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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Latest Episodes

To Y-seam or not to Y-seam? How to construct a LeMoyne Star quilt block can be a matter of choice. Sara Gallegos shows you the classic set-in construction and a simplified, triangle-based technique that eliminates the Y-seam.

One of the most popular quilt designs of the 1920's and 30's-the Dresden Plate pattern takes on a modern flavor in this medallion-style quilt. Patrick is joined by Dodi Poulsen in this episode as they teach techniques for making the perfect Dresden block, the applique choices and design options for making this quilt.

A traditional, 8-pointed star design by Debra Finan is the featured quilt on this episode. Its scrappy look is ideal for fat quarter or 2-1/2" strip collections. Debra and host Sara Gallegos even show you how to re-size the quilt block into larger and smaller versions.

Free-motion quilting feathers look at home on many different kinds of patchwork but learning how to stitch them can be challenging. Mary and her guest Angela Huffman will present the anatomy of a quilting feather and a shortcut method to quilting easy feathers.

Crazy piecing is a fun, scrappy patchwork technique, and you can even create your own "fabric". Host Sara Gallegos is joined by special guest Angela Huffman to teach this technique that lets you play with color and shape in your blocks.

A classic, spiraling quilt block, the Snail's Trail block is the star of this show! Sara Gallegos works through multiple construction methods-including classic piecing and foundation piecing-to inspire your patchwork play. In addition, Sara explores design options for showcasing your block, including wool applique and quilt-as-you-go!

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