• 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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  • 6:47

    Using invisible thread can be a great way to quilt your quilt when you want the fabric and pieced pattern of the quilt top to be the star of the design, rather than the quilting itself. However, using invisible thread can be more challenging that using regular thread like cotton or polyester. ZJ Humbach shares

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  • 7:59

    While there are many different ways to quilt a quilt, the type of quilting done can be categorized into three main quilting styles. ZJ Humbach shares what these quilting styles are and shows examples of each. Quilting Styles ZJ explains that quilting can be categorized into three main quilting styles- pantograph, free motion and custom.

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