• 19:12

    Binding Corners

    The last step in creating a quilt is the quilt binding. That also includes making the binding corners and that is an area many quilters find challenging. Join Colleen Tauke as she provides step by step tips and tricks for making those corners as beautiful as the patchwork it surrounds. Preparing the binding strips, but…

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  • 8:54

    Pressing Quilt Blocks

    The ultimate goal in patchwork and quilting is to create a “flat” product with parallel outer edges. There are, of course, exceptions to this rule when making art quilts and table runners with unusual angled edges. That being said, there are a few places that can cause distortion, when pressing blocks and pressing seams within…

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  • 16:47

    Triangles with Foundation Paper

    The most common unit used in patchwork is the half-square triangle. Making them by joining two triangles is tedious, making them two at a time is an improvement. But, how about cutting either strips or rectangles and stitching 10 or 20 in a matter of minutes, making multiple half-square triangles? Your instructor, Colleen Tauke will…

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  • 17:19

    Square Within a Square Blocks

    In the craft of quilting, we are challenged to make a variety of geometric shapes. Once we begin to create those interesting designs, there are times when the math becomes “interesting” and doesn’t always fit into the easy-to-cut ¼” and ½” increments we find easiest to navigate. The square within a square block is one…

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  • Sewing with a sewing machine

    Sewing Partial Quilt Seams

    Learning new techniques and skills as a quilter can be a challenge. Video is the perfect platform for learning about sewing seams that are in a partial seam quilt block. The ability to rewatch and pause can assist you as you work your way through this new approach. Once you have mastered this skill, you…

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  • Batting options

    Quilt Batting Choices

    Selecting the best quilt batting becomes a very personal choice. Let’s learn about a wide variety of batting styles and fiber choices as we journey into the world of quilt batting. Your instructor, Colleen Tauke, will introduce you to quilt batting to suit your particular desired outcome. Knowing who will be using your quilt and…

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  • Piecing together triangle fabric pieces

    Triangles with Rulers

    The whimsy of the triangle quilt is one that is sure to capture the quilter’s heart. Where does one start and what are the variety of triangle rulers available that can jumpstart your quilting experience? Join Colleen Tauke as she presents all things triangle. Learn about the various 45 degree triangle ruler options, along with…

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  • Needle and thread for quilting

    Needles & Thread for Quilting

    Whether you are a “seasoned” quilter or a enthusiastic beginner, learning about the wide variety of machine quilting thread and sewing machine needle types can seem to be a bit daunting. Join Kelly Ashton, our knowledgeable quilting instructor, as she presents the sizes, types and styles of threads and needles. Her thorough explanations and detailed…

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  • Raw edge stack and sew

    Raw Edge Stack and Sew

    There are so many techniques and methods for making baby quilts. Join Colleen Tauke to learn a modified raw edge applique design using a selection of fun flannels and the wavy rotary cutter blade. By cutting a variety of size blocks you can create a “texture-rich” stack and sew baby quilt that will quickly become…

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