• Cleaning a sewing machine
    8:52

    How to Clean Your Sewing Machine

    Purchasing a sewing machine can be a wonderful investment. As with all tools it is wise to learn about sewing machine cleaning. Whether you sew daily or once a month we have valuable suggestions on where and how to remove the lint and threads that can be hiding near the bobbin area of your machine.…

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  • Two half square triangles and a seam ruler
    2:21

    Violet Craft Seam Roller

    A quilting seam roller can be a quick and easy alternative to an iron when assembling units, especially if your quilting setup doesn’t allow for an iron easily within reach. Kelly Ashton shows you how to use one and explains which one is her favorite and why. Quilting Seam Roller Kelly begins by explaining when…

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  • types of rotary cutters laid out on mat
    6:27

    Rotary Cutters

    Rotary cutters are one of the most commonly used tools when it comes to quilting. While many quilters have their favorite size, style, or even brand of rotary cutter, we’ll go over some of the various types of rotary cutters and see some of the different blade sizes and types that can be used with…

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  • Removing stitches
    7:32

    Best Methods for Removing Stitches

    When it comes to sewing and quilting, stitching mistakes can happen, especially ones where the only fix is to rip out the stitching. ZJ Humbach shares a few ways to remove stitches, including showing how to remove stitches without a seam ripper, and a way that she considers the best way to remove stitches, which…

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  • image of a person using a small pressing tool iron
    6:41

    Pressing Tools on the Go

    No matter what step of the sewing or quilting process you are on – pressing is an important aspect of that. Whether you are someone who likes to take your quilting on the road, to something like a quilting retreat, or are just looking for smaller, convenient ways to press in your sewing room, ZJ…

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  • Colorful diamond quilt
    20:21

    Tri-Recs Rulers

    Tri-Recs rulers are specialty rulers that can be used together or separately to turn elongated triangles into various blocks. Colleen Tauke shows you what they are and explains step-by-step how to use them to make several block variations. Tri-Recs Rulers Colleen begins by showing the rulers and explaining how they can be used. While most…

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  • Pressing cloth
    5:15

    Favorite Tool: Pressing Cloth

    There are many tools that are recommended by different quilters these days, and while some are well-known like rotary cutters and rulers, some aren’t quite as obvious. ZJ Humbach explains why a pressing cloth is one of her favorite tools, and demonstrates how to use it. Pressing Cloth A pressing cloth, simply put, is a…

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  • Four basic quilting tools
    10:15

    Four Basic Quilting Tips

    Accuracy and consistency are important when piecing quilt blocks and assembling a quilt top. Learn several quilting tips and see different quilting supplies and tools that Toby Lischko recommends using that can help improve your piecing. Quilting Tips and Tools Toby begins by talking about one of the basic tools that most quilters have- the…

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  • Stilleto tool
    4:48

    Favorite Tool: The Stiletto Tool

    A sewing stiletto tool can be the extra hand you need when trying to keep fabric layers feeding evenly through your machine- ZJ Humbach shows you how to use one. Sewing Stiletto — ZJ begins by showing what a sewing stiletto looks like and explains some of its features. Components: Sharp Pointed Tip The main…

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