• 6:31

    While most sewers and quilters use their iron as often as their sewing machines, they don’t often think about the need to clean it. ZJ Humbach shares why this is an important thing to do and shows how to clean your iron. How to Clean Your Iron Carefully ZJ begins by explaining that there are

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  • 6:15

    An applique pressing sheet is a favorite tool of many sewers and quilters. ZJ Humbach shares why an applique pressing sheet is always in her sewing and quilting studio, and explains that there are several ways to use it and shows one of her favorites. Pressing Sheet ZJ begins by showing what the pressing sheet

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  • 5:02

    While most ironing boards that can be purchased at either fabric and craft stores or big box stores are all fairly similar and work well, there are several products that can be used to improve them. ZJ Humbach shows what several of these products are and shares which are her favorites to use and why.

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  • 7:59

    When doing raw edge applique, a common quilt applique technique, one of the trickiest parts can be positioning your applique shapes and then pinning them in place. ZJ Humbach shows you how to eliminate this step by showing how to use fusible interfacing. Fusible Interfacing Fusible interfacing, also known as fusible web, is a lightweight

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  • 13:39

    Foundation paper piecing allows you to piece small pieces and irregular shapes easily, however it requires a new paper template for each block you make. Ashley Hough shows how to use a paperless paper piecing method that allows you to reuse your template several times. Paper Piecing For this paper piecing technique of paperless paper

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  • 12:11

    Foundation paper piecing is a great way to be able to accurately piece quilt blocks that are made up of many small pieces. Ashley Hough shows you how to create a small version of a basic log cabin block using a foundation paper piecing method. Template When foundation paper piecing you will need a foundation.

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  • How to Make Accurate Cuts
    5:27

    When it comes to cutting fabric for quilting, one of the most important things to have is consistently straight lines. Heather Thomas show you how to achieve this whether you measure your fabric using ruler gridlines or cutting mat gridlines. Tools With so many different brands, types and styles of quilting rulers and mats available

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  • Unique Applique Design Technique for Quilting
    14:03

    Making an applique design can be as simple as drawing a design on paper. Ashley Hough shows you how you can take a pencil drawing or simple sketch, enlarge the lines and make it into an applique design that can be used on a fun two piece applique quilt project. Fabric and Design This project

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  • Essential Equipment for your Quilting Bag
    11:40

    These days quilting doesn’t always have to be done at home. And while you may not be taking your quilting camping as ZJ Humbach does, you may be traveling to a class or quilting retreat. See what items you should pack in your bag to ensure you always have everything you need. Essentials When packing

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