Quilting Fabric

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Heather Thomas loves making her own fabric dye for her unique quilt creations, and in this video she shares with you her process for mixing and applying dyes. Follow along as she shows you the tools and materials you’ll need for the dyeing process, and then how to use them to make your own dye mixes to make beautiful dyed fabrics that are uniquely your own. Make sure to check out Heather’s other video to learn about some considerations before you begin the dyeing process.

How to Make Dye for Fabric Dyeing

Learn how to make dye to add your own color in your quilts. Follow along with this instructional quilting video.

Heather Thomas shows you several examples of quilts that utilize alternative fabrics, or fabrics that you don’t typically consider for quilting, including metals, silks and wools. By varying the fabrics that you use on your quilts, you’ll find that you can create fun pieces that are unique and eye-catching. Quilting Fabric, Quilting Tips, Quilting Tutorials, Sewing Tips, Sewing Hacks, Patchwork Ideas, Heather Thomas, Baby Quilts, Cross Stitch Embroidery

Quilting with Alternative Fabric

See how you can shake things up a bit by using an alternative fabric in your next quilt, fabrics you may not have thought to use before!

When it comes to buying fabric there are many options. You can purchase any length of fabric you want from off a bolt or you can buy pre cut pieces or bundles of fabric. One of the more popular pre-cut pieces of fabric available today is a fat quarter. ZJ Humbach teaches you what is a fat quarter, exactly how much fabric it is and how it is different from a quarter yard of fabric. Quilting Tips, Quilting Tutorials, Quilting Projects, Sewing Tutorials, Sewing Projects, Quilting Fabric, Fabric Yarn, Buy Fabric, Sewing Hacks

What is a Fat Quarter vs. a Quarter Yard of Fabric?

What is a fat quarter - understand how much fabric it is and how it is different from a quarter yard of fabric.

Heather Thomas talks about a hot new technique called image transferring. Learn to take a photograph or image and transfer it to fabrics, papers, or mediums that are washable. Discover different techniques that allow you to be creative with your quilting such as a cotton fabric with paper backing, lutradur, SewPaintable, Inktense, and digital ground medium. Free Motion Quilting, Quilting Tips, Quilting Tutorials, Quilting Projects, Quilting Designs, Sewing Tutorials, Sewing Projects, Sewing Lessons, Sewing Hacks

How to Transfer Images to Fabric

Learn to take a photograph and transfer images to fabric for your quilting project.

Quilting fabric can be purchased off of a bolt in lengths of anything from a few inches to a few yards. While the length of the fabric you purchase can differ drastically the width is generally consistent- anywhere from 42″ to 44″. Fabric is folded when it is stored on a bolt so when it is being cut the width of fabric you see is around 21″, folded in half. A quarter yard of fabric is 9″, making the total size of fabric purchased when getting a quarter yard 9″ x the width of fabric… Quilting Tutorials, Quilting Ideas, Quilting Projects, Quilt Patterns, Craft Projects, Sewing Projects, Projects To Try, Quilting Room, Quilting Fabric

What is a Fat Quarter vs. a Quarter Yard of Fabric?

What is a fat quarter - understand how much fabric it is and how it is different from a quarter yard of fabric.

Most beginning quilters have one of two competing mindsets about fabric: either they want to be frugal (like our quilting ancestors) and plan to use the least expensive fabric they can find, or they want to create something that lasts centuries (like our quilting ancestors) so they use the most expensive fabric in the store. Both viewpoints are valid, but neither one should take hold of any quilter’s entire quilting career. It all depends on each quilt’s final destination. Quilting Fabric, Quilting Tutorials, Quilt Making, Frugal, Sewing Projects, Fiber, Career, Felt, Quilts

Quilting Fabric Quality: Is More Expensive Always Better?

We discuss how making the right choice of quilting fabric depends mostly on your skills and the eventual destination for your quilted project.

To stop quilting fabric from bleeding in your finished quilt, be sure to machine wash your fabric (sorted with like colors) and dry before cutting. Yes, that does mean you will have to iron or press your quilting fabrics as well! I tend to be that person who never washes their fabric before I begin a quilt. That is to say, I never used to be a person who pre-washed fabrics. I once had an incident in my home where water started leaking through an air conditioning vent in a rain storm. Quilting Fabric, Quilting Tips, Quilting Tutorials, Quilting Projects, Sewing Projects, Different Types Of Fabric, Rain Storm, Organization Hacks, Conditioning

How to Prevent Fabric Bleed

Get quilting tips to prevent your quilting fabric from bleeding. It's an easy solution for a common problem.

Sewing with leather takes some special consideration. Real leather is created from the skin of animals – primarily cattle – though other animals are sometimes used including goat or sheep, or even exotic animals like ostrich and alligator. There are also very nice and realistic faux leathers available that are great to sew with, though real leather often has that supple and luxurious feel most people strive for, not to mention the smell! Sewing Basics, Sewing Tips, Sewing Hacks, Sewing Tutorials, Sewing Crafts, Sewing Patterns, Sewing Ideas, Sewing Projects, Sewing Circles

Tips for Sewing with Leather

Sewing with leather takes some special consideration. Check out this article for some basic tips on sewing and using leather fabrics.

Beth Bradley presents beneficial tips and techniques to successfully sew with sheer fabrics. Learn the different types of sheer fabrics such as sheer crystal and sheer soft fabrics. Find out what tools work best and the proper threads to purchase when sewing with sheer. Use these tips to make beautiful sheer products that shine and are made to perfection. Sewing Blogs, Sewing Basics, Sewing Tips, Sewing Hacks, Sewing Tutorials, Sewing Projects, Sewing Ideas, Diy Fashion No Sew, Fashion Sewing

How to Sew Sheer Fabric

Tips and techniques to successfully sew with sheer fabrics. Find out what tools work best and the proper threads to purchase when sewing with sheer.

Knowing how to pick fabric for a quilt can be difficult, especially with so many different colors, patterns and prints available in quilting cotton today.  In this video, Toby Lischko teaches you a fun way to help you select fabric colors for your next quilt by using some of your favorite clothing items and accessories. Quilting Tips, Quilting Tutorials, Quilting Projects, Sewing Projects, Quilting Fabric, Quilt Binding Tutorial, Patchwork Tutorial, Fabric Yarn, Fabric Crafts

Using Clothes to Pick Fabric

Knowing how to pick fabric for a quilt can be difficult. Learn a fun way of helping you choose colors by using clothing.

Fussy cutting fabric is a great way to create new designs, repeats and kaleidoscope effects when piecing. Toby Lischko shows you how it’s done. Quilting Fabric, Quilting Tips, Quilting Tutorials, Machine Quilting, Quilting Projects, Sewing Projects, Strip Quilts, Mini Quilts, Quilt Blocks

Fussy Cutting

Fussy cutting fabric is a great way to create new designs, repeats and kaleidoscope effects when piecing. Toby Lischko shows you how it’s done.

Learn how to complete basic fabric calculations to determine the amount of each color of fabric needed when designing a quilt. Sewing Tips, Sewing Hacks, Geometric Quilt, Heather Thomas, Quilting Fabric, Design Your Own, Sassy, Quilts, Learning

Determining Fabric Calculations for Quilts

Learn how to complete basic fabric calculations to determine the amount of each color of fabric needed when designing a quilt.

This video explains that fabric weaving makes for a great applique background or focal point for your next quilt. Fabric Weaving, Quilting Fabric, Woven Fabric, Block Plan, Heather Thomas, Straight Cut, Sewing Hacks, How To Plan, How To Make

How to Weave Fabric By Hand

This video explains that fabric weaving makes for a great applique background or focal point for your next quilt.

Fabric Cutting or Fabric Tearing? The Advantages to Tearing Fabric Quilting Fabric, Quilting Tips, Quilting Projects, Sewing Projects, Hobby Ideas, Good To Know, Sewing Ideas, Improve Yourself, Diy And Crafts

Why you should start tearing your fabric

Our quilting expert shows why tearing fabric can be better than cutting fabric for your next quilting project.

Learn four simple methods forto created textured fabric for your quilt Quilting Fabric, Quilting Tips, Quilting Projects, Heather Thomas, Tutorials, Exercise, Tools, Quilts, Sewing

4 Ways to Create Textured Fabric

Learn four simple methods forto created textured fabric for your quilt

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