• Quilting Thread Overview
    19:57

    Heather Thomas talks to you about an overlooked part in the quilting process – threads. Most importantly you will learn about the weight system of thread that started in Britain because there are different thin, thick, fine, and heavy threads for different projects. Then learn when you should use each thread.

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  • How to Bind a Quilt
    23:59

    Heather Thomas gives you tips about binding. She uses three different colors for her binding – orange, violet, and green – with fringed edge inside the binding and couch fiber on top of binding. You can learn how to do the same in minutes.

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  • Fabric Cutting or Fabric Tearing? The Advantages to Tearing Fabric
    14:50

    Joli Sayasane discusses the advantages of having your fabric torn opposed to being cut. Some of the benefits are that it helps you find the strait of grain, improve your piecing, and eliminate wavy borders. If it isn’t torn, snip in about a half inch from the side it and rip it yourself to see

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  • Fabric Paint Overview
    8:34

    Heather Thomas talks about why she likes to add fabric paint primer to her quilting projects, and then demonstrates the step-by-step process and the simple techniques that you’ll need for painting your fabrics. She prefers to use Dye-Na-Flow paints because of their thin consistency and wide range of colors.

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  • How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt Using Accent Color Fabric
    2:33

    Heather Thomas delivers unique tips for choosing fabrics for your quilt with accent colors. Learn how to find something that “Pops” against all the other colors you plan on using for your quilt. See several examples and what accent colors compliment each other. Make a beautiful and colorful quilt by using these helpful tips.

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  • Crazy Quilt Embellishments and Ideas
    31:01

    Heather Thomas embellishes a quilt from start to end with a color palate that is fairly simple. She uses shock cottons that she prewashed because she will be using paint. Learn to cut out some unique designs and then spice them up with some glitz using angelina fibers. Perfect your layout using a ruler and

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  • Easy X Blocks for Quilts
    7:39

    Heather Thomas demonstrates a simple and much for efficient technique for making X blocks. Learn how using applique instead of piecing creates a faster process. Go through each step with Heather and find out how easy it can be to make you X blocks.

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  • Cut Work with Lutradur
    6:24

    Heather Thomas teaches you how to use lutradur to add texture, layers and interest to your quilting projects. By heating the lutradur with a heat gun, the material laces and then melts in certain places to reveal your base fabric below. You can create a really unique, aged-looking design with a few quick steps.

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  • Couching and Sewing Curves
    12:05

    Heather Thomas teaches you the proper technique for adding curvy couched fabric to your quilting projects. She walks you step by step through the whole process, demonstrating the easy-to-learn stitching techniques that you’ll need. By raising the edges of a design, this type of couching will make your pieces really pop!

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