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!

Sew Easy: Making Stars

This Sew Easy lesson gives you tips and tricks for making stars, using a freezer paper base. About Making Stars Suggested Quilt Patterns Using This Technique: Home of the Brave Quilt, My Patriotic Stars Table Runner Kit Learn More at QNNtv.com! Learn How To Do This Quilting Technique  In this episode, you’ll learn our freezer paper…

Sew Easy: Making Half Clamshell Blocks

This Sew Easy lesson gives you tips and tricks for cutting and joining clamshell units with ease using the Fons & Porter Clamshell Template. About Making Half Clamshell Blocks Suggested Quilt Patterns Using This Technique: Indigo Spin Quilt Kit, Shell Game quilt pattern (from the Modern Patchwork Fall 2016 issue) Learn More at QNNtv.com! Learn How…

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

Learn how to sew wedges for almost any quilt style, from contemporary quilts to antique quilts and baby quilts in this quilting tutorial. Cutting is easy using the Fons & Porter Wedge Template. About the Wedge Template Suggested Quilt Patterns Using This Technique: Wave Runners, Split Rail Fence Quilt, Rosie’s Charm Quilt Learn More at QNNtv.com!…

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

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

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. About the Peek-A-Boo Template Suggested Quilt Patterns Using This Technique: Peek-A-Boo Quilt, Firefly Quilt Learn…

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

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. This interesting technique is great for making lots of accurate and uniform triangle squares. About Triangle Squares from Bias Strips Learn More at QNNtv.com! Learn How To Do This Quilting Technique Sewing specialist Colleen…

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 use the Fons & Porter Twisted Triangle Template to cut pieces and piece the twisted triangle hexagon quilt block. About Clamshell Units Suggested Quilt Patterns Using This Technique: Twisted Triangles Quilt, Twisted Triangle Table Runner Learn More at QNNtv.com! Learn How…

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…

Sew Easy: Bias Strips for Appliqué Video

Bias Strips for Appliqué

This Sew Easy lessons gives you three techniques for creating bias strips for your appliqué quilt patterns and other appliqué projects. One is a traditional technique passed down from Liz Porter’s grandmother, the two others use handy tools, and all three sewing/quilting appliqué techniques work perfectly! Pick the approach that works for you! About Bias…