quilting tips on how to practice ‘writing’ on your quilts. Related Video: Basic Hand Quilting Techniques Free…

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