I remember when I first began quilting, I had such great expectations of what I could do. The true fact of the matter was however, I needed to learn the ins and outs of quilting first. I needed to learn how to choose my fabric, what tools and supplies I would need, what my seam allowance should be, how to choose and read a pattern, and so on.
Heather Thomas gives you instructions on making your own batiks. They are usually manufactured in Indonesia and this method is very similar. Get special tips from Heather about fine subtleties to the technique such as avoiding resisting to much or too little.
In this video, Heather Thomas makes sure you are doodling with meaning. Learn about designs that use straight or curvy line designs and some that combine the two. She shows you free motion loops, swirls, circles, clam shell, geography/thumbprint, strait edge spiral, squares, making tracks, and a basket weave.
You don’t need a background in art to create beautiful surface designs on paper…
Playing with Surface Design: Repeat Patterns
Painted Rocks: 5/4/17
Dana Jones teaches you how to create a beautiful pinwheel quilt in this National Quilters Circle video. She walks you through the step-by-step process, demonstrating each of the necessary techniques that you’ll need to arrange, stitch and press the pinwheels in preparation for application to a quilt.
Heather Thomas delivers detailed instructions for making continuous mitered binding. Learn how to create mitered bindings for your quilts to ensure the end result is neat and tight. Go through each step with her and see what tools work best. Find out what double french is and how it can be used to make you binding. Start making continuous mitered binding on your quilts by using these helpful tips.
Are you ready to learn one of Heather Thomas’s favorite ways to create decorative quilts? This technique relies on the use of white or off white highly textured fabrics, simple machine stitching and glorious painting. Each piece begins with a collage of textural fabrics, no color, just texture. Then the piece is quilted using very simple fills. After the stitching is complete the real fun comes with paint.