• Quilting Design Elements: Line and Shape
    5:17

    Heather Thomas talks about some important elements of design used in your quilting – lines and shape. Learn about the definition of both along with how the two are used together to make dynamic quilts. You will see gesture lines, fire lines, lightning lines, and curvy lines as well as shapes that are geometric, abstract,

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  • Quilting with Textured Fabrics
    2:57

    Heather Thomas talks about why she likes you to use textured fabrics on her quilting projects and shows off a few examples of her quilts that utilize textured fabrics. Some of her favorites are dobby, pineapple silk, linen, flower-embroidered, ruffled, and jacquard.

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  • How to Choose Quilt Colors
    1:56

    Have you ever gotten ready to start a new quilting project and been unsure of which colors to use? Karen Gillis Taylor teaches you a simple tip for choosing colors for your next quilt. She likes to create and save swatch color palettes in various scales. Learn how to choose quilt colors for your next

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  • Stitch and Flip quilt Tutorial
    14:33

    Diane Harris explains why you want to have the stitch and flip in your box of quilting skills. You will find that this method uses squares and rectangles to end up with triangular shapes without having to cut or sew triangles or sew along a bias edge. Look at multiple examples ranging from a flying

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  • How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Fabric Value
    2:10

    Heather Thomas provides essential tips for choosing fabrics for your quilts by using fabric value. Understand the importance of fabric value and how it is relative. See how the value of fabric can impact the quality of your finished quilt. Use these helpful tips to choose the right fabric for your beautiful quilts.

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  • How to Use a Color Wheel For Quilting
    2:42

    Heather Thomas takes you through the different intensities of the color wheel. Find out how to identify colors by their intensity as well as what colors add power or tone. See examples of quilts and learn how to effectively mix color intensities for your own quilts. Use these tips to make unique and beautiful colored

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  • How to Choose a Quilting Fabric
    10:43

    Aurora Sisneros and Kelly Pederson Hanson express important tips and information regarding different quilting fabrics. Find out what the many benefits are for using certain fabrics as well as how the size and sharpness of your sewing needle impacts the durability of your quilt. Learn how to find the grain line in quilting fabrics and

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  • How to Pin Baste a Quilt
    4:31

    Heather Thomas explains the benefits of using straight pin bastes when quilting. She provides helpful tips and techniques that ensure a great end result for your quilts. See the many examples provided as well as what techniques work best when using certain pins. Take these tips and pin baste your own quilts.

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  • Quilting with Alternative Fabric
    5:16

    Heather Thomas shows you several examples of quilts that utilize alternative fabrics, or fabrics that you don’t typically consider for quilting, including metals, silks and wools. By varying the fabrics that you use on your quilts, you’ll find that you can create fun pieces that are unique and eye-catching.

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