Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting July/August 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
6 期號


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8-at-a-time triangle-squares

1. On wrong side of lighter square, mark diagonal line from corner to corner. This will be your cutting line. Mark sewing lines ¼" away from each side of cutting line. Repeat for opposite diagonal. 2. Place marked square on top of darker square, right sides facing; sew along marked sewing lines. 3. Cut sewn squares vertically and horizontally to make four equal sections. 4. Cut along marked cutting lines to make eight triangle-squares. 5. Press seam allowances toward darker fabric. TIP: This method works for any size triangle-square unit. Cut squares twice the finished size of triangle-squares plus 1¾". Products used: Havel’s Self-Healing Cutting Mat, Havel’s 6" x 24" Fabric Ruler, and Havel’s 45mm Rotary Cutter. Fabric from Garden Glory collection by Maja Ronnback and Abstract Collage collection by Ampersand, both for Paintbrush Studio Fabrics. Watch…

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binding with faux piping

1. Cut strips for binding 1½" wide. Cut strips for accent (piping) 1¾" wide. Join strips using diagonal seams to make two long strips, one for binding and one for accent. 2. Join long strips with right sides facing. Press seam toward binding fabric, then fold pieced binding in half lengthwise, aligning raw edges. Press. 3. Attach binding to back of quilt, mitering corners and joining ends in usual manner. 4. Press binding away from quilt as shown, then fold binding to front of quilt. 5. Stitch in the ditch between accent fabric and binding fabric to secure binding to quilt, mitering corners in usual manner. TIP: When joining, offset strips so seams won’t hit at the same place. Products used: Havel’s Self-Healing Cutting Mat, Havel’s 45mm Rotary Cutter, and Havel’s 6" x 24" Fabric Ruler.…

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turned-edge appliqué

1. Trace appliqué template onto heat-resistant template plastic. Cut template out and smooth any bumps with an emery board. 2. Trace appliqué shape onto wrong side of fabric using template. Cut fabric ¼" outside drawn line. Clip curves and points as needed. 3. With template on wrong side of fabric, apply starch to seam allowance and press toward back of template. 4. Continue starching and pressing until all necessary edges are turned under. Remove template. 5. Place appliqué shapes onto background fabric, layering as needed. Baste using pins or fabric glue. 6. Stitch appliqué to background using blindstitch. Products used: Havel’s Self-Healing Cutting Mat and Havel’s 5½" Embroidery Scissors. Fabric from Abstract Collage collection by Ampersand for Paintbrush Studio Fabrics. Watch this Sew EasyTM Lesson at…

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3-color hourglass units

1. Cut one set of matching squares and one set of non-matching squares, 1¼" larger than desired finished size of hourglass unit. 2. On wrong side of one matching square, mark diagonal line from corner to corner. This will be your cutting line. Mark sewing lines ¼" away from each side of cutting line. Place marked square on square from non-matching set, right sides facing. 3. Sew along marked sewing lines, then cut along marked cutting line. Press seam allowance toward darker fabric. Repeat to make second set of triangle-squares. 4. On wrong side of one triangle-square, draw diagonal line perpendicular to seam. This will be your cutting line. Mark sewing lines ¼" away from each side of cutting line. 5. Place marked triangle-square on one triangle-square from second set, right sides facing and…

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curved piecing

1. Mark center of curve on both patches by folding in half and creasing. 2. Working with background patch on top, pin at curve centers, taking a small bite with pin. Pin at both ends of seam, taking deep bites with pins. 3. Align pieces at beginning of seam. Sew to middle of curve, using your fingertips, a stiletto, or a wooden skewer to help keep curved edges aligned. 4. Leaving needle down, raise presser foot and re-align curved edges as needed. About 1" from end, adjust top fabric so ending edges are also aligned. Sew to end. 5. Using straight-tipped snips, clip curved seam to allow it to fold easily. 6. Gently press seam allowance toward background patch. TIP: Patience is a virtue. Take your time when piecing curves to get the best result. Products used:…

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different methods: notes from the tv show!

In this pattern, we provide instructions for piecing the quilt by joining units into sections, and sections into blocks. On episode 3510, guest Carmen Geddes constructed the quilt using a grid foundation. It's an interesting method, and allows you to build complex designs easily. Carmen provided instruction on making your own grid using lightweight fusible interfacing, or you can purchase pre-made grids from Carmen through Whether using a foundation grid or relying on traditional piecing, enjoy playing with your patchwork!…