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How To : Make half and quarter square quilting triangles

This video quilting tutorial shows how to use Thangles quilting paper to make half and quarter square triangles. Fabric triangles are used in a variety of quilting projects, especially in geometric patterns. Learn how to quickly make half and quarter square triangles using Tha ...more

How To : Make half square triangle quilted coasters

In this episode of the Crafty Gemini Show you'll learn some quilting basics and make a small project out of what you learn. You'll be run through some quilting terminology, including what a pieced quilt is, what quilt blocks are, and how to make half-square triangle block unit ...more

How To : Sew quilting squares

Here is an easy way to make several small half and quarter triangle quilting squares. If you sew a small pillow pattern composed of larger half triangle designs, you can bisect the pillow diagonally in both directions to make four smaller quilting squares.

How To : Chain sew patches in quilt blocks

See exactly how to chain sew half square triangles to make a quilt block. When you have a large number of quilting block you may find that they don't line up exactly. Watch this instructional quilting video to several quilting patches together at once, in a chain formation.

How To : Make quilting spools

Watch this instructional quilting video to chain stitch triangles of fabric together. as long as you remember to keep putting the same color of fabric on top as you connect your triangles, you'll be able to form a spool, or wheel pattern when you piece together your quilting s ...more

How To : Fold a frog using origami

Kevin demonstrates how to make a paper frog. Take a regular sheet of construction paper. Fold the outer ends towards the center forming a triangle. Fold a crease at the base of the triangle and cut it out. Open the folds and you can observe two creases. Create two X-shaped cre ...more

How To : Decorate a cake using pastry bags and cones

In this video, we learn easy cake decorating tips and ideas. To make a pastry cone, you just need parchment paper! First grab a square of parchment paper then fold into a large triangle. Now, open the square up and cut where the line is in the middle. Grab one of the triangles ...more

How To : Fold an origami paper Valentine heart

In this video, Nekkoart demonstrates how to make an origami valentine heart. Begin with a sheet of paper that is nineteen cm by eight cm. Fold the paper to form a square. Unfold. Fold both sides to the center crease. Unfold again. Fold the paper in half horizontally (not formi ...more

How To : Find the area & perimeter of triangles & squares

When you are figuring the area of a square, you only need to know the height and width of the shape. Once you know the height and width, multiply them to get the area of the square. To find the perimeter of the square, add all four sides together. To find the area of a triangl ...more

How To : Lay out and sew a log cabin quilt square

This video quilting tutorial shows how to lay out and sew a log cabin quilt square. The log cabin square is a classic quilting pattern, easy enough for beginning quilters but has enough built-in variation that makes it popular with advanced quilters as well. Learn how to set u ...more

How To : Square up a quilt to get it ready for binding

Before binding a quilt together, the edges of the quilt need to be squared so the quilt will lay flat and look crisp and professional. This video quilting tutorial shows how to square the edges of a quilt before finishing off the quilt.

How To : Make a simple paper star with kirigami

This video is about making a kirigami simple star. The materials required are two sided piece of paper, a scale and a cutter knife. Fold the piece of paper in half to form a rectangle. Now fold the upper and lower half of one end to form triangle. Make sure when you fold the p ...more

How To : Fold an origami enigma box

For all origami enthusiasts, here is something new. This video details how to make your own origami enigma box. As with all origami pieces it can be made using just a single piece of paper. The paper is first folded, taking from two separate parallel ends, in such a way that b ...more

How To : Make a polymer clay rainbow cane

This video explains how to make a polymer clay "rainbow cane," which, amongst other things, can be used to make jewelry or pendants. First, you must run a conditioned piece of each color of clay through a pasta machine. Then, cut each color into a square, and from there cut ea ...more

How To : Make a triangular Japanese box for paper clips

In this video, we learn how to make a triangular Japanese box for paper clips. You will need: 3 square pieces of paper and 1 glue stick. First, fold the square into a smaller square by making three triangles. Open up into a large triangle and fold the top down, then make a cre ...more

How To : Use proper technique in order to make a paper box

Learn how to make a paper box with the proper technique. -Start with an A4 size paper. -Use folds and a paper cutter to turn it into a square paper. -Fold the square paper in half, make sure the crease is good, then fold in half another time. -Make sure the creases are good an ...more

How To : Use barn door lighting in your studio

Ben for Mechanical Mashup demonstrates how to build a barn door halogen light system for a studio and how to establish right triangles and parallel lined without a square. It is quiet expensive to buy a barn doors according Ben, so it could be built by us. These barn doors can ...more

News : Making Art with the Golden Ratio

You can do some pretty cool stuff with the golden ratio. The image above is made from taking each quarter-circle in the golden spiral and expanding it into a full circle. In the second image, the spiral and the golden rectangles are overlaid on the the first image, showing how ...more

How To : Make a paper box in 30 seconds

This video from Origami in 30 Seconds demonstrates how to make a paper box in 30 seconds. Start with a square piece of paper and fold it diagonally to make triangles from both corners. Unfold it, and fold each corner into the middle. Unfold two of the sides and fold the edges ...more

How To : Make a paper box in under 5 minutes

This origami box looks rather simple to make. You take a piece of paper and fold it into a triangle. Be sure to make the fold visible to see. Take the extra piece from the triangle and fold it up so as to form another crease. This extra piece will be removed in order to create ...more

How To : Make a paper box just for fun

HowToMakeCrap teaches you how to make a paper box out of an ordinary a4 sheet of paper. Make a square out of that by folding from one corner of the page diagonally. The remaining rectangle slice at the bottom will have to be removed. You're left with a perfect square. Fold tha ...more

How To : Draw a cartoon horse head

First, draw a medium sized circle. Then, draw a triangle on top of the circle, with the top of the circle acting as the bottom of the triangle. Next, draw two half circles on the sides of the triangle. After that, draw two small shaded circles inside the medium sized circle. T ...more

How To : Fold a cloth napkin into a flower

In this Hosting & Entertaining video tutorial you will learn how to fold a cloth napkin into a flower. First fold the napkin in half. Then lift one corner and fold it back up to the center fold line and do the same for the other corner also. Now fold the center point back up t ...more

How To : Carve Polyhedral Pumpkins

Halloween is coming up, so many of you may have a need or desire to carve a pumpkin and turn it into a Jack O' Lantern. This week we are going to explore carving our pumpkins into interesting geometric shapes. In this post, we will carve the pumpkins into spherical versions of ...more

How To : Make a homemade giftbasket

Learn how to make your homemade gift basket exciting by creating plumes with Debra Paulk. This method for adding spice to your gift basket is simple, cheap, and makes your gift basket look professionally made. These baskets are great for birthdays, a loved one, someone in the ...more

How To : Carve Fractals and Stars on Pumpkins

Fractals and stars are two of the most beautiful and complicated-looking classes of geometric objects out there. We're going to explore these objects and how to carve them on a pumpkin. Unlike the last one on carving polyhedral pumpkins, where we used the entire pumpkin to car ...more

How To : Fold a simple origami heart

This video shows us how to fold a simple origami heart. Firstly a piece of paper is taken and is cut in the form of a square and then it is folded into half to form a rectangle. Then it is properly creased and then using a knife it is cut into two halves. Then one of the piece ...more

How To : Make a mini polmer clay hair bow

Take the clay, roll it out to make a pretty thin sheet. Take the square cutter and cut out two pieces from the clay sheet. Meet opposite corners of each square to form a triangular form but squishing only in the middle. Bend slightly outwards the unsquished corners of each tri ...more

How To : Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to right triangles

In this video the instructor talks about Pythagorean theorem and how to apply it to right triangles. Pythagorean theorem states that in any right triangle if a and b are the lengths of the legs and c is the length of the hypotenuse the sum of the squares of the lengths of the ...more

How To : Make a strawberry from folded paper with origami

This is a video tutorial showing its audience how to make an origami strawberry. The first step in making this strawberry is to gather your supplies. You will need one piece of origami paper. First fold the paper into half on one side then open it and fold it in half again so ...more

How To : Make a mini penguin polymer clay bead

A piece of orange clay is rolled down to diameter of desired width of beak, and rolled down further at 1 end to make a point. Cone shape is cut to length of beak desired. A black ball of polymer clay is made. Base of orange beak is blended onto it. 2 clear seed beads are picke ...more

How To : Measure your quilt for perfect borders

You can easily "square up" your quilt by adding borders that have been measured for perfection. The trick is to leave extra space where the fabric will stretch the most. Watch this instructional quilting video to account for small changes that occur in the sewing process to se ...more

How To : Make mini paper square boxes

In this tutorial, we learn how to make mini paper square boxes. First, grab a piece of paper and fold two ends in so they touch in the middle. After this, fold the bottom up so it covers the triangles and they meet at the middle. Crease the edges, then cut down the edges on bo ...more

How To : Create Parabolic Curves Using Straight Lines

Curve stitching is a form of string art where smooth curves are created through the use of straight lines. It is taught in many Junior High and High School art classes. I discovered it when my math students started showing me the geometric art they had created. The process of ...more

How To : Make Chinese paper lanterns with origami

This video illustrate how to make Chinese paper lanterns with origami. here are the following steps.Step 1: Take a string for holding the lanterns.Step 2: Now take a square sheet of paper and fold it diagonally so that two diagonal intersecting crease are formed.Step 3: Now ho ...more

How To : Make a black cat costume

Make a splash at your next masquerade party with this purr-fect black cat costume. You Will Need * A six-inch by six-inch square of cardboard * 2/3-yard of black felt * Glue * A black headband * A long black stocking * A large safety pin * A black turtleneck * Black leggings * ...more

How To : Make a paper hat and boat

This is a great tutorial on how to make a paper hat and boat. To make a Paper Hat follow these steps: Take one large newspaper sheet that consists of two pages on each side. Fold in half lengthwise (the way it comes in the newspaper). Fold in half again (bringing the top of th ...more

How To : Sew 3D faux cathedral window quilt blocks

Watch this instructional quilting video to sew three dimensional faux cathedral window quilting blocks. These easy to make blocks add great accents to any quilt. The cathedral window quilting block is actually made up of four smaller patches with another square sewn inside. Th ...more

How To : Make a paper boat that sails

Folding paper into shapes is fun. Folding paper into a toy that you an actually use is even better! Making a paper boat is not only a great rainy day activity but works just as well on a beautiful summer's day. Let your imagination float away with this classic paper boat. Yo ...more

How To : Quilt flying geese blocks

This video tutorial demonstrates how to make flying geese units using the "Quilt-in-a-day Flying Geese" ruler. These visual guidelines make it easy to sew a traditional quilting pattern. Using this quilting ruler, you can make four flying geese every time you align a 7 1/2 inc ...more

How To : Do Cute Studded Nails

This is a very easy nail design that I did quite a long time back, and I decided to post it here today because I thought it really deserved to be shared ! Video: . This nail design can be done in many different ways. For instance you can very easily use the following shapes: ...more

How To : Make 3D Origami Tarantula

Here are instructions to make an origami tarantula. Detailed visual instructions are on the video that contains a map and images of the origami. You will need 186 black, 83 dark brown, 10 light brown and 3 orange triangles. You'll also need: 8 large black square papers: 3.5 ...more

How To : Quilt squares together to make your own design

Here's how to play with blocks to make interesting designs with your quilts. One of the most enjoyable parts of quilting is arranging individual blocks to make improvised designs. Try designing some smaller block patterns and sewing them together in an unexpected pattern.

How To : Square up a quilt block

This video demonstrates how to square up a quilt block. Once you have your quilt blocks made up you have to square them so that they are all even sided and the same size. Take your most uneven sided square and lay it down. Place a square ruler over it. Line the ruler with the ...more

How To : Avoid square backings on a quilt

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to bypass the cumbersome process of making squaring backings for your quilts. This is an attempt to show you how and why you may never want to make a perfect square backing for your longarm sewing machine again.

How To : Quilt as you go with your sewing machine

Quilt as you go is becoming one of the most popular quilting methods out there and this video will show you how to do the technique using only your sewing machine. This method allows you to create a quilt in no time flat. You'll need lots of fabric strips, squares or triangles ...more

News : Mathematical Quilting

I got hooked on origami sometime after Math Craft admin Cory Poole posted instructions for creating modular origami, but I had to take a break to finish a quilt I've been working on for a while now. It's my first quilt, and very simple in its construction (straight up squares, ...more

How To : Make a Tailored Coat for Your Pet

As the cooler weather starts rolling in your pet will need more than just his natural coat to keep the shivers away. Take him out in style by designing a simple yet elegant tailored coat that will fit him perfectly. Here is an easy lined tailored coat with a nice thick comfort ...more

How To : Make an origami Kusudama Venus

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make an origami Kusudama Venus. For this project, you need square sheets of paper of different colors. First you fold a sheet diagonally across to form a triangle. Then fold it again to form a smaller triangle. Open up ...more

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