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

United States
Peak Media Properties, LLC
6 期號


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from the staff

Are you smitten with bold, large-scale prints and lively novelty collections but can’t bear to cut them up? Are these fabrics looking a bit lonely among your stash? Maybe you just haven’t found the right pattern for them. Grab your rotary cutter because we’ve got some great designs to showcase these fabric styles. Bold prints call for big patches. Jenny Kae Parks was inspired by a Marianne Fons design and Kaffe Fassett fabric collection for her New Shoos quilt. Forget set-in seams.A simple paper foundation and vivacious florals create the perfect large hexagons in Ramona Sorensen’s Enchanted Garden throw. Fussy-cut delightful prints for Stephanie Cunnyngham’s Sweet Treat pillow. Use panels to quickly piece Patti Carey’s Cozy in the Lodge or Gina Gempesaw’s Lady Liberty. And there’s more! Sara Gallegos and Angela Huffman team up again for…

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shop hop

MACHINE QUILTING IDEA BOOK Do you ever run into roadblocks when it comes to quilting your blocks? Vicki Ruebel has plans for a dozen classic quilt blocks in her Machine Quilting Idea Book! Vicki gets you started with the basics and provides color-coded illustrations with easy-to-follow quilting paths.With four to six examples for each block—from light and easy to adventurous and dense quilting, you’ll soon be on your way to finishing those tops! HARRIET’S JOURNEY FROM ELM CREEK QUILTS In Harriet’s Journey from Elm Creek Quilts, best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini shares step-by-step instructions for the 100 different 6" blocks in the sampler from her Circle of Quilters novel. Mix and match blocks from the variety of vintage favorites and new designs to make your own sampler—or browse through the quilt gallery for fresh…

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sew many tips

GET A GRIP As I’ve gotten older, my fingers don’t have the same strength or dexterity. A straight-head hemostat, which has tiny teeth, has helped me immensely. I use it to grasp and pull the little piece of bobbin thread to the top of the quilt. It’s also excellent for removing and inserting sewing machine needles. Lee Lesneski Sunman, IN CREATE A STICKY SITUATION Being a large guy, I have problems at times doing intricate work with my hands, and I really struggle with making bias strips. Attaching double-sided tape to the bottom of the bias tape maker holds the tool steady so I can focus the material feed. Tony Zeoli Woburn, MA AN ALLURING IDEA If you put a magnet on the bottom of a small tin, it’s perfect for keeping pins! Not only will the…

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forest & flowers

FINISHED SIZE: 63" x 76" FINISHED BLOCKS: 20 (12") blocks MATERIALS Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 1⅝ yards cream print for blocks ► 2⅜ yards aqua print for blocks ► 1¼ yards dark green floral for blocks ► 1⅞ yards dark green print for blocks and border 1 ► ⅝ yard burgundy print for sashes ► 1 fat eighth* gold print for cornerstones ► 2⅛ yards burgundy floral for border 2 ► ⅞ yard burgundy stripe for binding ► Foundation paper ► 5 yards backing fabric ► 71" x 84" batting *fat eighth = 9" x 20" Fabric: Foresta Fusion from Art Gallery Fabrics CUTTING Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Patterns for foundations are included. Fabric pieces for foundation piecing are cut oversize. FROM CREAM PRINT, CUT: • 4 strips 7¾ "-wide, subcut: • 20 squares 7¾ " (A) • Foundation patches FROM AQUA…

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enchanted garden

FINISHED SIZE: 66½" x 66½" FINISHED BLOCKS: 77 (6½") blocks MATERIALS Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 3⅛ yards total assorted prints for blocks ► 5⅛ yards white solid for blocks, background, and border ► ¾ yard green print for binding ► 4½ yards backing fabric ► Foundation paper ► 75" x 75" batting Fabric: Solstice by Sally Kelly for Windham Fabrics CUTTING Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Pattern for foundation is included. Fabric pieces for foundation piecing are cut oversize. FROM ASSORTED PRINTS, CUT: • Foundation patches FROM WHITE SOLID, CUT: • 7 strips 4½"-wide for border • 2 strips 3¾"-wide, subcut: • 8 rectangles 3¾" x 7" (A) • Foundation patches FROM GREEN PRINT, CUT: • 8 strips 2½"-wide for binding ASSEMBLY Use an accurate '' /," seam allowance throughout to ensure all elements of the quilt fit together well. BLOCK ASSEMBLY 1. Make 77 copies…

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sweet treat

FINISHED SIZE: 18" x 18" FINISHED BLOCKS: 1 (18") block MATERIALS Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► ½ yard total assorted prints for Dresden blades (additional yardage may be required if Dresden blades are fussy-cut) ► ⅜ yard pink print for Dresden circle ► 1 yard taupe linen for pillow front and pillow back ► 10" x 10" fusible interfacing for Dresden circle ► 20½" x 20½" muslin for pillow top lining ► ⅜ yard light green diagonal stripe for binding ► Template material ► Basting spray ► 20½ " x 20½ " batting ► 18" x 18" pillow form Fabric: Selected from designer’s personal collection of assorted fabrics. CUTTING Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Pattern for template is included. See Fussy Cutting for tips on cutting the Dresden blades and circle. Refer to Making the Circular Pattern for…