• 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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  • 4:57

    Cutting your fabric is one of the first steps in making a quilt. ZJ Humbach shares how to make this step quicker and easier by eliminating some of the cutting and buying pre cut quilting fabric. Pre Cut Fabrics ZJ begins by showing some of the more popular and easier to find pre cut quilting

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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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  • 9:39

    Assembling a quilt sandwich is an important part of finishing a quilt. Once a quilt top has been pieced, this is the step of the process that needs to happen before it can be quilted. ZJ Humbach walks you through this process and explains how a quilt sandwich is made. Quilting A quilt sandwich is

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  • 7:23

    Flannel is a popular fabric choice when it comes to making garments, like flannel pajamas, but it is also a great choice when wanting to make nice, warm, snuggly quilts. ZJ Humbach shares tips for quilting with flannel that can make preparing and working with the fabric much easier. Flannel ZJ first shows several examples

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  • 6:23

    Preshrinking cotton fabric prior to cutting and piecing it into a quilt is a commonly debated topic among quilters. While whether to prewash your fabric or not ultimately comes down to personal preference, ZJ Humbach shares her quilter’s guide for prewashing fabric. Cotton Fabric Depending on the cotton fabric you are using for your quilt,

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  • 6:47

    Using invisible thread can be a great way to quilt your quilt when you want the fabric and pieced pattern of the quilt top to be the star of the design, rather than the quilting itself. However, using invisible thread can be more challenging that using regular thread like cotton or polyester. ZJ Humbach shares

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  • 7:59

    While there are many different ways to quilt a quilt, the type of quilting done can be categorized into three main quilting styles. ZJ Humbach shares what these quilting styles are and shows examples of each. Quilting Styles ZJ explains that quilting can be categorized into three main quilting styles- pantograph, free motion and custom.

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  • 6:17

    There are many different types of quilt batting available on the market today, and different quilt batting can give finished quilts very different looks and feels. Ashley Hough shares some of the different types of batting, what their main characteristics are and when to use them. Types of Batting While numerous different types of quilt

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