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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

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Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
36.1 Tie The Knot Marianne and Mary share how to utilize a collection of neckties in a quilt. They demonstrate how to stabilize silk and silk-like fabrics and also how to make a string block from ties. (12 of 13)
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2012 MO 09/08/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Puppy Pals Marianne and Mary show how to draw design inspiration from a novelty fabric. They show how to tilt blocks for a whimsical look. (13 of 13)
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2013 TU 09/09/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Three Tours Marianne and Mary share how to make flying geese units to use in a beautiful quilt of Valor. They demonstrate how to construct both star blocks. They also show how to use your scraps from Three Tours to make a bonus quilt. (1 of 13)
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2101 WE 09/10/14 11:59am 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Circles for Paige Marianne and Mary share how to cut circles with various tools. They demonstrate how to create perfect applique circles, and showhow to identify traditional, contemporary, and modern quilt styles. (2 of 13)
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2102 TH 09/11/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Periwinkles In Bloom National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie demonstrates how to how to make heirloom pieces for a baby quilt using a serger. Pam shows Marianne how to construct giant fabric rick-rack with a special tool. (3 of 13)
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2103 FR 09/12/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Links, Part I Marianne and Mary explain how to selectively build a sewing tool collection and how to store your tools for future use. They demonstrate how to use a special tool to make a Lemoyne Star Block. (4 of 13)
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2104 MO 09/15/14 11:59am 00:27:47 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Links, Part II Marianne and Mary use diagonal seams to make flying geese units, construct a unique corner unit for a block, and explain how to add a square to the point of your setting block to add interest to the quilt. (5 of 13)
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2105 TU 09/16/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Fabulous Free Motion Sewing educator Eric Drexler shows how to combine thread, needle, and machine settings for beautiful fabric embellishment. Hel also demonstrates using color blending threads to enhance large scale prints. (6 of 13)
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2106 WE 09/17/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Chasing Chevrons Marianne and Mary show how to make a foundation pieced oblong hexagon block, hexagon blocks with set-in seams; and, a flannel patchwork. (7 of 13)
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2107 TH 09/18/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Flower Power Sewing educator Judy Hansen shows how to use fusible web successfully. She also demonstrates how to make a paper pieced crazy block and how to join blocks in a diagonal set. (8 of 13)
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2108 FR 09/19/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Checkboxes Marianne and Mary show how to make album cross blocks in two sizes; how to use a special tool to trim block corners; and, they explain how stepping out of your comfort zone when choosing fabrics can change the look of your quilt. (9 of 13)
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2109 MO 09/22/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Machine Quilting Styles Quilting Educator Dawn Cavanaugh explains how to select thread and batting for a traditional, contemporary, or modern quilt. She demonstrates how the style of quilting that you choose affects the overall look of your quilt. (10 of 13)
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2110 TU 09/23/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Fluttering By Marianne and Mary show how to construct a memory star block and how to use diagonal seams to make flying gees units. Theyl also demonstrate how to make dinnerware to match a table runner. (11 of 13)
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2111 WE 09/24/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Calypso Tote National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie demonstrates how to stitch long accurate seams with different techniques, adding dimension to your project, and how to successfully stitch on heavy or uneven fabric surfaces. (12 of 13)
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2112 TH 09/25/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Emeralds Marianne and Mary share how to make square in a square units that will be used to construct a rolling stone block. They show how to construct the rolling stone block and how to use a special ruler to cut setting pieces for a diagonal set. (13 of 13)
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2113 FR 09/26/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Bygone Table Runner 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. (1 of 13)
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2201 MO 09/29/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Washington Island Poppies Today's 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. Quilt was designed and made by Marianne Fons and machine quilted by LuAnn Downs. (2 of 13)
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2202 TU 09/30/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Deck The Halls Table Runner Mary is joined by sewing specialist Diane Aholt. Diane shares how to use state-of-the-art technology for easy and accurate applique. Diane demonstrates how to make a seasonal table runner with strip piecing and perfectly stitched applique. (3 of 13)
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2203 WE 10/01/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Anniversary Memories 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 featuring a memories of a child's kindergarten year. Marianne and Mary share how to collect photos, signatures, and artwork and transfer them to fabric. They also show how to assemble the quilt, and float blocks for a unique pieced border. (4 of 13)
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2204 TH 10/02/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Emily's Wedding Quilt 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. (5 of 13)
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2205 FR 10/03/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 What Do I Quilt On My Quilt? Angela Huffman Quilters are often confused when deciding what quilting designs to use on their quilts. Mary's guest Angela Huffman will share five things that will help you decide on the perfect motifs for your quilt. She'll also share some simple freehand designs for background quilting. (6 of 13)
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2206 MO 10/06/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Scallop Edge Baby Quilt A baby quilt is often the first project a quilter will tackle, and we think every baby should have a quilt. Marianne and Mary will show how to make string pieced patchwork for a darling baby quilt. They will also demonstrate techniques for a scalloped border and binding the curved edge. (7 of 13)
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2207 TU 10/07/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Quilt of Valor 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 and Tony Jacobson demo using a special wedge template to make two sizes of blocks. They will also show how to prepare a Quilt of Valor for presentation. (8 of 13)
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2208 WE 10/08/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Serge Ahead Table Runner A serger isn't just for finishing seams! Mary is joined by guest Ellen March, who demonstrates how to use a serger to make a quilt-as-you-go table runner. She also shares how to use a bias binder attachment on the serger. (9 of 13)
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2209 TH 10/09/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Hunter's Star 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. (10 of 13)
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2210 FR 10/10/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Modern Crib Quilt Young mothers love baby quilts made with contemporary fabrics and colors. Mary Fons and guest Mary Kate Karr-Petras demonstrate how to do machine applique without fusible web and how to make pieced borders with 60-degree triangles. Mary Kate will also share techniques for big stitch hand quilting. (11 of 13)
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2211 MO 10/13/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Sewing Machine Cover Many quilters love small projects such as the sewing machine cover featured in this episode. National Educator Diane Aholt shares with Mary Fons piece, finish seams, and make a fun and decorative ruched trim-all with a serger. (12 of 13)
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2212 TU 10/14/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Rock Island Campfires 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. (13 of 13)
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2213 WE 10/15/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Flower Bed Construction of a "circular" design, is created from the simple "building blocks" of 9-patch units and rectangles. Marianne and Mary stress cutting accuracy and a consistent quarter inch seam for the success. They also show how partial seams are used to quickly construct the body of this quilt. (1 of 13)
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2301 TH 10/16/14 NOON 00:27:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Baby Owls at Play Judy Hansen and Mary Fons demonstrate how slightly over-sizing your blocks can create more accurate trimmed blocks when piecing. They also share a tip for using a walking foot while piecing. (2 of 13)
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2302 FR 10/17/14 NOON 00:27:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Stitch and Slice Quilt Mary Fons is joined by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co. Jenny shows how to use one 40-strip pack to create an innovative and dynamic quilt. It's quick and easy piecing with a bit of applique for visual interest. (3 of 13)
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2303 MO 10/20/14 NOON 00:27:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Modern Tote Marianne and Mary share the basics of bag construction. A graphic, colorful tote shows off your "modern" quilt style. Learn simple steps for boxing corners, creating a lining, and stitching sturdy handles to enable you to confidently plan future bag creations - showing your creative side. (4 of 13)
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2304 TU 10/21/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 North Carolina Lily Today's quilt features quick-pieced flying geese blocks and custom-made fusible bias tape for flower stems. Mary Fons and Liz Porter demonstrate the steps and techniques. (5 of 13)
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2305 WE 10/22/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Quilting in the Sashing Quilters are often puzzled when trying to decide what quilting designs to use on the sashing of a quilt. Mary's guest Angela Huffman shares ten possible designs that you can consider for your next quilt. (6 of 13)
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2306 TH 10/23/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Thank You Stars Learn how to use diagonal seams to create simple star blocks and how to trim an over-sized block to the correct dimension. Marianne and Mary also demonstrate the recording process for registering a Quilt of Valor. (7 of 13)
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2307 FR 10/24/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Speaking of Thread Patrick Lose discusses the variety of threads that are available and how to select the right thread for your project. Mary and Patrick also address the use of tear-away stabilizers in your applique projects. They demonstrate how to create flawless inside and outside corners and points when using the satin stitch. (8 of 13)
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2308 MO 10/27/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Easy Baby Quilts Mary and Marianne demonstrate techniques for creating triangles, cutting only squares. They show how to make baby quilt tops in just one day of piecing. Using the Fons & Porter Triangle Square and Hourglass Template Set, they find a variety of block sizes available for easy reference printed on the templates. (9 of 13)
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2309 TU 10/28/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Wagon Wheels Quilters love quilts inspired by the past. Mary and Liz demonstrate how to use a template set to create the 9-blade fan unit and present tips for piecing curves. They also discuss making a border using your remaining fabrics to enhance your quilt top. (10 of 13)
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2310 WE 10/29/14 NOON 00:27:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Serger Techniques - Ruffles and More The return of the apron has inspired this episode. Mary and guest Jenny Doan demonstrate how to use a tea towel to make an apron and then embellish it using a serger to create ruffles. Jenny also shares techniques for using the serger to finish edges, sew seams, and attach ruffles. (11 of 13)
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2311 TH 10/30/14 NOON 00:27:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Lovebirds Placemat Many quilters love small projects. Mary and her guest Patrick Lose share techniques for fusible applique. They also give tips for finishing your stitching with perfection. (12 of 13)
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2312 FR 10/31/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST