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These fabulous Jinny Beyer place mats require only a border print!  On her website she offers the free pattern and a whole bunch of fabric that would be perfect for the job.  Click here to go to Jinny's site.

You might want to watch her video, Using Border Prints, in the TQS Classroom.  Click here to go the video.

Jinny has also appeared in two TQS Episodes, 313 as our TQS Quilting Legend 2008, and 601: Perfect Your Hand Piecing.

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Joe Cunningham shows how he hand quilts and while that is impressive, what might be even more so is the quickness with which he re-threads his needle.

Star Members can watch more with Joe in our very first Episode 101: Get a Life!

In this episode, Joe shares a unique but time-honored way to baste quilts in preparation for quilting in a hoop or on a machine. The episode includes a visit from Dr. Bob of Superior Threads, and a musical duo performance by Joe and Ricky.

You can visit Joe's website here, www.JoeTheQuilter.com.

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If you loved the tips Sally Collins shared in Episode 1602, we know you will want to learn from these other great teachers.  Each of these experts can certainly teach you a thing or two about being precise when it comes to your work!

Jo Morton shows you the importance of squaring up, pressing and clipping to achieve a perfectly flat block in Episode 808.

Create perfectly matched stripes in your blocks with Anita G. Solomon in Episode 905.

Stitch creative and perfect mitered seams with Susan Cleveland in Episode 1001.

 

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Roberta had her turn, and now it's time to enjoy the stunning work of TQS Legend 2014, Mary Mashuta.  You can learn about Mary in Episode 1513: TQS Legends 2014.

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Teacher, author and award-winning quilter Sally Collins has been sewing for a long time – long enough to develop the exacting methods that result in her stunning and technically flawless pieces. From her first quilt to her latest projects, you’ll enjoy the evolution of a detail-oriented quilter. Sally shares her secrets for creating perfect templates, including those you’ll need for unusually-sized pieces and shapes. She also shares tips for precision chain piecing and perfectly-ironed seams. We finish with a tour of the day’s location, Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, CA, where Alex hosts the annual Quilting in the Garden event every September…and where Sally also receives an unexpected sweet surprise!

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"HP" Ueltschi, the owner of BERNINA, gave a talk at The City Quilter in NYC. Mr. Ueltschi took over the reins of BERNINA from his mother in 1988 and runs the company today as Owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors. In this video by The City Quilter, he talks about the origins of sewing machines in Switzerland, from their beginnings in the 19th century, and about the amazing company that BERNINA has become today.

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We saw this interesting quilt at Houston in the Art Abstract category. Click on the copy below and go to the Zoom Quilt area for a real close look at the quilt. Have you thought of using 3-dimensional piecing?  Here's some inspiration to get you started!

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At Houston in the 500 Traditional Quilts section this quilt by Kelley Cunningham caught our attention. The complete quilt is in our Zoom Quilt section under "See Quilts". Below is just a taste.

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Enjoy the whimsical work of Lynette Anderson as she shares some of her wonderful creativity with TQS.  Lynette's patterns can be found at  www.littlequiltstore.com.
 

Star Members can watch Lynette, TQS BOM 2015 Designer, in Episode 1601: Trunk Show, Travel Talk, and Tools & Techniques.

 
 
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We start the year with Lynette, Sharon Schamber and Sally Collins. Don't miss a show with these amazing teachers!
 

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Do you ever have to sew a partial seam?  Don't know what a partial seam is?  Watch this video from Laura Nownes and add another tool to your quilting toolbelt.
 
Star Members can watch Laura in Episode 710: Conquering the Y-Seam Tumble.
 

You can also learn how to quilt with Laura in her TQS Classroom: Contemporary Quilt Sampler.  

In this class, Laura walks you through all the steps of making a quilt, from start to finish!

 



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