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Discover how to make this charming little block without sewing a single stitch. The instructions remove all the mystery from Laura’s technique of assembling painted shapes on a base fabric to create unique blocks.

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Tantalizing Tile Blocks

Position Leaf Shapes

Learn how to make this beautiful block, inspired by Mexican painted tiles, using Laura’s unique stamp designs, paintstiks, and fusible web. Her special technique is much faster and easier than complex piecing and applique, because shapes are backed with fusible web, layered and fused to a background fabric.

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Painted Quilt Blocks

Painted Quilt Blocks

A tutorial of Laura’s “Stackers” technique, which uses stamps, paintstiks, and fusible web to create complex blocks without the challenges of seam allowances and piecing. This segment was taped for Sheryl Borden’s Creative Living show, which airs on PBS stations.

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Note: The video is 12 minutes long and may take some time to download, particularly over a wi-fi connection. Please be patient! It’s worth it.

StarBuilder Basics

StarBuilder Basics

Step-by-step instructions for creating amazing stars without sewing a single stitch. This technique requires paintstiks, StarBuilder stamps, and fusible web.

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Foiling on Fabric

Hearts Fusible

Learn how to apply foil using a variety of application methods, such as liquid adhesive, fusible webs, bonding agents, stenciling, and more.

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Paintstiks on Fabric

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Basic technique instructions for using Paintstiks on fabric, including heat setting and troubleshooting tips.

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Top Tips for Successful Paintstik Rubbings

Top Tips

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Stenciling

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Techniques for stenciling with liquid fabric paints, foil adhesive or paintstiks.

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Fragmented Script Rubbing Technique

Fragmented Script

Fragmented Script Rubbing Technique

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