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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 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 12:00pm 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
36.1 Spring Garden Delight Marianne and Mary show how to use a placement guide to keep applique elements symmetrical. They also show how to make two hourglass blocks at a time. (7 of 13)
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2007 MO 09/01/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Churn Dash Mary and guest Liz show how to make half-square triangle units with a special tool--and, how to achieve a personal, scrappy style in your quilts. (8 of 13)
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2008 TU 09/02/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Labeling Techniques Linda explains the importance of labels on quilts and shows Marianne a unique way to label a quilt. (9 of 13)
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2009 WE 09/03/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Perky Pinwheels Marianne and Mary show how to make double prairie points and three-dimensional pinwheels using the prairie points. (10 of 13)
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2010 TH 09/04/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Quilting Tips & Tricks Quilter Heidi Kaisand shares several tips and tricks for successful machine quilting. (11 of 13)
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2011 FR 09/05/14 NOON 00:27:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
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 NOON 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 NOON 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