Sew Easy Lessons

Message from Liz & Marianne

Sew Easy Lessons are techniques we think make quilting easier - and more fun! You can find more Sew Easy Lessons in our Love of Quilting magazine.

Happy Quilting! – Liz and Marianne


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Stitch a fancy-looking quilt braid easily with this tried-and-true technique.
Use the Fons & Porter 60° Diamonds Ruler and Pyramids Ruler to make easy work of cutting quilt pieces like diamonds and pyramids.
Learn how to quilt using the Fons & Porter 60-degree Diamonds Ruler to make easy quilt cutting.
Learn how to cut quilt triangles and diamonds the easy way to construct quilt stars among other shapes.
Use this method to make a template to trim your Album Cross blocks.
Curved quilt piecing is easy following these instructions.
Jodie shows three techniques for preparing bias strips for your quilt appliqué projects.
This quilted applique technique shows you how to use interfacing quilted applique.
Use freezer paper to make reverse appliqué circles. It's not as hard as you might think!
Use this method to assemble appliqué units before fusing them to the background.Work on a see-through appliqué pressing sheet so you don't get fusible residue on your ironing surface.
Choose a lightweight "sewable" fusible product. The staff at your favorite quilt shop can recommend brands. Always read and follow manufacturer's instructions for proper fusing time and iron temperature.
Sew Easy Lessons are expert tips we share with the readers of Love of Quilting magazine in each issue. Below is a tip we're sharing with you from our September/October 2003 issue.
Make multiple 1¼"-finished quilt triangle-squares quickly using this easy method.
Use this technique to bind a quilt that has inside corners.
This comprehensive article covers all aspects of quilt binding. 
This Sew Easy quilting lesson shows you how narrow piping can be used to add a finishing touch to your quilt binding.
Try Janet Pittman's technique to embellish quilt appliqué using pearl cotton in your machine's bobbin.
Sew Easy Lessons are expert tips we share with the readers of Love of Quilting Magazine in each issue.
How to cut precise quilt circles of any size with nothing more than a ruler and washable marker.
This Sew Easy quilt lesson shows you how to quilt a continuous bias.
When you're making a Drunkard's Path or any quilt with curved pieces, use these quilting tips to make sewing curved seams easier.
The magic of quilted pleats turns a rectangle sewn to a curve into curved piecing in this clever quilt block technique.
In this Sew Easy lesson, Jodie Davis demonstrates how to precisely cut half-square quilt triangle pieces.  
Follow these easy strip piecing instructions to make pieced diamonds.
Learn how to sew a quilt triangle without having to cut a triangle!
Choose two contrasting fabrics to make Double Prairie Points. Click here to download free instructions.
This hand embroidery sewing tip from Sew Easy is perfect for learning eight of the most commonly used embroidering stitches.
Temporay spray adhesive cuts down on the prep time for this all-time favorite quilting technique.
Use these instructions for a quick, easy way to achieve a foundation quilt pieced look.
This flying geese quilt tutorial is perfect for taking the guesswork out of cutting quilt triangles.
This easy quilting tip teaches an easy technique for making four patch quilt blocks from strip sets.
Use this easy quilting method to make templates for irregularly-shaped pieces for the Andromeda quilt in the September/October 2009 issue of Love of Quilting.
Make one-of-a-kind quilt stars using our freezer paper pattern quilting technique. Changing the placement of the pattern marks makes each block unique.
For a personal touch, stitch a name or monogram on bedding, garments, or home décor items. Choose a pretty font on your computer and follow...
Use this easy quilting technique to cut identical pieces from a print fabric.
With the Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Ruler, you can easily cut quilt half-square and quarter-square triangles from strips of the same width.
Whether for a quilt show or to display at home, your quilt will hang perfectly with a proper hanging sleeve.
Try our quick and easy method to make hourglass quilt units without cutting triangles. The Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker helps you draw stitching lines quickly.
When you want to create multiple quilt patches that match, this quilting technique will help.
Collecting signatures on fabric is easy with these tips.
This quilt technique is perfect for cutting identical kaleidoscope quilt pieces.
This quilting tutorial shows you how to use quilt hexagons for unique log cabin quilts
This quilting tip shows you how to get the perfect mitered quilt border on your quilt.
Jodie explains how to do needleturn applique. You'll discover that this technique for hand-stitching the edges of appliques isn't has hard as you might think. But be warned: Jodie says that once you learn the technique, you might become addicted!
Use this Nine Blade Fan quilt block tutorial to make quicker fan blocks.
Foundation piecing is a great skill to use when piecing small, fine, or detailed quilt blocks. This how-to quilting video will show you how to paper foundation piece. 
In this how-to video learn how to cut a parallelogram using tools you own.
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