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Lets Talk Fabric
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Free Video Series

Let me introduce you to some of my favorite methods for creating vibrant quilts.

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Video #1 – Let’s talk fabric.

If you’re like me you have an emotional connection with fabric.  We’ll talk about some new ways of looking at and shopping for fabric.

This video will include Part One of How to make this beautiful Winter Frost quilt.  This quilt involves use of non-traditional techniques like paint, non-wovens, and some seriously sparkly prom fabric.

Not in the mood to make a such a chilly looking scene?  You can modify it to look something like this:

Video #2 – Essential Equipment

Do you love the idea of quilting and sewing but feel frustrated with finding time or how to go about setting up your space? I’ve got a great list of the bare essentials to get you started.  It doesn’t have to cost an arm and leg.

We’ll also continue making this delightful little tree scene quilt we started in Video #1.

Video #3 – Tips and Tricks!

If you’re a beginner you’ll find these tips and tricks so helpful as you learn to navigate the ins and outs of quilting and sewing.  But guess what? I just learned several of these tips only recently, after years and years of sewing.  My guess is that some of you have even more tips to teach me!

We’ll finish mounting our little quilt on painted stretched canvas so it’s ready to hang on the wall.  You’ll have a great little winter scene or pop of color for your wall that you can change out with the seasons.

“I have been quilting for almost twenty years and I never fail to learn something new and valuable whenever I watch Rachel at work. She is a master craftswoman and teacher making the difficult look easy and the rest seem very doable. Rachel is a master designer. Her sense of color and design are well developed and she freely shares her techniques and knowledge. She is an inspiration to anyone aspiring to be an art quilter.”

— Sheila Stern

“ I've been sewing since high school, making clothes and simple home decor items (e.g., curtains, pillows, etc.). Rachel gave me the courage and taught me the skills I needed to begin piecing quilts and wall hangings. I recently completed my first free form quilt and began using the long arm to quilt the finished pieces. Rachel's sewing tricks and tips make it easier to plan and finish my pieces. I appreciate her patience and knowledge as an instructor as well as her sewing and quilting skills.”

— Karen Jantzi
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Comments

  1. Roxie Garcia says:

    Is this series going to be spaced out or is this the access?

    1. Hi Roxie,
      Yes, you have access to the first video now and then you will receive access to the 2nd video in 2 days, 3rd video a couple of days after that. You can just gather your supplies now and be ready to continue making when the next video arrives in your inbox.

  2. Yetta says:

    Looking forward to learning new techniques for quilting thank you

    1. Lydia says:

      Hi ! I’m Lydia from Germany and I enjoyed your art❤️👍🏼

      1. Rachel says:

        So glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Marilyn says:

    I am just finishing up a 16×20 arrangement project that I annex to put on a stretched canvas so I am excited to see your method.

    1. Rachel says:

      I just use gel medium or gloss medium. I do understand that for those living in a humid climate you may want to secure it to the canvas with some stitches near the top. Good luck with your project!
      Rachel

  4. Barbara Rolls says:

    I live for quilting! And as my sister says “free” designing my stuff! I am not sure what My problem is with patters but I don’t do well with them! I guess cutting and measuring needs to be used more. Luv this site

    1. Rachel says:

      You and me both – free quilting it is. Glad you are enjoying exploring the site!

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