Meet the Pro: Mark Montano

This month we are shining our spotlight on a leader in the crafting industry:  Mark Montano!  A designer, TV Host, and best-selling author, Mark writes  THE BIG-ASS CRAFT BOOK series.  Published by Simon & Schuster, his books are the best selling craft books in the US.

His television appearances include DIY shows like While You Were Out-TLC, 10 Years Younger-TLC, She’s Moving In-WEtv, My Celebrity Home-Style, Tony Danza-ABC, My Home 2.0-FOX, and currently Make Your Mark! for PBS/APT. Currently, he is  a Creative Consultant for DecoArt and a Creative Director for Eclectic Products, makers of E-6000. Lately, Mark has featured several of our Fairfield World products in his video tutorials, and we couldn’t be more delighted.  Here are some of our favorite projects from Mark Montano:

Unicorn SPiT Pillows

You’ll have to click to see what this is all about!  Here’s a peek at what Mark used to make these perfect-for-summer pillows:

Easy Ottoman Tuffet DIY

Mark used our Tuffet Kit to create this fabulous furniture accent piece!  We love it, and we think you’ll love how surprisingly easy it is to make your own tuffet when you have the right tools.

No Sew Monster Dolls

These fun little creatures are made with fabric scraps and Poly-Fil stuffing.  Let your creativity run wild when making these no sew monster dolls.

Galaxy Fabric and Chair DIY

In addition to amazing furniture rehabs, Mark shares tips and techniques for creating your own custom fabric!  In this tutorial he teaches how to create celestial galaxy fabric.

No Sew Upholstered Chair

This incredible makeover is NO SEW!  Seriously!

Otomi Fabric Pillows

These designer inspired pillows aren’t made using pricey Otomi fabric.  It’s DIY fabric!  We think Oly-Fun Fabric would be perfect for this project.

Porch Makeover

Are you ready to update your front porch?  Use Mark’s ideas with our foam cushions to give your porch furniture a makeover.

To keep up with Mark Montano and all of his newest creations, visit his website,, his YouTube Channel, and follow him on Facebook.  

2 thoughts on “Meet the Pro: Mark Montano”

  1. Jean Hill Bryant says:

    Dear Mark, I bought an 18 inch Fairfield Tuffet kit a few years ago, then lost the pattern for cutting the strips. Is there any way you could email me a copy of one? Thanks

    1. Robin Dann says:

      Hi Jean, We just sent the instructions over to your email.
      Happy Sewing!

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