Thursday, August 29, 2013

Quilty Fun Videos Part 1

Hello quilters! We have a special Quilty Fun surprise for you! During our trip to Utah to take photos for Lori Holt's new book, Quilty Fun, we managed to shoot a few tips and tutorials on film, too! So now, we have a whole slew of videos, sharing Lori's quilty wisdom with all of you!

We filmed a whopping 14 new tutorials in Lori Holt's sewing studio. Some are quick tips, like how to use Clover Wonder Clips, and some are a little more intensive, like how Lori organizes her scrappy stash. We know you will learn something from each video! Here is a peek at some of our new videos featuring Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet!


Lori Holt loves the Busyfingers 10" Rotating Cutting Mat. How brilliant is this little thing? It is perfect for squaring up blocks using small rulers! Just watch the video to see how it's done!


Here is a tip perfect for quilters on the go. Before throwing your scissors into a bag, cap the tips with a Clover Point Protector to avoid any damage! Thanks for the tip, Lori!


Lori also uses Clover Wonder Clips, which are used by everyone here at Fat Quarter Shop! These little clips make binding a breeze. Lori will show you how it's done in this video!


What quilter doesn't have a collection of rulers? Lori dishes about her must-have Creative Grids Square Rulers. She is the queen of scrappy patchwork, and these little rulers are perfect for cutting up her stash!


Save time and thread by chain piecing your blocks. Lori shows you how she simplifies her steps and saves that excess thread by chain piecing!


Every quilter has a favorite brand of thread, and we asked Lori to tell us all about hers! She is a devoted Aurifil Thread user and primarially pieces with color #2024 white, but will be introducing a collection of Happy Colors Thread to coordinate with her colorful fabric!


Another handy ruler is the Omnigrid 1/2" x 6" ruler. While that may seem like an odd size, Lori will you how she frequently uses it when making corner square triangles!

We hope you enjoyed this crop of videos! Check back tomorrow for a look at more Tips and Tutorials from Lori Holt, and be sure to pre-order a copy of Quilty Fun for 20% off!

11 comments:

Helen said...

Thanks for the videos of Lori. I have learned so much from her blog and these videos are even better because you can see her demonstrate her tips.

Just a note on the last video: Your link for the 1/2 X 6 ruler goes to the 1 X 6 ruler. It looks like 1/2 X 6 ruler is only available in a set at your site.

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Helen said...

P.S. You should also provide a link to the Angler 2 ruler because when I saw Lori using it I wanted it to help with my piecing. I did a search and found it in several places, but then looked at your site and you have it too.

carol l said...

Really nice videos. Sure hope you will be offering a BOM to go along with Lori's new book. Really want to make that quilt in her fabrics and colors.
Carol

Kathleen OGrady said...

I really enjoyed these videos. It is always fun to see Lori Holt! Thanks!

Fat Quarter Shop said...

Hello Helen! You can find the link to the Angler 2 in our YouTube video. We will be featuring it in a blog post tomorrow, and it will be linked there too!

Here is the link: http://www.fatquartershop.com/nli.asp?iid=40846

Alicia said...

It's nice to have all the right tools, even tiny square rulers. But WHERE does one keep all the stuff so it's fast to grab and not LOST whn you need it????

Sandy said...

Can't wait to watch these. If I only had one blog to read from now on, it would be Bee in My Bonnet! I love everything Lori does and have made, or am working on, quite a few of her designs. Can't wait to receive my copy of her new book!arg

StarofMoonDancer said...

Love the videos. Easy to follow and fun to watch...Keep them coming..

Mary Deckert said...

Great videos. Can you tell us what kind of sewing machine Lori uses?

Dixie Torrech said...

Can you tell me where the baskets come from?