Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting January/February 2021

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.

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from the staff

If you’re like us, you love inspecting the gorgeous quilts in shows and competitions.We’re initially drawn to the overall design, the colors, and the shapes. But we know quiltmakers often add a little something extra—like texture—to make their designs stand out. Texture in quilts can be created in a variety of ways. It can be as simple as the fabrics used; think cozy flannels, fuzzy wools, or soft velvets.The choice of battings and the quilting styles can add another element. Or they can be embellished with embroidery, lace, ribbons, crystals, buttons, or beads. In this issue of Love of Quilting, our designers share their ideas for creating amazing textures in quilts. Kristen Clay added tucks to the center squares in her blocks and a fun prairie point edging for Pintuck Pop. Marjorie Busby’s…

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shop hop

WONDER PINS It’s all about the baste! Clover has combined the benefits of straight pins and safety pins into a single tool—Wonder Pins! These strong pins easily pierce multiple layers, but are so thin they won’t leave holes in your fabric. Plus, they’re simple enough to open and close with one hand. The colorful 1¼"-long pins are available in packages of 20. QUILTER’S PROJECT PLANNER Stay organized in 2021 with the Quilter’s Project Planner! Set project goals, track progress, and manage works-in-progress with this spiral-bound and tabbed book. It’s everything you need to manage up to 12 quilt projects. There’s even a handy reference section in the back of the planner. Let the new year begin! VELOCITY 260IR IRON In the market for a new iron? Check out Reliable’s Velocity 260IR. With their…

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sew many tips

LOGGING IN I like to keep a little sewing log. These can be purchased at discount stores. After each project is finished, I jot it down. At the end of the year, it’s nice to see how prolific and creative I’ve been, and it also ensures that I don’t make duplicate gifts. Joan Rockenbrock North Tonawanda, NY ON THE CORNER This is how I make my quilt labels—plain and simple! I pin the label to the back making sure the edges catch as I stitch the binding. Then I fold the binding to the back and slipstitch as normal. Jane Lackey Emporia, KS STICK A PIN IN IT I got so tired of chasing my pin cushion around. This is my solution! I snipped off the bottom of a plastic soda bottle and adhered plastic non-slip dots…

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sew smart™ tip

Gray print should be prepared with pintucks prior to cutting the B squares. HERE’S HOW: - Attach pintuck foot and double needle to sewing machine. - Using matching thread, fill gray print with parallel pintucks, aligning the pintuck foot with the previous pintuck as a spacing guide. - Rotate fabric ninety degrees and repeat to add pintucks in a perpendicular direction. - Due to fabric distortion, it is best to pintuck extra fabric so that the B squares can be cut with straight pintuck lines. In Kristen’s quilt the only difference between the blocks is the colorway. For each block, sort the units by colorway into 3 different sets of 4 matching units. To create a little more variety in each block as Kristin did, simply mix and match the sets used in each section. Kristin…

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pintuck pop

FINISHED SIZE: 50" x 66" FINISHED BLOCKS: 12 (16") blocks MATERIALS Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 3⅛ yards white solid for blocks ► 1 fat eighth* each of 3 light blue prints, 3 light yellow prints, 3 light green prints, and 3 red prints for blocks and prairie points ► 1 fat quarter** each of 2 medium blue prints for blocks and prairie points ► ½ yard gray print for blocks ► 3⅛ yards backing fabric ► 52" x 72" batting *Fat eighth = 9" x 20" **Fat quarter = 18" x 20" Fabric: Figs Shirtings by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics CUTTING Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. FROM WHITE SOLID, CUT: • 8 strips 2⅞ "-wide, subcut: • 96 squares 2⅞ " (A) • 31 strips 2½"-wide, subcut: • 48 rectangles 2½" x 12½" (E) • 96 rectangles…

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different methods: notes from tv

Sara Gallegos loves decorative stitches and specialty thread, and used the open spaces in the sawtooth star blocks to indulge in both. To match the rich, marbled ombré fabrics, she broke out the metallic thread. Her tips for working with it (Upright spool stand! Non-metallic matching thread in the bobbin!) makes episode 3610 Corinthian Stars worth a watch! She recommends the Maxistitch foot from PFAFF, and non-woven fusible mesh to make the decorative stitching work like a dream. Make sure to check out episode 3610 Corinthian Stars for some really useful tips on decorative stitching!…