Saturday, January 21, 2012

VIDEO Tutorial: Improv Piecing and Curved Piecing

Yes! I made my first video tutorial! Can you believe it?! It was fun.... and DEFINITELY homemade! ;)  I think figuring out how to export it (file format and all those details), and then uploading it was the hardest part. It took a couple of tries to film it, and then I about cut it in half - editing out all the unnecessary details. I tried to add some comic relief in the boring parts. ;)

Here is the block that I end up making. I used all scraps - so it's not really anything that I'll probably use, but at least you can see how the diagonal and curved piecing turn out. :)

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The whole thing was inspired by this block that I made for the Moody Blues 2 Group, and I had a question from Annabella, if I knew of any tutorials on how to do improv. I couldn't think of any, so I just made one up. :)
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I made my hubby suffer through the video for some input before publishing it. He actually like it! And he doesn't know very much about sewing. I hope you like it too!! (It's a little long, but even my hubby was surprised when I told him how long it was. So hopefully it will be fast for you.) :)


At least for me it is loading slowly, so I am working on figuring out how to compress it so it will load faster! I'll update this if I can get it fixed. Otherwise, hopefully it will be faster for you.


If you have questions or feedback (or suggestions for making better videos - maybe get an actual tripod?! lol.) please be sure to let me know!! :) I'd love to know what you think! Thanks!


Diane

8 comments:

  1. Wow Diane - that`s a fantastic video (I`ve downloaded it and hope that`s okay)! I feel confident to try some improv. piecing now (even curved) and love that you are not quite a pro!I`ll let you know how I get on. Lovely to hear (I`m guessing) Mabel`s gurgles in the background. Kudos to you on the improv. piecing and the video making. Fabulous job.

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  2. awesome awesome awesome!! thanks for all the work you did on this, it's a great resource, Diane!

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  3. So great to see, rather than read and look at pictures--thank you. I feel like I want to experiment. I would have liked to see how you trimmed the inside of the curved seam as well as how you pressed it--I really am a newbie! I live in the Middle East and there aren't many quilters to learn from so I am relying on tutorials and information from the internet. Please keep it up!

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  4. Thanks for taking the time to make this video! It's just what I was looking for!!:)

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  5. Thanks for a great video! I am demo-ing this for my guild next month!

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  6. Diane the video is brilliant. When it first started I thought, oh I don't think I'll watch the whole 14 mins, but within the first minute I was hooked, I forgot about the time and just enjoyed myself. I didn't know how to do diagonals or curves (although I have done drunkard's path but this isn't altogether the same) so I learnt so much from you, thank you. I loved the jokes and other titles you fed along the bottom, they had me laughing. When I do my drunkard's curves I use a 'That Purple Thang' to hold the fabrics together without getting the needle through my fingers - especially useful when you get to the last bit of each piece. Really great work and so glad to have met you on the blog hop :) http://www.hancockfabrics.com/That-Purple-Thang---Sewing-Tools_stcVVproductId57326808VVcatId539589VVviewprod.htm

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  7. Awesome video! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Jumped over from LGQ , thank you,,, I thought you did good, most video's skip the actual fundamentals or "boring" parts but we need that part. thank you, you have a good day too and the end music was pleasing.. LOL

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