• 6:44

    While most quilt patterns will provide you with fabric requirements to complete the quilt top and may even give you the amount of fabric needed for the backing fabric- not all patterns include the length of binding needed. ZJ Humbach explains how to quickly and easily calculate quilt binding, taking into account the extra needed

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  • 23:04

    Foundation paper piecing is a great technique to use if you struggle with aligning or matching points when piecing. ZJ Humbach explains what foundation paper piecing is, shows how to do it and shows how to use wash away paper to make removing the foundation easier. Foundation Paper Piecing Technique ZJ explains that when using

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  • 6:31

    While most sewers and quilters use their iron as often as their sewing machines, they don’t often think about the need to clean it. ZJ Humbach shares why this is an important thing to do and shows how to clean your iron. How to Clean Your Iron Carefully ZJ begins by explaining that there are

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  • 6:15

    An applique pressing sheet is a favorite tool of many sewers and quilters. ZJ Humbach shares why an applique pressing sheet is always in her sewing and quilting studio, and explains that there are several ways to use it and shows one of her favorites. Pressing Sheet ZJ begins by showing what the pressing sheet

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  • 4:57

    Cutting your fabric is one of the first steps in making a quilt. ZJ Humbach shares how to make this step quicker and easier by eliminating some of the cutting and buying pre cut quilting fabric. Pre Cut Fabrics ZJ begins by showing some of the more popular and easier to find pre cut quilting

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  • 7:59

    When doing raw edge applique, a common quilt applique technique, one of the trickiest parts can be positioning your applique shapes and then pinning them in place. ZJ Humbach shows you how to eliminate this step by showing how to use fusible interfacing. Fusible Interfacing Fusible interfacing, also known as fusible web, is a lightweight

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  • 6:23

    Preshrinking cotton fabric prior to cutting and piecing it into a quilt is a commonly debated topic among quilters. While whether to prewash your fabric or not ultimately comes down to personal preference, ZJ Humbach shares her quilter’s guide for prewashing fabric. Cotton Fabric Depending on the cotton fabric you are using for your quilt,

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  • 16:12

    Quilting with panels is a great way to add large designs to a quilt or even use as a quilt by themselves by just adding a simple border. ZJ Humbach shows you some of the many different kinds of panel available and gives you tips for working with them. Fabric Panels ZJ first shows what

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  • 13:39

    Foundation paper piecing allows you to piece small pieces and irregular shapes easily, however it requires a new paper template for each block you make. Ashley Hough shows how to use a paperless paper piecing method that allows you to reuse your template several times. Paper Piecing For this paper piecing technique of paperless paper

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