Episode 1601: Cottage Baskets
In this episode, learn a special piecing technique for accurate basket blocks and watch a demonstration for symmetrical basket handles. Cottage Baskets is featured in Love of Quilting September/October 2010.
Episode 1602: Amish Buggy Wheels
Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to cut no-waste wedge pieces and how to sew curved seams with ease. Amish Buggy Wheels is featured in Love of Quilting November/December 2010.
Episode 1604: Christmas Memories
Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to fussy-cut diamond shaped patchwork pieces using a special, no-fail technique. Christmas Memories is featured in Love of Quilting November/December 2010.
Episode 1605: Bluebonnet Baby Quilt
Marianne and Mary show how to make and machine applique thin stems for this flower block. Bluebonnet Baby is featured in Baby Quilts Fall 2010. Click here for this episode’s download
Episode 1606: Home to Roost
Fabric designer Renee Nanneman shares with Marianne her 3-D applique method using her new fabric line, Home to Roost. Click here to visit NeedlLove.com
Episode 1607: Twirling Triangles
Marianne and Mary demonstrate Liz’s technique for cutting pre-pieced 60-degree triangles from strip sets. Twirling Triangles is featured in Love of Quilting July/August 2010.
Episode 1608: Valiant Eagle – Part I
Marianne and Mary show assembling applique pieces on a pressing sheet before fusing the design to a background fabric. For a ruler-to-decimal conversion chart and cutting chart for setting pieces for diagonal-set quilts, the Quilters “Need-to-Know” Card is a helpful tool. Valiant Eagle is featured in Love of Quilting July/August 2010. Click here for this episode’s download
Episode 1609: Valiant Eagle – Part II
Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to make pinwheel blocks and flying geese units using special rulers. For a ruler-to-decimal conversion chart and cutting chart for setting pieces for diagonal-set quilts, the Quilters “Need-to-Know” Card is a helpful tool. Valiant Eagle is featured in Love of Quilting July/August 2010.
Episode 1610: Drunkard’s Path with a New Twist
Sewing educator Pam Mahshie shares with Marianne how she made decorative panels for a Drunkard’s Path block. Click here to download this episode’s pattern!
Episode 1611: Montana Hearth
Today’s program we’re working with some pretty challenging patchwork. It’s not half-square triangles, it’s not a nine-square unit, it’s something much more involved – but if you take the time and make the right steps in the process you’ll end up with a beautiful, intricate quilt. On today’s program you will learn how to cut diamonds from a strip, how to make an eight-pointed star unit, and how to work with set in seams. Montana Hearth is featured in Love of Quilting November/December 2010.
Episode 1612: Edge to Edge Quilting
On today’s program we’re improving our machine quilting skills with special guest, longarmer Heidi Kaisand. She’s brought a lot of great methods to share! We’ll learn how to draw and balance all-around quilting motifs, how to use individual templates and spray adhesive to space templates evenly, and how to use household items to scale your quilting. Click here to visit Heidi’s shop!
Episode 1613: Spring Poppies/Fall Foliage
Do you have a large-scale print fabric in your collection that you’ve just been dying to use? Well, for us the answer to that question is a definite “yes” and on today’s show you’re going to learn how to use some of those dynamic, dramatic prints and really let them show off. You will learn how to fussy cut a large-scale focal fabric, how to tilt blocks with simple cutting, and how to make a flying geese border. Poppies is featured in Easy Quilts Summer 2010.