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.
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 : 27 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
Deck The Halls Table Runner Episode # 2203
Mary Fons is joined by sewing specialist Diane Aholt. Diane shares how to use state-of-the-art technology for easy and accurate applique. Diane demonstrates how to make a seasonal table runner with strip piecing and perfectly stitched applique.
Saturday, July 06, 2013 Length : 29 min MPT
Anniversary Memories Episode # 2204
If you want to organize the making of a memory quilt, this episode will guide you through the process. Two quilts are featured-one for an anniversary, and one featuring a memories of a child's kindergarten year. Marianne Fons and Mary Fons share how to collect photos, signatures, and artwork and transfer them to fabric. They also show how to assemble the quilt, and float blocks for a unique pieced border.
Saturday, July 13, 2013 Length : 29 min MPT
Emily's Wedding Quilt Episode # 2205
The quilt in this episode features two easy blocks that are combined to create a secondary design. Mary Fons and guest Liz Porter demonstrate how to construct the blocks and then finish off the quilt with a rainbow border.
Saturday, July 20, 2013 Length : 29 min MPT
What Do I Quilt On My Quilt? Angela Huffman Episode # 2206
Quilters are often confused when deciding what quilting designs to use on their quilts. Mary's guest Angela Huffman will share five things that will help you decide on the perfect motifs for your quilt. She'll also share some simple freehand designs for background quilting.
Saturday, July 27, 2013 Length : 29 min MPT
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. Rebroadcast
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT
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. Rebroadcast
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT
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. Rebroadcast
Saturday, June 01, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT
Machine Quilting Styles
Episode # 2110
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. Rebroadcast
Saturday, May 25, 2013 Length : 27 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