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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

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Marianne and Mary share the basics of bag construction in this episode. This graphic, colorful tote will show off your "modern" quilt style. Learn simple steps for boxing corners, creating a lining, and stitching sturdy handles to enable you to confidently plan future bag creations - showing your creative side.

The patchwork V-block is amazingly adaptable. Even though it's made with straight lines, it gives the illusion of circles! Sara Gallegos and guest Angela Huffman show you how the quilt block creates all kinds of secondary designs, and how it adds some dressed-up sophistication to this country-charmer of a quilt.

This quilt features a two-block design that creates a rippling movement similar to the moonlight reflected on the surface of water.

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Fri Oct 18th, 6:00am
Fri Oct 18th, 12:00pm

There's more than one way to construct a quilt block. On this episode, Angela Huffman joins Sara Gallegos to explore the different methods for constructing a classic quilt block called Mother's Choice. Build the block using fussy-cutting, cornerstones, triangle-squares, stitch-and-flip piecing, or mitered corners. Learn why you might pick one technique over another for this skillbuilder quilt block.

Quilters collect fabrics that "speak" to them. Marianne loves to collect reproduction prints and tiny shirting prints. When combined they create a soothing, classic quilt. Inspired by a house quest from New Hampshire the quilt was sashed with stars from the night sky.

The quilt in this episode features quick-pieced flying geese blocks and custom-made fusible bias tape for flower stems. Mary Fons and Liz Porter will guide you through the steps and techniques. This episode includes a treat - quilts Liz and friends each created from a block exchange.

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