Marianne Fons & Liz Porter, the most popular quilters on public television, continue their quilting series full of fun, in-depth demonstrations on the art and craft of creating beautiful quilts. Beginner or expert, viewers with a passion for quilting will be inspired by Fons and Porter's tips, designs and techniques.
Quilting Educator Dawn Cavanaugh shares with Marianne how to select thread and batting for a traditional, contemporary, or modern quilt. Dawn demonstrates how the style of quilting that you choose affects the overall look of your quilt. Dawn will also demonstrate how to use simple shapes to quilt your projects.
Saturday, May 25, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT
Fluttering By Episode # 2111
Marianne and Mary show how to construct a memory star block and how to use diagonal seams to make flying gees units. They will also demonstrate how to make dinnerware to match a table runner.
Saturday, June 01, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT
Calypso Tote Episode # 2112
National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie demonstrates to Mary how to stitch long accurate seams, with different techniques, how to add dimension to your project, and how to successfully stitch on heavy or uneven fabric surfaces.
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT
Emeralds Episode # 2113
Marianne and Mary share how to make square in a square units that will be used to construct a rolling stone block. They will also show how to construct the rolling stone block. Marianne and Mary will demonstrate how to use a special ruler to cut setting pieces for a diagonal set.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT
Bygone Table Runner Episode # 2201
This festive table runner would make a great gift for someone on your list. Marianne and Mary demonstrate paper foundation piecing techniques used to complete this project. They also show how a pieced border adds interest.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 Length : 29 min MPT
Washington Island Poppies Episode # 2202
This quilt features pieced poppies in a variety of bright colors on a white background. Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to assemble the flower blocks and a method that makes the quilt assembly quick and easy. They also share a tip for making a unique binding. Quilt was designed and made by Marianne Fons and machine quilted by LuAnn Downs.
Saturday, June 29, 2013 Length : 29 min MPT
Episode # 2109
Marianne and Mary show how to make album cross blocks in two sizes. Marianne and Mary will demo using a special tool to trim block corners. They will also share how stepping out of your comfort zone when choosing fabrics can change the look of your quilt. Rebroadcast
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT
Episode # 2108
Sewing educator Judy Hansen shares with Marianne how to use fusible web successfully. Judy will also demonstrate how to make a paper pieced crazy block and how to join blocks in a diagonal set. Rebroadcast
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT
Episode # 2107
Marianne and Mary show how to make a foundation pieced oblong hexagon block, how to join hexagon blocks with set-in seams, and they share how to create flannel patchwork successfully. Rebroadcast
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT
Fabulous Free Motion
Episode # 2106
Sewing educator Eric Drexler shares with Mary the how to combine thread, needle, and machine settings for beautiful fabric embellishment. Eric will also demonstrate using color blending threads to enhance large scale prints. Eric will demonstrate how to micro-stipple with a home sewing machine. Rebroadcast
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT
Links, Part II
Episode # 2105
Marianne and Mary show how to use diagonal seams to make flying geese units, how to construct a unique corner unit for a block and had to add a square to the point of your setting block to add interest to the quilt. Rebroadcast
Saturday, April 20, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT
Links, Part I
Episode # 2104
Marianne and Mary share how to selectively build a sewing tool collection and how to store your tools for future use. Marianne and Mary will demonstrate how to use a special tool to make a Lemoyne Star Block. Rebroadcast
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT
Periwinkles In Bloom
Episode # 2103
National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie demonstrates to Marianne how to how to make heirloom pieces for a baby quilt using a serger. Pam shows Marianne how to construct giant fabric rick-rack with a special tool. Rebroadcast