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How To: Quilt quarter inch piecing

Watch this instructional quilting video to sew quarter inch piecing on your quilt. Use "Martelli's Stitch in the Ditch Binding Foot" as a 1/4 inch piecing foot. This allows you to sew straight lines on several layers of quilted fabric.

How To: Quilt a narrow binding

Watch this instructional quilting video to sew a narrow binding on your quilt. The "Zip Bind Tool" and the "Stitch in the Ditch Binding Foot" help with sewing narrow bindings. It important to know how to use the zip bind tool properly before beginning this quilting project.

How To: Quilt with different binding widths

Watch this instructional quilting video to quilt different widths of binding. It's recommended that you start with three inches of binding. You can use three zip bind tools to complete this quilting tutorial. You should leave at least a 3/8 inch of extra fabric for seam allowance on quilt binding.

How To: Avoid square backings on a quilt

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to bypass the cumbersome process of making squaring backings for your quilts. This is an attempt to show you how and why you may never want to make a perfect square backing for your longarm sewing machine again.

How To: Quilt a tendril or "C" background fill on a longarm

Watch this instructional quilting video to quilt a tendril or "C" background fill with a longarm sewing machine. This pattern is a simple and convenient way to create an elegant background fill on many kinds of quilts. It helps to draw the tendril pattern with pen before trying it with the longarm sewing machine. Customers love it.

How To: Use a rotary cutter to cut strips for quilting

This instructional quilting video is perfect for those who have never used a rotary cutter. There are two main types of rotary cutters to choose from. You will also need a clear plastic cutting mat and a self healing mat on which to rest the fabric. The clear plastic guide and the mat below allow you to make straight, geometric slices of fabric.

How To: Quilt bias binding

This instructional video demonstrates how to quilt 5 yards of bias binding with a small amount of fabric. The secret of bias binding is to begin with a square that is sewn shut on all four sides, like a pillow. These simple guidelines show you some quick tips to make sewing binding fast and easy.

How To: Sew quilting squares

Here is an easy way to make several small half and quarter triangle quilting squares. If you sew a small pillow pattern composed of larger half triangle designs, you can bisect the pillow diagonally in both directions to make four smaller quilting squares.

How To: Make quilting spools

Watch this instructional quilting video to chain stitch triangles of fabric together. as long as you remember to keep putting the same color of fabric on top as you connect your triangles, you'll be able to form a spool, or wheel pattern when you piece together your quilting square. This is a video clue in a quilt mystery.

How To: Add a flange accent to your quilt

A quick tip on adding a flange accent to piece your quilt. A flange is a one inch strip of fabric that you fold in half and fit into the border to add a delicate accent to your quilt. This layout provides the groundwork for sewing flanges into a quilt.

How To: Quilt perfect borders

This video gives tips on how to add a border to a quilt so that it lays flat. The quilt block in the video is standing in for a full size quilt top to make it easier to see. Sewing borders on your quilt is one of the more difficult processes that go into sewing a traditional quilt.

How To: Set a seam

This is a dressmaker's tip called setting the seam, which helps you make crisp seams when sewing strips of fabric into sets. It help to dampen and iron a seam before moving onto the next sewing step. This helps your fabrics stay neat and regular.

How To: Bind fabric on a quilt

This quilting tutorial demonstrates how to easily join the ends of your quilt binding so that no one can tell the last seam from any other. Review this step by step process to avoid future difficulty when joining binding strips on your quilt. You don't need a ruler and you don't need to do a lot of measuring to try this quilting trick.

How To: Paper piece at triple speed

Watch this high speed instructional video to experience the art of paper piecing. Paper piecing is essentially quilting with scraps of fabric and paper. This video tutorial demonstrates paper piecing from a pattern. Design your own patterns and enjoy this crafty combination of quilting, sculpture and collage.

How To: Quilt a rosebud pattern

Use your longarm or sewing machine to quilt pretty rosebuds. These detailed instructions show how you can draw rosebud patterns on quilting fabric. It helps to draw out the pattern several times with a pen before you begin quilting with a sewing machine.

How To: Make half and quarter square quilting triangles

This video quilting tutorial shows how to use Thangles quilting paper to make half and quarter square triangles. Fabric triangles are used in a variety of quilting projects, especially in geometric patterns. Learn how to quickly make half and quarter square triangles using Thangles quilting paper by watching this instructional video.

How To: Sew raw edge appliqué onto a quilt

Raw edge applique is difficult to attach to a quilt; either the thread is ripping or the needle is making large holes. This instructional video offers tips for how to sew on a raw edge applique with as professional a finish as possible. Learn how to sew raw edge applique onto a quilt by watching this video crafting tutorial.

How To: Use a rotary cutter for quilting

This video quilting tutorial shows how to use a rotary cutter in quilting, as well as what to look for in a rotary cutter. A rotary cutter is the only sort of blade a new quilter needs, but because it's such an essential tool, it's important to get the right equipment. Learn how to choose the right rotary cutter for quilting by watching this instructional video.

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