From Chapter One:
Alex shares tips on why the type of pins you use and how you pin can make a real difference in your piecing results. She also discusses using a single-hole throat plate for stitching.
Alex and Ricky sit down with Melissa and discuss her quilting journey and look at her quilts.
Working from a photograph, Melissa uses a lightbox to draw a pattern that will later be used for hundreds of pieces of fabric. She discusses the best fabric choices for her raw edge appliqué technique.
Melissa has discovered tricks along the way to achieving realism through the use of tools from the art world, including here "retired" scrapbooking supplies. She also shows Alex how blending and shading adds life to the fabric image.