As the holidays approach, we’re surely on the lookout for creative and thoughtful gifts for the people we hold most dear. This DIY cosmetic pouch is a gift any special girl in your life will absolutely love!
Use faux piecing and couching to embellish and create a cute zippered pouch. Tara Rex and Nicki LaFoille walk you through the steps to fuse and stitch fabric scraps using a faux piecing technique.
In this Daily Craft TV class, you’ll also learn:
- How to use fusible web
- Easy couching shortcuts
- How to install a zipper into a lined pouch
Come take a class with an expert and learn fun new techniques! Tara has been published in Sew It All and Sew News magazine. She has also been on Sew It All TV. Tara owns a blog Taradara Made It where she shares sewing tutorials and more.
It’s worth taking a look at as there is a wealth of information and she’s ALWAYS up to something! She covers everything from how to get your products into celebrities’ hands to getting exposure on Etsy and everything in between. She also has an impressive ‘In the Press’ page where she has been covered internationally.
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The holiday season is upon us and nothing shows loved ones how much we appreciate them like personalized Christmas cards. Learn how to create five unique cards using coordinated product from American Crafts. These cards come together quickly as you learn shortcuts from Daily Craft TV’s Susan Opel.
In this class, you will learn:
- How to accurately cut your products
- How to properly layer your products
- How to maximize your products to get the most out of them
Not only will you gain a great foundation for creating one-of-a-kind cards, you’ll be sure to enjoy general card making tips and tricks!
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If you’re like anything like us, you have an overload of scrapbooking tools you don’t even use anymore. But you still have them, so why not use them! Classic tools like punches, decorative-edge scissors, and paper crimpers have been around for years, but they’re not outdated.
Megan Hoeppner of Daily Craft TV will show you to see these tried and true tools in a whole new light by trying unique techniques in this fun class.
Create this darling two-page, multi-photo 12″” x 12″” layout in class and then take home the supplies to complete an additional layout of the same size later on.
What you’ll make: 2 two-page layouts
What you should have handy: Basic supplies, corner rounder, 1/8”hole punch
What techniques you’ll try: Crimped accents, inking, layering, and more
What scrapping skill level is best: All Levels
Click the photo below to watch this innovative scrapbooking video: Tried and True Scrapbooking Techniques Made New
Join Jennifer Parks as she shares her technique for making a wonderful lap quilt with no seam allowances and no piecing using minky fabric!
In this Daily Craft TV class you will learn:
- How to work with minky
- How to reduce the mess caused by cutting
- How to applique with minky to make a beatiful quilt anyone would love to receive
Jennifer mentions that it’s important to control the direction of the minky when making cuts. Minky can be difficult to work with, but with the tips Jennifer offers, you, too, can make the softest blanket of your quilting career! This easy-to-make project can be completed in a day, so what are you waiting for?!
Make this fun quilt today! Click on the photo below to watch this video: Create a Quilt With No Seam Allowances or Piecing Using Minky Fabric
Turn that collection of t-shirts hidden away in a drawer into a snuggly quilt in this easy class! Learn how to make the best use of the motifs on the shirts, and which motifs won’t work.
The secret is stabilizing the knit fabric with a fusible product. Two quilts are shown providing two layout options. You can sew the t-shirt blocks in strips or add sashing.
In this Daily Craft TV class, you will learn:
- To turn the t-shirts into fabric suitable as a quilt patch using a stabilizer
- How to cut out your t-shirts to make use of the motif
- How to piece them together, and add sashings and border
Create an everlasting archive of your favorite t-shirts. With this quilt, you’ll have memories to last and a wonderful gift for anyone in your life.
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The 7-Blade Fan Block video will show you that it is much easier to make the fan block than it looks, and alternate settings give you limitless possibilities. Don’t let the curved seams frighten you!
In this Daily Craft TV video, you will learn:
- How to cut your fabric for minimal to no waste
- How to sew curved seams
- Different layout options for making your quilt unique
The tips and techniques on this video will show you just how easily this block goes together. You’ll be able to impress your friends with a beautiful quilt. The accompanying class materials will show you several layout options.
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Are you in a fabric slump? Have you been visiting the same fabric store for years and think you’ve seen it all?
If you answered yes to these questions, it’s time to try Connecting Threads! You’ll find exclusive fabric collections, quilt kits, samplers, and more at ConnectingThreads.com.
Bulk up your thread stash with the Essential Threads collection. These spools are 1,200 yards and work great for top stitching, appliqué and piecing!
You’ll find fun, modern, contemporary or traditional fabric solids and patterns at ConnectingThreads.com. These fabric collections have a little something for every style of quilter for only $5.96/yard!
ConnectingThreads.com meets every quilting need from beginner quilt kits to samplers and bestseller quilting books.
Visit ConnectingThreads.com today and find inspiration for your next quilting project!
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A simple technique enjoyed for generations, string piecing is traditionally a foundation piecing technique that makes use of scraps. Fast and beginner-easy, string piecing is extremely versatile and the possibilities are endless!
In this Daily Craft TV class, Jodie Davis and Ashley Briggs display inspiring quilts and then go through each step of constructing seven different blocks.
You will receive a FREE pattern, Island Campfires by Marianne Fons, which uses the string piecing technique!
In this video, you will learn:
- How to make seven different blocks for seven different quilts including a star, a diamond star, a strip quilt, and more
- Learn how to string piece applique shapes
- Use up your scraps or new fabric, even strips like jelly rolls, on foundation or without
What do we love SO much about Daily Craft TV? These videos never expire so we can watch them whenever we want, as many times as we want! Take your time and enjoy quilting with Daily Craft TV. Whether you’re pacing yourself as a beginner or you’re a skilled quilter, there’s a Daily Craft TV quilting project you’ll love too!
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It’s Finally Here!
After seeing another flannel quilt in similar fabrics, Marianne Fons was inspired to make one of her own called On The Square. We think it would be a great gift for the man in your life. This quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly.
Make this adorable little quilt called A Winter Wonderland in just a few hours. The snowman face and star are handcrafted buttons made by the designer