• 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 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 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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    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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  • 008952f_k3723u_c-Dimensional Strippy Quilt
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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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