Monthly Archives: September 2013


Fons and Porter, The Early Years

I was looking for a pattern the other day and I found this in my magazine stacks: That’s my mom, on the left there. And on the right, it’s Liz Porter. Above their heads, we see the magazine title, “Sew Many Quilts” — which, if you’ve been around for a minute, switched to “Love of…

Fusible Bias Strips

Use this technique to press bias stems and add fusible web for appliqué all in one step! We have plenty of bias tape makers offered below. Don’t see the one you’re looking for? Visit for more options! Quilt Patterns, Quilting Notions & Items that Inspire: Get the Clover ½” Fusible Bias Tape Maker! Get the Clover ¼”…


Sunset Canyon

Designer Linda Hahn combined three different blocks to form a barn-raising pattern, creating a dynamic quilt. The neutral beige print keeps things light and ties it all together. Size: 74½” × 74½” Blocks: 64 (8″) blocks Rating: Intermediate


Santa In The Woods

The fabrics in this quilt are woodsy prints featuring Santa and a log cabin. The traditional red and green colors make it perfect for holiday decorating. Finished Size: 72″ × 86″ Finished Blocks: 30 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate For more information about Tony Jacobson, go to our Designers page. Santa in the Woods Digital Pattern


Patriotic Stars

In each issue of Love of Quilting, we include a pattern that meets the guidelines established by the Quilts of Valor Foundation. The quilt meets the size requirements for Quilts of Valor. Nancy Mahoney designed it as a mystery quilt project for her local guild. This quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly. Learn more about the…


On The Square

After seeing another flannel quilt in similar fabrics, Marianne Fons was inspired to make one of her own. We think it would be a great gift for the man in your life. This quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly. Finished Size: 61″ x 95″ Blocks: 23 (12″) blocks Rating: Challenging On the Square Digital Pattern


Northwoods Man

When designer Terry Albers was asked to design a “manly” quilt her thoughts turned to a woodsy color scheme. The result surely is worthy of a leather recliner. (but please, hold the stuffed bear.) Finished Size: 70″ × 86″Finished Blocks: 18 (10″) blocks Rating: Challenging


North Carolina Lily Quilt

Liz Porter and some of her quilting friends made Carolina Lily blocks and then traded them among themselves to get a scrappier look for their quilts. Learn two time-saving techniques with our free Sew Easy lessons on Fusible Bias Strips and Quick-Pieced Flying Geese Units. This quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly. Finished Size: 82″ ×…


Hunter's Star

Use Deb Tucker’s Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star template to make Trapezoid Units for Hunter’s Star blocks. Learn how with our free lesson with Deb Tucker. Finished Size: 59″ × 73″Finished Blocks: 48 (7″) blocks Rating: Challenging For more information about Deb Tucker, visit our Designers page. Hunter’s Star Digital Pattern


Flat Friends

This quilt features jumbo rickrack and pockets that hold a collection of fabric dolls. There are four dolls, several outfits for each, and even a dog and cat. Finished Size: 42″ × 54″ Finished Blocks: 3 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Flat Friends Digital Pattern


Festive Medallion

Amanda Murphy’s own fabric line, Holiday Bouquet, inspired her to design this pretty little table quilt. She used a Dresden Plate for the center of the topper. This project is Fat Quarter Friendly. Size: 21½” diameter Rating: Intermediate Correction: Templates for this quilt were incorrect in the print edition of the magazine. Click here to download free, corrected…


The Elf On The Shelf

Editor Jean Nolte used a book panel to create a quilt depicting this popular Christmas tale. The panel also includes the pillow front shown in the photo. See below for a link to complete the pillow. Finished Size: 42″ × 47″ Rating: Intermediate For more information about Jean Nolte, visit our Designer page. The Elf…


Black Tie

Designer Marianne Elizabeth combined Star blocks and Rosebud blocks to create this elegant quilt. Check out our free Sew Easy lesson, which shows you how to make triangle-squares and hourglass units without cutting any triangles. Finished Size: 52½” × 71½” Finished Blocks: 18 (7½”) Star blocks, 17 (7½”) Rosebud blocks Rating: Intermediate For more information…