• 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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  • 17:39

    Learn how to dress up a vintage storage tin with miniature art quilts. Heather Thomas shows you how to turn the tin into a beautiful jewelry box or a fun little art piece. Tins For this project Heather shows how you can use any size of vintage storage tin that you find. She shows an

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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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  • 12:38

    Quilts don’t always have to include batting, especially when it comes to an art quilt. Heather Thomas explains how a quilt can be simply two layers of fabric stitched or quilted together, and in this case the fabric is stamped leather. Stamping For this quilting project Heather shows how to create a piece of stamped

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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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  • 17:12

    Learn how to make a lightweight scarf from cotton gauze fabric embellished with Sashiko stitching, patches and beads- Heather Thomas shows you how. Sashiko Stitching Sashiko stitching is a type of decorative stitching that originated in Japan. It is generally used to reinforce seams or repair wear and tear. It is a running stitch that

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  • 6:54

    Gilding is a fun method that can be used to add extra visual interest to piece and also be used to create a fun quilt edging. Heather Thomas shows you how to incorporate this technique into your next project. Embellish At some point it happens to all quilters- you finish a project and it isn’t

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  • 41:40

    Learn traditional paper piecing techniques and see how a complete block goes together – Heather Thomas shows you how with a fun, decorative leaf design. Block Designs When it comes to putting together a paper pieced block, it is important to understand how the block is designed before you attempt to stitch it. Heather explains

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  • frayed quilt
    10:12

    Using a fabric that easily frays is a great way to add texture to a quilt along the raw edges of a piece. Heather Thomas shows you how to make a fun frayed quilt using cotton gauze and a quilt as you go technique. Supplies While quilts are commonly made using cotton fabric- cotton gauze

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