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: 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…

Sew Easy: Bias Strips for Appliqué Video

Bias Strips for Appliqué

This Sew Easy lessons gives you three techniques for creating bias strips for 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! Once you’ve seen this video, you can pick the approach that…

Sew Easy: Tumbler Template Video

Tumbler Template

Have you seen those quilts that feature tumbler quilt blocks and wondered how that look was accomplished? After all, the tumbler shape isn’t the most common and looks similiar to pyramid triangles but without the points. If you’re doing a quilt pattern like one of the ones below that features a tumbler quilt block, you’re…

Sew Easy: Set-in Half Hexagon Seams Video

Set-in Half Hexagon Seams

For converts to the hexagon trend, learning how to make set-in half hexagon seams can make a big difference in making some of the popular quilt patterns out there. The Fons & Porter staff teach you how to do set-in seams on a half hexagon so that you can find your favorite hexie quilt patterns and…

Kaleidoscope Ruler for Perfect Wedge Shapes Video

Kaleidoscope Ruler for Perfect Wedge Quilt Shapes

Whether working with pieced strip sets or one fabric, the Kaleido Ruler helps you make exact wedge quilt shapes—perfect for a traditional Spiderweb quilt block. Wedge quilt shapes can be used in a wide variety of quilt patterns such as the selection shown below. Many quilters have trouble getting the most accurate cuts when using…

Piecing Glorified Nine Patch Quilt Patterns Video

Piecing Glorified Nine Patch Quilt Patterns

Are the curved seams in the glorified nine patch quilt block intimidating to you?If so, check out these tips for piecing the classic quilt pattern – we promise to take it slow and highlight how simple these units can be! You’ll learn how to work with curved piecing – a quilting must! The glorified nine…

Sew Easy Diamond Rectangle Units Video

Diamond Rectangle Units

The Fons & Porter staff show you how to make diamond rectangle units using the Diamond Rects Tool. Diamond rectangles units appear in lots of different quilting patterns – including the selection below – so learning how to make them will only help to improve your quilting skills. While you can make them from full-yardage…

Sew Easy Quilt Binding With Faux Piping Video

Quilt Binding With Faux Piping

Quilt binding with faux piping is a unique element that you can add to a quilt to give it a little more pizzaz in no time. This two-piece quilt binding technique creates a trim between your finished quilt top and your quilt binding, for just a touch of something special. Colleen Tauke, Sewing Specialist for…

Sew Easy 3-D Bow Ties Video

3-D Bow Ties

Bow ties might not seem like the most commonly made quilt blocks out there but sometimes making these unique blocks can really help a quilt stand out. Flannel quilt patterns and denim quilts are popular with most quilters. Casual Friday has both denim and flannel in a 3D quilt pattern! Sew 3D bow tie blocks…

Sew Easy Trimming Oversize Hourglass Units Video

Trimming Oversize Hourglass Units

In this Sew Easy lesson, the Fons & Porter staff show you how to trim oversized hourglass units. This is a great way to make accurate hourglass units every time. Hourglass units are used in numerous types of quilts – from patriotic quilt patterns to modern quilts – so learning how to do them correctly…