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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Next Airing: Thu, Jul 30th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV

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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.


  • 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: Thu, Jul 30th, 2015 at 4:30 PM 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: Thu, Aug 6th, 2015 at 4:30 PM 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: Thu, Aug 13th, 2015 at 4:30 PM 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: Thu, Aug 20th, 2015 at 4:30 PM 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: Thu, Aug 27th, 2015 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 2/10/2014 to 2/9/2017
  • Wagon Wheels

    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: Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015 at 4:30 PM 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
  • Lovebirds Placemat

    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
  • 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.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 12/23/2013 to 12/22/2016
  • 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 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
  • Modern Tote

    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.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 1/6/2014 to 1/5/2017
  • Moonlight Bay

    This quilt features a two-block design that creates a rippling movement similar to the moonlight reflected on the surface of water.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 3/2/2015 to 3/1/2018
  • Prairie Sunrise

    Mary and Marianne Fons will present the techniques and the Tri-Recs templates that were used to create this earthy inspired design in blues, greens, and creams.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 3/9/2015 to 3/8/2018
  • 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.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 12/30/2013 to 12/29/2016
  • Terrific Table Topper

    Mary Fons and her guest Patrick Lose will step you through the basics of preparing fabrics for applique and how best to finish the outer edge.

    Length: 00:27:35
    Usage rights: 2/16/2015 to 2/15/2018
  • Thread Embellished Coasters

    Unique gifts and one of-a-kind creations will inspire you to try your hand at thread embellishment.

    Length: 00:27:40
    Usage rights: 2/23/2015 to 2/22/2018