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Accurate 1/4 Basic Pressing Tips Basic Quiltmaking Supplies

Accurate ¼"
Seam Allowances

Basic Pressing Tips

Basic Quiltmaking Supplies

Use a simple sewing test to prepare your machine to sew accurate 1/4” seams. Kathy Patterson demonstrates this quick but essential step for accurate piecing.
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 Beth Hayes demonstrates loads of tips and tricks for pressing quilt patches and units. Use your iron to improve your patchwork results...this is one steamy video!
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New to quilting? Start here with expert advice! Kathy Hannah examines basic equipment and supplies to help with beginning quiltmaking. Supplies for both machine and hand work are explored.
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Chain Piecing & Opposing Seams Color Selection Using a Focus Fabric Fabric - To Wash or Not to Wash

Chain Piecing & Opposing Seams

Color Selection Using a Focus Fabric

Fabric - To Wash
or Not to Wash

Kathy Patterson shares tips for saving time by chain piecing quilt units, and pressing seam allowances to lie in opposite directions. Improve accuracy and minimize the need for pinning!
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 Start with a focus print, then select coordinating fabrics for a stunning quilt. Designer Karen Taylor discusses strategies for composing a pleasing fabric palette when planning a quilt.
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Kathy Hannah discusses the pros and cons of washing fabric before use in quilting. Includes an easy way to test color fastness of fabric, and tips for preparing fabric for the washing machine.
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Introduction to Half-Square Triangles Making and Using Templates Making Continuous Bias

Introduction to
Half-Square Triangles

Making and Using
Templates

Making Continuous Bias

Tricia Camp demonstrates an easy method for stitching half-square triangle units, starting with 2 fabric squares. Includes tips on figuring cutting size and trimming units.
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Beth Hayes shows how to transfer template shapes (for both piecing and appliqué) from a magazine pattern section to template plastic. Includes tips for marking and using match points.
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 Turn a square of fabric into yards of continuous bias quilt binding the fast and easy way! Beth Hayes takes the mystery out of this near-magical technique with her step-by-step demonstration.
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Print Scale as a Quilt Design Element   Quilt Binding: Joining Strips   Quilt Binding: Sewing Binding to Quilt

Print Scale as a
Quilt Design Element

Quilt Binding 1 of 4:
Joining Strips

Quilt Binding 2 of 4:
Sewing Binding to Quilt

Senior designer Lise Neer discusses the importance of print size in selecting and combining fabrics for quilts. Learn basic principles of handling scale, and when to break them!
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Sherri Bain Driver demonstrates how to join quilt binding strips using diagonal seams. No lumps, no bumps, just smooth, perfect quilt binding, ready to apply.
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Sew double-fold straight grain binding to your quilt for a classic finish. Sherri Bain Driver shares helpful tips and techniques, including mitering binding corners.
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Quilt Binding: Joining The Ends

Quilt Binding: Turning & Hand Stitching Quick Quarter-Square Triangles

Quilt Binding 3 of 4:
Joining The Ends

Quilt Binding 4 of 4: Turning
& Hand Stitching

Quick Quarter-Square Triangles

The quilt is nearly bound, but how do you smoothly join the beginning and ending binding tails? Watch Sherri Bain Driver’s quick guide to joining the ends of double-fold quilt binding.
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Sherri Bain Driver shows a basic blind-stitching technique for securing the folded edge of double-fold binding to the quilt backing. Includes tips for finishing mitered corners of the binding.
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Skip the triangle cutting and start with 2 fabric squares for fast, accurate quarter-square triangle units. Laura Stone Roberts demonstrates this easy technique.
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Rotary Cutter Safety & Maintenance Simple Fusible Appliqué Value as a Quilt Design Element

Rotary Cutter Safety & Maintenance

Simple Fusible Appliqué

Value as a
Quilt Design Element

Ellie Brown shares rotary cutting tips, including equipment choices, basic technique, and how to safely change and dispose of used blades.
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Laura Stone Roberts demonstrates the use of paper-backed fusible web in appliquéing shapes to fabric backgrounds. Includes three options for further securing shapes with edge stitching.
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Art director Ellie Brown discusses the use of value (darkness or lightness of fabric) in quilt design. Includes tips and video effects to clearly see value, and advice for combining fabrics in quilts.
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