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Congratulations! In this final lesson from Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts, review various quilting options for the awesome blossom project, including (the always important) stabilizing tips. Explore alternate quilting suggestions, get tips on thread choices, learn about “stitching in the ditch”, and gain inspiration for how to finish any quilting project you try.


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Now that you have a lovely, completed quilt it is time to hang it on the wall and show off your hard work! Follow along with Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts and discover how to construct hanging tabs for the awesome blossom project. Learn an easy method for making hanging tabs for any project in this brief and fun quilting lesson.


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It’s time to trace! In this lesson, discover the best tracing tools and learn how to trace appliqué templates onto fusible web. Learn tracing options, including a do-it-yourself light table approach, and get tips for correcting tracing errors. Finally learn how to cut out the traced appliqué shapes, including how to "window" the appliqué to avoid stiffness in the project.


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All of the appliqué shapes are arranged and ready for assembly. Before putting the piece together, check out this lesson and learn the ins and outs for arranging all of the appliqué pieces into a single shape. Discover important construction techniques using the appliqué pressing sheet, and learn why it is important to use an iron with steam. Finally, review the appliqué placement diagram and the proper sequence for constructing the design.


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Sewing appliqué shapes may seem simple, but there are a few tips and tricks that will improve results. In this lesson, learn how to conquer points and tips on fusible web appliqué shapes! Using one of the leaf shapes in the awesome blossom project, learn how to use the hand wheel on a sewing machine to place those critical point stitches ensuring they end up in the proper position.


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Before jumping in to a quilting project, it is important to make sure you have all of the tools you need. In this essential quilting lesson with Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts, learn what materials you need and how to use them. Discover how to use a straight pin to remove the paper backing on the fusible web appliqué shapes, which marking tools to use for tracing the shapes, and why to use quilting rulers when arranging fabric.


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You've learned how to stitch around a circle and conquer a pointed appliqué shape. Now it's time to learn about curves! In this lesson discover how to stitch around convex and concave appliqué shapes. They're similar, but require slightly different techniques. Learn where to stop the needle and adjust fabric so the stitches will be at the appropriate angle, and how to correct them if they meander off at the wrong angle.


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What stitch should be used to finish the edges of appliqué pieces? The zigzag stitch! In this lesson, discover how to use the zigzag stitch to finish up edging for the Awesome Blossom wall hanging. Learn how to achieve proper thread tension when using this stitch, and how to adjust the zigzag stitch to achieve the perfect look. Start by making a stitch sampler so you'll have a reference for stitch options that you can use for future projects!


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More tools to review? That’s right, and these can make or break any appliqué project! In this fusible web appliqué lesson, discover the different types of cutting and pressing tools, including scissors, rotary cutters, thread snips and how they are used. Review the hottest pressing tools and learn about the appropriate starches to use to make pressing more enjoyable and effective. Finally, check out the appliqué pressing sheet that will be used to assemble fusible web appliqué pieces.


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In this beginner quilting lesson with designer Kim Jamieson-Hirst, discover how to choose a pattern for fusible web appliqué and select appropriate fabrics for any project! First, get some tips on what materials to purchase, and learn about the KISS principle (Keep It Small and Simple) to ensure that you choose a pattern that you'll be successful creating. Finally explore fabric selection options and contrast and pattern in fabric choices.


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It’s time to try the hot stuff: pressing and fusing! In this lesson learn how to prepare fabric and traced appliqué shapes for fusing. Discover best practices for ensuring proper placement of the fusible web appliqué shape on any chosen fabric. Finally, learn how to avoid "shadowing" in appliqué pieces, and review some tips that will save you from accidentally burning your fingers!


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With a smaller project such as the awesome blossom quilt, using the pillowcase method saves you from needing to make and attach binding. Learn all about this technique in this lesson! Discover how to layer a wall hanging top, batting, and backing for this easy and quick method. Don't forget the hanging tabs! Review each step of this process and learn how to achieve sharp corners with ease.


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Ah, the sewing machine. No sewing or quilting project would be possible without one! In this lesson Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts advises on helpful sewing machine features for fusible web appliqué and introduces thread choices for piecing a project. Learn about threads appropriate for finishing the edges of appliqué shapes taking into account color and thread weight. Discover how to choose bobbin thread, set up appropriate lighting, and what features to employ on the sewing machine.


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Get ready to assemble a fusible web appliqué shape! In this lesson with Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts, learn how to prepare background fabric with reference lines enabling accurate placement of the final shape. Review placement options to make this project uniquely your own, including methods of determining the proper relationship of the appliqué shapes to one another.


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You're almost ready to assemble the fusible web appliqué shapes into one piece! In this brief lesson follow along with Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts and learn how to cut out fused appliqué shapes. First, cut out a leaf shape and follow-up with one of the windowed shapes. Finally, get tips for proper technique that will ensure you cut perfectly smooth circles!


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