Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Learn how books, place and architecture can become great quilting patterns.
Tags:How to Think Up Quilting Patterns,ideas for patchwork,ideas for quilting,introduction to quilting,quilting,quilting for beginners,quilting lesson,quilting patterns,re:fine
Grab video code:
How to Think Up Quilting Patterns
It’s also worth pointing out with this quilt what you need to do to tie the up and finish all of your edges. Take a narrow strip of fabric and hem it over the edge as you would with by as binding. In fact, the edging is the only thing that has been done by machine on this quilt which after all that fancy hand sewing, must have been quite a relief. Sadly, our time looking at quilt is rapidly drawing to a close but we’ve still got a few moments left to look in more detail at this remarkable quilting project which is absolutely unique.
The lady who made this quilt didn’t want to use patchwork and opted for a plain top layer. A great deal of time and effort nevertheless still went in to the design unlike every quilt you will ever see has a story all it's own to tell. Whether you paint, draw, write or sew, the best works of art always come from a moment of inspiration and the magnificent cathedral dominating the West Country city of Gloucester triggered this quilt. All the stitching designs will taken from the cathedral and using photograph she had taken, our quilter made her patterns completely from scratch and you can see some of them here. The center of the quilt is based on the design on an ancient font and the edges reflect the shapes of the cathedral’s beautiful windows.
Don’t be concerned if you’re drawing skills aren’t highly developed. It's the basic shapes that you need to look out for. Squared paper can be an absolute life saver as you can be really precise and of course if your tackling something like an arch way, it will be symmetrical. Rather than trying to match the two sides, all you have to do is draw the one side and cut it out on folded paper using the crease as the center and when you open it up, you’ll have a perfectly symmetrical shape.
The overall effect is as lovely as the magnificent building that inspired it. However, although technically completed, the quilter in question feels she could add more rose of stitches to enhance the design further. So who knows, this might still be a work in progress. And on that intriguing note, an introduction to quilting really has come to an end. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to try this most traditional and practical of crafts for yourself. There is nothing that you’ve seen in this program that couldn’t be tackled with a little know how and plenty of practice. So the question has to be, what are you waiting for? You can use quilting in so many forms and we really have only scratch the surface of this immense topic.
Once you’ve grasps the basics, you can use quilting to really enhance your soft furnishings. And of course, if your fashion conscious, you can make bags and jackets that will not only look fantastic but also be extremely practical as well. But most importantly of all, remember to start small, gain experience and then get adventurous. And if it's at all possible, don’t do it alone. Find out if there’s a quilting group in your area and join with other like minded stitches to really get the most out of this extremely popular craft and experience the past time that will quickly become an intrinsic and precious part of your life.