Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting
|Next Airing:||Sat, Mar 8th, 2014 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV|
Marianne Fons & Liz Porter, the most popular quilters on public television, continue their quilting series full of fun, in-depth demonstrations on the art and craft of creating beautiful quilts. Beginner or expert, viewers with a passion for quilting will be inspired by Fons and Porter's tips, designs and techniques.
Baby Owls at Play
This bar quilt features 4-patches set on point in a classic blue and yellow combination with a pop of orange. 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.
Next Airing: Sat, Mar 8th, 2014 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 12/23/2013 to 12/22/2016
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.
Next Airing: Sat, Mar 15th, 2014 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 12/30/2013 to 12/29/2016
Marianne and Mary share the basics of bag construction in this episode. This graphic, colorful tote will show 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.
Next Airing: Sat, Mar 22nd, 2014 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 1/6/2014 to 1/5/2017
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.
Next Airing: Sat, Mar 29th, 2014 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV 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.
Next Airing: Sat, Apr 5th, 2014 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 1/20/2014 to 1/19/2017
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.
Next Airing: Sat, Apr 12th, 2014 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 1/27/2014 to 1/26/2017
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.
Next Airing: Sat, Apr 19th, 2014 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 2/3/2014 to 2/2/2017
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.
Next Airing: Sat, Apr 26th, 2014 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 2/10/2014 to 2/9/2017
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, May 3rd, 2014 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: Sat, May 10th, 2014 at 6:30 AM 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: Sat, May 17th, 2014 at 6:30 AM 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: Sat, May 24th, 2014 at 6:30 AM on UEN-TV Length: 00:29:00 Usage rights: 3/10/2014 to 3/9/2017
National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie demonstrates to Mary how to stitch long accurate seams, with different techniques, how to add dimension to your project, and how to successfully stitch on heavy or uneven fabric surfaces.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 3/4/2013 to 3/2/2016
Marianne and Mary share how to make square in a square units that will be used to construct a rolling stone block. They will also show how to construct the rolling stone block. Marianne and Mary will demonstrate how to use a special ruler to cut setting pieces for a diagonal set.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 3/11/2013 to 3/9/2016
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 of creating this pattern. They also show how partial seams are used to quickly construct the body of this quilt.
Length: 00:26:46 Usage rights: 12/16/2013 to 12/15/2016
Marianne and Mary show how to construct a memory star block and how to use diagonal seams to make flying gees units. They will also demonstrate how to make dinnerware to match a table runner.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 2/25/2013 to 2/24/2016
Machine Quilting Styles
Quilting Educator Dawn Cavanaugh shares with Marianne how to select thread and batting for a traditional, contemporary, or modern quilt. Dawn demonstrates how the style of quilting that you choose affects the overall look of your quilt. Dawn will also demonstrate how to use simple shapes to quilt your projects.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 2/18/2013 to 2/17/2016