Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting July/August 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
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from the staff

Many of the quilts we make these days start with a block design. But did you know that early American quilts were more likely to be made up of several borders assembled around a stunning center print? Decades later, our eyes are still drawn to medallion quilts. From the very traditional Colonial Medallion by Liz Porter to the more modern flair of Starling by Emily Bailey, you’ll discover all sorts of medallion designs in this issue of Love of Quilting! Appliqué petals to the center to make Ramona Sorensen’s Edelweiss. Frame a one-of-a-kind batik panel as Judith Sandstrom did for Paradise Garden. Or create a medallion-looking design from blocks, like Pat Syta and Mimi Hollenbaugh did in their striking Quilt of Valor® design, Liberty for All. We have been building out from the…

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shop • hop

BLOCK BASE+ Over 4,000 quilt blocks from quilt historian Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns book are now available in BlockBase+ software from The Electric Quilt Company.This user-friendly software (available for Windows and Mac) has complete publication information for each block, search features, plus exporting and printing capabilities.A quilter’s must-have! SWEET ’N SHARP MACARON Treat your sewing needles to Clover’s Sweet ’n Sharp Macaron.The cushion in the middle of this fun cookie tool will polish and sharpen your needles. Use the magnetic surface for catching and holding them.Available in raspberry pink and pistachio green. Sew yummy! SEW HEALTHY & HAPPY Is your body suffering after a marathon quilting session? Ergonomics specialist Rose Parr shares her expertise for keeping your mind sharp and body ache-free in Sew Healthy & Happy: Smart Ergonomics, Stretches…

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sew many tips

STICKING TO IT I use leftover adhesive-backed vinyl for quilting templates. I can make them whatever size I want, and they stick over and over again. No marking tools needed—just quilt around the outer edge! Sue Rhoades North Wilkesboro, NC BRUSHING UP In addition to brushes, I use pipe cleaners to clear the area around the needle and bobbin. You can bend them, so they reach further to pick up more lint, or snip them to make them shorter. And they can be re-used! Betty Freeman Burlington, KS OFF THE CUFF I often chase my quilting clips around my sewing room. I recycled an old sweatshirt cuff to attach my clips to. I put small clips on the “lettuce” edge and large clips on the other. Then I slide the cuff up my wrist. Now my clips…

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jade serenade

FINISHED SIZE: 85" x 85" FINISHED BLOCKS: 36 (12") blocks MATERIALS Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 2⅛ yards brown print for blocks, border 1, and binding ► 3 yards cream print for blocks ► ¾ yard medium green print for blocks ► 1⅛ yards green stripe for blocks ► 1⅞ yards dark green print for blocks and border 2 ► ½ yard light green print for blocks ► 8¼ yards backing fabric ► 93" x 93" batting Fabric: Harlow by Deborah Edwards for Northcott Studio CUTTING Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Cutting instructions assume striped prints run parallel to selvage. = cut in half once diagonally FROM BROWN PRINT, CUT: • 21 strips 2½"-wide for bands and binding • 8 strips 2"-wide for border 1 FROM CREAM PRINT, CUT: • 3 strips 4⅞ "-wide, subcut: • 12 squares 4⅞ " (A) • 12 squares…

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twilight in paris

FINISHED SIZE: 72" x 72" FINISHED BLOCKS: 36 (12") blocks MATERIALS Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► ½ yard cream floral #1 for blocks ► 1 yard red floral #1 for blocks ► 2½ yards total assorted blue prints/tonal for blocks ► 1⅜ yards cream print for blocks ► 1 yard blue floral for blocks and binding ► 1 fat quarter* each red floral #2 and cream floral #2 for blocks ► ⅞ yard red print for blocks ► 4⅞ yards backing fabric ► 80" x 80" batting *fat quarter = 18" x 20" Fabric: Jardin De Fleurs by French General for Moda Fabrics Batting provided by The Warm Company CUTTING Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. = cut in half once diagonally = cut in half twice diagonally FROM CREAM FLORAL #1, CUT: • 2 strips 6⅞ "-wide, subcut: • 8 squares 6⅞ "…

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paradise garden

FINISHED SIZE: 42" x 42" FINISHED BLOCKS: 4 (12") blocks 4 (12" x 18") blocks MATERIALS Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. ► 1 yard turquoise batik for blocks ► ¾ yard black tonal for blocks ► ⅝ yard yellow tonal for blocks and border ► 1 yard red batik for blocks and binding ► 1 batik panel for center ► 2⅞ yards backing fabric ► 46" x 46" batting Fabric: Selected from designer’s personal collection of fabrics CUTTING Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. FROM TURQUOISE BATIK, CUT: • 1 strip 3⅞ "-wide, subcut: • 4 squares 3⅞ " (C) • 7 strips 3½"-wide, subcut: • 8 rectangles 3½" x 6½" (B) • 56 squares 3½" (A) FROM BLACK TONAL, CUT: • 1 strip 7¼"-wide, subcut: • 2 squares 7¼" (D) • 6 rectangles 3½ " x 6½ " (B) • 1 strip 3⅞ "-wide, subcut: • 8 squares…