We take the worry out of sewing curves. 1. After cutting the background and the half-circle and quarter-circle pieces, mark each piece by making small clips as indicated on the patterns (Photo A). 2. Working with the background on top, pin pieces together at the marks, taking a small “bite.” At the end of the…
Follow these strip quilt piecing instructions to make pieced diamonds for the Mardi Gras Wall Hanging (pattern available here). Click here to download free quilt instructions.
Try this method for making four perfect Flying Geese units at the same time. A quick note on measurements: Large Square (1): Your square should be 1 1/4″ wider than your preferred finished triangle size. For example, if the finished triangle is 6″ wide, make your square 7 1/4″ wide. Small Square (4): Your square…
Use this technique to press bias stems and add fusible web for appliqué all in one step! We have plenty of bias tape makers offered below. Don’t see the one you’re looking for? Visit ShopFonsandPorter.com for more options! Quilt Patterns, Quilting Notions & Items that Inspire: Get the Clover ½” Fusible Bias Tape Maker! Get the Clover ¼”…
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Try this method to make perfect triangle-squares every time. Download free printed instructions for this technique.
Use freezer paper to make reverse appliqué circles. It’s not as hard as you might think! Download free instructions. Coming Soon: Our exclusive video lesson on this technique.
Follow these strip piecing instructions to make pieced diamonds. Download free instructions.
Use this Sew Easy method to make a template to trim your Album Cross blocks. Get the quilting lesson, Sew Easy: Trimming Album Cross Blocks, printable directions below! Quilt Patterns, Quilting Notions & Items that Inspire: Get the Checkboxes quilt pattern! Get the Liz’s Scrap Bag Dark Fat Quarter Pack! Get the Fons & Porter’s Album Cross Template!
For a personal touch, stitch a name or monogram on bedding, garments, or home décor items. Choose a pretty font on your computer and follow the instructions below. Download free instructions for this project. Check out our free video lesson on fusible lettering.
If you have any old ties that are destined to end up in the charity box, consider using them for your quilting instead. Download free instructions for making string quilt blocks from ties.
With the Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Ruler, you can easily cut quilt half-square and quarter-square triangles from strips of the same width. Click here to download the Cutting Half-Square and Quarter-Square Triangles Sew Easy Lesson. Purchase the Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Ruler at ShopFonsandPorter.com.
Try our quick and easy method to make hourglass quilt units without cutting triangles. The Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker helps you draw stitching lines quickly. Purchase the Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker at ShopFonsandPorter.com. Click here to download the Quick Hourglass Quilt Units Sew Easy Lesson.