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Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter
Fons & Porter Klutz Glove
Fons & Porter 8″ x 14″ Ruler
Fons & Porter Mariner’s Star Pincushion
Fons & Porter Pincushions
Fons & Porter 6 1/2″ Scissors
Fons & Porter Ultimate Stiletto
Fons & Porter Ergonomic Seam Ripper
Episode 2001 – Northport Crossing – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Marianne likes to challenge herself every once in awhile with a more difficult quilt. This quilt was made with lots and lots of triangles of a fairly small scale. Marianne and Mary share how to trim half-square triangles with a special ruler and also how to handle the unique corners of an album cross block. Northport Crossing by Marianne Fons and quilted by LuAnn Downs featured in Love of Quilting’s March/April 2012 magazine. Get the Northport Crossing Digital Pattern at ShopFonsandPorter.com.
Create a one of a kind quilt for your special young lady using a lettering font from your home computer. Sewing educator Linda Rainwater shares with Mary her method for adding a little something extra to a toddler quilt to make it unique. The quilt by Linda Rainwater, quilted by Candyce Grisham, is featured in Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts Winter 2012. Linda also made a great pillow cover to go with the quilt. Click here for Elaina’s Quilt instructions.
Mary Fons was fascinated with Liz Porter’s Milky Way quilt but wanted to put her own spin on it. Mary and Liz started out with basically the same pattern but with a couple of minor changes, look how different they appear. Mary and Liz show you how to design your own version of this quilt and demonstrate cutting squares and triangles from the same strip. The quilt by Mary Fons is called Andromeda, quilted by LuAnn Downs, is a free pattern featured in Easy Quilts Fall 2012 and Liz Porter’s Milky Way is featured in Love of Quilting’s May/June 2012 magazine issue. Click here for the Milky Way Pattern Grid.
Episode 2004 – Appliqué with McKenna Ryan – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Beautiful pictorial appliqué is far more accessible than you might think. Learn how to do quick and easy appliqué the McKenna Ryan way. McKenna Ryan, owner of Pine Needle Designs, Inc., demonstrates her techniques to Mary for making beautiful appliquéd using batiks. Learn how she makes 3-D appliqué elements to add to her projects. Instructions for Hangin’ with Friends are featured in Love of Quilting’s September/October 2012 magazine issue.
Sometimes combining two different blocks in one quilt is just the ticket. That’s exactly what designer Nancy Mahoney did with this quilt. Marianne and Mary show how to make a tilted block with offset centers by using strip sets. They also demonstrate how to make uneven flying geese units. Gallery Walk by Nancy Mahoney is featured in Love of Quilting’s September/October 2012 magazine.
The quilt on this program was made to show appreciation for a wounded service person. It is a Quilt of Valor and it’s a very simple pattern. Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to make two half-square triangle units at once without using a patchwork foot. They will also demonstrate how to get secondary designs by rotating the blocks and how to present a Quilt of Valor to a combat veteran. Pinwheels Plus designed by Lisa Feor, made by Marianne Fons and quilted by Maralyn Grimoskas – The Quilting G. Pinwheels Plus is featured in Love of Quilting’s May/June 2012 magazine.
Quilters are so often inspired by the seasons. The quilt on this program is a virtual spring bouquet. Marianne and Mary will show you how to use a placement guide to keep appliqué elements symmetrical. They also demonstrate how to make two hourglass blocks at the same time. Spring Garden Delight by Dawn Stewart is featured in Love of Quilting’s May/June 2012 magazine.
If you like to make scrap quilts, this is a great one to make. Mary and guest Liz Porter demonstrate how to make half-square triangle units with a special tool. They also share how to achieve a personal, scrappy style in your quilts. Churn Dash by Liz Porter was hand-quilted by Deena Yoder featured in Love of Quilting’s March/April 2012 magazine.
Churn Dash by Mary Fons, quilted by LuAnn Downs was featured in Quilty Winter 2012, Deb Finan’s Dash Around the Square featured in Easy Quilts Scrap Quilts 2012 and Barb Mapes’ – Churn Dash With 2 Colors of setting blocks.
Your quilt is not really finished until it has a label on it. Sewing educator Linda Rainwater shares with Marianne a unique way to label a quilt and why it’s so important to for a quilt to have a label. Linda demonstrates how to make a fabric envelope to use as a quilt label, how to use the embroidery module to personalize a label, and how to seal your envelope with various closures.
It’s so much fun to see how today’s quilters refresh traditional techniques. That’s just what designer Karen DuMont has done. Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to construct double prairie point units and how to miter multiple borders. They use prairie points to make a 3-D pinwheel block. Perky Pinwheels by Karen Dumont and quilted by Sara Parrish is a free pattern featured in Love of Quilting’s September/October 2012 magazine.
As quilters, we are always looking for clever ideas to make our projects go better. Quilter Heidi Kaisand brought a trunk full of clever ideas for you. Heidi shares with Marianne several tips & tricks for successful machine quilting. Heidi demonstrates to Marianne how to start and stop when machine quilting, how to identify and solve machine tension problems and how to solve border problems while you still can. These are just a few tips and tricks that Heidi brought to share. Click here for the Decimal Conversion Chart.
A quilter’s fabric stash is usually stocked with 100% cotton fabric, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make a quilt of something completely different. Marianne and Mary share how to utilize a collection of neckties for a quilt. They demonstrate how to stabilize silk and silk-like fabrics and also how to make a string block from ties. Tie the Knot quilt by Colette Cogley and quilted by Sally Evanshank featured in Love of Quilting’s November/December 2012 magazine. Colette made this quilt using her father’s neckties. She made the quilt for her sister as a wedding gift.
Episode 2013 – Puppy Pals – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Many quilters are also animal lovers. Our pets might be horses, birds, cats, or dogs. Many times these pets make it into our patchwork. Marianne and Mary share how to draw design inspiration from a novelty fabric. They demonstrate how to do blanket stitch appliqué with your machine and the also show how to tilt blocks for a whimsical look. Puppy Pals by Marianne Fons and quilted by Kelly Van Vliet featured in Love of Quilting’s November/December 2012 magazine.