Needles and Thread: What Your Mother Never Told You


The right tools help your sewing and quilting projects progress smoothly and to look their absolute best. Grab a hold of these tools with Lynn Marie Buckley of Sew Déjà vu! Lynn will enlighten you with some great information that your mother never told you. Follow along to ensure a fabulous finish for every sewing and quilting project!

In this Daily Craft TV webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Identify needle types and sizes
  • Identify thread types and sizes
  • Take advantage of tips for working with specialty threads
  • Select the right needles and threads for specific projects
  • Identify stitch quality according to thread tension

The knowledge you will gain from this episode about various needles and threads will benefit you for your entire crafting career!

Watch the video preview here! 

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Make a Bucket Hat for Baby


We all have baby showers to attend and baby gifts to give, so make gift-giving easy by creating a one-of-a-kind, charming bucket hat for baby!

In this DCTV class, you will learn:

  • How to assemble the hat
  • How to make and attach the brim
  • How to finish the hat by bringing it all together

Personalize your hat by making it reversible or adding a pocket on the outside. The sky’s the limit! Any way you sew it, it’s a fun and versatile project.


 Watch the preview for this DCTV class here!

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How To Use Precut Chenille Strips to Make a Shawl


Learn how to use precut chenille strips to make a unique openwork shawl that only looks complicated. Daily Craft TV‘s Eric Drexler will walk you through the process that is sure to be a hit.

In this DCTV class, you will learn:

• What type of stabilizer is right for the job
• How to prepare and sew stabilizer and chenille strips together
• How to prepare your finished shawl for wear

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Shawls are so versatile – wear for warmth or add pizazz to an outfit. They can be functional and stylish! Watch this how-to class to learn more.

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Make a Pillowcase Tote with Daily Craft TV Staff!

DCtv_logo5Learn how to sew a simple and stylish grocery tote from a pillowcase as Daily Craft TV‘s Jodi Kahn walks you through the process.

In this DCTV class, you will learn:

• How to upcycle a pillowcase into a fashionable and modern accessory
• How to accurately measure fabric for a load-bearing bag
• How to add colorful edging for a fabulous finished tote


Save yourself some money by making your own grocery tote from an old pillowcase and having fun while you do it!

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 How to Make a Tote Bag for Groceries

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Essentials for Your Sewing Studio


Your sewing studio should reflect your personal style and individual needs. Learn about items that are essential to any studio. Marty Moon will suggest purchased, repurposed/recycled and unique items that constitute “must haves” in a working studio, offering a budget-balanced approached for the tools in an ideal sewing space.

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In this DCTV class, you will learn:

  • To outfit your studio according to your needs
  • Which items are best new or repurposed/recycled
  • About which scissors, rotary mats, cutters and rulers to use

If you want to improve the look and functionality of your sewing studio, this show is a must-see!

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We Love the Reliable Iron!

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting wants to give a big welcome to nav-logoReliable as our iron sponsor for the upcoming PBS Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting TV 2300 series! We’re so excited to be working with this great company. We know we can count on Reliable products for innovative, high-quality irons with user-friendly technology and features. We are thrilled to partner with them!

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Visit Reliable today and stay tuned for our 2300 TV series!


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Up-cycle a Sweater Into a Cardigan!


Learn how to combine a knit sweater and a plaid skirt to create a couture cardigan. Add some oomph to your closet with this fun and easy Daily Craft TV project!

In this DCTV class, you will learn:

• Measuring and cutting tricks when working with plaid
• How to embellish a plain sweater with an exciting plaid design
• How to add a sleeve detail to a sweater from a skirt

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Check out Sonya Nimri’s great innovative design that is simple and inexpensive to create!

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Quilting with Paper Foundation Piecing by Nancy Mahoney


Daily Craft TV‘s Nancy Mahoney shows how to create sharp points and unusual angles the easy way by quilting with foundation piecing.

In this Daily Craft TV class, you will learn:

  • Nancy’s fool proof techniques for basic paper piecing
  • How to pre-cut your patches to eliminate fabric waste
  • How to trim as you go for accuracy

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Nancy shares valuable tips and technique for creating a stunning paper pieced quilt and takes the mystery out of it!

Click the photo below to watch this video. Pattern included with the video!

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Master 8 Miter & Hem Sewing Techniques!


Master eight different miter types to use on quilts, home-decor projects and more. Pam Damour, the Decorating Diva, and Nicki LaFoille of Daily Craft TV take the mystery out of miters with easy tips for sewing perfect miters every time!

In this Daily Craft TV video, you’ll learn the following sewing techniques:

  • Miter
  • Asymmetrical miter
  • Reverse miter
  • Lined mitered hem
  • Mitered banding
  • Mitered flange
  • Mitered borders
  • Mitered binding
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A mitered corner on a dinner napkin

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A perfect mitered corner 

Take a class today to start perfecting your miter and hem every time!

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Cosmetic Pouch Using Faux Piecing & Couching

DCtv_logo5As 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

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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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