Episode 1801: Ozark Star Table Topper – Watch now on QNNTV.com
In this episode, Marianne and Mary work with a nifty pattern that appears much harder than it actually is. They’ll be building this Ozark Star together, no set-ins required. On today’s program you’ll learn how to use three different rulers to cut the pieces for the Ozark Star, you’ll learn how to join triangles and diamonds with no set-ins and how to choose batting for table topper projects. Ozark Star is a free pattern at FonsandPorter.com.
Episode 1802: Crazy Quilts Scissor Holder – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Marianne welcomes a special guest, sewing specialist Diane Aholt. Today we’re going to bring crazy quilting to the 21st century! On the program you’ll learn how to crazy quilt using an embroidery machine, how to add lining to the project in the hoop, and how to apply decorative stitches to crazy quilt segments and seam lines. You can also download free printable instructions.
Episode 1803: Jewels of the Garden Part I – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Today’s program is part one of two episodes featuring an extraordinary quilt. It’s a wonderful reproduction of a 19th century quilt. On today’s episode you will learn how to do English paper piecing using special techniques, how to machine applique paper-pieced rosettes to a background fabric, and how to fussy cut tiny hexagons from a feature fabric. Jewels of the Garden is featured in Love of Quilting September/October 2011.
Episode 1804: Jewels of the Garden Part II – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Marianne and Mary spend a second episode with Gail Kessler’s beautiful reproduction quilt, Jewels of the Garden. We don’t know how the original quilt maker made her quilt, but Gail used modern techniques to complete her version. On today’s program you’ll learn how to paper piece a unique block, how to do needle turn applique, and how to cut setting pieces for the quilt. Jewels of the Garden is featured in Love of Quilting September/October 2011.
Episode 1805: Triangle Roundup – Watch now on QNNTV.com
On today’s program Marianne’s special guest is fabric designer Jo Morton who’s here to show you how to play with half-square triangles. On today’s show you’ll learn to make scrappy half square triangles using Jo’s methods, how to reduce the bulk in your triangle units, and how to use half-square triangles in lots of projects.
Episode 1806: Joseph’s Pinwheel – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Marianne and Mary have always really loved polka dots—today they’re working with an adorable, polka-dot, pinwheel quilt designed and made by Wendy Shephard. On today’s program you will learn how to use a special ruler to cut half and quarter square triangles for patchwork units, how to create an unusual patchwork unit without creating a template, and how to make strip sets for pre-sashed blocks. Joseph’s Pinwheel is featured in Love of Quilting May/June 2011. Purchase the Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Triangle Ruler at ShopFonsandPorter.com.
Episode 1807: Imperial Diamonds – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Non-quilters think quilters have all the time in the world to sit around and make quilts, when in fact they’re as time-taxed as just about anybody. The quilt on today’s program was made by Jean Nolte, editor of Love of Quilting, and she is one of the busiest people we know! On today’s program you’ll learn how to utilize pre-cut strips and squares from the quilt shop, how to use the half- and quarter- ruler to cut small setting triangles, and how to use strip sets to create patchwork chains of squares. Imperial Diamonds is featured in Love of Quilting July/August 2011.
Episode 1808: Computerized Quilting – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Marianne welcomes a special guest, professional longarm machine quilter Joanne Hoffman who will show you how to quilt like a professional without any experience. On today’s program you’ll learn how to combine computerized designs with freehand quilting, how to create a computerized design, and how to transfer the design to the machine and sew it out on a quilt.
Episode 1809: Batik Braid – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Strippy quilts are so much fun to make. Marianne likes them because they offer lots of flexibility on how wide your quilt will be or how long your quilt will be. On today’s program you will learn how to cut pieces for braid patchwork using a hexagon ruler, how to piece braid patchwork, and how to utilize sashing for a stripy quilt. Batik Braid aka Technicolor Braid is featured in Easy Quilts Scrap Quilts 2011.
Episode 1810: Cutting Bee Quilts – Watch now on QNNTV.com
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the quilting bee was all the rage. Well it’s the 21st century now and there’s a new bee in town, the cutting bee! On today’s program you’ll learn how to cut squares and triangles with the same finished size from a single strip, how to use 2-inch and 4-inch finished units to make lots of different blocks, and how to organize a cutting bee with your friends.
Episode 1811: Crossed Kayaks – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Many quilt block patterns are representational; from sun bonnets to school houses, quilters have always taken inspiration from the things they see in their lives. On today’s program you will learn how to use a template set to cut odd-shaped pieces for a crossed-canoes block, how blocks can be arranged for different looks, and how to construct a unique border for a crossed-canoes quilt. Crossed Kayaks is featured in Love of Quilting September/October 2011. Purchase the Crossed Kayaks Template Set at ShopFonsandPorter.com.
Episode 1812: Tri-fold Quilting Wallet – Watch now on QNNTV.com
Marianne’s guest today is sewing specialist Diane Aholt. Everyone’s going to love this project! On today’s program you’ll learn how to create a sewing wallet with faux binding on the pockets, how to texturize fabric with a special product, and how to easily install a zipper.
Episode 1813: Cathedral Window Table Topper – Watch now on QNNTV.com
On today’s program we’re revisiting a technique that was all the rage when Mary was a baby. Now she’s all grown up, a quilter herself, and fascinated by cathedral window. On today’s program you’ll learn how to form cathedral window units, how to join cathedral window units and add the colored inserts, and how to incorporate cathedral window units in a table runner. More information about Cathedral Window can be found in Love of Quilting November/December 2001.