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!
Click the photo below to watch this video: How To String Piecing 7 Ways
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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
Is there a quilt pattern you’d love to make, but you shy away because it involves curved piecing? Take heart, curves are not scary at all when you know how!
In this Daily Craft TV class, Jodie Davis teaches you two ways to sew perfect curves; one the traditional pieced route and the other paper piecing.
In this video you will learn:
- To piece curves the traditional way with a simple, methodical technique that lets your sewing machine do the work.
- How to use a foundation to sew curves
- How to make the ever-popular Drunkard’s Path Block
Jodie will show you several blocks and demonstrate different curves.
Click the photo below to watch this video: Yes You Can Piece Curves: Curved Piecing Two Ways!
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We’ve reduced the prices of our quilt kits because we want YOU quilting MORE! We offer kits for every kind of quilt you can imagine– runners, wall banners, full size quilts and more at FonsandPorter.com!
Fall is the perfect season to jump into a new quilting project and with these sales, you can start a new quilt for every season.
I’m picturing this one wrapped around a loved one in front of the fireplace. Ahh, sweet warmth.
Our quilt kits include fabric and instructions to make your own quilt, big or small.
Remember to have FUN with all your quilt projects!
What a fun quilt!
Change the color or add a unique design to turn your quilt into a creation of your own!
Halloween is coming up. Start off the holiday right and decorate with these fun quilts you can make in a day. These quilts make great gifts for family and friends!
Boo! Surprise those trick or treaters with this elegant Halloween wall banner!
Whether you’re looking to finish your quilt project today or need something to work on for the winter season, FonsandPorter.com has a quilt kits for every skill level!
Sinister Skies Placemats!
Don’t miss this year’s warehouse SALE with insanely low prices on books and fabric!
Over 1600 bolts of fabric to choose from – all $6 per yard!
A large selection of top quality books for unbelievably low prices!
3100 101 Street, Suite A
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
(800-557-2144) for directions
If you can’t make it to our warehouse sale, be sure to visit us online at Fons&Porter.com for daily deals and discounts.
Leave a comment and tell us what you love about the annual Fons & Porter warehouse sale!
All aboard for episode 1! In this first of nine lessons. Create along with McCall’s Quilting associate editor Sherri Bain Driver and contributing designer Susan Guzman as they demonstrate making the fat-quarter-friendly Surf & Sand quilt. View the full list of free quilt along lessons and downloads at QNNtv.com.
FREE Surf & Sand Video
FREE Lessons & Printable Instructions
Surf & Sand Quilt Kit
Daily Craft TV is a community showing new craft ideas & projects with online webinar videos. Tune in weekly to learn fun projects, such as, how to make an appliqué from a portrait of your pet!
Starting with a photo as a template, “paint” a portrait of your pet in fabric with this easier-then-it-looks technique. Jodie steps you through tracing shapes from the photo onto fusible web to fusing them and then finishing the edges to make a unique fabric image of your pet that will surprise you in how realistic it is.
Click here to go to this video!
We hope you’re as excited as we are about the new issue of Quilty! The September/October 2013 issue of Quilty will be on newsstands next Tuesday, September 10th. If you can’t wait that long, browse through our pages now in a sneak peek! Let us know which quilt project is your favorite and why, and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win seasons 1 & 2 of Quilty! The winner will be chosen on Tuesday, September 10th. Good luck!
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Judy F. from Boulder, CO on winning Seasons 1 & 2 of Quilty! Thanks to everyone who participated!
Click here to get this September/ October 2013 issue of Quilty!
View these links to see the kits available in this issue of Quilty!
Chain + Link
Old School Cool
Vintage Cross Baby Quilt
It’s Friday—yay! Do you have a quilting project you’re hoping to work on this weekend? Tell us about it in the comments! We’d like to hit 600 comments by 5:00 pm CST today.
Once that goal is reached, one lucky winner will be chosen at random for a giveaway. (We have faith that you can make this happen.) You can win a Sulky Slimline Storage Box, which includes 17 spools of 30wt. Cotton Blendables Colors! The storage box holds up to 64 spools of thread. Pretty exciting, right!? Ready… set… comment!
ETA: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Sally, who is a new quilter! Thanks to all who participated!