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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Fun Fused Color Study (#303)

Fons & Porter's project for this episode is an art quilt perfect for non-artists, designed by Robbi Joy Ecklow. The little quilt features easy shapes and quick fused binding. [27 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Marianne Fons and daughter, Mary Fons, showcase their passion for quilting through in-depth demonstrations on a variety of quilting topics. Beginner or expert, viewers with a love of quilting will be inspired by their tips, designs and techniques.

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  • Holiday Napkins (#101)

    Marianne and Liz create great gift napkins and stitch fun slogans on pre-purchased napkins. [26 minutes]

  • Just Ducky (#102)

    Fons & Porter share the cutest baby quilt ever and show how to use fabric designs for applique inspiration. [26 minutes]

  • Super Special Binding (#103)

    Learn to make your own elegant piped binding for an extra-special, totally machine-sewn edge finish. [26 minutes]

  • Fun with Fusibles (#104)

    Liz and Marianne share a terrific way to create and fuse shapes from novelty print fabrics. [25 minutes]

  • Cathedral Window (#105)

    Learn to make Cathedral Window units mostly by machine. Start with pretty Christmas ornaments, then go on to bigger projects if you choose. [27 minutes]

  • Labels for Your Quilts (#106)

    Marianne and Liz use their machine's embroidery features to customize a special quilt label. [25 minutes]

  • Invisible Machine Applique (#107)

    Take a look at Pat Sloan's neat quilt, Lakeside. Get some tips on new ways to prepare appliques for no-see stitching. [26 minutes]

  • Courthouse Steps Log Cabin (#108)

    Liz and Marianne share Snow Buddies,by Sandy Greif, and teach you how to create this special Log Cabin variation. [26 minutes]

  • Applique Vines (#109)

    Learn a new way to make continuous bias for vines and how to prepare and position them for a border. [26 minutes]

  • Pillowcases (#110)

    Third-grader Scott Hart makes a special pillowcase using a serger, right before your eyes! [26 minutes]

  • Paper Foundation Piecing (#111)

    Marianne and Liz demonstrate a nifty new product that makes tearing away paper a thing of the past. [26 minutes]

  • Professional Machine Quilting (#112)

    Prize-winning long-arm machine quilter and consultant Marilyn Badger of Oregon is Liz and Marianne's special guest. [27 minutes]

  • Snippit Halloween Quilt (#113)

    Machine arts expert Joyce Drexler demonstrates techniques for making a quick Halloween wall quilt. [26 minutes]

  • String Spiderweb Patchwork (#201)

    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 classic Spiderweb block. [27 minutes]

  • Continuous Prairie Points (#202)

    Fons & Porter show how to make continuous prairie points from a single strip of fabric, how to use two strips to make alternating points, and how to add this special finish to the edge of a quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Chenille Pumpkins (#203)

    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 appliques. [26 minutes]

  • Rag Quilt Techniques (#204)

    Marianne and Liz show how to layer and join fabrics for the rag blocks used alternately in the adorable Shaggy Pumpkins quilt. Included are how to add optional batting and how to clip and assemble blocks. [26 minutes]

  • Embroidery Module Thread Applique (#205)

    Guest educator Faith Reynolds walks Liz and Marianne through the steps involved to program their sewing machine's embroidery module to create lacy appliques from thread as well as how to add the appliques to a quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Free Motion Thread Applique (#206)

    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. (Print support: Sew Easy, September/October 2003 issue of Love of Quilting.) [27 minutes]

  • Fusible Bias Embellishments (#207)

    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. [28 minutes]

  • Jubilee Album Quilt I: Unit Applique (#208)

    Fons and Porter introduce a fabulous applique sampler quilt by prize-winners Sue Nichols and Pat Holly. They show how to build combination applique units, how to pre-join applique elements, and how to do fusible reverse applique. [26 minutes]

  • Jubilee Album Quilt II: Stem Methods (#209)

    Liz and Marianne point out stem techniques used for Jubilee Album. They demonstrate making combined leaf-stem units, making bias stems, and making skinny stems by couching atop thread. [26 minutes]

  • Jubilee Album Quilt III: Machine Embellishments (#210)

    Fons and Porter explore their sewing machine's decorative stitch capabilities by preparing fabric for decorative satin stitching and making a stitch sampler. [27 minutes]

  • Embroidery Module Trapunto (#211)

    Guest educator Faith Reynolds shows Marianne and Liz how to use their machine's embroidery module to do machine trapunto. The demo includes choosing a design, layering fabric and batting, securing layers in a large hoop, and stitching. [28 minutes]

  • Free Motion Trapunto (#212)

    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. [28 minutes]

  • Fun Edge Finishes (#213)

    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. [27 minutes]

  • Beginning Beading for Quilters (#301)

    Fons & Porter introduce a hot new trend for embellishing quilts, including creating beaded words and beaded edging. They share examples by Mary Stori. [27 minutes]

  • Folk Art Wool Applique (#302)

    Marianne and Liz discuss types of wool, thread, stitches, and designs perfect for primitive wool applique projects. [27 minutes]

  • Machine Quilting Secrets (#304)

    Marianne and Liz deliver a program much requested by audiences - an introduction to machine quilting on a home sewing machine. [27 minutes]

  • Herky Jerky Stitching (#305)

    Liz and Marianne share a clever technique for machine applique that looks like stained glass. With guest Faith Reynolds, they'll demo with embroidery module and free-motion. [26 minutes]

  • Flannel Patchwork (#306)

    Marianne and Liz share lots of tips about working with flannel fabrics, including choosing blocks, cutting, pressing, and stitching patchwork. [27 minutes]

  • Quilting The Quilt (#307)

    Guest Marilyn Badger shares the results of a special longarm quilters' challenge. She also demos a new gadget that facilitates stitching in small areas. [27 minutes]

  • String Patchwork Stars (#308)

    Liz and Marianne demonstrate a terrific method for a classic string star patchwork quilt made by Liz's daughter, Katie. No set-ins! No kidding! [27 minutes]

  • Curing Curve-O-Phobia (#309)

    Liz and Marianne take the terror out of carved seam piecing on the sewing machine in nothing flat. They show a variety of projects that involved carved seams anyone can sew. [27 minutes]

  • New York Beauty (#310)

    Marianne and Liz give step-by-step instructions for foundation paper piecing - the perfect method for creating the finely tapered points of a classic patchwork pattern. [27 minutes]

  • Easy Hourglass Units (#311)

    Fons & Porter share an easy-as-pie method for creating a versatile patchwork unit that pops up in lots of projects. [26 minutes]

  • Fabric Motifs for Embroidery (#312)

    With guest Faith Reynolds, Fons & Porter demonstrate ways to draw inspiration from printed fabric motifs and how to use the digitized designs to create quilt projects. [27 minutes]

  • Caring for Quilts (#313)

    Fons & Porter talk about ways to care for quilts, both old and new, in the home. They discuss safe methods for repairing, storing and laundering quilts. [27 minutes]

  • Easy Pineapple Blocks (#401)

    Learn to cut straight strips & make Pineapple blocks without foundation piecing or special rulers. [27 minutes]

  • Tri-Recs Evening Star (#402)

    Learn to cut and piece triangles with long, skinny points and vary the size of this unique pattern. [27 minutes]

  • Applique Leaves Table Runner (#403)

    Learn methods for using the sewing machine embroidery module to make perfect applique leaf designs. [27 minutes]

  • Washington Pavement (#404)

    Learn how fabric placement affects the look of these blocks and create triangle sides using squares. [27 minutes]

  • Fashionable Quilted Totes (#405)

    Use pre-quilted, Country French fabric to make tote bags with sturdy handle straps and pockets. [27 minutes]

  • Sunburst Quilt (#406)

    Learn to rotary cut small patchwork pieces and tricks for setting in seams on the sewing machine. [27 minutes]

  • Crazy Quilts and Bobbin Work (#407)

    Create a patchwork needle case embellished by stitching made with specialty threads in the bobbin. [28 minutes]

  • Blue Lagoon Tumbling Blocks (#408)

    Learn how to cut equilateral triangles and 60 degree diamonds and make a Tumbling Blocks quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Longarm Quilting In Japan (#409)

    Guest Marilyn Badger shares some Japanese quilts and new techniques she learned in Yokohama. [27 minutes]

  • Diamond Four Patch (#410)

    Piece diagonal rows, discuss setting pieces and see samples in very different fabrics. [27 minutes]

  • Thread for Machine Quilting (#411)

    Get advice for selecting colors and types of special threads and making sewing machine adjustments. [27 minutes]

  • Printing On Cloth (#412)

    Learn the latest tricks for using ink-jet technology, equipment, selecting images and printing. [27 minutes]

  • Keepsaking Your Quilts (#413)

    Learn to document quilts so they don't become anonymous and get tips on caring for gift quilts. [27 minutes]

  • Sassy Stars (#501)

    Learn partial seaming and how to tilt and trim star blocks that go in a unique young girl's quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Easy Quilted Rag Throw (#502)

    Faith Reynolds uses her machine's embroidery module to create quilted squares for a cute throw. [27 minutes]

  • Winter Stars I (#503)

    Learn how to create split diamond units and join diamonds to make a spectacular star block. [27 minutes]

  • Winter Stars II (#504)

    Complete beautiful star blocks by setting in side pieces; learn to simplify cutting and sewing borders. [27 minutes]

  • Panorama Quilts (#505)

    Shauna Beatty demonstrates steps for creating quilts that use panoramic photo images in the design. [27 minutes]

  • Make A Miniature (#506)

    Get tips for making minis, from a recent contest sponsored by Love of Quilting magazine. [27 minutes]

  • Perfectly Planned Quilting (#507)

    Guest Marilyn Badger demonstrates longarm methods for customizing quilting designs. [27 minutes]

  • Luminosity Stars (#508)

    Learn how to choose and fussy-cut the perfect fabrics to create a stunning kaleidoscope star quilt. [27 minutes]

  • No-Mark Quilting Designs (#509)

    Learn how to transfer quilting designs without markers or stencil & how to pick the perfect thread. [27 minutes]

  • Traditional Log Cabin Quilts (#510)

    Learn how to cut and chain-piece Log Cabin blocks. Play with setting options for a classic pattern. [28 minutes]

  • Embellishing Your Quilt (#511)

    Faith Reynolds demonstrates unique sewing machine features for free-motion quilting and couching. [27 minutes]

  • Fun with Nine-Blade Fan Blocks (#512)

    Liz and Marianne work with a neat, curved-seam fan block that can be set many ways. [26 minutes]

  • Big Block Quilts (#513)

    Learn how to adapt complex blocks to make a full-size, one-block quilt in no time at all. [27 minutes]

  • Off The Beaten Path (#601)

    Learn a unique method for cutting the curved pieces for a beautiful antique reproduction quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Diagonal Set Quilts (#602)

    Learn how to determine sizes for a diagonal set and a set with sashing, zigzag and strippy layouts. [27 minutes]

  • Bodacious Bloomers (#603)

    Learn a fantastic fusing technique for making quick little wall quilts and fabric preparation. [27 minutes]

  • Needle Punch Embellishment (#604)

    Guest Faith Reynolds shows how to use a special machine attachment for needle punch techniques. [27 minutes]

  • Baby Room Accessories (#605)

    Make special items for a nursery, including a quilt, crib sheet, bumper pads and a dust ruffle. [27 minutes]

  • Machine Quilting Methods (#606)

    Learn tips for home sewing machine preparation, set up, types of designs and special features. [27 minutes]

  • Gone Fishin' Panel Quilt (#607)

    Make an easy block that features sections from a fishing-themed panel fabric at block center. [27 minutes]

  • Embroidery Stitch Recipes (#608)

    Use decorative machine stitches and machine embroidery software to make a stitch recipe wallhanging. [27 minutes]

  • State Fair Blue Ribbon Quilts (#609)

    Fons & Porter visit the quilt judging at the Iowa State Fair and interview judges and volunteers. [27 minutes]

  • Cute Chenille Applique (#610)

    Liz and Marianne demonstrate how to make and apply both pre-purchased and homemade chenille strips. [27 minutes]

  • Longarm Quilting 101 (#611)

    Marilyn Badger discusses the basics of longarm quilting and available designs and techniques. [27 minutes]

  • Pre-Quilted Backpack (#612)

    Learn how to make your own trendy, quilted backpack from pre-quilted fabric. [27 minutes]

  • Basic Borders (#613)

    Marianne and Liz demonstrate methods for adding borders to quilts and handling corners. [27 minutes]

  • Brave New World (#701)

    Learn triangle trimming techniques to make piecing this versatile unit fast and easy! [27 minutes]

  • English Paper Pieced Ornaments (#702)

    These Christmas ornaments can serve several purposes and can be made by hand quickly and easily. [27 minutes]

  • Embroidering Large Quilt Blocks (#703)

    Faith Reynolds shows a new attachment for embroidering large designs without re-hooping. [27 minutes]

  • Wedding Wishes Quilt (#704)

    Explore design options for using pieced equilateral triangles and learn to cut and assemble them. [27 minutes]

  • Let's Quilt! (#705)

    Learn the basics of patchwork techniques and how to coordinate other fabrics with novelty prints. [27 minutes]

  • Pine Burr Quilt (#706)

    Learn tips and tricks for creating this vintage pattern that quilters have considered challenging. [27 minutes]

  • Vintage Handkerchief Quilts (#707)

    Learn how to use antique handkerchiefs in a quilt and create pattern variations from one design. [27 minutes]

  • Thread Painted Scene (#708)

    Learn how to turn a photograph into a thread painting and create effects with free-motion stitching. [27 minutes]

  • Longarm Quilting (#709)

    Marilyn Badger showcases the art of longarm quilting with tips and tricks to enrich your projects. [27 minutes]

  • Rotary Cutting Basic Shapes (#710)

    Learn how to square up fabric, cut straight strips and how to cut accurate squares and rectangles. [27 minutes]

  • Flying Geese Units (#711)

    A special new ruler is used o cut both types of triangles for Geese units from the same width strip. [27 minutes]

  • Point Trimming (#712)

    Learn how to determine the angle to trim a triangle point and join pieces using trimmed triangles. [27 minutes]

  • Half Yard Challenge (#713)

    Liz and Marianne challenge quilters to use only five half yard pieces to create a unique wall quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Garden Window (#801)

    Marianne and Liz show how to make a simple, stunning quilt using large-scale floral prints. [27 minutes]

  • Fabric Valentines (#802)

    Create valentines with printed, heartfelt sentiments, embellished details and a fabric envelope. [27 minutes]

  • Design Your Own Fabric with Machine Stitching (#803)

    Learn how to use a machine's embroidery stitches to create unique fabric you can use in your quilts. [27 minutes]

  • Double Wedding Ring I (#804)

    Learn great techniques for making one of the most popular traditional quilt patterns in the world. [27 minutes]

  • Double Wedding Ring II (#805)

    Learn how to handle binding for Double Wedding Ring quilts and others with irregular edges. [27 minutes]

  • Thread Embellished Border Prints (#806)

    Use free-motion thread embellishment, computerized embroidery or fabric paints to create your look. [27 minutes]

  • Fabric Fun with Paintstiks (#807)

    Learn how to use stencils and texture plates to create interesting patterns. [27 minutes]

  • Fantastic Free Motion Quilting (#808)

    Shown by machine quilter and musician Ricky Tims, along with mock bobbin machine techniques. [27 minutes]

  • Wagon Wheel Quilt (#809)

    How to make yo-yo centers and cut and combine odd-shaped pieces for a hexagonal quilt blocks. [27 minutes]

  • Multi-Frame Machine Quilting (#810)

    How to use less fabric, mount in a frame system and plan designs for your home machine. [27 minutes]

  • Weaver Fever Quilts (#811)

    Choose and combine light, medium and dark fabrics to make a wall quilt with a 3-dimensional feel. [27 minutes]

  • Bobbin Play (#812)

    Use special, decorative threads in new. unique ways by putting them in your machine's bobbin. [27 minutes]

  • Interfacing Applique (#813)

    Learn a technique for using fusible interfacing to prepare pieces and several machine methods. [27 minutes]

  • Homespun Galaxy Quilt (#901)

    Learn a quick way to make hourglass units that become the star points on a cozy, homespun quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Chenille Cuddle Quilt (#902)

    Learn an easy method for making four-patch units and get tips on working with chenille fabrics. [27 minutes]

  • Designing Quilts with Embroidery Software (#903)

    National educator Faith Reynolds designs a quilt and plans the quilting with special software. [26 minutes]

  • Wool Applique Stitches (#904)

    Learn how to do an array of decorative embroidery stitches perfect for wool applique projects. [27 minutes]

  • Peek-A-Boo Crib Quilt (#905)

    Learn a nifty way to feature novelty fabrics in a reversible quilt-as-you-go baby quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Fabric Bowls with Joyce Drexler (#906)

    Learn how to use fabric scraps and thread to make three-dimensional bowls. [27 minutes]

  • Flannel Brick Road (#907)

    Learn how to choose fabrics for Bricks, a r simple quilt you can make when you need a quick gift. [28 minutes]

  • Make A Quillow (#908)

    Use fun, fabrics to make a quilt of any size that folds up into a cozy sofa pillow when not in use. [28 minutes]

  • Layered Machine Applique (#909)

    Learn how to use a non-stick pressing sheet and other tricks for preparing applique shapes. [27 minutes]

  • Longarm Tools of the Trade (#910)

    Learn how to use the latest hand held attachments for customizing longarm quilting designs. [27 minutes]

  • Split Nine Patch (#911)

    Marianne shows a quick way to cut pieces for Split Nine Patch to make her Blue Streak quilt. [28 minutes]

  • Invisible Machine Applique (#912)

    National sewing educator Faith Reynolds demonstrates how to do invisible stitching. [28 minutes]

  • Rain Forest (#913)

    Learn a unique way to cut, stitch and trip a one-seam block that has great design possibilities. [27 minutes]

  • Cottage Square (#1001)

    Pastel florals are combined beautifully. Strip sets & large center squares make this a great quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Radiant Blue - Part I (#1002)

    Learn Marsha McCloskey's bias-strip piecing method for making the many half-square triangles. [27 minutes]

  • Radiant Blue (Part 2 of 2) (#1003)

    Marianne and Liz demonstrate step-by-step methods for assembling a Feathered Star block. [27 minutes]

  • Sun and Moons with Jane Sassaman (#1004)

    Learn the techniques and the machine stitches Jane used to create her contemporary circle quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Basketweave Baby Quilt (#1005)

    Learn to stay organized and how to use partial seams to create a nifty baby quilt for a boy or girl. [27 minutes]

  • Quilting at Windmills with John Flynn (#1006)

    Learn techniques for spiral patchwork quilt blocks and methods for special machine quilting. [27 minutes]

  • Spice Island Compass (Part 1 of 2) (#1007)

    Paper piecing makes Mariner's Compass units easy to construct and leads to perfect points. [27 minutes]

  • Spice Island Compass (Part 2 of 2) (#1008)

    Applique Mariner's Compass units to background blocks & join them with elements for a batik quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Desert Stars (#1009)

    Liz and Marianne demonstrate block construction techniques and give tips on staying organized. [27 minutes]

  • Petite Baskets (#1010)

    Learn how to make a charming little basket quilt that looks great in many fabric styles. [27 minutes]

  • Digital Thread Painting with Sylvain Bergeron (#1011)

    Artist Sylvain Bergeron demonstrates a fascinating embroidery module method he created. [27 minutes]

  • Longarm Mastery with Marilyn Badger (#1012)

    Learn how the longarm quilting artist works in concert with quilt designer Claudia Myers. [27 minutes]

  • Binding - The Perfect Finish (#1013)

    Liz and Marianne show methods and a special tool to make your binding look its best on every quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Nouveaux Bargello (#1101)

    Marianne and Liz will show how to choose fabrics that will work well for a bargello wallhanging. [27 minutes]

  • Flip A Coin (#1102)

    Learn how to layer and cut strip sets to save time and how to cut long lengthwise strips. [13 minutes]

  • Twice quilted (#1103)

    Glorianne Cubbage shares ideas for continuous line quilting, stitch focus designs & filler designs. [27 minutes]

  • T-Shirt Quilts (#1104)

    Learn how a serger makes this project faster and easier and how to chart a design for your quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Monsters In My Closet (#1105)

    The 3-D doors of this quilt open to reveal cute monsters. Learn how to use novelty fabrics. [27 minutes]

  • Thread Scarves (#1106)

    A free form, a fringed, and a cowl neck twisted scarf are made using water-soluble stabilizer. [27 minutes]

  • Let It Snow (#1107)

    A great flannel snowman quilt that combines patchwork and fusible applique is featured. [27 minutes]

  • Birthday Stars (#1108)

    Learn how to draw free-form stars, use freezer paper for patchwork templates & sew irregular shapes. [27 minutes]

  • Mother May I (#1109)

    Mary Fons and her mother Marianne teach how to make flying geese units using a special ruler. [10 minutes]

  • Quilting Log Cabin Quilts (#1110)

    Learn how to mark designs using a cookie cutter stencil and create designs using hand-held guides. [27 minutes]

  • Wrap It to Go (#1111)

    Learn how to customize a cover for any notebook and how to apply bias binding for a fast finish. [27 minutes]

  • Appli-Crazy (#1112)

    Learn how to mark designs using a cookie cutter stencil and create designs using hand-held guides. [26 minutes]

  • Celebrate a New Star (#1113)

    A special ruler is used to make a patchwork ribbon design for a personalized baby quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Spin Wheel Quilt (#1201)

    Learn how to use partial seaming-instead of set-in seams-to create a unique, hexagon-shaped block. [27 minutes]

  • Flip Flops (#1202)

    The ladies demonstrate "windowing" fusible applique and describe several machine applique stitches. [27 minutes]

  • Longarm Basics with Heidi Kaisand (#1203)

    Longarm consultant Heidi Kaisand gives hints for choosing fabrics and threads for quick baby quilts. [27 minutes]

  • Seams Too Easy Quilt (#1204)

    Special techniques are combined, including wavy rotary cutting, to make a quilt-as-you-go quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Embroidered Wall Flowers with Susan Fears (#1205)

    Sewing educator Susan Fears manipulates digitized embroidery designs to fit inside applique shapes. [27 minutes]

  • Cutting Mat Bag (#1206)

    Pre-quilted fabric is used to make a tote bag big enough to carry a large rotary cutting mat. [27 minutes]

  • Ginger's Flower Garden Wall Quilt (#1207)

    A variety of small patchwork blocks are made and combined to make a whimsical wall quilt. [27 minutes]

  • A Visit to Colonial Williamsburg (#1208)

    Guest host Jodie Davis goes behind the scenes to learn how historic artifacts inspire new fabrics. [28 minutes]

  • Williamsburg Basket Wall Quilt (#1209)

    Methods for making half-square triangles and trimming points for perfect patchwork are featured. [27 minutes]

  • Bandanna Beauty Quilt (#1210)

    Tips for creating a large, symmetrical central applique block. Hand embroidery is demonstrated. [27 minutes]

  • Three Zinnias Wall Quilt (#1211)

    Learn how to set up a machine for accurate diagonal-seam piecing and create several types of units. [27 minutes]

  • Painted Patchwork with Susan Fears (#1212)

    Sewing educator Susan Fears adds machine embroidery and free motion quilting to Paintstik patchwork. [27 minutes]

  • Buggy Days Baby Quilt (#1213)

    Yo-yo units are made and used for buggy wheels on an adorable patchwork and applique crib quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Autumn Stars (#1301)

    Learn a method for sewing diagonal seams. A complete block for the Autumn Stars Quilt is made. [27 minutes]

  • Embroidery Makes The Quilt (#1302)

    National educator Susan Fears plans and places machine embroidery designs on a quilting project. [27 minutes]

  • Diamond Leaves (#1303)

    Learn how to plan a quilt with interdependent blocks made from irregular shaped pieces. [26 minutes]

  • Jumbo Embroidered Ferns (#1304)

    Joyce Drexler demonstrates placement techniques for stitching embroidery designs on a sweatshirt. [27 minutes]

  • Hand Applique Techniques (#1305)

    Preparation and stitching methods for hand applique and the Oak Leaf and Rose block are showcased. [27 minutes]

  • Autopilot Paper Piecing (#1306)

    Sewing educator Jodie Davis demonstrates fun, easy paper piecing by making a pieced cardinal block. [27 minutes]

  • Kalamkari Strippy (#1307)

    A new Pyramid Ruler is used to make a strippy zigzag quilt. [27 minutes]

  • My Style Pillows (#1308)

    Marianne and Mary discuss their styles for making pillows and demonstrate how they select fabric. [27 minutes]

  • Longarm Quilting Artists (#1309)

    Prize winning longarm quilter Marilyn Badger demonstrates stand-up quilting and sit-down quilting. [27 minutes]

  • Printed Labels (#1310)

    Marianne and Liz show how to personalize and print quilt labels for every kind of quilt. [27 minutes]

  • A Peek at the Past (#1311)

    Quilt historian and textile expert Margo Krager shares 19th century French fabric sample books. [27 minutes]

  • Lets Make Cake (#1312)

    Couching, embroidery, crystals and other embellishments that add beauty to quilts are demonstrated. [27 minutes]

  • Blended Borders (#1313)

    Sewing Educator Jeanne Delpit demonstrates techniques used to make a blended borders quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Star of Bethlehem - Part 1 (#1401)

    Choosing fabric for Lone Star or Star of Bethlehem designs. Fabric placement options are discussed. [27 minutes]

  • Star of Bethlehem - Part 2 (#1402)

    Learn how to measure perfectly for the inset squares and triangles for Lone Star blocks. [27 minutes]

  • Baby Needs A Quilt (#1403)

    Baby quilts and tips on preparing a quilt top for quilting on a home sewing machine are showcased. [27 minutes]

  • Curved Paper Piecing - Grandmother's Daisy Garden (#1404)

    Sewing educator Jodie Davis demonstrates her unique and easy way to do curved paper piecing. [27 minutes]

  • Shadow Play (#1405)

    Marianne and Liz show how to press strip sets and how to cut with Marti Michell's Kaleido ruler. [27 minutes]

  • Travel 'n Style (#1406)

    Embroidery designer Vicki Tracy makes a neat tote bag for carrying supplies to quilting classes. [27 minutes]

  • Daisy Doodle (#1407)

    A fast and fun way to make a Drunkard's Path style block with no curved seam sewing is presented. [27 minutes]

  • Cinnamon Stars (#1408)

    Fabric designer Jo Morton shows her technique for making no-waste Flying Geese units from squares. [27 minutes]

  • Dimples and Duckies (#1409)

    Sewing educator Jodie Davis showcases the quilt she made using Fons & Porter's specialty rulers. [27 minutes]

  • Churn Dash & Pinwheel (#1410)

    The Half & Quarter ruler is used to cut triangles for two kinds of blocks for a baby quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Pantographs for Longarm Quilting (#1411)

    Quilting artist Heidi Kaisand discusses pantograph-type quilting designs and shows quilt examples. [27 minutes]

  • In A Clutch (#1412)

    Embroidery designer Vicki Tracy makes quilted purses created "in the hoop" of an embroidery machine. [27 minutes]

  • Triangle Boot Camp (#1413)

    Examples of half-square and quarter-square triangles and the correct cutting for each are featured. [27 minutes]

  • Nothing But Triangles (#1501)

    A set of triangle rulers are used to make a scrappy quilt with two sizes of equilateral triangles. [27 minutes]

  • Spring Flowers (#1502)

    Liz Porter shares her techniques for using fusible web and windowing for a simple applique project. [27 minutes]

  • Geisha Princess - Dress Her Up (#1503)

    Sewing educator Debbi Lashbrook makes an applique wallhanging using embroidery software. [27 minutes]

  • Iqsc Basket of Flowers (#1504)

    Liz shows ways to make the three-dimensional flowers that she used on her "Basket of Flowers" panel. [27 minutes]

  • Rosie's Quilt (#1505)

    Liz and Marianne demonstrate how to use the new large wedge template to make a quilt in a weekend. [27 minutes]

  • Garden Fresh (#1506)

    A fabric designer discusses where her ideas come from and how to use her fabrics in a wallhanging. [27 minutes]

  • Quilts with a Twist (#1507)

    Learn how to cut and stitch fabric to give the illusion of looking at a scene through a window. [27 minutes]

  • Quilting for Dimension (#1508)

    Marilyn Badger shares with Liz longarm techniques that will give your quilt dimension. [27 minutes]

  • Antique Influences (#1509)

    A quilt from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska is replicated. [27 minutes]

  • Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine (#1510)

    Sewing educator Debbi Lashbrook designs a quilt block and quilting with a software program. [27 minutes]

  • The Great Cover Up (#1511)

    Learn techniques for making a quilt as you go quilt and dressing up the seams with giant rickrack. [27 minutes]

  • Three Dimensional Leaves (#1512)

    Sewing educator Eric Drexler shows ways to make three-dimensional leaves with freehand stitching. [27 minutes]

  • Fabric 101 (#1513)

    Knowing right from wrong, value, scale and other fabric topics for beginner quilters are discussed. [27 minutes]

  • Cottage Baskets (#1601)

    A piecing technique for basket blocks and using bias for symmetrical basket handles are shown. [27 minutes]

  • Amish Buggy Wheels (#1602)

    Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to cut no-waste wedge pieces and sew curved seams with ease. [27 minutes]

  • Serge Your Quilt (#1603)

    Sewing educator Pam Mahshie shares her techniques to make a quilt using a serger. [27 minutes]

  • Christmas Memories (#1604)

    Learn how to fussy-cut diamond shaped patchwork pieces using a special, no fail technique. [27 minutes]

  • Bluebonnet Baby Quilt (#1605)

    Marianne and Mary show how to make and machine applique thin stems for flower block. [27 minutes]

  • Home to Roost (#1606)

    Fabric designer Renee Nanneman shares her 3-D applique method using her new of fabric line. [27 minutes]

  • Twirling Triangles (#1607)

    Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to cut pre-pieced 60-degree triangles from strip sets. [27 minutes]

  • Valiant Eagle - Part I (#1608)

    Applique pieces are assembled on a pressing sheet before fusing the design to a background fabric. [27 minutes]

  • Valiant Eagle - Part II (#1609)

    Discover how to make pinwheel blocks and flying geese units using special rulers. [27 minutes]

  • Drunkard's Path with a New Twist (#1610)

    Sewing educator Pam Mahshie showcases her decorative center panels for a Drunkard's Path block . [27 minutes]

  • Montana Hearth (#1611)

    Marianne and Mary share their technique for making a challenging quilt block with several set-ins. [27 minutes]

  • Edge-To-Edge Quilting (#1612)

    Quilter Heidi Kaisand shares how to create proper spacing of edge-to-edge quilting designs. [27 minutes]

  • Spring Poppies/Fall Foliage (#1613)

    Marianne and Mary make blocks that appear to be tilted by using simple cutting techniques. [27 minutes]

  • Amish Triangles (#1701)

    Changing the size of a patchwork quilt pattern and utility quilting for flannel quilts. [27 minutes]

  • Quilt It and Paint It (#1702)

    Prize winning longarm quilter Marilyn Badger demonstrates quilting and painting fabric. [27 minutes]

  • Fabric Weaving Fun (#1703)

    A unique technique for making a woven panel and how to use the panel in a project are shown. [27 minutes]

  • Argyle Stocking (#1704)

    A method of making a stocking that appears to be hand quilted is shared. [27 minutes]

  • Jazzy Stars (#1705)

    Discover how to frame blocks using mitered corners and how to finish a quilt edge with tiny piping. [27 minutes]

  • Perfect Flying Geese (#1706)

    Sewing educator Eric Drexler demonstrates making flying geese units with paper piecing. [27 minutes]

  • Pineapple Salsa (#1707)

    Marianne and Mary show how to prepare foundation papers for piecing larger blocks. [27 minutes]

  • Pressing Matters- Understand Your Iron (#1708)

    Iron engineer Ehsan Alipour and Marianne tell quilters what they need to know about ironing. [27 minutes]

  • Memories (#1709)

    Learn how to use a special tool to make point units and construct a block that has 73 pieces. [27 minutes]

  • Strata Quilts (#1710)

    Fabric designer Gail Kessler shares with Marianne a technique for making Strata quilts. [27 minutes]

  • Interlocking Stars (#1711)

    Marianne and Mary demonstrate making flying geese units with a special ruler. [27 minutes]

  • Quilter's Caddy (#1712)

    Techniques for working with screen mesh to make a quilter's tool caddy are shared. [27 minutes]

  • Friendship Quilts (#1713)

    Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to make perfect half-square triangles. [27 minutes]

  • Ozark Star Table Topper (#1801)

    Learn how to make a table topper combing hexagon units, pyramid units and diamond units. [27 minutes]

  • Crazy Quilts Scissor Holder (#1802)

    Sewing educator Diane Aholt shows Marianne how to crazy quilt in a machine embroidery hoop. [27 minutes]

  • Jewels of the Garden, Part I (#1803)

    Marianne and Mary show how to do English Paper Piecing with modern techniques. [27 minutes]

  • Jewels of the Garden, Part II (#1804)

    Marianne and Mary demonstrate needle turn applique as well as paper piecing a unique block. [27 minutes]

  • Triangle Roundup (#1805)

    Fabric designer Jo Morton demonstrates her unique technique for making half- square triangles. [27 minutes]

  • Joseph's Pinwheel (#1806)

    Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to make an unusual patchwork unit without making a template. [27 minutes]

  • Imperial Diamonds (#1807)

    Marianne and Mary share how to utilize pre-cut strips and squares to make a dynamic quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Computerized Quilting (#1808)

    Longarm quilter JoAnn Hoffman combines computerized quilting with freehand quilting. [27 minutes]

  • Batik Braid (#1809)

    Learn how to use a hexagon ruler to make a braid quilt and cut sashing pieces for a strippy quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Cutting Bee Quilts (#1810)

    Marianne and Mary show how to use 2" and 4" finished units to make several different blocks. [27 minutes]

  • Crossed Kayaks (#1811)

    A template set is used to cut odd- shaped pieces for a Crossed Canoes block. [27 minutes]

  • Tri-Fold Quilting Wallet (#1812)

    Sewing educator Diane Aholt shows how to texturize fabric with a special product. [27 minutes]

  • Cathedral Window Table Topper (#1813)

    Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to form and join cathedral window units. [27 minutes]

  • Times Square (#1901)

    Marianne and Mary demonstrate paper piecing sections for a New York Beauty type quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Blue Bird of Happiness (#1902)

    Marianne and Mary show how to mark and cut out wool appliques for a wool table topper. [27 minutes]

  • Conquer Curved Seams with Your Serger (#1903)

    Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie shows how to make a wall hanging with curved seams using a serger. [27 minutes]

  • Feedsack Flowers (#1904)

    Learn how to cut hexagons using a special ruler and piece a hexagon block using the log cabin style. [27 minutes]

  • Machine Quilting Basics (#1905)

    Longarm Quilter Dawn Cavanaugh shares how to quilt with a sit down machine. [27 minutes]

  • By The Big Lake (#1906)

    Marianne and Mary share how to take inspiration directly from an antique quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Bringing Life and Dimension to Your Projects (#1907)

    Sewing educator Eric Drexler shares how to use thread to add dimension to your projects. [27 minutes]

  • Indigo Star (#1908)

    Four patch units and special rulers used to make units for a simple star block are demonstrated. [27 minutes]

  • Scrappy Triangles (#1909)

    Marianne and Mary demonstrate several different ways to make half square triangles. [27 minutes]

  • Piping Adds Punch to Your Quilt (#1910)

    Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie shows how to create piping with your sewing machine and your serger. [27 minutes]

  • Quilters Tool Bag (#1911)

    Learn how to put a reversible zipper in your project and how to add pockets to your reversible bag. [27 minutes]

  • Scrappy Stars (#1912)

    Learn how to piece a simple scrappy unit and make center stars using special quick pieced sashing. [27 minutes]

  • Basic Binding Boot Camp (#1913)

    Learn how to make French fold binding, attach the binding to your project and make perfect corners. [27 minutes]

  • Northport Crossing (#2001)

    Trim half-square triangles with a special ruler and jazz up patchwork with leftover triangle units. [27 minutes]

  • Toddler Quilt with Lettering (#2002)

    A method for adding a little something extra to a toddler quilt to make it unique is shared. [27 minutes]

  • Milky Way (#2003)

    Mary and her guest Liz Porter will show how fabric selections impact your quilt's style. [27 minutes]

  • McKenna Ryan (#2004)

    Techniques for making beautiful appliqued scenes using batiks are demonstrated. [27 minutes]

  • Gallery Walk (#2005)

    Marianne and Mary show how to make a tilted block with offset centers by using strip sets. [27 minutes]

  • Pinwheels Plus (#2006)

    Marianne demonstrates how to make two half-square triangle units at once using a special ruler. [27 minutes]

  • Spring Garden Delight (#2007)

    Marianne and Mary show how to use a placement guide to keep applique elements symmetrical. [27 minutes]

  • Churn Dash (#2008)

    Mary and guest Liz Porter demonstrate how to make half-square triangle units with a special tool. [27 minutes]

  • Labeling Techniques (#2009)

    Learn a unique way to label a quilt and find out why it's so important for a quilt to have a label. [27 minutes]

  • Perky Pinwheels (#2010)

    Double prairie points and three-dimensional pinwheels using the prairie points are demonstrated. [27 minutes]

  • Quilting Tips & Tricks (#2011)

    Quilter Heidi Kaisand shares several tips and tricks for successful machine quilting. [27 minutes]

  • Tie The Knot (#2012)

    Marianne and Mary share how to utilize a collection of neckties in a quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Puppy Pals (#2013)

    Marianne and Mary draw design inspiration from novelty fabric and tilt blocks for a whimsical look. [27 minutes]

  • Three Tours (#2101)

    Marianne and Mary make flying geese units to use in one of two star blocks in a quilt of Valor. [27 minutes]

  • Circles for Paige (#2102)

    Marianne and Mary share how to cut circles with various tools and create perfect applique circles. [27 minutes]

  • Periwinkles in Bloom (#2103)

    National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie makes heirloom pieces for a baby quilt using a serger. [27 minutes]

  • Links, Part I (#2104)

    Learn how to selectively build a sewing tool collection and how to store your tools for future use. [27 minutes]

  • Links, Part II (#2105)

    Diagonal seams are used to make flying geese units. A unique corner unit is constructed for a block. [27 minutes]

  • Fabulous Free Motion (#2106)

    Sewing educator Eric Drexler combines thread, needle and machine settings for fabric embellishment. [27 minutes]

  • Chasing Chevrons (#2107)

    Learn to make a foundation pieced oblong hexagon block and join hexagon blocks with set-in seams. [27 minutes]

  • Flower Power (#2108)

    Judy Hansen shares how to use fusible web successfully and makes a paper pieced crazy block. [27 minutes]

  • Checkboxes (#2109)

    Marianne and Mary make album cross blocks in two sizes and use a special tool to trim block corners. [27 minutes]

  • Machine Quilting Styles (#2110)

    An expert shares how to select thread and batting for a traditional, contemporary, or modern quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Fluttering By (#2111)

    Marianne and Mary construct a memory star block and use diagonal seams to make flying geese units. [27 minutes]

  • Calypso Tote (#2112)

    Pam Mahshie shows how to stitch long accurate seams and how to add dimension to your project. [27 minutes]

  • Emeralds (#2113)

    Learn how to make square in a square units that will be used to construct a rolling stone block. [27 minutes]

  • Bygone Table Runner (#2201)

    Paper foundation piecing techniques used to complete this festive table runner are demonstrated. [27 minutes]

  • Washington Island Poppies (#2202)

    A quilt featuring pieced poppies in a variety of bright colors on a white background is assembled. [27 minutes]

  • Deck The Halls Table Runner (#2203)

    Guest Diane Aholt makes a seasonal table runner with strip piecing and perfectly stitched applique. [27 minutes]

  • Anniversary Memories (#2204)

    A quilt for an anniversary and a quilt featuring memories of a child's kindergarten year are made. [27 minutes]

  • Emily's Wedding Quilt (#2205)

    The quilt in this episode features two easy blocks that are combined to create a secondary design. [27 minutes]

  • What Do I Quilt On My Quilt? Angela Huffman (#2206)

    Angela Huffman shares five things that will help you decide on the perfect motifs for your quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Scallop Edge Baby Quilt (#2207)

    Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to make string pieced patchwork for a darling baby quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Quilt of Valor (#2208)

    A special wedge template is used to make two sizes of blocks for a quilt made for combat veterans. [27 minutes]

  • Serge Ahead Table Runner (#2209)

    Guest Ellen March demonstrates how to use a serger to make a quilt-as-you-go table runner. [27 minutes]

  • Hunter's Star (#2210)

    Guest Liz Porter shows how to paper piece block units and join them to make a Hunter's Star block. [27 minutes]

  • Modern Crib Quilt (#2211)

    Mary Fons and Mary Kate Karr-Petras demonstrate how to do machine applique without fusible web. [27 minutes]

  • Sewing Machine Cover (#2212)

    National Educator Diane Aholt shares piece, finish seams, and make a fun and decorative ruched trim. [27 minutes]

  • Rock Island Campfires (#2213)

    Marianne and Mary string piece on a paper foundation and construct the blocks for Marianne's quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Flower Bed (#2301)

    A "circular" design is created from the simple "building blocks" of 9-patch units and rectangles. [27 minutes]

  • Baby Owls at Play (#2302)

    A bar quilt features 4-patches set on point in a blue and yellow combination with a pop of orange. [27 minutes]

  • Stitch and Slice Quilt (#2303)

    Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co. uses one 40-strip pack to create an innovative quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Modern Tote (#2304)

    Learn steps for boxing corners, creating a lining and stitching sturdy handles to create a tote. [27 minutes]

  • North Carolina Lily (#2305)

    Quick-pieced flying geese blocks and custom-made fusible bias tape for flower stems are featured. [27 minutes]

  • Quilting in the Sashing (#2306)

    Guest Angela Huffman demonstrates simple freehand designs for the sashing space of your quilt. [27 minutes]

  • Thank You Stars (#2307)

    Diagonal seams for star blocks and trimming an over-sized block to the correct dimension are shown. [27 minutes]

  • Speaking of Thread (#2308)

    Patrick Lose discusses a variety of threads and how to select the right thread for your project. [27 minutes]

  • Wagon Wheels (#2310)

    Mary and Liz use a template set to create the 9-blade fan unit and present tips for piecing curves. [27 minutes]

  • Serger Techniques - Ruffles and More (#2311)

    A tea towel is used to make an apron and is then embellished using a serger to create ruffles. [27 minutes]

  • Lovebirds Placemat (#2312)

    Mary Fons and her guest Patrick Lose share techniques for fusible applique. [27 minutes]

  • On The Square (#2313)

    Marianne teaches techniques for working with flannel, using a triangle trimmer for accurate piecing. [27 minutes]

  • Cubbyholes (#2401)

    Simple construction of these "cubbyhole" blocks makes a great study of lights and darks. [27 minutes]

  • Random Acts of Happy (#2402)

    Update the color palette and fall in love with the simplicity and freedom of crazy quilting. [27 minutes]

  • Flower Power Table Runner (#2403)

    Eleanor Burns uses hexagons and triangles to make the fabulous Flower Power Table Runner. [27 minutes]

  • Double Stars (#2404)

    Two sizes of the same quilt block are combined to create the 8-point Double Stars block. [27 minutes]

  • Neapolitan (#2405)

    The considerations and details required to set up a successful block exchange program are shared. [27 minutes]

  • Machine Quilting (#2406)

    Angela Huffman shows how a simple piece of plastic can take quilts from plain to Blue ribbon ready. [27 minutes]

  • Ralli Pop (#2407)

    This quilt features small applique blocks and was inspired by a quilt created by women in Pakistan. [27 minutes]

  • Choosing Thread (#2408)

    Guest Sara Gallegos offers tips for selecting just the right thread for your current project. [27 minutes]

  • Endless Chain (#2409)

    Mary Fons and Jodi Davis demonstrate how a paper foundation pieced block is constructed. [27 minutes]

  • Ohio Star (#2410)

    Mary Fons and Liz Porter will show you how to over-size the hourglass unit in this block design. [27 minutes]

  • Zig A Zag Table Runner (#2411)

    Mary Fons and guest Eleanor Burns zip together an artistic quilt using pre-cut 2 1/2" strips. [27 minutes]

  • Cubed (#2412)

    Tackle cutting like a pro when you learn to cut 60-degree diamonds from simple strips. [27 minutes]

  • Anchors Aweigh (#2413)

    Marianne re-creates a 1940s Victory Quilt design using more modern methods of cutting and piecing. [27 minutes]

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