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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 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 07/09/14 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 07/10/14 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 07/11/14 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 07/14/14 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 07/15/14 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 07/16/14 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 07/17/14 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 07/18/14 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 07/21/14 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 07/22/14 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 07/23/14 12:00pm 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 07/24/14 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 07/25/14 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 07/28/14 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 07/29/14 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 07/30/14 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 07/31/14 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 08/01/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 On The Square Marianne and Mary teach techniques for working with flannel, using a triangle trimmer for accurate piecing, and using fabric scraps to make a border. (13 of 13)
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2313 MO 08/04/14 NOON 00:27:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Times Square Marianne and Mary demonstrate paper piecing sections for a New York Beauty type quilt. (1 of 13)
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1901 TU 08/05/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Blue Bird of Happiness Marianne and Mary show how to mark and cut out wool appliques for a wool table topper. (2 of 13)
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1902 WE 08/06/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Conquer Curved Seams with Your Serger National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie demonstrates how to make a wall hanging with curved seams using a serger. (3 of 13)
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1903 TH 08/07/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Feedsack Flowers Mary and Sandy Gervais demonstrate how to cut hexagons using a special ruler. They also demonstrate how to piece a hexagon block using the log cabin style. (4 of 13)
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1904 FR 08/08/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Machine Quilting Basics Longarm Quilter and Quilting Educator Dawn Cavanaugh shows how to quilt with a sit down machine. (5 of 13)
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1905 MO 08/11/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 By The Big Lake Marianne and Mary show how to take inspiration directly from an antique quilt. They also demonstrate making 2" and 4" half square triangles with a special ruler. (6 of 13)
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1906 TU 08/12/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Bringing Life and Dimension to Your Projects Sewing educator Eric Drexler shows how to use thread to add dimension to your projects.
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1907 WE 08/13/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Indigo Star Mary and Jenny demonstrate how to make quick four patch units and also how to use special rulers to make units for a simple star block. (8 of 13)
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1908 TH 08/14/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Scrappy Triangles Marianne and Mary share several different ways to make half square triangles. (9 of 13)
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1909 FR 08/15/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Piping Adds Punch to Your Quilt National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie shows how to create piping with your sewing machine and your serger. (10 of 13)
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1910 MO 08/18/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Quilters Tool Bag Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to put a reversible zipper in your project, and how to add pockets to your reversible bag for carrying your tools to a quilt class. (11 of 13)
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1911 TU 08/19/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Scrappy Stars Mary and Kari show how to perfectly piece a simple scrappy unit and how to make center stars using special quick pieced sashing.
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1912 WE 08/20/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Basic Binding Boot Camp Marianne and Mary demonstrate French fold binding, attaching the binding to projects, making perfect corners, and creating lumpless binding.
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1913 TH 08/21/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Northport Crossing Marianne and Mary share how to trim half-square triangles with a special ruler, and how to jazz up patchwork with leftover triangle units. (1 of 13)
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2001 FR 08/22/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Toddler Quilt with Lettering Sewing educator Linda Rainwater shares with Mary, her method for adding a little something extra to a toddler quilt to make it unique. (2 of 13)
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2002 MO 08/25/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Milky Way Mary and guest Liz Porter show how fabric selections impact your quilt's style. They will also demonstrate cutting squares and triangles from the same strip. (3 of 13)
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2003 TU 08/26/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 McKenna Ryan McKenna demonstrates her techniques for making beautiful appliqued scenes using batiks.(4 of 13)
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2004 WE 08/27/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Gallery Walk Marianne and Mary show how to make a tilted block with offset centers by using strip sets. They demonstrate how to make uneven flying geese units. (5 of 13)
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2005 TH 08/28/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Pinwheels Plus Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to make two half-square triangle units at once using a special ruler. They demonstrate how to get secondary designs by rotating the blocks. (6 of 13)
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2006 FR 08/29/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST