Quilting Tips and Techniques

Quilting Tips and Techniques

It is always helpful to pick up Tips and Techniques. In this Collection of videos, we focus on select Tips and Techniques from Britain's finest tutors. These videos are shorter than our full-length workshop videos because they focus in on a select Tip and Technique.

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Quilting Tips and Techniques
  • Using Backing Fabric as Colour Inspiration with Claire Campion

    Ever had trouble choosing your fabric colours? Claire Campion shares her tip for making colour choices.

    Selecting the backing fabric first will give a full colour pallet for the fabrics for your quilt top.

    Indeed this means you can choose a fantastic fabric for you quilt back and it will al...

  • How to Make Bias Quilt Binding with Anita Birtles

    Used for binding curved quilt edges, oven gloves, tree skirts and bags. This simple method of making a bias quilt binding will enhance any project with a curve.

    Anita Birtles shows how easy it is to cut the binding.  Using a simple method of folding the fabric on the bias. And cutting with a S...

  • Collider Quilt with Claire Campion

    Making this beautiful Collider Quilt couldn't be simpler with Claire Campions comprehensive workshop.

    Half Square Triangles, Quarter Square Triangles and Half Rectangle Triangles are the basis of the quilt. Claire demonstrates how to make them all.

    Starting with two methods of making Half S...

  • Dahlia Quilt with Sue Thornborough

    Have fun choosing colours for this beautiful Dahlia quilt.

    Sue Thornborough demonstrates how to make a stunning quilt through this comprehensive workshop.

    Specifically using templates, accurate cutting and sewing.

    She consequently produces arcs that come together into sweeping curve of t...

  • Scrap Crumb Squares with Anita Birtles

    Ever wondered what to do with all those fabric crumbs? Anita Birtles shows how to make a 10 inch block from all your off cuts.

    She talks through the process of sorting, sewing and using 10 inch crumb squares. An ideal thing to do when you just want to sew but don"t have a specific project.


  • Diamonds and Chains Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

    This comprehensive workshop uses simple tips and techniques that result in a stunning quilt.

    Valerie describes some of her favourite methods of constructing a block using half square triangles and four patches.

    Talking through a strip pieced method of making half square triangles using Than...

  • How To Use Acrylic Templates with Carolyn Forster

    In this comprehensive workshop Carolyn describes the advantages of the acrylic template.

    The templates are transparent with seam markings and allowances. Basically simplifying the process of fussy cutting when placing your fabric.

    Using the acrylic template to cut odd sized and shaped patch...

  • Quarter Square Triangles with Precision by Valerie Nesbitt

    Valerie uses these units as scrappy sashing in her own Fruity Friends quilt.

    With the help of a rotary cutter and a sewing machine, these units are quick and easy to create. Moreover, without any templates and can produce a lovely scrappy sashing.

    To enjoy the cushion workshop - click here....

  • Kitty with Valerie Nesbitt

    Valerie talks to you about various elements of this quilt, which has been designed around the use of picture panels.

    Judith then created a centre pieced block, and again Valerie gives you some tips on how to create this accurately.

    Then we move on to the checkerboard border and the outer Dr...

  • Quarter Square Triangles with Jennie Rayment

    Acrylic rotary cutting templates are truly excellent. They allow us to cut multiple layers fast and accurately. While different manufacturers claim the rulers do the same job, they are not necessarily interchangeable so you need to pay attention. Some patterns are very specific about which manufa...

  • How to Use Iron-On Bias Tape with The Stitch Witch

    This pre-fused tape is so very easy to use with the help of a small iron.

    Lynette guides you through how to trace off the pattern onto either light or dark fabrics, and then how to cope with the corners.  As the tape is made on the bias, it can be manipulated round corners beautifully.


  • Using a Quilting Guide Bar with Claire Campion

    A quilting bar is a handy addition to a walking foot. It allows you to sew wider lines in your quilting.

    Claire reminds us to look at the guide bar as it follows the lines for accurate quilting.

    An ideal tool to support crosshatching with the bonus of only having to draw the first line.


  • Half Square Triangle Leaders and Enders with Valerie Nesbitt

    Valerie loves a thread saver and is always thinking of efficient ways to use the scraps from her blocks.

    So what do we do with those tiny half square triangles left over from stitch and flip blocks?

    Basically make tiny blocks that once squared up produce a new quilt resource.

    She suggest...

  • Why you Should Use Flat Headed Pins with Valerie Nesbitt

    Sometimes it is necessary to create a paper cutting template – particularly if you don’t have the specialised acrylic rotary cutting ruler. But you need to keep yourself safe when using rotary equipment. You can do that by using flat headed, flower pins.
    They don’t distort the surface and you can...

  • Basics of the Walking Foot with Claire Campion

    Claire Campion describes how the walking foot supports quilting as a result of its dual feed aspect. This foot simply replaces the standard foot on your machine to give an even feed.
    In the video she explains the how the walking foot feeds the fabric through the machine evenly, significantly redu...

  • How to use Precuts with Janet Clare

    The smaller pre-cut sets come in packs of 5″ squares – called charm packs. Moda also produce some packs of 2.5in squares and tempting to purchase, we all often wonder how we can use these.  Well Janet has designed some patterns for you that do just that. There is a great project bag that uses the...

  • Chris Porter`s Design Wall

    More about Christine Porter
    Christine teaches, lectures and judges throughout Britain and the United States in addition to many professional engagements in other countries. Also she is a qualified and experienced teacher well known for her professional, well-illustrated, stylish, and humorous lec...

  • Rag Edge Bag, Quilt and Cushion with Valerie Nesbitt

    Rag quilts have exposed seam allowances on their fronts and finished traditional seams on their backs.

    Whether you are making the bag, cushion, or quilt, you can use small squares of fabric, add scraps of wadding and work both sides of the project at the same time. So when you are done no laye...

  • Fast and Accurate Half-Square Triangle Units

    A Basic Patchwork Skill
    Half square triangle units are used in so very many blocks and, as always, accuracy helps.
    In this video, Valerie shows you how to make these basic units accurately.
    With this option of cutting larger squares, sewing across and then triming back, you end up with exactly th...

  • Use of the Angles on Your Ruler with Jennie Rayment

    There are usually several lines drawn at different angles on your ordinary rotary cutting ruler. These lines can be used to make cuts at the designated angle. Here 3 strips - 3" wide are layered and then cut at 60° forming diamonds. Three diamonds can be sewn together to make a Tumbling Block or ...

  • Reverse Imaging

    This is such a simple idea, but works every time.

    You can either have fabrics right sides together or wrong sides together.

    Don't feel confined to the braid quilts. This idea works any shape, any size.

    Click here to learn more about Jennie Rayment.

  • Shadow Applique Flower Girl with Lynette Harris

    Lynette’s lovely little flower girl make a great introduction to this very appealing form of applique that has no raw edges to turn under.
    Exclusively for Justhands-on.tv Lynette’s little kits come complete with voile, so you don’t have to worry about that. You can find our website by clicking he...

  • Twin Needle Tip from Lynette Harris

    Use the twin needle on your sewing machine
    This little gem was gleaned from a longer workshop that Lynette did for us. She used fusible iron-on bias tape to create fast stained glass patterns, which can be found in the shopping section of the site.
    More about Lynette – The Stitch Witch
    Lynette ha...

  • New Rotary Turntable Mat and Rulers

    Rotary turntable cutting mat for Patchwork
    Valerie doesn’t often purchase new tools. She likes the comfort factor of the familiar, but these two products do make her life easier.
    The rotary turntable keeps you safe. It allows you to move the fabric into position easily and safely but without pick...