• Creating Your Own Quilt Series
    9:22

    Creating Your Own Quilt Series

    Heather Thomas believes working a series is the best way to really increase your skill set and better understand the mediums you’re working in. She shows you examples of designs that look like they use one color, but really consist of multiple variations from changing the tone and hue. Also, learn about positive and negative…

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  • Get a Grip with Quilting Supplies and Tools
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    Get a Grip with Quilting Supplies and Tools

    Sherri Driver explains how important it is to grasp and hold your quilt firmly when sewing your quilt pieces together. Learn several techniques for relaxing your shoulders and controlling your body. Find out what quilting products and tools work best to help you hold tight to your quilts. Have fun using these tips to get…

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  • 5 Quilting Tips
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    5 Quilting Tips

    Diane Harris teaches you five common quilting tips that everyone should know. The five tips you will learn about involve the length of your stitch, the type of thread you are using, the difference between crosswound and stacked thread, and information about warp and weft threads.

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  • How to Make a Quilt Journal
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    How to Make a Quilt Journal

    Do you like to keep leftover pieces of fabric in remembrance of a quilt you made that you love? Erin Russek is the same way and shows you how to make a journal she made to store them. She recommends using Strathmore visual journals because they have a solid cover. Then take the measurements, put…

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  • Shadow Applique Techniques
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    Shadow Applique Techniques

    Peg Spradlin demonstrates how to combine shadow applique with colorful pieces of fabric and felt that are overlaid by translucent fabric such has batiste, organza, voile, or muslin. First, audition different colors with the translucent fabrics because you may not always get the result you expect. From there learn how to stitch the two fabrics…

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  • Choosing the Right Quilting Thread
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    Choosing the Right Quilting Thread

    Heather Thomas teaches you all about thread while providing helpful tips and techniques for working with thread. Learn the many types of thread available as well as the many brands and weights of thread. Understand the value of thread and add element to your quilts. Find out all you need to know about thread and…

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  • Choosing the Right Sewing Machine Needles
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    The Right Needles for Your Sewing Machine

    Heather Thomas explains in depth the benefits and qualities of each sewing machine needle. These tips and techniques will help you choose the right sewing needle and what needles work well with different thread. Learn the many possibilities associated with specific needles and threads. Use these tips to start sewing more efficiently with different sized…

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  • Iron-On Adhesive Overview
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    Iron-On Adhesive Overview

    Heather Thomas goes into great detail on using iron-on adhesives for your quilts. Find out the many different kinds and styles of iron-on adhesives that are available. Learn what the strengths and or weaknesses are for specific iron-ons as well as which ones are permanent or temporary. Use these helpful tips to add some fun…

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  • Adding Dimension with Cocoons and Silk Carrier Rods
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    Adding Dimension with Cocoons and Silk Carrier Rods

    Heather Thomas adds dimension with an applique of cocoons and silk carrier rods. You will learn how to make roush and gathered flower. Make sure to soak the carrier rods in water to soften the fibers and saracen before using them.

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