Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting
|Next Airing:||Sat, Sep 5th, 2015 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV|
Marianne Fons & 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.
Quilters love quilts inspired by the past. This quilt was inspired by an antique quilt. Mary Fons and Liz Porter demonstrate how to use a template set to create the 9-blade fan unit and present tips for piecing curves. They will also discuss making a border using your remaining fabrics to enhance your quilt top.
Next Airing: Sat, Sep 5th, 2015 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 2/17/2014 to 2/16/2017
Serger Techniques - Ruffles and More
The return of the apron has inspired this episode. Mary Fons 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 will also share techniques for using the serger to finish edges, sew seams, and attach ruffles.
Next Airing: Thu, Sep 10th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 2/24/2014 to 2/23/2017
Many quilters love small projects. Mary Fons and her guest Patrick Lose share techniques for fusible applique. They also give tips for finishing your stitching with perfection.
Next Airing: Thu, Sep 17th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 3/3/2014 to 3/2/2017
On The Square
Marianne Fons was inspired by an antique quilt for this project. Marianne and Mary teach techniques for working with flannel, using a triangle trimmer for accurate piecing, and using fabric scraps to make a border.
Next Airing: Thu, Sep 24th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:45 Usage rights: 3/10/2014 to 3/9/2017
As quilters, fabrics can trigger pleasant memories of times, places and friends. This quilt was constructed from a friends fabric stash. Mary and Marianne will present how to use tools to cut and piece with accuracy to create this beautiful tribute.
Next Airing: Thu, Oct 1st, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 6/15/2015 to 6/14/2018
Classic patchwork patterns stand the test of time. Mary's guest is Deb Tucker for this episode and the Country Fair quilt is our focus. We present the tools and techniques you can use to make this classic with simplified construction. The Carpenter's Wheel block in a scrappy version will be your next favorite.
Next Airing: Thu, Oct 8th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 6/22/2015 to 6/21/2018
A quilt that dazzles the eye with curves that flow from block to block - Pixie Wings will be the next on your "I have to make it" list. Mary and her guest Amy Ellis present one our newest template sets that enables you to create wonderful curves with accuracy.
Next Airing: Thu, Oct 15th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 6/29/2015 to 6/28/2018
Liz's Lemoyne Star
A wonderful scrap quilt designed using block exchange LeMoyne stars. Mary and her guest Liz Porter will show you how to use the Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star tool to create accurate blocks for a great outcome. Liz also shares quilts created by friends with unique setting inspirations.
Next Airing: Thu, Oct 22nd, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 7/6/2015 to 7/5/2018
Quilted Scallop Pillow
That mini quilt with loads of charm can become a decorative pillow in a few quick steps. With a few unique touches and trim you can create a one of a kind home accent. Mary and her guest Lindsay Wilkes will present quick and easy ways to stitch and embellish a pillow project.
Next Airing: Thu, Oct 29th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 7/13/2015 to 7/12/2018
Shortcuts for Free-Motion Quilting Feathers
Free-motion quilting feathers look at home on many different kinds of patchwork but learning how to stitch them can be challenging. Mary and her guest Angela Huffman will present the anatomy of a quilting feather and a shortcut method to quilting easy feathers.
Next Airing: Thu, Nov 5th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 7/20/2015 to 7/19/2018
Boughs & Berries
A striking rendition of the classic spider web design, this red and green quilt is sure to be a family favorite. Mary and Marianne will discuss creating strip sets in conjunction with a special tool to create the unique pattern found in this quilt.
Next Airing: Thu, Nov 12th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 7/27/2015 to 7/26/2018
Art and quilting make great companions. Mary's guest is Jim Shore and they will address how the artist transfers their design concepts to create wonderful new fabrics. They will also discuss the history of Jim's inspiration, design and color palette.
Next Airing: Thu, Nov 19th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/3/2015 to 8/2/2018
In honor of those who serve and defend, a quilt is a great way to acknowledge how much we appreciate their sacrifice. Mary and her guest Liz Porter present the creative use of eight point stars that allows for a creative design within your quilt. The Quick-Pieced Flying Geese method makes your patchwork accurate and efficient.
Next Airing: Thu, Nov 26th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/10/2015 to 8/9/2018
Snowmen are always a winner and Willy is sure to be your next holiday favorite. Mary's guest Patrick Lose presents this adorable banner project. Using fusible applique and quick piecing techniques you will create a banner to celebrate the season.
Next Airing: Thu, Dec 3rd, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/17/2015 to 8/16/2018
One block quilts can make a dramatic statement. Mary and her guest Liz Porter will present one of our new template sets called Whirling Pinwheels. They demonstrate cutting and piecing the various unique shapes at create this dynamic pattern.
Next Airing: Thu, Dec 10th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/24/2015 to 8/23/2018
Cottage Home Mini-Quilt
The charm of a cottage will entice to you want to create one of your very own. Mary and her guest Lindsay Wilkes will show you how to piece the various sections of the cottage block and give you tips for embellishment.
Next Airing: Thu, Dec 17th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/31/2015 to 8/30/2018
In the quilting world, it's all about the angles. Combine the units in Prussian Blue and a beautiful design is the result. Mary and Marianne will present the techniques used to create those perfect angles that come together in a harmonious patchwork design.
Next Airing: Thu, Dec 24th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 9/7/2015 to 9/6/2018
Easy Baby Quilts
Mary and Marianne demonstrate techniques for creating triangles, cutting only squares. They will show how to make baby quilt tops in just one day of piecing. Using the new Fons & Porter Triangle Square and Hourglass Template Set you will find a variety of block sizes available for easy reference printed on the templates.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 2/10/2014 to 2/9/2017
North Carolina Lily
The quilt in this episode features quick-pieced flying geese blocks and custom-made fusible bias tape for flower stems. Mary Fons and Liz Porter will guide you through the steps and techniques. This episode includes a treat - quilts Liz and friends each created from a block exchange.
Length: 00:27:45 Usage rights: 1/13/2014 to 1/12/2017
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. She demonstrates these simple freehand designs for the sashing space of your quilt.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 1/20/2014 to 1/19/2017
Speaking of Thread
Patrick Lose our guest discusses the variety of threads that are available and how to select the right thread for your project. Mary and Patrick will also address the use of tear-away stabilizers in your applique projects. They will demonstrate how to create flawless inside and outside corners and points when using the satin stitch.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 2/3/2014 to 2/2/2017
Thank You Stars
In this episode you will be introduced to diagonal seams to create simple star blocks and how to trim an over-sized block to the correct dimension. Marianne and Mary will also guide you thru the recording process for registering a Quilt of Valor.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 1/27/2014 to 1/26/2017