Episode 1901: Times Square – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Quilters don’t always sit at home piecing patchwork, a lot of us love to get out and see the world. This quilt was inspired by a fabulous trip to New York City. Marianne and Mary demonstrate paper piecing sections for a New York Beauty style quilt, how to join curved piece sections and how to piece a double square in a square block. Times Square is featured in Love of Quilting September/October 2011.
Episode 1902: Blue Bird of Happiness – Watch now on QNNTV.com
For most quilters the language we speak is 100% cotton but a lot of us also have a collection of beautiful wool for Folk Art Appliqué projects. Marianne and Mary will share will you how to make a large circle pattern, how to mark and cut out wool appliqués, and also how to layer and hand stitch wool appliqué pieces. Blue Bird of Happiness is featured in Love of Quilting November/December 2011.
Episode 1903: Conquer Curved Seams with Your Serger – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Quilters, have you ever considered using your serger to piece your patchwork? This program will show you how to do just that. National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie demonstrates to Mary how to successfully serge a curved seam with a serger, how to set the proper stitch width for an accurate seam, and also how to hold fabric when piecing with a serger.
Episode 1904: Feedsack Flowers – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Most quilt blocks we make are square but sometimes it is fun to mix it up just a little bit. The quilt in this episode features a snazzy hexagon block. Mary is joined by Sandy Gervais in this episode and they will share with you how to cut hexagons using a special ruler, how to piece a hexagon block –log cabin styled, and how to join hexagon blocks without set-ins. Feedsack Flowers is featured in Easy Quilts Scrap Quilts 2011.
Episode 1905: Machine Quilting Basics – Watch now on QNNTV.com
We have had so many requests from viewers for more information about machine quilting that we decided to devote this episode to just that subject. Longarm Quilter and Quilting Educator, Dawn Cavanaugh and Marianne share with you how to choose the right thread, batting, and backing for a quilt, how to prepare a quilt for machine quilting, and how to develop your skills through practice techniques.
If you need to make a quilt in a hurry there is no reason to sacrifice beauty or interest. With a simple pattern and streamlined methods you can make a gorgeous quilt quickly. Mary and her quest Jenny Doan will demonstrate how to make quick 4 patch units from strip sets, how to use special rulers to make units for a simple star block and how to use high contrast and low contrast fabric combinations to control the appearance of a patchwork block. Indigo Star is featured in Love of Quilting November/December 2011.
Sometimes a quilt just calls out for a special edge finish. National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie shares her favorite edge finishes with Marianne. Pam shows Marianne how to make covered piping fast and easy, how to add rick-rack for a fun accent, and how to make unique wave edge piping with a serger.
Quilters love to take classes but often getting your supplies to class can be a challenge. The project on this episode is a beautiful and clever way to do just that. Marianne and Mary share with you how to create a two toned zipper, how to make tote bag handles extra sturdy, and how to add pockets to a reversible bag. The Quilters Tool Bag is featured in Love of Quilting November/December 2011.
If you are looking for a fabulous scrappy quilt project, have we got a show for you. Not every quilt lends itself to using up scads of fabric but today’s quilt really does. Mary is joined by her special guest Kari Carr and they will demonstrate how to perfectly piece a simple scrappy unit using a special tool, how to make center stars using a special quick pieced sashing, and how to create not one but two center star options. Scrappy Stars is featured in Easy Quilts Scrap Quilts 2011.
So many of you have written to us asking for help on your binding. This episode is for you. Binding the quilt is one of Marianne’s favorite parts of the whole quilting process. Marianne and Mary share with you how to make French Fold straight grain binding, How to mitered corners of your binding, and how to join binding ends with no lumps. Click here to read a Binding Lesson Article.