Jamie Fingal earned her reputation as a Rebel Quilter because she doesn’t like to follow the rules.  She does like to have fun, though, and imbues her whimsical quilts with positive messages.  Jamie often uses heavy-duty zippers in her work.  She doesn’t bind her quilts.  She uses wool felt for the batting and the backing.  She also gives herself one day every week to just play in her studio and have fun, and create.  Jamie carries a sketchbook with her everywhere and uses her drawings as inspiration for her quilts.  She walks Alex through the process of making a small prayer flag art quilt, then shows Ricky how to build a quilt background using overlapping pre-fused hexagons.  After Jamie’s visit, Gina Perkes offers tips for creating bobbin appliqué on a domestic sewing machine.

Episode 1702 - Rebel with a Cause debuts July 20, 2015.


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