Sew Easy Lessons

Sewing Curved Seams – 2

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…

Pieced Quilt Diamonds

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.    

Quick-Pieced Flying Geese Units

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…

Fusible Bias Strips

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”…

Appliqué (Reverse) Quilting Video

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.

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Album Cross Blocks Quilting Video & Download

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!

Fusible Appliqué Lettering Quilting Video

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. 

Half-Square and Quarter-Square Triangles Quilting Video

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.  

Hourglass Quilt Units Quilting Video

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.