Maker Knows Best

Grab your project bag! It’s time to make along with mother-daughter crafting duo Christie and Isa Beniston! Together they’ve sewn and grown, threaded and thrived, and turned their love of craft into their livelihoods. Now these crafting queens are tackling a new theme every week, each piecing together a project that inspires the other (and that you’ll totally want to make, too). From embroidered mantras for the new year to personalized pet beds and much more, join them for crafting tips and tricks and a little life advice, because Maker Knows Best!

New Year’s Mantras

Grab your project bag! It’s time to make along with mother-daughter crafting duo Christie and Isa Beniston. On the series premier of “Maker Knows Best,” Christie and Isa make embroidered wall hangings with their mantras for the New Year.

Master the paring knife as you learn to easily core a jalapeño, tomato or cauliflower and zest an orange then learn how to cut down butternut squash and pineapple as you tackle a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Punch Needle Trivets

Christie and Isa share their tips and tricks for punch needle rug hooking while making two trivets to serve tasty dishes.

Quilted Coasters

Our mother-daughter crafting queens use quilting techniques to make cool (and surprisingly articulate) coasters.


Christie and Isa make personalized pet beds for their furry friends by punch needling through wool to make durable beds for sweet-dreaming dogs.

Travel Sleep Masks

Bon voyage! The crafting queens are getting ready for travel by stitching together embroidered sleep masks.

Tote Bag Upcycle

Christie and Isa give humdrum tote bags a makeover using creative embroidery and appliqué techniques!

Valentines Day Pillows

Love is in the air! Christie and Isa are crafting romance-themed pillow shams with lots of texture using punch needle techniques.


Nature’s calling! The mother-daughter crafting duo make outdoorsy camping accessories such as a punched wool blanket and a patchy embellished bucket hat.

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