Our newest Love of Quilting series includes a fantastic Quilt of Valor, ideas for festive quilted table runners, a modern baby quilt, paper piecing, special quilting tools, projects made with a serger, as well as lots of great quilting techniques to add to your piecing skills.
Credits for this series: Sewing machine for the series is the Baby Lock Crescendo. The sewing center is provided by Koala Cabinets, and the thread cabinets are from Madeira Thread. For piecing, we use the ¼” quilting presser foot or the monogramming presser foot. We use basic sewing supplies such as fabric, rotary cutters, and scissors, plus specific items listed below. We wear a Klutz cut-resistant safety glove when rotary cutting, press with a Reliable iron, and measure using Omnigrid and Fons & Porter rulers. Patterns and instructions for quilts featured are in Love of Quilting or Easy Quilts magazine or as listed.
2201 – Bygone Table Runner – Watch now on QNNTV.com
This festive table runner would make a great gift for someone on your list. Marianne and Mary demonstrate paper foundation piecing techniques used to complete this project. They also show how a pieced border adds interest. Bygone Table Runner is featured in the November/December 2012 issue of Love of Quilting.
This quilt features pieced poppies in a variety of bright colors on a white background. Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to assemble the flower blocks and a method that makes the quilt assembly quick and easy. They also share a tip for making a unique binding. Washington Island Poppies was designed and made by Marianne Fons and machine quilted by LuAnn Downs. This quilt is featured in the May/June 2013 issue of Love of Quilting.
Mary Fons is joined by sewing specialist Diane Aholt. Diane shares how to use state-of-the-art technology for easy and accurate appliqué. Diane demonstrates how to make a seasonal table runner with strip piecing and perfectly stitched appliqué. Download free instructions for this project.
If you want to organize the making of a memory quilt, this episode will guide you through the process. Two quilts are featured– one for an anniversary and one for the memories of a child’s kindergarten year. Marianne Fons and Mary Fons share how to collect photos, signatures, and artwork and have them printed on fabric. They also show how to assemble the quilt and float blocks for a unique pieced border. The Anniversary Memories quilt is featured in the July/August 2013 issue of Love of Quilting. This and the kindergarten memory quilt were designed and made by Jean Nolte.
The quilt in this episode features two easy blocks that are combined to create a secondary design. Mary Fons and guest Liz Porter demonstrate how to construct the blocks and then finish off the quilt with a rainbow border. Emily’s Wedding Quilt is featured in the May/June 2013 issue of Love of Quilting. The quilt was designed and made by Liz Porter and machine quilted by Barb Mapes.
Quilters are often confused when deciding what quilting designs to use on their quilts. Mary’s guest Angela Huffman shares five things that will help you decide on the perfect motifs for your quilt. She also demonstrates some simple freehand designs for background quilting.
2207 – Scallop Edge Baby Quilt – Watch now on QNNTV.com
A baby quilt is often the first project a quilter will tackle, and we think every baby should have a quilt. Marianne and Mary show how to make string-pieced patchwork for a darling baby quilt. They also demonstrate techniques for a scalloped border and binding the curved edge. Baby Scallops was designed and made by Marianne Fons and is featured in the March/April 2013 issue of Love of Quilting. Download free instructions for customizing a repeat element.
Quilters all over the country are making Quilts of Valor. Love of Quilting is dedicated to providing great patterns that meet the Quilts of Valor guidelines for quilts made for combat veterans. Marianne Fons and Tony Jacobson demonstrate using a special wedge template to make two sizes of blocks. They will also show how to prepare a Quilt of Valor for presentation. Non Sibi Sed Patriae was designed and made by Tony Jacobson, and was featured in the May/June 2013 issue of Love of Quilting. Download free instructions for a standard size pillowcase.
A serger isn’t just for finishing seams! Mary Fons is joined by guest Ellen March, who demonstrates how to use a serger to make a quilt-as-you-go table runner. She also shows how to use a bias binder attachment. Serge Ahead table runner was made by Ellen March and is featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Love of Quilting. Click here to download the pattern.
Quilters love scrap quilts, and the one in this episode is sure to be a hit! Mary Fons and guest Liz Porter demonstrate how to paper piece block units and join them to make a Hunter’s Star block. They also share tips on pressing seams to make your blocks line up perfectly. Scrappy Hunter’s Star was designed and made by Liz Porter and machine quilted by Barb Mapes. It is featured in the March/April 2013 issue of Love of Quilting.
2211 – Modern Crib Quilt – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Young mothers love baby quilts made with contemporary fabrics and colors. Mary Fons and guest Mary Kate Karr-Petras demonstrate how to do machine appliqué without fusible web and how to make pieced borders with 60-degree triangles. Mary Kate will also share techniques for big stitch hand quilting. This quilt is designed and made by Mary Kate Karr-Petras and is featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Love of Quilting.
2212 – Sewing Machine Cover – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Many quilters love small projects such as the sewing machine cover featured in this episode. National Educator Diane Aholt and Mary Fons piece, finish seams, and make a fun and decorative ruched trim—all with a serger. Sewing machine cover made by Pam Mahshie. Download free instructions for this project.
Marianne Fons was inspired by the colors she saw in the campfires near her lakeside cottage. Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to string piece on a paper foundation and how to construct the blocks for Marianne’s quilt. They also share a shortcut for making your quilt go together more quickly. The quilt in this episode was designed and made by Marianne Fons and machine quilted by Debbi Treusch. Rock Island Campfires is featured in the July/August 2013 issue of Love of Quilting.