• 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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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    Painting and dying fabric to make an art quilt can be fun, exciting and messy. Heather Thomas shows you how to use the paper towels you may be using to clean up art messes and turn them into paper towel quilts. Paper Towels as Art? When it comes to using paper towels to create a… Read more »

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    Many people consider themselves multi-crafters in that they like doing more than one type of craft. In this video, learn how to quilt a beaded pendant and combine the arts of quilting and jewelry making- Heather Thomas shows you how. Fabrics Great for Making Jewelry For this fun beaded pendant you don’t need very large… Read more »

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    When creating a quilt, sometimes the piecing is the main focal point and sometimes it is the quilting. In this fun watercolor quilt technique, Heather Thomas shows you how to paint a fabric background and then quilt a design over the whole piece. Tools for Watercolor Quilts To create a watercolor quilt you need fabric… Read more »

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    A scrappy scarf is not only a great way to use up small leftover pieces of fabric, but it makes for a great accessory too. Heather Thomas shows you how to make a scrappy scarf by stitching together layers of fabric bits sandwiched between stabilizer. Fabric for a Scrappy Scarf For this project Heather uses… Read more »

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