Episode 201: Spider Web Patchwork
Marianne and Liz share tips for pressing strip sets, show how to sub cut “string” triangles using a special kaleidoscope ruler, and demonstrate joining wedges to make the Spider Web block.
Episode 202: Continuous Prairie Points
Fons & Porter show how to make prairie points from a single strip of fabric, how to use two strips to makealternating points, and how to add this special finish to a quilt.
Episode 203: Chenille Pumpkins
Liz and Marianne demonstrate techniques that are all the rage for layering and slicing stacked fabrics to make chenille, then use their chenille “fabric” for cute pumpkin-shaped appliqué. See Sew Easy Chenille in Sept./Oct. 03 issue of Love of Quilting magazine.
Episode 204: Rag Quilt Techniques
Marianne and Liz show how to layer and join fabrics for rag blocks used alternately in an adorable “Shaggy Pumpkins” quilt. Included are how to add optional batting and how to clip and assemble blocks. See Sew Easy Rag Quilts in Sept./Oct. 03 issue of Love of Quilting magazine.
Episode 205: Embroidery Module Thread Appliqué
Guest educator Faith Reynolds walks Liz and Marianne through the steps involved to program their sewing machine’s embroidery module to create lacy appliqués from thread and how to add the appliqués to a quilt. See Thread Appliqué in Sept/Oct 03 issue of Love of Quilting magazine.
Episode 206: Free Motion Thread Appliqué
First, Marianne and Liz show how to use water-soluble stabilizer, pretty thread, and a home sewing machine to make neat applique motifs. Then, machine quilting expert Marilyn Badger demonstrates similar techniques using a professional longarm machine. See Thead Applique in Sept/Oct 03 issue of Love of Quilting magazine.
Episode 207: Fusible Bias Embellishments
Liz and Marianne demonstrate using fusible bias tape to pre-form shapes like hearts, stars, and coils. They show how to decorate a purchased vest by stitching the bias tape with a double needle. See Bias Embellished Vest in May/June 03 issue of Love of Quilting magazine.
Episode 208: Jubilee Album Quilt I (Unit Appliqué)
Fons & Porter introduce a fabulous appliqué sampler quilt by prize-winners Sue Nichols and Pat Holly. They show how to build combination appliqué units, how to pre-join appliqué elements, and how to do fusible reverse appliqué. See Jubilee Album Quilt in 2003 issues of Love of Quilting magazine.
Episode 209: Jubilee Album Quilt II (Stem Methods)
Liz and Marianne point out stem techniques used for Jubilee Album. They show making combined leaf-stem units, making bias stems, and making skinny stems by couching atop thread. See Jubilee Album Quilt in 2003 issues of Love of Quilting magazine.
Episode 210: Jubilee Album Quilt III (Machine Embellishments)
Fons and Porter explore their sewing machine’s decorative stitch capabilities by preparing fabric for decorative satin stitching and making a stitch sampler. See Jubilee Album Quilt in 2003 issues of Love of Quilting magazine.
Episode 211: Embroidery Module Trapunto
Guest teacher Faith Reynolds from Bernina of America explores using an embroidery module to do machine trapunto. The demo includes choosing a design, layering fabric and batting, securing layers in a large hoop, and stitching. See Nov/Dec 03 issue of Love of Quilting magazine.
Episode 212: Free Motion Trapunto
Guest educator Marilyn Badger demonstrates methods for raised trapunto quilting on a longarm professional quilting machine. She shows Marianne and Liz how to plan designs, how to add extra batting, how to trim batting and how to complete projects. See Nov/Dec 03 issue of Love of Quilting magazine.
Episode 213: Fun Edge Finishes
Liz and Marianne show how to make the edge of a quilt more interesting by adding neat trims-like rick-rack, lace, or beading-along with the binding. See July/August 03 issue of Love of Quilting magazine.