Ricky starts off the show with a super technique for adding a pop of color to a quilt binding using a Hong Kong edge finish. Then teacher and author Sue Heinz joins in to share the magic that one drawn design can do for filling your sashing areas, corners, or entire quilt. And what about those daunting circles? Well, Sue says that they aren’t difficult when you break them into segments. The teachers are in the house, so get your pencils ready!
Ricky shares a technique for adding a pop of color to a binding using a Hong Kong edge finish.
Alex and Ricky learn more about Sue. She began hand quilting in the early 1980s, but now works primarily on a domestic or longarm machine. Although her mother was a seamstress, Sue was not interested. It wasn’t until a friend invited he to a quilt class that she was intrigued and excited. They look at her quilts.
When it comes to quilting, Sue feels that it is very important to train brain muscle by drawing with a pencil and paper, or in this case an erasable marker and plastic sheet. She demonstrates what she means.
Quilting circles can be daunting, so Sue chalks out manageable sections, in this case, 18 sections. She then shows that by stitching in one section, the chalked line becomes the bumper guard for your quilt design.
Sue and family love to put on grand 4th of July themed parties. The parties include requirement of lavish and outrageous outfits, set décor and other fun activities. Sue says that it’s all about over the top fun.