• 7:53

    Painting and dying fabric to make an art quilt can be fun, exciting and messy. Heather Thomas shows you how to use the paper towels you may be using to clean up art messes and turn them into paper towel quilts. Paper Towels as Art? When it comes to using paper towels to create a

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 11:39

    When it comes to creating an art quilt, whether you are adding embroidery or other embellishments, painting on a quilt or quilting with old blankets or other fun fabric alternatives- anything goes! Heather Thomas shows you a fun way to incorporate teabag paper, along with fabric, into your next quilt. Teabags used in Quilting Teabags

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 12:38

    Quilts don’t always have to include batting, especially when it comes to an art quilt. Heather Thomas explains how a quilt can be simply two layers of fabric stitched or quilted together, and in this case the fabric is stamped leather. Stamping For this quilting project Heather shows how to create a piece of stamped

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 16:49

    When it comes to making an art quilt, there are no limits as to what kind of fabric to use. Heather Thomas shows how to make a quilt using cheesecloth fabric. What is Cheesecloth Fabric? Cheesecloth fabric is a cotton blend fabric, sometimes called gauze cheesecloth or cotton gauze muslin. It is a fabric with

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 0:00

    Machine quilting is a popular method for adding intricate quilting designs whether you are working on a small art quilt or making a king size quilt for a bed. Heather Thomas shows how quilting triangles and other angled designs can add energy and balance to a piece. Negative Space Most quilt designs, no matter how

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 6:08

    Contrasting colors can help add additional design elements to a quilt. Heather Thomas shows you how to add contrasting thread to a quilt in ways that complement the overall design. Quilting Colors When it comes to quilting, more often than not, the thread color used will match the main background color of a quilt. This

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 15:08

    If you’ve been quilting for a long time and have found yourself with more full size quilts than you know what to do with and you’re ready to tackle a smaller quilt-Heather Thomas has a great project idea. She shows you how to showcase small quilts by building your own frame from wire. Wire Frame

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 6:12

    Heather Thomas shows you how she looks to other artists for inspiration. She discusses how modern quilters can go beyond the quilting genre and explore painters and even sculptors for new ideas. She showcases three art quilt examples that were inspired by some of her favorite artists. Going to museums or reviewing art books from

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • Art Quilts
    11:31

    Heather Thomas shares a creative idea for creating art quilts with block print focal points. Learn how to carve a printing block or stamp using linoleum and carving tools. Then create an image, print it on fabric, layer it up, and add stitches. When done, stand back and admire your handiwork!

    Watch Now >>