• Piecing Together Quilt Batting
    2:50

    After a quilt has been layered and quilted, most times there will be some excess quilt batting that needs to be trimmed away from around the edges. Rather than throwing away all of your smaller scrap sizes of batting, save them and learn how quick and easy it can be to piece together small pieces… Read more »

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  • nqc-012109f_k3840u_c-correcting-tension-issues-on-your-machine-for-free-motion
    8:32

    Sewing machine tension can be frustrating to deal with because it can determine how good or bad your stitching looks. While you may have your tension set correctly for piecing and sewing, you may find that you need to make adjustments when switching to free motion quilting. Heather Thomas shows you how to adjust your… Read more »

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  • nqc-1-4-or-fat-quarter-free
    4:19

    When it comes to buying fabric there are many options. You can purchase any length of fabric you want from off a bolt or you can buy pre cut pieces or bundles of fabric. One of the more popular pre-cut pieces of fabric available today is a fat quarter. ZJ Humbach teaches you what is… Read more »

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  • nqc-012118f_k3849u_c-understanding-quilt-rulers
    6:26

    Quilting rulers come in all different sizes and shapes. Heather Thomas will teach you how to use them properly by explaining what all of the different hash lines on them are for as well as the diagonal lines. Long Rulers One of the common types of quilting rulers is the long ruler. Previously, they were… Read more »

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  • nqc-favorite-jelly-roll-books
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    Using precut quilting fabrics is a great way to save time when it comes to piecing a quilt. In this video, ZJ Humbach shares several great jelly roll quilt pattern ideas, as well as quilt ideas that incorporate other precut fabrics. Jelly Roll Before you can plan a jelly roll quilt pattern you need to… Read more »

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  • NQC 012113f_K3844U_c How Important is Fabric Grain
    3:55

    Learn when fabric grain is important. Heather Thomas explains what quilt pieces need to be cut on a straight of grain, what doesn’t and why it matters. Understanding Fabric Grain When it comes to cutting out pieces for your next quilt, there are different fabric grains that the pieces can be cut out on, making… Read more »

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  • NQC 012112f_K3843U_c Alternative Fabrics for Quiltmaking
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    Quilts don’t have to be made only using quilting cotton, especially if you are making art quilts. Heather Thomas shows you several different alternative fabrics to try out in your next quilt. Silk Heather shows a variety of different silks that can be used as your next quilting fabric. Some of them include silk charmeuse,… Read more »

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  • NQC 012116f_K3847U_c Where Do I Start Quilting My Quilt
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    Learning how to start a quilt, especially when it comes to quilting, can be both difficult and intimidating. See how to take the fear out of quilting with expert tips from Heather Thomas. Plan Ahead Whether you are making your first quilt, or maybe you’ve been piecing quilts for years and have finally decided to… Read more »

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  • NQC 012111f_K3842U_c All About .25 Inch Seams
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    When it comes to quilting, almost all patterns are written using a ¼” seam allowance. If you come from a garment sewing background and are used to a ⅝” seam allowance this can seem small, but Heather Thomas explains why the ¼” seam allowance is used. Quarter Inch When piecing a quilt there is no… Read more »

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