• Applique Designs for the holiday season
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    Applique Designs for the Holiday Season

    Do you need some ideas for fast and easy Christmas gifts for your loved ones this year? Kelly Hanson shows us some applique that can be used to create beautiful holiday quilting projects. Watch this video and learn how to create these fun gifts today – including wall hangings, hand towels, and more! Related Article:…

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    How to Use Printed Quilt Labels

    More quilters today are starting to place labels on the back of their quilts. These labels can help us to keep track of when a quilt was given, why it was given, and who it was given to. Kelly Hanson demonstrates how to make a quilt label, and how to prepare these labels for your…

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  • Quilting Design Elements: Line and Shape
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    Quilting Design Elements: Line and Shape

    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
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    Quilting with Textured Fabrics

    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
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    How to Choose Quilt Colors

    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
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    Stitch and Flip Quilt Tutorial

    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 Use a Color Wheel For Quilting
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    How to Use a Color Wheel For Quilting

    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
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    How to Choose a Quilting Fabric

    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
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    How to Pin Baste a Quilt

    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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