Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting March/April 2020

Packed with patterns and designs, Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting puts great quilting tips and patterns with easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, photos, and full-size patterns right at quilters' thimble-wearing fingertips! Master quilters Marianne Fons and Liz Porter guide you to quilting success with insider secrets and tips, fabulous quilting projects with step-by-step instructions, and lots of big, beautiful photos to inspire you.

United States
Peak Media Properties, LLC
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from the staff

Ninety-degree, 60-degree, 45-degrees—oh my! Patchwork is shaped, if you will, by the angles we use. Can you imagine our art without squares, triangles, and diamonds? Charisma Horton’s Prints Aplenty uses a 60° triangle atop a square (90°!) of the same print to produce…the illusion of a curve! Meanwhile, the same 60° triangle plus square produces stars in Maria Fuselier’s Circle of Stars. Abigail Dolinger’s Twisted Hexies uses a 60° angle, too, with a completely different effect. For this pattern, we used our Sew Easy Lesson: Cutting 60° Triangles. You know those lines on your rotary cutting rulers? They’re there for a reason. Expand your quilting know-how with this delightful table runner! Let’s not neglect 45° angles! This issue’s “theme block” is the elegant, impressive Carpenter’s Star quilt block, which gives that angle a…

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shop hop

ROXANNE GLUE STICK Roxanne Glue Stick is perfect for quilting, sewing, and other fabric crafts. It can be used in place of pins to baste a binding, tack a trim, hold a hem in place for sewing, and more. It dries fast, clear, and flexible, and holds until moistened or washed. FEED SACKS: THE COLORFUL HISTORY OF FRUGAL FABRIC Feed sacks are the perfect example of a utilitarian product turned into something beautiful. Author Linzee Kull McCray explores the history of the humble feed sack, from a plain burlap or cotton sack to exuberantly patterned and colorful bags that were re-purposed into frocks, aprons, and quilts by thrifty housewives in the first half of the 20th century. Extensive imagery and at-scale reproductions of these fabrics create an inspiring sourcebook of pattern and…

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sew many tips

STOP AND GO When I need to leave an opening in my sewing, I put a pin with a red head at the stopping point and a pin with a green head where I need to start again. Debbie Jarrell Roanoke, VA TAKE CARE When I make a quilt for a friend, I include a little snack baggie that contains my contact information, a card listing materials used and washing instructions, plus a “color catcher” (as I do not pre-wash my fabrics). Barbara Keenan Hockley, TX PLATE IT UP! Nothing beats thin paper plates for organizing patchwork that needs to stay together. They nest and stack, and make transporting block pieces easy as can be. Just grab the next plate and sew. Dorothy Hughes Spring, TX BIND REMIND I make a lot of quilts for charity, and sometimes I forget…

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tulip mania

FINISHED SIZE: 67" x 85" FINISHED BLOCKS: 63 (9") blocks MATERIALS Fabric yardage assumes 42" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 1 yard white solid for blocks ► 7⅝–8½ yards total assorted prints for blocks and pieced border ► ½ yard green batik for blocks ► 1 fat eighth* yellow solid for blocks ► ¾ yard aqua print for binding ► Foundation paper ► 5⅝ yards backing fabric ► 75" x 93" batting *fat eighth = 9" x 20" Fabric: Selected from designer’s personal collection of assorted fabrics. Batting: Fairfield Nature-Fil Bamboo Blend. CUTTING Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. = cut in half once diagonally FROM WHITE SOLID, CUT: • 4 strips 2⅞ "-wide, subcut: • 42 squares 2⅞ " (A) • 3 strips 2½ "-wide, subcut: • 42 squares 2½ " (D) • 3 strips 2⅛ "-wide, subcut: • 42 squares 2⅛ " (E) • 3 strips 1½ "-wide,…

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stars on a fence

FINISHED SIZE: 70" x 70" FINISHED BLOCKS: 36 (9") blocks MATERIALS Fabric yardage assumes 42" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 1¾ yards white batik for blocks and pieced border 1 ► 1¾ yards each medium blue and dark blue batik for blocks ► 2¼ yards red batik for pieced border 1, border 2, and binding ► 4¾ yards backing fabric ► 78" x 78" batting Fabric: Me + You Indah Batiks from Hoffman California Fabrics CUTTING Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. FROM WHITE BATIK, CUT: • 1 strip 6⅞ "-wide, subcut: • 2 squares 6⅞ " (B) • 4 squares 2½ " (C) • 3 strips 5¾ "-wide, subcut: • 18 squares 5¾ " (A) • 13 strips 2½ "-wide, subcut: • 32 squares 2½ " (C) • 11 strips are for bands FROM EACH MEDIUM BLUE AND DARK BLUE BATIK, CUT: • 2 strips 5¾ "-wide, subcut: •…

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circles of stars

FINISHED SIZE: 55" x 55" FINISHED BLOCKS: 16 (9") blocks MATERIALS Fabric yardage assumes 42" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 2⅜ yards black solid for blocks, sashes, border 1, border 3, and binding ► 4 fat quarters* each assorted light brown tone-on-tones and assorted light gray tone-on-tones for blocks ► ⅞ yard cream tone-on-tone for blocks, cornerstones, and border 2 ► 8 fat quarters* assorted color prints for blocks ► Foundation paper ► 3⅞ yards backing fabric ► 63" x 63" batting *fat quarter = 18" x 20" Fabric: Selected from designer’s personal collection of assorted fabrics CUTTING Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Patterns for foundations are included. Fabric pieces for foundation piecing are cut oversize. Border strips are exact length needed. You may want to cut them longer to allow for piecing variations. FROM BLACK SOLID, CUT: • 6 strips…