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Episode 1301: Autumn Stars
Fons and Porter share their method for sewing diagonal seams and make a complete quilt block for the Autumn Stars Quilt. Autumn Stars is featured in Easy Quilts Fall 2008.
Episode 1302: Embroidery Makes the Quilt
National educator Susan Fears shows how to plan and place machine embroidery designs on a special quilting project. She also demonstrates sewing curved blocks. Click here to download free instructions for Butterfly Garden.
Episode 1303: Diamond Leaves
Fons and Porter show how to plan a quilt with interdependent blocks made from irregular shaped pieces. Diamond Leaves is featured in Easy Quilts Fall 2008.
Episode 1304: Jumbo Embroidered Ferns
National sewing educator Joyce Drexler shows placement techniques for stitching embroidery designs on a sweatshirt.
Episode 1305: Hand Appliqué Techniques
Marianne and Liz show preparation and stitching methods for hand appliqué. They demonstrate techniques used for the “Oak Leaf and Rose” block. Oak Leaf and Rose is featured in Love of Quilting November/December 2008.
Episode 1306: Autopilot Paper Piecing
Sewing educator Jodie Davis demonstrates fun, easy paper piecing by making a pieced cardinal block. Paper Pieced Cardinal | Cardinal Tote Instructions | AutoPilot Paper Piecing
Episode 1307: Kalamkari Strippy
Fons and Porter use their Pyramid Ruler to make a strippy zigzag quilt. Kalamkari Strippy is featured in Love of Quilting September/October 2008.
Episode 1308: My Style Pillows
Marianne Fons and daughter Mary discuss their own unique styles for making pillows. Together, they demonstrate how they selected fabrics and finished their projects. My Style Pillows are featured in Easy Quilts Winter 2008.
Episode 1309: Longarm Quilting Artists
Prize winning longarm quilter Marilyn Badger demonstrates stand-up quilting versus sit-down quilting. Her special guest Tina Collins demonstrates computerized longarm quilting.
Episode 1310: Printed Labels
Marianne and Liz show how to personalize and print quilt labels for every kind of quilt. To download instructions on how to use the label kit, please click here.
Episode 1311: A Peek at the Past
Margo Krager, fabric designer, textile expert and quilt historian shares 19th century French fabric sample books and her knowledge of reproduction fabrics.
Episode 1312: Lets Make a Cake
Sewing Educator Glorianne Cubbage demonstrates several embellishments that add to the beauty of a quilt, including couching, embroidery, and crystals. This show’s pattern (from designer Glorianne Cubbage) may be found in the May/June issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine. Both the pattern and magazine are available for purchase from www.dzgns.com.
Episode 1313: Blended Borders
Sewing Educator Jeanne Delpit appears on the show as a special guest to help Marianne and Liz demonstrate techniques used to make a blended borders quilt. French Garden is featured in Easy Quilts Fall 2008.