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2015 Season: String Piecing with Lori Baker

In the last new episode of Quilters Newsletter TV: The Quilters' Community, Lori Baker shows off one of the ways she uses her leftover scrap fabrics. Lori's string pieced quilts are both easy to make and beautiful. Learn her technique using paper foundations and find out why she isn't particular about thread colors or weights when piecing string quilts.

Past Episodes

2015 Season: Quilting with an Embroidery Stitch with Karen Charles

Aired on Friday, Dec 11, 2015

Karen Charles doesn't have a lot of time to spend working on projects but has fun making them. See how quick and simple it can be to make an adorable quilted bag, including an easy way to put in the zipper. Karen uses a straight stitch in the embroidery feature on the Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond Royale to make the bag in the hoop with tearaway stabilizer.

2015 Season: Foundation Paper Piecing with Penny Layman

Aired on Friday, Dec 04, 2015

Quilt designer and author Penny Layman joins Mary Kate to talk about foundation paper piecing techniques and the designs in her book, The Paper Pieced Home. Penny talks about the specific tools she uses for paper piecing and shows step-by-step how to create her apple blossom quilt block, a new block she's designed since her book came out.

2015 Season: Applique Stitch with Erin Russek

Aired on Friday, Nov 27, 2015

Quilt artist Erin Russek is known for her beautiful and very colorful, very bright applique quilts which she makes all by hand. Erin talks about how to prepare appliques and achieve perfect placement on a block, then shows how to baste them down to the quilt block's background fabric and how to hand-stitch them.

2015 Season: English Paper Piecing with Carolyn Beam

Aired on Friday, Nov 20, 2015

Guest Carolyn Beam joins Mary Kate to share tips and techniques for English paper piecing. Follow along as Carolyn demonstrates how to prepate the patches for hand quilting, how to start sewing them together, and how to continue adding pieces to the project. She also shows possible design placements for the completed blocks and a method for finishing the blocks, whether into quilts, mug rugs, table runners, or other projects.

2015 Season: Adding Texture to Your Quilts with Karen Charles

Aired on Friday, Nov 13, 2015

There are many ways to add embellishment and texture to your quilt, and one of them is by using a specialty bobbin case and a bobbin wound with ribbbon in combination with a decorative stitch. Others include using yarns or thicker threads with specialty feet or taking advantage of applique stitches built into the sewing machine. Karen Charles from Husqvarna Viking demonstrates several of these techniques in this episode.

2015 Season: Improvisational Piecing, Part 3, with Mary Kate Karr-Petras

Aired on Friday, Nov 06, 2015

In the last episode of our fun three-part series on improvisational piecing, Mary Kate gets Lori involved in the block's creation. To make Pam Rocco's improvisational Scrap Block, Mary Kate and Lori get scrappy and tag-team in the fabric selecting, piecing, and pressing process.

2015 Season: Improvisational Piecing, Part 2, with Mary Kate Karr-Petras

Aired on Friday, Oct 30, 2015

In the second episode of our series on improvisational piecing, Mary Kate Karr-Petras leads us through an improvisationally pieced double pinwheel block.

2015 Season: Improvisational Piecing, part 1, with Mary Kate Karr-Petras

Aired on Friday, Oct 23, 2015

"Words to Quilt By" by Pam Rocco is a regular column in Quilters Newsletter, and her improvisational piecing style contains many inspirations. In this first episode of a three-part series on improvisational piecing, Mary Kate Karr-Petras introduces Rocco's idea of a thumbnail sketch quilt using the Greek Key quilt pattern.

2015 Season: Machine Applique Techniques with Karen Charles

Aired on Friday, Oct 16, 2015

Karen Charles teaches us how to use fussy cut fabric designs for appliques with finished edges. She also uses embroidered flowers and silk flower leaves in her appliqued design and shows how to make 3-dimensional flower petals with an embroidery machine. The stems for the flowers in her appliqued vase arrangement are made with felted yarn.

2015 Season: Wool Applique and Embellishment on Quilts with Amy Mundinger

Aired on Friday, Oct 09, 2015

Once her wool has been felted, Amy Mundinger uses it to create a wide variety of wonderful projects. Learn how to create wool applique shapes, how to arrange and stitch them to a pre-quilted background, how to turn them into medallions for centerpieces or brooches, and more. Amy also talks about how she uses decorative stitches around her applique shapes to complete her mini-quilts.

2015 Season: Upcycling Wool for Felt Applique with Amy Mundinger

Aired on Friday, Oct 02, 2015

Have you ever accidentally shrunken a wool sweater in the wash? Amy Mundinger does it on purpose in order to felt the wool for use in quilting, applique, and other decorative projects. Amy shows us what to look for in a wool sweater in order to felt it, how to felt the wool, and how to prepare it for your projects. Plus, see some of the fun projects Amy has made with her felted wool!

2015 Season: Hearts & More Templates with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Sep 25, 2015

The Hearts & More Templates by Sue Pelland lend themselves to a wide variety of quilt design possibilities, but they may not be the most intuitive tools. Lori Baker demonstrates several of the ways the acrylic templates can be used to achieve different results. She also shows off the Raspberry Fizz quilt she helped design and made using the templates.

2015 Season: How to Determine Value for Art Quilts with Lea McComas

Aired on Friday, Sep 18, 2015

Transforming photographs into art quilts can be a daunting process, but Lea McComas teaches simple steps to make it easier to obtain stunning results. Learn how to choose fabrics for your next portrait quilt and how many fabrics you should choose to obtain your desired results.

2015 Season: Meet Lea McComas

Aired on Friday, Sep 11, 2015

Lea McComas started quilting when she was a teenager with very traditional styles and hand piecing. She created her first self-designed quilt in the 1980s and was inspired to start art quilting in the 1990s while her husband was going to art school and Lea met some art quilters for the first time. She now specializes in thread-painted portraits, about which she wrote a book in 2014, available from her website, www.LeaMcComas.com. Hear more of Lea’s backstory and see several of her gorgeous quilts in this episode.

2015 Season: Point Trimming on Templates with Susan Geddes

Aired on Friday, Sep 04, 2015

Have you ever had trouble matching up a rotary cut triangle to a square section of a quilt block? Have you ever wondered why the triangle or polygon templates in patterns have the corners chopped off of them? Quilters Newsletter's art director Susan Geddes guides us through the answers to both of these questions and shares ways to use the point trimming technique to make quilting and designing your own quilts and quilt blocks easier.

2015 Season: Trapezoids with Templates and Rulers with Erin Russek

Aired on Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Learn to make trapezoid quilt patches using paper templates, rulers and fabric strips. It’s a quick-and-easy quilting technique that will speed up your template cutting. Try this technique to make the Bloomin’ Daisy quilt block, available as a free digital download.

2015 Season: Quilt As You Go with Karen Charles

Aired on Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Learn this simple method that allows you to quilt a section at a time instead of the whole quilt. Use a walking foot to quilt any size quilt easily. With this easy quilting technique you’ll finish you quilt quickly and with great results.

2015 Season: Free-Motion Quilting on Your Domestic Machine

Aired on Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Learn some valuable tips for free-motion quilting on your home sewing machine. Erin Russek recommends first doing a test on a quilt sandwich using the same fabrics and threads used to make the quilt. She also recommends stitching in the ditch for extra stability and offers more helpful information for successful quilting at home.

2015 Season: Tips for Feed Dog Driven Quilting

Aired on Friday, Aug 07, 2015

With feed dog driven quilting, your sewing machine does the work by pulling the quilt. Lori Baker recommends pin basting with pins close together and to go slowly so you can maneuver the weight of the quilt and ensure even stitching. Learn other helpful hints for feed dog driven quilting on your home sewing machine.

2015 Season: Domestic Machine Quilting: Arranging Your Space

Aired on Friday, Jul 31, 2015

Quilting a large quilt on your home sewing machine presents a lot of challenges. How do you fit the quilt in the throat of your machine? How do you keep the quilt from falling off the table? With creative use of a dining room table, card tables, an adjustable office chair, and ironing board and dining room chairs, you might be surprised at how well you can make it work. Lori Baker and Erin Russek explain how they make their limited spaces work for them.

2015 Season: Foundation Piecing Tips

Aired on Friday, Jul 24, 2015

Susan Geddes demonstrates how to reduce fabric waste by using smaller fabric patches when foundation piecing. Her technique using freezer paper helps you address the issues with lots of angles that often cause challenges for foundation piecing, also known as paper piecing. She offers a variety of helpful hints, including how to work with directional fabrics. A free digital download of Fresh, the featured quilt block pattern, is available at QuiltersNewsletter.com.

2015 Season: How to Make Bias Strips with Erin Russek

Aired on Friday, Jul 17, 2015

Erin Russek offers time-saving tips for using bias bars to make bias strips for your quilting projects. These helpful quilting tools come in a variety of sizes and enable you to make perfect bias stems for your quilts. They work with ¼ yard of fabric, but not fat quarters.

2015 Season: Tips for Sewing Circles with Karen Charles

Aired on Friday, Jul 10, 2015

Karen Charles demonstrates how to sew with circles, whether they’re applique circles or pieced circles. Using a circular attachment on your sewing machine makes sewing and quilting circles easier, and if you’re using fabrics that are challenging to work with, like silks and knits, be sure to use a fabric stabilizer.

2015 Season: Making a Patternless Strip-Pieced Quilt

Aired on Friday, Jul 03, 2015

Patternless Flight is a strip-pieced quilt made without cutting patches and without quilt templates. Gigi Khalsa drew her design on graph paper and cut 1 ½” fabric strips that finished at 1”. Though a quilt pattern is not required, this bird quilt does not require improvisational piecing. A quilt design is necessary and composition must be planned.

2015 Season: Sewing with Cuddle Fabric

Aired on Friday, Jun 26, 2015

Cuddle fabric is a fuzzy, soft fabric that feels great, but presents challenges when sewing with it. When quilting with polyester fabric, such as Cuddle, it’s important to pay attention to the stretch in the fabric. Learn helpful hints, such as how to properly cut the fabric and how to accurately piece your quilt patches. And always use a walking foot on your sewing machine when making quilts with fuzzy fabric, such as Cuddle. And for a beginner quilt pattern using Cuddle, check out the Cuddly Kid Baby Quilt Kit, available in two colorways.

2015 Season: How to Sew Y-Seams with Sandra Clemons

Aired on Friday, Jun 19, 2015

In this episode, Sandra Clemons teaches you how to sew Y-seams, also known as inset seams, by machine. Y-seams are often hard to sew, but in this quilting tutorial you’ll learn how to pin your quilt patches and properly pivot your quilt pieces to accurately stitch Y-seams for perfect results in patchwork quilts. You will learn even more about Y-seams in Sandra’s web seminar 1-2-3 Y-Seams: Inset Seams.

2015 Season: Easy, Accurate Quilt Triangles with Jenny Kae Parks

Aired on Friday, Jun 12, 2015

Making triangles for your quilts can be very trying, but don’t despair. It’s all about progress, not perfection. Perfecting quilt triangles takes time and Jenny Kae Parks shows you how to make triangles. (Her favorite is the LeMoyne star.) Learn her three-pin technique to ensure accuracy when making triangles, and, for more detailed instruction, tune into Jenny’s on-demand web seminar, Quilting with Triangles.

2015 Season: Hand Quilt Binding Tips with Laura Roberts

Aired on Friday, Jun 05, 2015

Laura Roberts is a hand-binding aficionado and explains why she prefers binding quilts by hand. She also shows hand binding examples and tells about various options for anyone who would like to hand bind quilts. An on-demand web seminar on the same topic is also available: Hand Quilt Binding with Laura Roberts.

2015 Season: Designing "Blaze" Using Needle Turned Applique

Aired on Friday, May 29, 2015

When Kath Wright began thinking about a quilt to make for her nephew, she thought of his pet bearded dragon. With a relatively simple quilt background made of pieced triangles, she designed an intricate applique pattern based on photographs of the lizard and carefully selected fabrics to give the reptile texture, dimension and personality. Learn how she designed the applique pattern and used needle turned applique to add it to the quilt. The quilt can be seen in Photo Finish in the June/July 2015 issue of Quilters Newsletter.

2015 Season: Binding Quilts with Piping with Karen Charles

Aired on Friday, May 22, 2015

Karen Charles, event specialist for Husqvarna Viking, demonstrates how to bind quilts using piping. Her first hint is to test the piping for shrinkage using a steam iron. Karen uses a binding foot on her sewing machine for this technique, but recommends using a zipper foot if a binding foot is not available. She also shows how to create a scalloped edge to the quilt binding.

2015 Season: How to Make a Flannel Toddler Quilt

Aired on Friday, May 15, 2015

This kids quilt was made with non-traditional fabrics – flannel receiving blankets. When using such fabric, starch is your friend! Mary Kate Karr-Petras demonstrates how she made the toddler quilt and offers advice for working with flannel receiving blankets that come in a variety of weights.

2015 Season: More Fun Projects from Year of the Ox Quilt Pattern

Aired on Friday, May 08, 2015

We wrap up the Year of the Ox quilted projects with a variety of creative ideas, including quilted placemats designed by Erin Russek who demonstrates how she made them using Wash-Away Applique Sheets. Other projects shown include a quilted pillow by Mary Kate Karr-Petras, quilted baby bunting by Caitlin Dickey and a quilted baby burp cloth by Susan Geddes.

2015 Season: Quilted Hassok Cover from Year of the Ox Quilt Pattern

Aired on Friday, May 01, 2015

Using applique patterns from the Year of the Ox quilt pattern, Lori Baker made this amazing quilted hassock cover featuring all 12 of the applique shapes. Watch as Lori shows how she made it. Year of the Ox is an adorable kids quilt or baby quilt. Designed by Kathryn Wagar Wright based on the Chinese zodiac, this quilt pattern features 12 charming animal applique patterns that can be used not only to make the quilt, but for a variety of kids quilt projects.

2015 Season: Quilted Children's Book from Year of the Ox Quilt Pattern

Aired on Friday, Apr 24, 2015

Next up in our four-part series showing how to use applique patterns from the Year of the Ox quilt pattern is Gigi Khalsa demonstrating how she made an undeniably cute quilted children’s book. Year of the Ox is an adorable kids quilt or baby quilt. Designed by Kathryn Wagar Wright based on the Chinese zodiac, this quilt pattern features 12 charming animal applique patterns that can be used not only for this quilt, but for a variety of kids quilt projects.

2015 Season: Hooded Baby Towel from Year of the Ox Quilt Pattern

Aired on Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Year of the Ox is an adorable kids quilt or baby quilt. Designed by Kathryn Wagar Wright based on the Chinese zodiac, this quilt pattern features 12 charming animal applique patterns that can be used not only for this quilt, but for a variety of kids quilt projects. In this first episode of a four-part series, the designer demonstrates how she used the bunny applique for a baby towel.

2015 Season: The Making of Impulse, the Quilters Newsletter April/May 2015 Cover Quilt

Aired on Friday, Apr 10, 2015

Gigi Khalsa limited herself to fabric on-hand when designing Impulse, the colorful quilt gracing the cover of the April/May 2015 issue of Quilters Newsletter. “You can be very creative with limitations,” she said. Although she paid attention to color theory and design principles when designing the quilt, she also paid attention to what made her happy. Breaking the rules is not a bad thing. Learn more about Gigi’s quilt design process.

2015 Season: Meet the Artist: Gigi Khalsa

Aired on Friday, Apr 03, 2015

Gigi Khalsa earned a degree in fashion design and her sewing skills eventually led to quilting and a position with Quilters Newsletter. Her unique design style and command of color theory have resulted in some very interesting quilts, including Impulse, the quilt that graces the cover of Quilters Newsletter’s April/May 2015 issue. Learn more about Gigi’s background and see some of her quilts.

2015 Season: Machine Quilt Binding with Jenny Kae Parks

Aired on Friday, Mar 27, 2015

Cutting, piecing, pressing. Those are the three key components to making double-fold quilt binding that will last a long time. Jenny Kae Parks demonstrates fool-proof techniques for back-to-front machine binding. No handwork involved!

2015 Season: Perfect Proportion Appliques with Golden Gauge Calipers

Aired on Friday, Mar 20, 2015

The Golden Ratio, which occurs in nature, as well as ancient and historic design, is said to be the perfect proportion. It is the ratio of 1 to 1.618 or .618 to one. The Golden Gauge Calipers allow you to find that proportion without having to do the math. As the calipers are opened, they automatically constrain to the Golden Ratio, making this tool ideal for designing quilt appliques. Gigi Khalsa demonstrates how she used Jinny Beyers Golden Gauge Calipers to design perfectly proportioned appliques for quilted placemats.

2015 Season: Quilted Fan-Shaped Bag with Gigi Khalsa

Aired on Friday, Mar 13, 2015

Gigi Khalsa demonstrates how to use the Bloomin’ Cogwheel Rulers and strip sets to make this fun quilted fan-shaped bag.

2015 Season: Quilting Basics with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Mar 06, 2015

Regardless of quilting skill level, every quilter needs an occasional refresher course. Here are some quiltmaking tips from Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker, along with some of her must-have quilting supplies, including glass head pins, a ¼” sewing foot with guide, scissors and more.

2015 Season: Quilting with Knots with Thomas Knauer

Aired on Friday, Feb 27, 2015

Thomas Knauer loves the tradition of tying quilts. He likes the simplicity and is especially fond of a tied quilt made for him by his wife’s grandmother. Now Thomas is working on quilt projects that use knots as texture. Learn the story behind the family quilt and watch as Thomas demonstrates his hand quilting embellishment technique using simple knots.

2015 Season: Making the X Quilt Block with Thomas Knauer

Aired on Friday, Feb 20, 2015

You Are Here is a quilt by Thomas Knauer that graces the cover of his book Modern Quilt Perspectives (KP Craft, 2014), and that represents the author’s obsession with You Are Here signs. It’s made with a quilt block featuring what Thomas calls a typographically valid X. Watch as he demonstrates how to make the block starting with half-square triangles.

2015 Season: Meet the Artist: Thomas Knauer, Part 2

Aired on Friday, Feb 13, 2015

Thomas Knauer often makes quilts that make political statements and that represent his beliefs related to social issues. For example, he’s made quilts addressing marriage equality and domestic violence. Everything from the design to the piecing to the quilting has meaning relevant to the topic. See some of these quilts and hear Thomas explain his thought process in making these quilts.

2015 Season: Meet the Artist: Thomas Knauer, Part 1

Aired on Friday, Feb 06, 2015

Thomas Knauer’s quilts have very personal meanings, whether the quilts were made for his kids, for someone else or for other reasons. In this episode learn more about Thomas Knauer’s quiltmaking philosophy and the very personal stories behind quilts he made or his daughter and son.

2015 Season: Image Transfer Technique with Markers

Aired on Friday, Jan 30, 2015

Learn to create beautiful image transfers using Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol. Quilters Newsletter associate editor Gigi Khalsa shows you how to design your own artwork, color it and turn it into beautiful fabric with this fun technique. Gigi shows you how to convert a colored drawing into a beautiful little quilt as well as how to create one of a kind fabric embellishments, all using Sharpie markers. This is a simple, easy way to add a personal touch to your quilting projects.

2015 Season: Ways to Make Half Square Triangles with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Jan 23, 2015

Half-square triangle units play an important role in many quilting blocks. Learn several techniques for accurately piecing these units with Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker. She offers tips for easy piecing, die-cutting, stencils and specialty “triangle” paper. Quilting has never been so easy with the wide variety of products available today.

2015 Season: Quilting Motifs with Paula Stoddard, Part 2

Aired on Friday, Jan 16, 2015

Quiltmaker creative editor Paula Stoddard offers advice to help put 502 Quilting Motifs to work for you. This one-stop quilting design resource guide not only provides a multitude of quilting motifs, but also helpful quilting tips. Paula, a former professional longarm quilter who now quilts on mid-arm and home sewing machines, also offers her personal advice for machine quilters.

2015 Season: Quilting Motifs with Paula Stoddard, Part 1

Aired on Friday, Jan 09, 2015

Did you know Quiltmaker offers a one-stop resource for your quilting design needs? After publishing eight volumes of Quilting Motifs, the editors released 501 Quilting Motifs and now they’re offering 502 Quilting Motifs! In this first of a two-part episode, Quiltmaker creative editor Paula Stoddard shows you what you’ll find in these helpful quilting books, from a wide variety of designs with varying degrees of detail and size to helpful quilting tips, a size index and much more.

2015 Season: Quilting with Freezer Paper

Aired on Friday, Jan 02, 2015

Join Quilters Newsletter associate editor Mary Kate Karr-Petras as she demonstrates fun techniques using freezer paper for quilts, including how to use cut freezer paper shapes to create masks for paint sticks for a quick and easy art quilt application. She also shows how to use this versatile product to make templates for turned edge applique. Jump start your creativity by giving both these techniques a try.

2014 Season: Crazy Quilting with Karen Charles

Aired on Friday, Dec 26, 2014

Karen Charles of Husqvarna Viking demonstrates how simple it is to make crazy quilts using a sewing machine. Karen uses metallic threads with heavier cords in the bobbin and two threads at once in the needle to make decorative stitches. She also uses a tear-away foundation to keep fabric flat. Also see what Karen does using a three-hole yarn foot.

2014 Season: On-Point Placemats & Tablerunner with Donna Lynn Thomas

Aired on Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Donna Lynn Thomas demonstrates how easy it is to make on-point quilts using the On-Point Ruler she developed. Learn how simple it is to cut fabric patches the right size for an on-point orientation.

2014 Season: Chinook: The Quilt Design Process

Aired on Friday, Dec 12, 2014

Ellie Brown designed Chinook, a quilt that graced the cover of McCall’s Quilting in 2008. Ellie’s inspiration was color and the blues in the quilt inspired the name. The quilt includes a few pinwheel blocks she acquired in a staff block exchange and she used them to create a spinning effect and to add harmony. Ellie also describes her quilt design process and offers advice, including: work from a focal fabric, have confidence, venture into color theory and take classes.

2014 Season: Quilting with Pre-Schoolers

Aired on Friday, Dec 05, 2014

Quilters Newsletter associate editor Mary Kate Karr-Petras wanted to involve her young children in her hobby, but didn’t want to force it on them. She spread out 42 small fabric squares and asked the kids to choose whichever ones they wanted one by one and Mary Kate sewed them together in the order chosen to make a doll quilt. She did that individually with each of her two kids. She tried a third project in which she cut 5” squares into half square triangles of one rectangle and two squares. Another project involved hand stitching using a small hoop and blunt Sashiko needles. The results provided insight into each child’s thought process and also resulted in doll quilts that have their own stories.

2014 Season: Learn to Back-Baste Using Reverse Applique

Aired on Friday, Nov 28, 2014

Barbara J. Eikmeier uses the traditional South American mola art technique, which showcases multiple layers of fabric, to give step-by-step instructions for back basting using a reverse applique technique.

2014 Season: Front Basting Applique with Barbara J. Eikmeier

Aired on Friday, Nov 21, 2014

Barbara J. Eikmeier demonstrates a front basting technique using a sewing machine and die cut applique shapes without fusible backing. She finishes the applique with a needle-turn technique. Learn how easy it is to turn the applique edges on the perforated line created when the basting stitches are removed.

2014 Season: Meet Erin Russek

Aired on Friday, Nov 14, 2014

Erin Russek has been quilting for more than 25 years and is known for her impeccable hand applique, particularly turned-edge using templates. She was trained as an engineer and took up quilting during graduate school. She was working a government research job when she started a blog (erinrussek.typepad.com). Eventually she began working for McCall’s Quilting. Erin talks about her quiltmaking process and also shows off Miss Kyra, a charity quilt she made and named after a young girl with serious health issues. The quilt was donated to the Soup for the Soul auction that benefits a children’s hospice.

2014 Season: Free-Motion Thread Painting with Karen Charles

Aired on Friday, Nov 07, 2014

Add a three-dimensional effect to your quilt projects with thread painting while developing your free-motion quilting skills. Karen Charles of Husqvarna Viking demonstrates how to prepare your sewing machine and shows her method for thread painting and creating dimension by couching down cording and stitching on wash-away stabilizer to add additional elements to quilts.

2014 Season: Mill Wheel Revisited

Aired on Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Mill Wheel was first published in the August 1996 issue of McCall’s Quilting. For the magazine’s 20th anniversary in 2013 (November/December 2013 issue) the quilt was featured on the “Looking Back” page and the pattern was offered as a free downloadable pattern on McCallsQuilting.com. And it’s still available! Hear senior editor Valerie Uland explains her updated version of the quilt featuring the classic Mill Wheel block. She used charm packs as her color guide and did her own free-motion quilting.

2014 Season: Fabric Recipes, Part 2, with Donna Lynn Thomas

Aired on Friday, Oct 24, 2014

Donna Lynn Thomas introduces her second and third fabric selection recipes – Color Family Recipe and Mixed Recipe. The Color Family method provides more control of the color with a color family assignment to each position in a block. And when Donna says color, she uses a loose definition. Rather than using identical fabrics, she uses fabrics in the same color family so there may be a variety of reds or blues or golds, etc. It gives the finished quilts a sparkling look. With the Mixed Recipe, Donna mixes her Rainbow and Color Family recipes in whatever way strikes her fancy.

2014 Season: Fabric Recipes, Part 1, with Donna Lynn Thomas

Aired on Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Donna Lynn Thomas is not keen on sorting fabrics by color so she’s developed some recipes for selecting fabrics to make quilts. The first fabric recipe is the Rainbow Recipe, which involves using a broad spectrum of colors and values, pretty much everything under the sun. Watch as Donna shows how this recipe, which is featured in her book Patchwork Palette, applies to several of her quilts, including the one that gave her the recipe idea. With this fabric selection method, she made two identical blocks at a time and collected them over time till she had enough for a quilt. It’s a great way to use your fabric stash and use several fabrics all in one quilt!

2014 Season: Raw-Edge Reverse Applique with Alison Glass

Aired on Friday, Oct 10, 2014

Learn an applique technique that involves cutting out shapes from the top layer of fabric and allowing the bottom layer to show through. Perle cotton is used to hand quilt around the outline of the shape before the cutting is done. Also see how negative reverse applique works.

2014 Season: Landscape Quilts with Karen Charles of Husqvarna Viking

Aired on Friday, Oct 03, 2014

Learn tips for layering fabrics when making a landscape quilt, as well as free-motion quilting tips for embellishing the quilts. Karen Charles, event specialist for Husqvarna Viking, provides helpful hints for successfully making landscape quilts and demonstrates the process. She also shows a variety of examples.

2014 Season: The Story Behind the Anniversary Stars Quilt

Aired on Friday, Sep 26, 2014

In celebration of Quilters Newseltter’s 45th anniversary in 2014, Judy Martin, quilt designer, author and former QN editor, designed Anniversary Stars. The quilt pattern includes 45 stars and the blocks in the quilt shown were made by current and former QN staff members. The quilt was made by Peg Spradlin. Learn more about this amazing quilt and the fabric selection process.

2014 Season: Silver & Gold Gift Bags with Mary Kate Karr-Petras

Aired on Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Sometimes a special gift requires a special presentation. Watch as Mary Kate Karr-Petras shows how she made these lovely Silver & Gold Gift Bags and how she calculated what size to cut the fabric for the round-bottom bags. You can also find the complete instructions in Quilters Newsletter’s Best Christmas Quilts 2014 special issue.

2014 Season: Four Decades of Quilting, Part 2 – the ‘90s to the present with Donna Lynn Thomas and Barb

Aired on Friday, Sep 12, 2014

Quilting certainly has come a long way in the last 40+ years. In conjunction with Quilters Newsletter’s 45th anniversary in 2014, Donna Lynn Thomas and Barb Eikmeier share their wisdom and knowledge regarding advances in technique, tools, publications and social aspects. This episode covers the 1990s to the present. Enjoy seeing their quilts, plus tools and publications from those decades. Also read more from them about the history of quilting in the August/September 2014 issue of Quilters Newsletter.

2014 Season: Four Decades of Quilting, Part 1 – the ‘70s & ‘80s with Donna Lynn Thomas and Bar

Aired on Friday, Sep 05, 2014

Donna Lynn Thomas and Barb Eikmeier began quilting in the 1970s when they made their own templates with notebook paper, cardboard or whatever else they could find around the house. Quilting certainly has come a long way since then and, in conjunction with Quilters Newsletter’s 45th anniversary in 2014, these two dynamic quilters share their wisdom and knowledge regarding advances in technique, tools, publications and social aspects. First up, a look at the ‘70s and ‘80s. Enjoy seeing their first quilts, plus tools and publications from those earlier decades. Also read more from them about the history of quilting in the August/September 2014 issue of Quilters Newsletter.

2014 Season: Turned-Edge Machine Applique with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker appreciates and admires the beauty of handwork, but when it comes to her own quiltmaking, it’s machine all the way. When she sees handwork that she’s like to replicate, she analyzes it to see how she could do it with a machine. That’s what she did with the hand applique found on Nordic Crystals designed by Marcia Harmening and featured in Quilters Newsletter’s Best Christmas Quilts 2014 issue. Learn how Lori adapted Marcia’s applique technique to turned-edge machine applique.

2014 Season: Quiltmaking with 60-Degree Triangles with Gigi Khalsa

Aired on Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Cutting from strips of fabric, piecing tips, various ways to arrange triangles, advice for sewing triangles together and much more information is included in this episode. Learn Gigi Khalsa’s technique for using 60-degree triangles to make a Christmas tree skirt featured in Quilters Newsletter’s Best Christmas Quilts 2014 special issue. Also see what other projects she made with the triangles.

2014 Season: The Story Behind Bonnie’s Rocky Mountain Star

Aired on Friday, Aug 15, 2014

The quilt gracing the cover of the 45th anniversary Quilters Newsletter (August/September 2014) was designed by Mary Leman Austin, former executive editor of QN and daughter of QN founder Bonnie Leman. It was made and quilted by Peg Spradlin. There’s a reason for the color choices as well as for the design. Learn what went into designing and making this gorgeous quilt. And turn to the pages of the August/September issue for the quilt’s pattern or purchase the pattern online.

2014 Season: Free-Motion Quilting on the Sweet 16 with Peg Pennell

Aired on Friday, Aug 08, 2014

Peg Pennell free motion quilts with the Handi Quilter Sweet 16 to show how quilting makes the quilt. The ability to adjust the machine’s speed allows the quilter to quilt at a pace with which their comfortable. Peg says a faster speed provides nicer stitches, but even stitches are a challenge and they don’t have to be even. Her advice: don’t be overly critical of yourself.

2014 Season: Meet Quilter Peg Pennell

Aired on Friday, Aug 01, 2014

Peg Pennell is a self-taught quilter who has been making quilts since the 1970s. She comes from a garment-making background and began quilting by making quilt-as-you-go log cabin quilts. Although her quiltmaking beginnings were dedicated to traditional quilts, she is now an art quilter who has won more than 200 awards.

2014 Season: Easy Strip Piecing with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Jul 25, 2014

For quick and precise piecing, try strip piecing your quilts. By cutting strips instead of squares, your corners will match up perfectly. Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker demonstrates the strip piecing process.

2014 Season: Sewing Curves in Quilts with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Jul 18, 2014

Curved quilt piecing can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Using the Along the Way quilt pattern by Tailormade by Design featured in the February/March 2014 issue of Quilters Newsletter, Lori Baker shows how taking your time and paying attention to detail will help you be successful with curved piecing.

2014 Season: Making Curved Quilt Borders with Karen Charles

Aired on Friday, Jul 11, 2014

Add an extra element to your quilts with curved quilt borders. Karen Charles shows how to make appliqued curved quilt borders using an embroidery sewing machine. Also learn how Karen created her embroidery design on a computer.

2014 Season: Auditioning Quilt Block Fabrics with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Jul 04, 2014

Creating a quilt block using one fabric collection, or when fabric selection is limited, creates challenges. Achieving the right contrast and an overall appealing design isn’t as simple as it seems. Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker was recently stymied when creating a quilt block sample to be photographed for the magazine. Watch as she demonstrates the quilt fabric audition process she used that resulted in an attractive arrangement of fabrics.

2014 Season: Quilting with an Embroidery Machine with Karen Charles

Aired on Friday, Jun 27, 2014

Quilting with an embroidery machine has its advantages, including the ability to program the sewing machine to perfectly place the design on the desired quilted area and to also resize the quilting design if your quilt piecing isn’t exactly perfect. Karen Charles shows several completed quilt samples and also recommends doing a test with a whole-cloth quilt.

2014 Season: Quilting With LUKE Haynes

Aired on Friday, Jun 20, 2014

LUKE Haynes is a longarm quilter who does not work with templates, rulers or pantographs. When quilting, he says he is drawing on top of the surface. He also makes quilts with a large range of fabrics, using little cotton. He calls his style a conversation of textures. Watch as Haynes demonstrates his free-motion style of quilting, following the lines in his piecing as he quilts.

2014 Season: Meet Artist/Designer/Quilter LUKE Haynes

Aired on Friday, Jun 13, 2014

LUKE Haynes became a quilter when, between painting and sculpture classes at art school, he decided to see what he could do with some fabrics he happened to have. His first quilt took two years to complete. Hayne also attended architecture school and specializes in adaptive re-use – converting old buildings to new uses. That’s how he also approaches quilting. As a self-proclaimed quilt architect he uses clothes deconstructed then reconstructed as a quilt. Learn more about LUKE Haynes and see an example of his quiltmaking.

2014 Season: Foundation Piecing with Alison Glass

Aired on Friday, Jun 06, 2014

Designer Alison Glass demonstrates foundation piecing using a template from one of her quilt patterns. See how the template’s guidelines allow precision piecing and how the templates can be adjusted in size and arranged differently. Also learn tips for removing the paper when finished.

2014 Season: Meet Designer Alison Glass

Aired on Friday, May 30, 2014

Alison Glass is a surface and space designer who began a design business in 2007 focusing on space remodels and custom home décor pieces. Her love of color and shape eventually led to a shift to creating artwork for surfaces and designing fabrics for Andover Fabrics. Alison is inspired by the multitude of details in the world, both natural and those made by artisans, particularly in urban architecture. She is passionate about making choices that are consistent with who a person is, being increasingly comfortable with ambiguity, and continuing to move forward and live in the new.

2014 Season: Hand Quilting for the Rest of Us with Mary Kate Karr-Petras

Aired on Friday, May 23, 2014

Quilters Newsletter has featured some exquisite hand-quilted quilts featuring workmanship to which some aspire. However, those who may not be as accomplished in their skills should not be dismayed. There’s room for all levels of hand quilting skills. Some may advise counting stitches, but even some experts say it’s not about stitches per inch. The measure of success is evenness. See some of the spectacular hand-quilted quilts from the pages of Quilters Newsletter and share in Mary Kate Karr-Petras’ own experience as she shares her projects past and present.

2014 Season: A Decorative Use for Quilt Blocks with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, May 16, 2014

Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker always makes sample quilt blocks before cutting all the pieces needed for an entire quilt. That often leaves her with sample quilt blocks that she stashes away with her PIGS (Projects In Grocery Sacks). One quick-and-easy and decorative project turns those orphan quilt blocks into attractive, fun wall décor as seen on the set of Quilters Newsletter TV. Watch as Lori demonstrates how easy it is to mount a quilt block on a stretched canvas frame purchased at a craft store.

2014 Season: Learn to Applique Using an Embroidery Machine

Aired on Friday, May 09, 2014

Learn to speed up the applique process by using an embroidery machine. Husqvarna Viking event specialist Karen Charles demonstrates how easy it is to create an embroidery design using embroidery software then using Husqvarna Viking’s Designer Diamond Royale to stitch the design and add fabric to create applique – when the machine finishes stitching the design and stops, add fabric; the machine will stitch around the design again securing the fabric in place; cut away excess fabric; then the machine will add a satin stitch around the applique.

2014 Season: Meet Quilt Artist Karen Charles

Aired on Friday, May 02, 2014

Karen Charles has been quilting for 40 years and is now an event specialist for Husqvarna Viking traveling the country teaching, demonstrating and having fun with sewing machines. Most of Karen’s quilts include many, many fabrics and she prefers to do her own quilting. And one of her favorite things to do is applique with embroidery. Meet Karen and tune in to future videos featuring Karen demonstrating a variety of quiltmaking techniques.

2014 Season: Quick-and-Easy Quilt Hanging Corner Pockets with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Apr 25, 2014

Here’s a quick-and-easy alternative to sleeves for small hanging quilt projects. These hanging corner pockets are worked into the binding so you need to plan accordingly. Watch as Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker shows how easy it is to add hanging corners and offers tips for size of hanging corner pockets, what to do if you bind your quilts by hand and more.

2014 Season: Sweet 16 Basics with David Taylor

Aired on Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Handi Quilter ambassador and renown quilt artist David Taylor advises quilters to “become one with their machines.” It takes lots of practice, he says, to truly become comfortable with machine quilting. Even he practices before diving into a quilting project. He demonstrates his technique on the Handi Quilter Sweet 16, pointing out the benefits of the stitch regulator. Other tips include, moving the quilt project clockwise and counterclockwise while quilting and guiding the project very gently.

2014 Season: Meet Quilt Artist David Taylor

Aired on Friday, Apr 11, 2014

David Taylor had been a graphic designer for newspapers for many years when his friend told him he should be quilting. At first it didn’t suit him. But then he caught on and began quilting in 2000 and won his first award at International Quilt Festival in Houston in 2006. He always loved fabric, even as a child, and he also worked in a fabric store, but traditional quilting didn’t appeal to him. He sewed clothes and did costuming for theatre. But once he was introduced to applique, quilting took center stage. Although he learned machine appliqué, he now only appliques by hand. Watch and learn more about this extraordinary quilter.

2014 Season: How to Make Bias Binding with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Apr 04, 2014

Learn the Quilters Newsletter formula for making bias binding for quilts and watch as creative editor Lori Baker offers helpful hints as she makes bias binding with striped fabric. Also learn Lori’s tips for making mitered corners.

2014 Season: Blending Quiltmaking and Digital Photography with Gay Lasher

Aired on Friday, Mar 28, 2014

Tag along as we follow Gay Lasher around a construction site in her pursuit for the perfect photograph. Learn Gay’s process step by step as she snaps photos then manipulates them in PhotoShop to create the perfect image to print on fabric and transform into a quilt. By the way, that perfect image is a very small fraction of the whole photograph.

2014 Season: Meet Digital Fiber Artist Gay Lasher

Aired on Friday, Mar 21, 2014

Gay Lasher decided to take one art class. Three years later she earned an art degree. During that time she fell in love with photography and began marrying quilting with photography in her art work. Meet Gay and learn how she combines her talents for her truly spectacular work. And view some of that work as it’s displayed at the aBuzz Gallery in Denver, Colorado.

2014 Season: Carol Ann Waugh’s Creative Space

Aired on Friday, Mar 14, 2014

Carol Ann Waugh’s design studio serves not only as her personal creative work space, but also as an art gallery open to the public. Carol opened aBuzz Gallery in Denver, Colorado, in 2013 and the art exhibits have a strong emphasis on fiber art. Take a tour of the space and learn how Carol works with artists to help them best promote their work.

2014 Season: All the Right Curves – Ovals, Arcs, Waves

Aired on Friday, Mar 07, 2014

Various arcs and curves on oval and wave quilting rulers offer a myriad quilting options. Handi Quilter educator Marie Eldredge shows a variety of quilting designs achieved with curved quilting rulers.

2014 Season: Great Quilting Curves Using Arc and Wave Templates

Aired on Friday, Feb 28, 2014

Do you envy those perfect quilting curves and circles found on truly exquisite quilts? Do you think you could never achieve such perfection in your own quilting? Well, you can, with a little practice. Watch as Handi Quilter educator Marie Eldredge shows you how to quilt great curves and circles using templates.

2014 Season: Meet Amazing Longarm Quilter Marie Eldredge

Aired on Friday, Feb 21, 2014

Marie Eldredge may have begun making quilts in high school, but it was a visit to a garage sale after she was married that was the first true stepping stone that led to her career in quilting. After carefully sorting through hundreds, perhaps thousands, of fat quarters offered for sale, Marie bought approximately 500 of them and decided she’d best learn to quilt faster! She learned to longarm quilt and is now an educator for Handi Quilter. Hear her story and see some of the truly amazing quilts Marie has made.

2014 Season: Simple Sashiko with Beth Bradley

Aired on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014

Learn the tools and fabrics necessary for successful simple Sashiko techniques that can be used on a variety of quilting and sewing projects. Beth Bradley, senior editor for Sew News, Sew It All and Creative Machine Embroidery demonstrates the basics of this Japanese hand stitching technique, and offers tips for best results.

2014 Season: Quilted in Honor Block of the Month Mystery Quilt

Aired on Friday, Feb 07, 2014

Take part in Quilters Newsletter’s Block of the Month Mystery Quilt program designed for Quilted in Honor, a quilt industry-wide initiative developed to support Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization that provides funding and quilts for military veterans. See the first two blocks in the program and learn how you can participate. Block patterns were chosen from the first 12 issues of Quilters Newsletter and were made using Island Batik’s Quilted in Honor fabric collection.

2014 Season: Resizing Quilt Blocks with Gigi Khalsa

Aired on Friday, Jan 31, 2014

Have you struggled with the math when increasing the size of a quilt block? Quilters Newsletter associate editor Gigi Khalsa provide a simple formula to help you do the math when making a quilt block larger than one you may see in a printed pattern or a finished quilt. See how Gigi doubled the size of a quilt block from a quilt published in Quilters Newsletter … then doubled it again! Also see the pieced quilt back Gigi made for the largest quilt block she made.

2014 Season: Pieced Quilt Backs with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Jan 24, 2014

Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker is a perfectionist when it comes to making quilt tops, but when it comes to quilt backs, “Anything goes,” she says. Well, almost. She does stay within the color scheme of the quilt top when making the quilt block. See some of Lori’s fun quilt backs and learn her process for making them. Also see one of her actual quilt backs in progress.

2014 Season: Creating Images and Text Using Flour Paste Silk Screening

Aired on Friday, Jan 17, 2014

Learn a fun and easy way to create surface design with this simple technique. Very little training is needed! Valerie White demonstrates how to use flour and water to create a mixture used with purchased silk screens to create text and images for whole cloth quilts or for later piecing into a composition.

2014 Season: Meet Mixed Media Textile Artist Valerie C. White

Aired on Friday, Jan 10, 2014

Valerie C. White evolved from artist to textile artist, but isn’t sure why there was a disconnect between the two. Nevertheless, this passionate award-winning artist began developing her talents as a young girl, and after a career as a teacher and counselor, she immersed herself in her art. She has studied with some of the best the art quilt world has to offer which has enabled her to trust her vision and taught her to work with a purpose. Meet Valerie and view some of her incredible work.

2014 Season: Make a Quilted Zentangle Pillow with Nancy Smith

Aired on Friday, Jan 03, 2014

Quilter and certified Zentangle teacher Nancy Smith demonstrates how to make a quilted Zentangle pillow beginning with three simple Zentangle patterns. Nancy describes how to draw the patterns on fabric and offers recommendations for types of fabrics and pens to use. She highly recommends testing a variety of both. When the Zentangle drawings are complete, Nancy shows how she quilted the top and finished the pillow.

2013 Season: Make a Quilted Zentangle Card with Nancy Smith

Aired on Friday, Dec 27, 2013

According to Zentangle.com, “the Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.” Nancy Smith, a quilter and certified Zentangle teacher, demonstrates Zentangle basics and shows one pattern to draw and explains how to make and assemble the card.

2013 Season: PIGS: Projects in Grocery Sacks with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Dec 20, 2013

Here’s a quilt trunk show unlike any other! Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker shows off her unfinished projects and offers suggestions on how to reduce your own stash of works in progress. When Lori realized she had completed just three unfinished quilt projects in the previous 10 months (a very low number for her), she established a rule that called for one hour of sewing each evening. Watch as Lori describes why project went unfinished and whether she plans to finish them. That’s right, some will never be finished and she says that’s ok!

2013 Season: Quilts from India with Luana Rubin of eQuilter

Aired on Friday, Dec 13, 2013

Luana Rubin travels the world seeking design and color inspiration, among other reasons, and returned from her most recent trip to India with an exquisite collection of textiles and quilts. Featuring beading, hand embroidery, applique, elephant motifs and more, these decorative pieces and bed quilts are glorious examples of bold color pairings and magnificent handiwork.

2013 Season: Making a World of Difference with Luana Rubin of eQuilter

Aired on Friday, Dec 06, 2013

Fabric shoppers know eQuilter as a go-to source for fabrics, but did you know the company is involved in a great number of humanitarian projects? In addition, since it’s inception eQuilter has donated 2% of its sales to a variety of charities, resulting in more than $1 million in charitable contributions. In addition, eQuilter is among the first to respond to disasters with its quilt relief efforts. Several thousand quilts have been donated to people affected by the Japanese tsunami; 9/11; the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado; Colorado wildfires and floods and many other domestic and international catastrophes. eQuilter president and co-owner Luana Rubin talks about the company’s efforts.

2013 Season: Forever Flowers Quilted Pillow with Gigi Khalsa, part 2

Aired on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013

After the fabrics have been selected and fussy cut and the base of the project has been pieced, it’s time to layout the bouquet portion of the quilted pillow. Learn why Quilters Newsletter associate editor Gigi Khalsa chose to arrange the bouquet pieces as she did. Be sure to arrange them so you finish with two 4” rows and one 2” row. Once you have the desired layout, sew the pieces into rows then sew the rows together. When quilting her project, Gigi followed the diagonals of her half-square triangles, but it can be quilted as desired. Gigi also shows how to finish the project as a pillowcase.

2013 Season: Forever Flowers Quilted Pillow with Gigi Khalsa, part 1

Aired on Friday, Nov 22, 2013

Create an artful masterpiece with the right fabric selection and a little fussy cutting. Quilters Newsletter associate editor Gigi Khalsa explains how select fabrics to create a flower vase and a bouquet of flowers for a project that can also be made as a wall hanging. Once the fabrics are selected, learn how she fussy cuts the floral fabrics to provide the perfect finished look. Gigi then shows the first step in piecing.

2013 Season: Fly Away Home Donation Quilt with Susan Geddes

Aired on Friday, Nov 15, 2013

Quilters Newsletter art director Susan Geddes describes her inspiration and process for making a 9” x 12” donation quilt for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative, which will cease its fundraising efforts at the end of 2013 after raising more than $1 million for Alzheimer’s research. Susan’s inspiration was the fabric which she fussy cut to create a design honoring her parents. Instructions for making the donation quilt are available at QuiltersNewsletter.com.

2013 Season: Speed Sewing with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Nov 08, 2013

Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker quilts and sews a lot! If it takes her longer than three weeks to make a quilt she thinks it took a long time. Learn her speed sewing secrets.

2013 Season: Adding Flair to Your Amish Quilt

Aired on Friday, Nov 01, 2013

June Mellinger of Brother International shows how machine embroidery and prairie points dress up an Amish quilt.

2013 Season: Let's Talk Modern Quilting

Aired on Friday, Oct 25, 2013

Editors from sister publications Quilters Newsletter, McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker talk about modern quilting and showcase some fabulous modern quilts.

2013 Season: Evolution of Embellishment

Aired on Friday, Oct 18, 2013

Whether its hand-sewn or machine embellishment, embellishing has certainly evolved over the years. Sue Hausmann demonstrates crazy patch embroidery by hand using Sulky threads and Sticky Fabri-Solvy. She also talks about machine stitching with various Sulky threads.

2013 Season: Inspiration with Patrick Lose & Kay Capps Cross

Aired on Friday, Oct 11, 2013

Learn what inspires these two prolific quilters. Patrick’s primary inspiration is color and things from his childhood, like cartoons. For Kay, it’s line, shape, architecture and contrast.

2013 Season: Inside the Shell

Aired on Friday, Oct 04, 2013

Starting with a basic shell shape, Harriett Carpanini demonstrates on the Handi Quilter Avante a variety of quilting designs that can be created “inside the shell” resulting in several different unique looks.

2013 Season: Heart to Heart, Part 4

Aired on Friday, Sep 27, 2013

Patrick Lose and special guest Kay Capps Cross finish the table topper project with bias binding. Patrick provides several important tips to remember, including folding and pressing the bias strip so the raw edges meet exactly.

2013 Season: Using Threads to Create Depth in Free-motion Quilting

Aired on Friday, Sep 20, 2013

Using different weights and colors of thread can add dimension to your free-motion quilting. Paula Reid uses a freehand feather quilting design to demonstrate how.

2013 Season: Heart to Heart, part 3

Aired on Friday, Sep 13, 2013

It’s time to bind the Heart to Heart tablerunner. Learn how to calculate the amount of fabric needed for bias binding. There’s a very simple formula to follow and Patrick Lose makes it easy as he shows you the bias binding calculation formula, then shows you how to make the fabric strip that ultimately becomes the bias binding.

2013 Season: Evolution of Quilting

Aired on Friday, Sep 06, 2013

We often think quilting came from pioneer America, but Sue Hausmann says it actually began long before America was discovered. Immigrants from all over the world came to America and brought their skills and quilting began to evolve and continues to do so.

2013 Season: Heart to Heart, part 2

Aired on Friday, Aug 30, 2013

The appliqués are in place; now it’s time for some free-motion quilting. Some like meandering, some like stippling. Patrick Lose refers to his free-motion quilting as the Vermicelli stitch. Once the free-motion quilting is complete, it’s time to satin stitch around the appliqué edges.

2013 Season: Easy Diamonds & Strip Piecing

Aired on Friday, Aug 23, 2013

Now that you've learned the basics of cutting fabric with the QuiltCut2 (May 17, 2013), learn to cut strips from large pieces of fabric and to cut diamonds and to strip piece.

2013 Season: Heart to Heart, part 1

Aired on Friday, Aug 16, 2013

Patrick Lose shows Kay Capps Cross how to make his Heart to Heart traditional scalloped-edge table topper from his Party with Patrick collection of quilt patterns. In the first of three episodes, Patrick shows how to make the base of the project using a template, then uses fusible appliqué to add the hearts. This quilt project is perfect for wedding and bridal shower décor.

2013 Season: Tips for Successful Log Cabin Quilts

Aired on Friday, Aug 09, 2013

Judy Martin shows how she selects fabric then sorts them into values to help her decide which ones to use. And a peephole helps, too! Watch and see what we mean.

2013 Season: Pass the Pimiento, Please!, part 3

Aired on Friday, Aug 02, 2013

It’s time to snip the quilt block parts that were chain pieced and set the seams and press open the block parts. Kay Capps Cross shows Patrick Lose how she arranges the parts to assemble quilt blocks for her Pass the Pimiento, Please! quilt. Then she wraps up the project with a border treatment consisting of leftover fabric strips.

2013 Season: Meet Judy Martin

Aired on Friday, Jul 26, 2013

Judy Martin is a quilt designer, quiltmaker and author of 21 books. She was also once a member of the Quilters Newsletter editorial team. She's best known for her scrap quilts, log cabin quilts and pieced borders and her designs are rooted in traditional patterns.

2013 Season: Pass the Pimiento, Please!, part 2

Aired on Friday, Jul 19, 2013

In the second of three episodes, Kay Capps Cross shows Patrick Lose the next few steps in making Pass the Pimiento, Please! The first step is to rough cut the corners before squaring up the block, then cutting the block into four smaller squares to be randomly chain pieced to make the final blocks.

2013 Season: Add Dimension to your Quilt

Aired on Friday, Jul 12, 2013

June Mellinger wasn't totally satisfied with the placemats she made on a previous episode of Quilters Newsletter TV: The Quilters' Community, so she decided to dress them up with decorative stitches and folded fabric flowers.

2013 Season: Pass the Pimiento, Please!

Aired on Friday, Jul 05, 2013

Special guest Kay Capps Cross shows host Patrick Lose the beginning steps in making Pass the Pimiento, Please!, which follows the same quilt pattern as Rusty Summer, but with different colors.

2013 Season: Applique on a Longarm Quilting Machine

Aired on Thursday, Jun 27, 2013

Harriett Carpanini enjoys appliqueing on her Handi Quilter Avante longarm quilting machine. Watch as she layers netting over her cut-out shapes then stitches over them.

2013 Season: Make a Patriotic Placemat, part 3

Aired on Friday, Jun 21, 2013

Patrick Lose finishes the project and shows a hand stitching technique with perle cotton and a decorative running stitch. He also shows how to quickly calculate the amount of continuous binding needed and how to make bias binding. Kay Capps Cross is the special guest.

2013 Season: Meet Longarm Quilter Harriett Carpanini

Aired on Friday, Jun 14, 2013

Having been a stay at home mom, Harriett Carpanini had many opportunities to try different crafts. Discovering a hidden passion for quilting, she has combined the love of creating, piecing and finishing quilts along with the opportunity to share and teach others at local quilt shops.

2013 Season: Make a Patriotic Placemat, part 2

Aired on Friday, Jun 07, 2013

In the second segment, Patrick Lose shows Kay Capps Cross how he uses a template to cut a circle and how he quilts the placemat by stitching in the ditch.

2013 Season: Evolution of Embroidery

Aired on Friday, May 31, 2013

Embroidery has evolved over the years and today one can choose hand or machine, and for years, Sue Hausmann focused on machine embroidery.

2013 Season: Make a Patriotic Placemat, part 1

Aired on Friday, May 24, 2013

In the first of three parts, Patrick Lose shows special guest Kay Capps Cross the beginning steps in making Patriotic Placemat. Techniques include cutting and piecing strips, fusible appliqué and satin stitch.

2013 Season: Fabric Cutting Made Easy with QuiltCut2

Aired on Friday, May 17, 2013

The QuiltCut2 makes it easier to precision cut fabrics. Watch as Sam Albright quickly and accurately cuts strips, squares and triangles.

2013 Season: Meet Kay Capps Cross

Aired on Friday, May 10, 2013

Our second special series with Patrick Lose kicks off with a chat and trunk show with Patrick’s good friend Kay Capps Cross.

2013 Season: Behind the Scenes at Quilters Newsletter

Aired on Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Take a tour of the Quilters Newsletter offices and video studio and meet the editorial and art staff. Also learn about the magazine publishing process and catch a glimpse of some fabulous quilts along the way.

2013 Season: Quilt Block Applications with Brother

Aired on Friday, Apr 26, 2013

What can you make with all those quilt block patterns you’ve tested over the years? Learn how the flying geese pattern is applied to quilted placemats using machine quilting techniques and specialty stitches. Also, see how the learning blocks were used to make a Kindle cover, mug rug and iPad cover.

2013 Season: What is the Quilt Alliance?

Aired on Friday, Apr 19, 2013

The Quilt Alliance, formerly the Alliance for American Quilts, documents, preserves, and shares American quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about the nation's diverse peoples and their communities. Learn more about the organization and its programs.

2013 Season: Secrets of Impeccable Piecing

Aired on Friday, Apr 12, 2013

Piecing is so much more fun when everything fits together. For beginners who wish to start out on the right foot or experienced quilters ready to tackle more challenging designs, learning good habits from fabric prep to pressing will increase precision and happiness.

2013 Season: Meet Award-Winning Quilter Sherri Bain Driver

Aired on Friday, Apr 05, 2013

In 1987 she took a quilting class to meet people and she was immediately hooked on quilting. Since then she’s written books, become a certified quilt judge, taught quilt classes and presented programs to thousands of quilters. She’s also associate editor of McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts.

2013 Season: Quilting with Templates

Aired on Friday, Mar 29, 2013

Kimmy Brunner, an ambassador for Handi Quilter, shows that using templates is a great way to create the “bones” needed for good quilt design. When combined with freehand work, templates can smooth away the “wobbles” and enable you to create a crisp, professional finish to your quilt.

2013 Season: Applique on the Go with Jan Vaine

Aired on Friday, Mar 22, 2013

Perfect placement applique is an easy, quick and extremely portable method for preparing fabrics for needleturn applique. With a few simple tools, you’ll have your applique prepared and ready to go whenever you have a few minutes to pick up your needle and thread to stitch.

2013 Season: Meet Award-Winning Quilter Kimmy Brunner

Aired on Friday, Mar 15, 2013

Kimmy Brunner is a two-time machine quilting teacher of the year whose work has been published in numerous books, magazines and calendars. She’s also a teacher and producer of instructional DVDs for midarm and longarm quilters, digitized patterns for computerized quilters and quilting aids and tools. Kimmy is also an ambassador for Handi Quilter.

2013 Season: Twist, Stitch and Quilt with Brother’s VQ3000

Aired on Friday, Mar 08, 2013

Have fun making crazy quilt blocks for fast-and-easy placemats using a Twisted Sisters quilt template. Also learn how to use the laser guide light and Pen Pal sensor pen on a Brother VQ3000 to confidently sew blocks together and add decorative stitches to embellish seams.

2013 Season: Staggered Bargello with Pintail Duck Applique

Aired on Friday, Mar 01, 2013

Sulky of America national director of education Ellen Osten shares tips for staggered bargello, including fearless piecing, free-motion quilting, meandering, stipple quilting, three-strip fail-proof piecing and pillow-case turn.

2013 Season: Leading the Way, Part 3: Quilt Industry Leaders Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes

Aired on Friday, Feb 22, 2013

These cousins and fifth-generation quilters are the driving forces behind International Quilt Festival and Market, as well as the International Quilt Association and the Texas Quilt Museum. We chatted with them about their quilting families and their role in shaping the face of today’s quilt industry.

2013 Season: Leading the Way, Part 2: Quilt Industry Leaders Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes

Aired on Friday, Feb 15, 2013

These cousins and fifth-generation quilters are the driving forces behind International Quilt Festival and Market, as well as the International Quilt Association and the Texas Quilt Museum. We chatted with them about their quilting families and their role in shaping the face of today’s quilt industry.

2013 Season: Leading the Way, Part 1: Quilt Industry Leaders Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes

Aired on Friday, Feb 08, 2013

These cousins and fifth-generation quilters are the driving forces behind International Quilt Festival and Market, as well as the International Quilt Association and the Texas Quilt Museum. We chatted with them about their quilting families and their role in shaping the face of today’s quilt industry.

2013 Season: In the Heart of the Woods - A Woodland Landscape

Aired on Thursday, Jan 31, 2013

Learn tips for the techniques used in this woodland landscape wall hanging, including raw-edge foundation piecing, raw-edge appliqué, fussy cutting, auditioning fabrics, free-motion stitching, fused appliqué and quilting, all presented by Sulky of America national director of education Ellen Osten.

2013 Season: Linda Beach: Commissioned Art Quilter

Aired on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013

This fiber artist has several commissioned quilts on display in various places, including hospitals and schools. Learn how Linda Beach approaches the business of commissioned artwork.

2013 Season: Bias Binding with Patrick Lose

Aired on Friday, Jan 18, 2013

We’ve learned his binding technique, now Patrick Lose shares his bias binding technique.

2013 Season: Patchwork Quilts with Pepper Cory

Aired on Thursday, Jan 10, 2013

Pepper Cory is a quilting expert and loves the history and stories behind quilts. Watch and listen as she talks about patchwork quilts.

2013 Season: Binding with Patrick Lose

Aired on Thursday, Jan 03, 2013

Patrick lose has his favorite way to bind a quilt. Learn how he does it.

2012 Season: TNT – Threads, Needles, Tension with Handi Quilter

Aired on Friday, Dec 28, 2012

Proper tension adjustment on your quilting machine is critical for beautiful quilting stitches. In order to accomplish that, several variables must be considered, including needle size and thread. Handi Quilter studio educator Cheryl Duncan explains.

2012 Season: Satin Stitching with Patrick Lose

Aired on Friday, Dec 21, 2012

Quilting favorite Patrick Lose shares his satin stitching technique.

2012 Season: Interview with Suzanne Hyland

Aired on Thursday, Dec 13, 2012

This prolific quilter also designed Machingers™ Quilting Gloves, a favorite among quilters. She’s also a Handi Quilter ambassador. Learn about her quilting life and the thought process behind the gloves.

2012 Season: Fusible Applique with Patrick Lose

Aired on Thursday, Dec 06, 2012

Learn Patrick’s favorite fusible applique technique.

2012 Season: Auditioning Quilting Threads with ZJ Humbach

Aired on Thursday, Nov 29, 2012

What may seem like the obvious thread choice for quilting your quilt may not be the best choice. Learn tips for comparing quilting threads with your quilt fabrics to create the best look for your quilt.

2012 Season: Patrick Lose: Fabric Designer

Aired on Thursday, Nov 22, 2012

What doesn’t he do? Patrick Lose is quite prolific in his quilting life and includes fabric designer among his many talents. Learn about his process in designing for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

2012 Season: Free-motion Quilting with Handi Quilter

Aired on Friday, Nov 16, 2012

Do you lack confidence in your free-motion quilting? Learn tips to help you overcome your hesitation and motivate you to tackle the next quilt project!

2012 Season: Party with Patrick Lose

Aired on Thursday, Nov 08, 2012

Patrick Lose loves to have fun and that’s evident in his Party with Patrick program that includes monthly projects and recipes, and even a Caribbean cruise!

2012 Season: Stupendous Stitching with Carol Ann Waugh

Aired on Thursday, Nov 01, 2012

Learn to apply this decorative stitching technique to create a unique, modern quilting effect.

2012 Season: Patrick Lose: Celebrations!

Aired on Thursday, Oct 25, 2012

Patrick Lose wears many quilting hats and magazine editor is one of them. As editor of Quilting Celebrations, he designs all the projects in each issue and works very closely with the Love of Quilting staff to create a fabulous magazine. Take a look at some of what you’ll find in recent issues.

2012 Season: Joan Musick: Storybooks & Quilts

Aired on Thursday, Oct 18, 2012

Joan Musick designs quilts that tell the story of her children's books. Learn the stories behind the design and creation of two of her fun quilts.

2012 Season: Patrick Lose Today

Aired on Thursday, Oct 11, 2012

From artist to costume maker, actor, custom clothier and doll maker, Patrick Lose’s creative experiences have led him to a varied and successful career in quilting as a fabric designer, quilt designer, teacher, magazine editor and more.

2012 Season: What's on Top? Surface Stitching vs. Quilting

Aired on Thursday, Oct 04, 2012

What’s the difference between surface stitching and quilting? Watch as expert quilter and Handi Quilter ambassador Suzanne Michelle Hyland shows you the various effects, and learn additional surface quilting steps that many quilters aren’t accustomed to.

2012 Season: Patrick Lose: Getting Started in Quilting

Aired on Thursday, Sep 27, 2012

It all started with Midlife Muffy, a doll Patrick Lose created in 1993. Dolls happened to be huge in the quilting world then. And that’s where it all began.

2012 Season: A Day at a Quilt Show

Aired on Friday, Sep 21, 2012

Who doesn’t love a quilt show? There’s so much to see, do and buy! Come along as we take you on a tour of the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Raleigh, North Carolina.

2012 Season: Patrick Lose and the Theater

Aired on Friday, Sep 14, 2012

In the third of this special 12-part series, Patrick Lose tells of his life in the theater as a costume designer.

2012 Season: Longarm Quilting Challenges

Aired on Monday, Sep 03, 2012

Longarm quilting challenges presented by this quilt were resolved by longarm quilter ZJ Humbach, resulting in a beautiful Christmas quilt.

2012 Season: Patrick Lose the Artist

Aired on Monday, Aug 27, 2012

Learn how Patrick Lose became interested in art as a young child, thus beginning his journey along a creative path that led to quilting.

2012 Season: Quilt Pattern Remix

Aired on Monday, Aug 20, 2012

Ever wonder what that quilt you made 15 years ago would look like made with today’s fabrics? Quilter ZJ Humbach used modern fabrics to remake a quilted Christmas pillow she made nearly 15 years ago. The difference is refreshing!

2012 Season: Meet Patrick Lose

Aired on Monday, Aug 13, 2012

You may know Patrick Lose from the quilting world, but there’s so much more to his rich and varied life.

2012 Season: Choosing the Right Thread

Aired on Thursday, Aug 09, 2012

Diane Gloystein, national Sulky educator, provides a tutorial on types of threads and their best uses.

2012 Season: People and Their Quilt Stories

Aired on Thursday, Aug 02, 2012

Quilters Newsletter has teamed up with The Quilt Alliance to record people's quilt stories. These short video clips feature the fascinating, sometimes emotional, stories behind quilts that people made, own or are part of a collection.

2012 Season: Fun With Robert Kaufman Fabric

Aired on Thursday, Jul 26, 2012

Stash’s book features quilts made with Kona Cotton Solids from Robert Kaufman – and meet one of the designers!

2012 Season: TruStitch Highlights with Handi Quilter

Aired on Thursday, Jul 19, 2012

At the 2012 International Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City, Handi Quilter national educator Debby Brown demonstrates features of TruStitch, Handi Quilter’s exclusive stitch regulation for the HQ Sweet Sixteen sit-down longarm quilting machine. TruStitch measures movement for choreographed stitch regulation.

2012 Season: Carol Ann Waugh: From Traditional Quilts to Art Quilts

Aired on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012

Carol Waugh started quilting as a traditional quilter then she quit to devote time to writing quilting books. More than 30 years later she returned to quilting, this time as an art quilter, then she became a full-time fiber artist.

2012 Season: Linda Beach: Quilt Artist in Residence

Aired on Thursday, Jul 05, 2012

This quilter gets her quilting inspiration for her art quilts from nature.


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