Sew It All, Volume 7: Mary + Ellen = Potholder Magic!

Do you know Sew It All?

Sew It All is a show on PBS and a magazine, too. Created and hosted by the lovely, delightful, and talented Ellen March, Sew It All strives to help sewists everywhere a) get better at what they love to do and b) get inspired by great projects. Sew It All does a great job at both of these pursuits and I had the great pleasure to get involved with Sew It All not too long ago. I took Ellen through a cute potholder project: it’s a real neat, fast project that helps teach quilting skills and did I mention it can be made real fast? It can. Here she is!

Cute, right? And it keeps your paws safe!
Cute, right? And it keeps your paws safe!

If you wanna make it, I highly recommend doing so — it was fun to make. And not only are the directions in the magazine, Ellen and I did an episode on the Sew It All show, so if you wanna watch it going together, there’s that, too. Does this sound like a plug? IT TOTALLY IS! Quilty is just one of the neat shows in the family around here that wants to help you be better at sewing and quilting. When a magazine and a show work together (like Quilty, and like Sew It All) it’s a great duo for teaching. You’ve got two resources. Two = better than one. Right? Right.

Here’s what Volume 7 of Sew It All looks like so you can make a beeline for it at the newsstand or at your LQS:

Loving the purple, Ellen!
Loving the purple, Ellen!


And here’s me and Ellen hangin’ out on the set. I’m telling you, this March lady is pretty cool. Thank you so much for having me on the show, Sew It All. I’d love to come back — and Ellen, when are you going to be on Quilty?? The invitation stands. 🙂

These girls are sewing machines. Get it?? "Sewing MACHINES"?? LOL
These girls are sewing machines. Get it?? “Sewing MACHINES”?? tee hee

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Mary Fons hails from a prominent quilt mafia family. A professional writer and performer, Mary co-hosted the nationally-airing PBS program "Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting" along with her mom, famed quilter and educator Marianne Fons. In 2010, Mary began hosting Quilty, an online show offered weekly on In 2012, Mary became editor of Quilty magazine. She holds a Theater Arts BA from the University of Iowa.

11 thoughts on “Sew It All, Volume 7: Mary + Ellen = Potholder Magic!

  1. This makes a perfect project for Mother Daughter or Grandmother Granddaughter…teacher gift, sunday school teacher gift, ANY gift day for a relative. This potholder will be a treasured piece for life.

  2. Thanks for telling us about the magazine, I love these mags with numerous small projects so will keep an eye out for it. I sure wish we had some of these shows on tv!