Join Alex, Ricky, and the TQS crew as legendary quilter, author, and fabric designer Jinny Beyer invites us into her home in Northern Virginia, where she shares her finely honed techniques - and lots of tips - for successful hand piecing. Jinny believes that it can be faster and more accurate to piece by hand, and in this episode she'll show you how. While we're "in the neighborhood," we open the TQS Treasure Chest at Jinny's shop, Jinny Beyer Studio, and share some great gift ideas. You won't want to miss this fun and info-loaded on-site show!
Alex demonstrates efficient piecing techniques and and shows tips on how to make her Welcome Home quilt.
Jinny Beyer welcomes us into her home and discusses her latest book, her design process, and shares her quilts with us.
Jinny explains how to design your own tessellation and demonstrates her award winning hand piecing techniques.
Alex and Ricky have a taste of Jinny's Red Hot Pepper Jam.
Note: I use whatever hot peppers I have in the garden. Sometimes the jam is hotter than other times, because of the strength of the peppers. If I have very few hot peppers, I will use some sweet peppers, but will add three or four habanero peppers to the mix.
Tip: Wear surgical gloves when preparing the peppers, otherwise the peppers will burn your hands. Because the fumes of the peppers make me wheeze, I also wear a surgical mask while preparing the peppers