Sew Easy Lessons

New quilters and experienced quilting pros all know the same secret: learning a new quilting technique can sometimes take a frustrating quilt pattern from “ugh!” to “oh!” in seconds. That’s where Fons & Porter’s Sew Easy quilting videos come in. Let our videos simplify your quilting by providing you the quilt tips and techniques you need – available for free any time here at FonsandPorter.com! You can access our videos on your desktop, on your tablet or on your mobile phone – perfect for when you’re traveling and need some quick quilting help.

Whether you’re looking to learn how to use a specific ruler or template, need a refresher on reverse appliqué, are looking for some tips on how to make your flying geese fly in no time or something else, we’re here to help. Our Sew Easy videos are updated frequently to include new techniques and tips from quilts featured on the pages of your favorite quilting magazines like Love of Quilting and Quilting Quickly!

With that, we invite you to sit back, relax and let the experts from Fons & Porter make all of your sewing problems “Sew Easy” in a matter of moments thanks to each of these quilting videos!

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Sew Easy: Easy Angle Ruler

In this quilting video, follow along as The Fons & Porter staff show you step-by-step how to use the easy angle ruler to cut squares and triangles from the same width fabric strip. This Sew Easy technique is sure to be one that you’ll be able to make good use of in many of your…

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Sew Easy: Making Stars

While many star quilt blocks are easy, some feature abnormal shapes and benefit greatly from using freezer paper. Stars in some quilt patterns might be irregular in their size or shape so using freezer paper allows you to make sure you have the right size every time. This Sew Easy lesson gives you tips and…

Sew Easy: Making Half Clamshell Quilt Blocks

While they might not be the most common type of quilt unit out there, follow along as we show you how to make the half clamshell quilt blocks. This unique quilt block looks similar in it’s aesthetic to the more traditional pinwheel quilt block but with a twist – literally. The curved seams in this…

Sew Easy: V-Block Units Video

Sew Easy: V-Block Quilt Units

As quilters we love triangles of all shapes and sizes – from half square triangle quilt units to diamonds and more –  but some are easier than others. V-block units can be among the trickiest quilt units to construct but luckily we’re here to show you a new way to make them. The Rolling Stars…

Sew Easy: Split Rectangle Units Video

Sew Easy: Split Rectangle Units

Use Deb Tucker’s Split Rects ruler to accurately cut and trim Split Rectangle Units (one of quilting’s basic units) in all different sizes. This tool gives you perfect units every time! Quilting notions like this one are a must for every quilter’s toolbox. Split rectangle quilt units make fun angles in our quilts but can…

Sew Easy: How to Use the Wedge Template Video

Sew Easy: How to Use the Wedge Template

In this Sew Easy lesson, you will learn how to use the wedge quilt template on any of your quilt tops. Learn how to sew wedges for almost any quilt style, from contemporary quilts to antique quilts and baby quilts in this quilting tutorial. While come quilters may be intimidated by curves or any irregular…

Sew Easy: How to Use the Peek-A-Boo Template Video

Sew Easy: How to Use the Peek-A-Boo Template Set

In this Sew Easy tutorial, Fons & Porter Sewing Specialist, Colleen Tauke, shows you how to use the Peek-A-Boo template set to make your quilt project go quickly and accurately. The featured quilt in this video is called Peek-A-Boo, as well. This quilting template works best for any kind of quilt pattern that has a…

Sew Easy: Orange Peel Piecing Video

Sew Easy: Orange Peel Piecing

Have you been wondering how to piece a quilt using methods for Orange Peel piecing? We thought you might be, so we thought we’d help! This quilting video tutorial with Colleen Tauke, Fons & Porter Sewing Specialist, offers a few tricks of the trade to master the art of the curve! About Orange Peel Piecing…

Sew Easy: Fusible Reverse Appliqué Video

Sew Easy: Fusible Reverse Appliqué

Fusible reverse appliqué can be fun. Not sure you want to try it? It’s easier than you think! Learn how to appliqué on a quilt with this approach which adds depth and design to your quilt projects. Appliqué baby quilt patterns and more with confidence! About Fusible Reverse Appliqué Learn More at QNNtv.com! Learn How…

Triangle Squares from Bias Strips Video

Sew Easy: Triangle Squares from Bias Strips

In this Sew Easy lesson, the Fons & Porter staff show you step-by-step how to make triangle squares from bias strips. Using the technique, not only do you get accuracy for your triangle squares but you can cut a lot of these units quickly.  This interesting technique is great for making lots of accurate and…

Sew Easy: Twisted Triangles Video

Sew Easy: Twisted Triangles

In this Sew Easy lesson, the Fons & Porter staff show you step-by-step how to make twisted triangles using the Fons & Porter Twisted Triangle Template to cut pieces and piece the twisted hexagon quilt block. Also referred to as Clamshell Units, these triangles have a unique shape to them that appeals to both modern…

Sew Easy: Clamshell Units Video

Sew Easy: Clamshell Units

Clamshell units cut from the Fons & Porter Twisted Triangle Template puts a new perspective on producing the traditional curve. Use your quilting notions to create a quilt with a great design! Build your quilt in vertical rows with ease. About Clamshell Units Suggested Quilt Patterns Using This Technique: Shell Game quilt pattern (from the Modern…