Heather Thomas

Creative Edge & Finishes

Heather Thomas
Creative Edge & Finishes
  • In-depth Instruction; over 150 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A

In this session Heather will introduce the idea of alternative edges for quilts, show several samples and talk about the various products and supplies that will be used to execute the ten different edge and finishes that will be done in the class.

In the session Heather will show five samples of techniques that will not actually be demonstrating in the class. However, they are interesting and easy enough to grasp from a verbal description of how they are done. These techniques include the following; Frayed edge backing with dyed batting, Dyed batting, Alternating Width Zigzag, Traditional Facing and Turned Quilt Edge with hand stitching.

Watch as Heather demonstrates three different edge techniques that are based on some timeworn traditional finishing techniques. These include; Satin Stitch with Rattail, Two Tone Double French Binding and Sandwich Facing with a Wavy Edge.

This session is all about the bling and the funk. Heather demonstrates three finishing techniques that will really pump up the interest to the edge. Included are; Gathered Ribbon Edging, Single Fold Hand Beaded Binding and Ripped and Raw Edge Sectioned Binding.

In this final session Heather will demonstrate 4 different edges and finishes. Each is complex, unusual or non-traditional. They include the following; Iron-on Curved Edge Binding, Ripped Iron-on with Twisted, Couched Fabric, Single Fold Ripped Edge with Fray insert and Couched Ribbon.

This session will be a quick review of the 15 techniques shown and demonstrated in throughout the class.

6 Lessons
2  hrs 30  mins

Not all quilts need to end with a plain binding! In this class, taught by art quilter Heather Thomas, you will learn 10 different techniques for adding edges and finishes to your quilted projects:

  • Satin Stitch with Rattail
  • Two Toned Double French Binding
  • Sandwich Facing with a Wavy Edge
  • Gathered Ribbon Edging
  • Single Fold Hand Beading Binding
  • Raw Edge Sectioned Binding
  • Iron-on Curved Edge Binding
  • Ripped Iron-on with Twisted
  • Couched Fabric
  • Single Fold Ripped Edge with Fray & Couched Ribbon

Whether it’s a Two Toned Double French Binding or Burnt Edges, each of these techniques can add some extra beauty or funkiness to the edges of your quilts.

Heather will go over, in detail, using Rattail, Iron-on adhesives, hand beading and lots more. This is a can’t miss, fabulous class; packed full of interesting and unusual endings!

Heather Thomas

Heather is a mixed-media fiber artist with a passion for color and a dedication to teaching. After a decade of making original yet traditional work, she began venturing out toward art quilting, embellishments, and mixed media work. She is the author of "A Fiber Artists’ Guide to Color & Design" and "Fabric Embellishing: The Basics & Beyond."

Heather Thomas

Bonus materials available after purchase