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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Next Airing: Thu, Apr 24th, 2014 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV

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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.


  • 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, Apr 24th, 2014 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: Sat, Apr 26th, 2014 at 6:30 AM 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 00:27:45
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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