• 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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  • 11:22

    Ombre means having different shades and tints of colors blend seamlessly into one another. So what is ombre fabric and how do you use it in a quilt design? Laura Roberts explains how ombre fabric is made and gives you tips for incorporating it into your next quilt design. Ombre Fabric There are many different

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  • 6:12

    Heather Thomas shows you how she looks to other artists for inspiration. She discusses how modern quilters can go beyond the quilting genre and explore painters and even sculptors for new ideas. She showcases three art quilt examples that were inspired by some of her favorite artists. Going to museums or reviewing art books from

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  • Adding Found Objects to Your Quilt Designs
    3:18

    Looking to add some texture and dimension to your art quilts? Heather Thomas shares a creative idea for adding found objects like stones and shells to your quilt designs. She also demonstrates a simple thread wrapping technique that you can use to decoratively hand stitch the objects to your quilt.

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  • Free Motion Quilting: Using Swirls and Wavy Lines
    4:41

    In this video, Heather Thomas demonstrates how you can add a fun, contemporary twist to your quilt borders. You will learn how to create a design of a curvy center row of swirls banked by a grouping of wavy lines using a free motion technique.

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  • Free Motion Quilting: Using Circles and Squares
    5:00

    In this video, Heather Thomas teaches you how to add graphic appeal to your quilts with fabulous concentric squares flanked by rows of easy circles. Follow along with Heather as she walks you through this fun free motion border technique.

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  • Free Motion Quilting: Making Flower Designs
    8:05

    In this video, you will learn how to fill your quilt borders with a glorious garden as you stitch all-over flowers with an echo fill. Heather Thomas demonstrates this free motion technique and offers some creative design ideas for your own quilt borders.

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  • Free Motion Quilting: Creating Fun Borders
    8:05

    In this video, Heather Thomas teaches you a fun way to spice up your quilt borders with some free motion quilting. She teaches you how to stitch some simple leaf designs in your borders, and then how to fill them with a bevy of fabulous fill motifs as you explore the play of curvy and

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  • Composing Your Quilt Design
    8:12

    One way to think about your quiltmaking is as a composition. Just like a musician composes a piece of music or an artist composes a painting, a quilter composes their quilt. Heather Thomas discusses how you can keep composition in mind when designing your quilt, ensuring your quilt is balanced, harmonious, and pleasing to the

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