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Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

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Alongside host Sara Gallegos, Marianne Fons shares two quilts, Town Square and Concentric Circles. Both feature a diagonally set log cabin design, but the difference between the two could not be more dramatic.

Creating an original quilt, sometimes takes in a different direction. As quilters we work with cotton fabrics a majority of the time. Have you been curious about all the other fabrics available, denim, velvet, taffeta, and knits just to name a few. Can they be used in quilts? If so, what type of quilts and how do we approach them successfully. Patrick is joined by Jerry Granata an award winning quilter who teaches us the methods for working with alternative fabrics.

The Double Irish Chain is a quintessential quilt pattern, and on this episode, we color it Irish! Debra Finan joins host Sara Gallegos to teach this classic pattern, and adds in a four-leaf clover quilt block for some extra patchwork luck.

Mary and Marianne demonstrate techniques for creating triangles, cutting only squares. They will show how to make baby quilt tops in just one day of piecing. Using the new Fons & Porter Triangle Square and Hourglass Template Set you will find a variety of block sizes available for easy reference printed on the templates.

One style of machine quilting is labeled "edge-to-edge". This refers to an overall pattern that begins along one outer edge of the quilt and proceeds in an even manner across the quilt to the opposite edge. Patrick and his guest Angela Huffman delve into aids that can assist us in creating these quick, yet useful designs to complete our quilts.

There are dozens of "traditional" quilt block designs. This episode features a quilt that uses one of those blocks - the Fons & Porter Pickle Dish Template Set makes the cutting and piecing of this block more enjoyable. Mary and Marianne Fons will guide you through the construction of the block, with tips that make your patchwork trouble-free.

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