Explore the perks and challenges to working on colored paper, often called a toned ground. Artist Patricia Watwood explains what she loves about using colored paper for her drawings and shows what types are available to artists. You’ll also explore ways to bring out the lightest lights and darkest darks on a range of differently colored backgrounds as Patricia works through the exercise of drawing an apple.
Learning how to add facings to finish the edges of your quilt instead of using binding. This versatile method is perfect for mini quilts used as table runners and placemats, and for art quilts that won’t be handled excessively. Quilting expert Kelly Ashton shows you how to prepare, attach and hand finish the facings, step…Watch Now >>
Pressing your quilt blocks correctly is the key to a flawless finish. Learn pro quilter Kelly Ashton’s tricks for setting and pressing seams to prevent bulky seam allowances that will be difficult to stitch over. You’ll also learn the circular approach to pressing, as well as Kelly’s favorite approach: covered convergence.Watch Now >>
Quilting with panels is a great way to add large designs to a quilt or even use as a quilt by themselves by just adding a simple border. ZJ Humbach shows you some of the many different kinds of panel available and gives you tips for working with them.Watch Now >>
With pro quilter Kelly Ashton as your guide, discover what types of fabric and prints work best for quilt backing and why. You can use the included worksheets to calculate the yardage needed and gain understanding of how your backing configuration can change these calculations. Plus get Kelly’s tips for piecing backing.Watch Now >>