• Modern hexagon blocks
    26:06

    Modern Hexagon Blocks

    Learn how to adapt quilting techniques to add hexagon blocks to your sewing projects. No quilting knowledge is necessary to easily create hexagon appliques to attach to any project. Ashley Hough demonstrates this hexagon English paper piecing method. Acrylic templates make cutting out perfect hexagons fast and easy. In addition to acrylic templates, pre-cut paper…

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  • Person with a green zipper
    7:20

    Top 5 Types of Zippers

    Ashley Hough reviews the five most common types of zippers, including the different materials used to make the teeth in different types of zippers. Types of Zippers Invisible Zipper This zipper type has the coil on the wrong side of the zipper. Only the zipper tape is visible on the right side. When sewn in…

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  • Applique pressing sheet
    6:14

    Favorite Tools: Appliqué Pressing Sheet

    An appliqué pressing sheet can be a very helpful tool when it comes to building and applying appliqués. In this video, ZJ Humbach shares her favorite appliqué pressing sheet and shows how to use it. Appliqué Tips Depending on the appliqué design you are creating, there could be multiple small pieces required. Having a way…

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  • Deer head fabric pouch
    4:04

    Fussy Cutting: Tips and Techniques

    With so many great fabric prints available today, there are multiple ways to either highlight or avoid certain areas of a print. Ashley Hough demonstrates how to use a term known as fussy cutting to do both of those things. Fussy Cutting Motifs In general, the term fussy cutting means to be ‘fussy’ or particular…

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  • Embroidery hoop
    18:30

    Felt Applique & Embroidery Hoop Craft

    Embroidery hoops don’t have to be only used for embroidery, they can be used on other sewing projects as well. Learn a fun new embroidery hoop craft that incorporates different sizes of hoops, a small amount of cotton fabric and fusible felt applique shapes- Ashley Hough shows you how. Fusible Felt Shapes The main design…

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  • Quilting
    5:08

    Stitch in the Ditch Quilting

    Stitch in the ditch quilting is a subtle way to quilt because the stitching is somewhat hidden. The stitching is done in the ‘ditches’ which are the seams between two pieces of fabric. Ashley Hough demonstrates how to do stitch in the ditch quilting and shows how to make it easier by using a special…

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  • Hand sewn stitches
    5:26

    Hand Sewing Stitches: Running and Back Stitching

    Whether you are completing a sewing project entirely by hand or sewing one by machine that may require small amounts of hand stitching- there are two common types of hand sewing stitches that are valuable to know. Ashley Hough shows you how to do the running stitch and the back stitch. Fabric Preparation and Stitching…

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  • Basic drafting patterns
    16:00

    Back to Basics: Drafting Patterns

    Beth Bradley talks about the basics of pattern making, including how it can help us understand the way our garments fit and give us control over the types of garments we can sew. Watch as she shows you the basic tools needed to begin drafting patterns and demonstrates the process of pattern making. Start working…

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  • Bound Buttonholes Made Easy
    17:29

    Bound Button Holes Made Easy

    Want to learn how to create beautiful and easy bound button holes? Well, Kim Lee provides you with helpful tips and techniques for sewing easy bound button holes. Bound button holes are tailored details that can elevate your garments from homemade to designer. Go through each step with Kim and see a few of her…

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