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    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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    Free motion quilting is a great skill to add to your quilting abilities. Heather Thomas shares three great free motion quilting tips that are a must to know- including how to knot off at the beginning and end of a line of stitching, how to travel between areas of quilting without having to cut your

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    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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    How much of each color of fabric is needed to complete a design is generally given when you are working off of a purchased pattern. However, when designing your own quilt it can be difficult to know how much you will need. Heather Thomas shows you how to do basic fabric calculations to determine how

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  • NQC 013813f_K3874U_c Designing Basic Paper Pieced Blocks PREMIUM
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    Paper piecing can be an easier way to piece quilt block designs with small pieces or long tricky angles. Heather Thomas explains how to recognize quilt blocks that can be paper pieced and shows you how to create your own paper piecing pattern. Block Makeup and Design Before you can design a paper piecing pattern

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  • NQC 013812f_K3873U_c Perfect Hand Stitch for Bindings & Applique FREE
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    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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  • NQC 013810f_K3871U_c Re-Sizing Blocks with Cutting Instructions PREMIUM
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    Understanding how a quilt block is made is one of the first important steps in knowing how to resize a block. Heather Thomas teaches you how to determine the base makeup of a block and then how to resize it. Block Design Many quilt block designs, from pinwheels to friendship stars and more, are either

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  • NQC 013809f_K3870U_c Stitch Length For Free Motion Quilting FREE
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    How do I know what my free motion quilting stitch length should be- 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 as well as shows examples of stitch lengths that are too long and too

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  • NQC 013807f_K3868U_c Motif vs. Fills – What’s the Difference PREMIUM
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    Motifs and fill are both common words used in the quilting world today. Heather Thomas teaches you what each one means, how they are different from one another, when and where they should be used and shows examples of each. Motifs Simply stated, a motif is a ‘thing’- a leaf, a flower or a star

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