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.
Click the image below to view this video: Turn Your T-shirts Into a Cozy Quilt!
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.
Click the photo below to watch this video: How to Make a Seven Blade Fan Block
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!
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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