Guest Faith Reynolds shows how to incorporate machine embroidery in your quilts. She demonstrates a new attachment for embroidering large designs without re-hooping and how to align and re-hoop large designs.
Liz and Marianne illustrate design options for using pieced equilateral triangles. They also demonstrate cutting and assembling equilateral triangles and showcase a clever idea for creating a wedding quilt.
Quilters in the past considered Pine Burr a challenging pattern. Fons & Porter demonstrate tips and tricks for creating this vintage pattern. Project instructions are in the Jan/Feb 06 issue of Love of Quilting magazine.
Guest Ann Regal teaches the art of turning a photograph into a thread painting. She demonstrates how to prepare your fabric and machine for free-motion stitching and creates various effects with free-motion stitching.
The rotary cutter has revolutionized cutting for quilters. Fons & Porter describe how to square up fabric and cut straight strips, how to cut accurate squares and rectangles and how to cut two types of triangles.
A special new ruler is used as Marianne and Liz explain how to cut both types of triangles for Flying Geese units from the same width strip. They also show how to join triangles for Flying Geese units.
A point trimmer is a handy tool to use when making a quilt block. Fons & Porter illuminate the path to more accurate patchwork. They show how to determine the angle to trim a triangle point and how to join pieces using trimmed triangles
The challenge is on! Liz and Marianne challenge quilters to use only five half yard pieces to create a unique wall quilt. As they demonstrate how to cut squares, half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles from the same width stripe!