• 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

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  • 4:42

    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

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  • 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

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  • 2:48

    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,

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  • 3:55

    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

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  • 5:41

    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

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  • 7:35

    Zentangle patterns are very popular to both draw and color, however they can also be very fun to quilt. Kelly Hanson shows you how to use zentangle patterns on your next quilt project and how to build a quilt journal of many different designs. Planning While zentangle patterns are often drawn as a form of

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  • 1:34

    If you’ve been quilting for a while you have probably started to get a large enough collection that all of your quilts can not be displayed at the same time. If some of your quilts are being folded and stored, watch this quilting tip to learn how to fold a quilt in a way that

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  • 6:17

    Hand quilting is a great way to add a personal touch to your next quilt, big or small. Learn how to hand quilt as well as get tips for what kinds of thread, needles and thimbles to use. Hand Quilting Many people may shy away from hand quilting because they haven’t done much hand sewing

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