• 4:42

    Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern Ideas & Books

    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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  • 5:08

    Stitch in the Ditch Quilting

    Stitch in the ditch quilting is a type of quilting that allows your fabric and piecing to be the main focus of your quilt. Ashley Hough explains how to make stitch in the ditch quilting easier by using a foot specifically designed for this method. Quilting To do stitch in the ditch quilting you need…

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  • 6:36

    Cutting Corner and Setting Triangles for Diagonal Sets

    When designing and piecing a quilt set on the diagonal you will need to have both setting triangles and corner triangles in your design. Heather Thomas shows you how to measure for and cut both kinds of triangles sharing several different cutting and measuring tips and techniques. Quilt Design and Cutting Triangles To begin with,…

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  • 3:55

    How and Where to Begin Quilting

    When it comes to quilting, figuring out where to start can be both confusing and intimidating. See how to take the worry out of the quilting process with expert tips from Heather Thomas. Plan Ahead Whether you are making your first quilt or you’ve been piecing quilts for years, planning ahead can help eliminate a…

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  • 6:28

    How to Square Up Fabric for Cutting

    Learning how to square up fabric before cutting any pieces for your next quilt is an important lesson. Heather Thomas teaches you how she squares up fabric after it has been pre-washed and gets it ready to be used. Fabric Heather first begins by explaining how she likes to pre-wash her fabric. If you plan…

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  • 5:41

    Seam Allowance for Quilting: All About ¼” Seams

    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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  • 6:58

    Quarter-Inch Seam Allowance

    Consistently stitching an accurate quarter inch seam allowance can be difficult. Heather Thomas shows you a fun tip on how you can use a thick, sticky-backed product on your machine to mark a quarter inch seam allowance and help you stitch it with accuracy and ease. How to Use Heather explains that the key to…

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  • 4:52

    Hidden Slip Stitch for Bindings and Applique

    When sewing a binding by hand or doing any other kind of hand sewing, like hand applique- it is important to use the correct stitch. Heather Thomas shows you how to do a stitch called the hidden slip stitch, which is her preferred stitch for these techniques. Hidden Slip Stitch Tools Heather begins by explaining…

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  • 6:09

    Determining Free Motion Quilting Stitch Length

    How do I know what my free motion quilting stitch length should be? This is a very common question when it comes to free motion quilting. Heather Thomas explains what a good stitch length should be, shows you how to achieve it, and provides some examples of stitch lengths that are too long and too…

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