• 6:15

    Favorite Tools: Appliqué Pressing Sheet

    An appliqué pressing sheet is a favorite tool of many sewers and quilters. ZJ Humbach shares why an appliqué pressing sheet is always in her sewing and quilting studio. She shares several ways of using it and shows you one of her favorites. Pressing Sheet ZJ begins by showing what the pressing sheet looks like…

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  • 4:57

    What Are Pre-Cut Fabrics?

    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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  • 9:28

    Choosing Quilt Colors: Tips and Techniques

    Choosing quilt colors can be one of the most difficult and intimidating processes for quilters, especially if trying to choose colors other than what is shown on a pattern. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for choosing quilt colors and selecting fabrics that can help the whole process go smoother and be more enjoyable. Fabric Selection…

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  • 5:02

    Ironing Board Improvements

    While most ironing boards that can be purchased at either fabric and craft stores or big box stores are all fairly similar and work well, there are several products that can be used to improve them. ZJ Humbach shows what several of these products are and shares which are her favorites to use and why.…

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  • 7:59

    How to Use Fusible Interfacing

    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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  • 9:39

    How to Assemble a Quilt Sandwich

    Assembling a quilt sandwich is an important part of finishing a quilt. Once a quilt top has been pieced, this is the step of the process that needs to happen before it can be quilted. ZJ Humbach walks you through this process and explains how a quilt sandwich is made. Quilting A quilt sandwich is…

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  • 7:23

    Quilting with Flannel

    Flannel is a popular fabric choice when it comes to making garments, like flannel pajamas, but it is also a great choice when wanting to make nice, warm, snuggly quilts. ZJ Humbach shares tips for quilting with flannel that can make preparing and working with the fabric much easier. Flannel ZJ first shows several examples…

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  • 6:23

    Quilter’s Guide to Preshrinking

    Preshrinking cotton fabric prior to cutting and piecing it into a quilt is a commonly debated topic among quilters. Ultimately, whether to prewash your fabric or not just comes down to personal preference, but if you like to prewash your fabric, ZJ Humbach shares her quilter’s guide for doing so. Cotton Fabric Depending on the…

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  • 16:12

    Quilting with Panels: Tips and Techniques

    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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