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    Texture is a fun element to add to any quilt, but it is especially fun when it can be added to an art quilt that you don’t have to worry about getting overused or laundered. Heather Thomas shows you how to make several different types of fabric tucks that can be quilted onto a piece… Read more »

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  • Unique Quilting Project: Using Fabric to Create Layers
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    The fun thing about a quilting project, especially art quilts, is that almost anything can be added and used as an embellishment or focal point. Heather Thomas shows how to add scissors and other metal bits under the top layer of fabric to create a “mystery” layer of texture. Fabric and Supplies For this quilting… Read more »

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    Quilt texture can be added in a variety of different way- from using different fabrics, to folding fabrics to exposing raw edges. Heather Thomas combines several of these techniques to create her quilt texture in this fun strippy dimensional quilt. Fabrics and Preparation For this technique Heather rips all of her fabric strips. The raw… Read more »

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  • How to Print on Fabric: Create a Unique Hot Pad
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    Hot pads are great quick and easy projects that can be made in just a few hours. Ashley Hough shows you a fun idea for how to print on fabric to create a hot pad with a recipe and instructions printed directly on it. Preparation For this project you will need fabric, heat resistant batting,… Read more »

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  • Scrap Fabric Project: Notebook Cove
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    Scrap fabric projects are the perfect way to use up small pieces of leftover fabric, and with this project- no piece is too small. Heather Thomas shows you how to make a small notebook cover embellished with small pieces of fabric, sometimes called schnibbles. Notebook Cover For this scrap fabric project, Heather is making a… Read more »

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  • Unique Embellishments to Hang Your Quilt
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    When it comes to hanging a quilt- the possibilities are endless. Rather than making a traditional sleeve to hand your next quilt, consider using one of these fun ideas from Heather Thomas. Odds and Ends On many of her art quilts, Heather embellishes the quilt with objects that aren’t always considered typical quilting supplies. She… Read more »

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  • How to Gather Fabric
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    Learn how to gather fabric by hand to create a fun textured surface for your next quilt- Heather Thomas shows you how. Supplies and Preparation For this technique all you need is your desired fabric, embroidery floss and non-woven, fusible interfacing. Heather explains that she likes to use embroidery floss in a contrasting color to… Read more »

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  • Beautiful Redwork Hand Quilted Embroidery Designs
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    Both redwork and bluework are beginning to become more popular in today’s quilting world. Both refer to the technique of hand embroidery in traditional embroidery designs on muslin or a similar cloth in either red or blue embroidery floss. Heather Thomas explains how she took that idea and made it her own, using different fabric,… 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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