Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Fons & Porter

Marianne Fons & Liz Porter continue their quilting series full of fun, in-depth demonstrations on the art and craft of creating beautiful quilts.

All Past Episodes


26:47 | #3313 | TV-G

Nap-sized and baby-sized quilts, used with extra blocks and scraps from previous projects, are featured.

Applique in Bloom

26:47 | #3312 | TV-G

Angela Huffman and Sara Gallegos showcase a lovely quilt that combines patchwork and applique.

Magic and Illusion

26:47 | #3311 | TV-G

Sara Gallegos and Angela Huffman demonstrate the quilt Magic and Illusion. Angela also introduces her special nested square unit technique.

From My Window

26:47 | #3310 | TV-G

Host Sara Gallegos and Karla Herrin use the sewing machine to make Cathedral Windows design into a quick-and-easy table runner.

Using Panels for Practice

26:47 | #3309 | TV-G

Practicing free-motion technique on a longarm-panel, making Amish-style feathers, and stacking curls for an easy feather plume.

Pinwheel Tote

26:47 | #3308 | TV-G

Sara Gallegos demonstrates how to make a three dimensional quilt block that's actually a secret pocket!

Star Spangled Banner

26:47 | #3307 | TV-G

Patterned from a World War II quilt, Star-Spangled Banner incorporates a rare, vintage quilt block called the Hummingbird block.

Candy Dreams

26:47 | #3306 | TV-G

Angela Huffman and Sara Gallegos show how to organize a quilt block lottery with your friends.

Twiddle Dee Dee

26:47 | #3305 | TV-G

Slip away to cut, sew, and quilt one square at a time with Karla Herrin's quilt-as-you-go project.

Moon Hopper

26:47 | #3304 | TV-G

Sara Gallegos and Angela Huffman show how the patchwork V-block is amazingly adaptable.

Lightning in a Bottle

26:47 | #3303 | TV-G

Learn to how to make jar-shaped blocks for this wall hanging that is perfect for novelty prints.

A House and a Home

26:47 | #3302 | TV-G

Sara Gaellgos and Angela Huffman teach patchwork house blocks, both traditional and improvisational.


26:47 | #3301 | TV-G

Marianne alternates Triangle-Square placement to create dark-side-in or light-side-in quilt blocks.

Kiddos & Bobbins

26:47 | #3213 | TV-G

Angela Huffman shows how to use bobbin work to stitch children's drawings onto quilt blocks.

Simple Crazy Piecing

26:47 | #3212 | TV-G

Crazy piecing is a fun, scrappy patchwork technique, and you can even create your own "fabric."

Mademoiselle Jackie

26:47 | #3211 | TV-G

Sara Gallegos is joined by guests Sue Harvey and Sandy Boobar to teach their darling throw quilt.

Berry Blue

26:47 | #3210 | TV-G

Marsha McCloskey's design combines two quilt blocks, the Ohio Star and the lesser known Ohio Circle.

Starry Surprise

26:47 | #3209 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary Fons update a Liz Porter design. The end result is an "I-Spy" quilt!

Primary Lessons

26:47 | #3208 | TV-G

Adorable decor for a child's bedroom is created using a sewing machine's embroidery functions.

7047 Miles

26:46 | #3207 | TV-G

A quilt designed as a wedding gift is a modern-day adaptation of a 19th century patchwork block.


26:47 | #3206 | TV-G

Angela Huffman explores foundation piecing, self-sashing patchwork, and the trapunto technique!

A Way with Applique

26:47 | #3205 | TV-G

Angela Huffman and host Sara Gallegos discuss strategies that make handling applique quilts fun!

Chain Link Pillow

26:47 | #3204 | TV-G

Sara Gallegos and Angela Huffman incorporate the elongated Chain Link pattern into a pillow sham.


26:47 | #3203 | TV-G

Patchworthy plays with nine-patches sourced from a block exchange with Liz Porter and her quilt pals.

Getting Gussied Up

26:47 | #3202 | TV-G

Angela Huffman joins host Sara Gallegos to teach the easy and artistic fusible collage technique.

Reverse Applique

26:47 | #3201 | TV-G

Decorative stitches are used with batik fabrics for a dramatic project that is easy to make!

Starring Sunflowers

26:47 | #3113 | TV-G

Sara Gallegos and Angela Huffman break down Ann Lauer's quilt into easy-to-understand steps.

Martha Washington's Star

26:47 | #3112 | TV-G

Liz Porter and and Sara Gallegos share a classic-looking quilt design, Martha Washington's Star.

Piecing a Blue Streak

26:47 | #3111 | TV-G

Solid setting triangles are combined with scrappy stars to make the Piecing a Blue Streak quilt.

Pastoral Patchwork

26:47 | #3110 | TV-G

Landscape blocks join elongated log cabin blocks to create a fun, quick project.


26:47 | #3109 | TV-G

A quilt is made using orphan blocks - unfinished, vintage quilt blocks often found at garage sales.

Custom Quilting for Spectacular Patchwork

26:47 | #3108 | TV-G

Beloved teacher Angela Huffman teaches what exactly goes into custom longarm quilting.

Orange Peel Two-Step

26:47 | #3107 | TV-G

Guest Barb Eikmeier and host Sara Gallegos adapt an Orange Peel block in an unexpected way.


26:47 | #3106 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary Fons teach a special quilt inspired by an antique design seen at a quilt museum.

Pioneer Rose

26:47 | #3105 | TV-G

Guest Angela Huffman joins host Sara Gallegos to break the lessons down into easy-to-absorb steps.

Friendship Rings

26:47 | #3104 | TV-G

Guest Liz Porter demonstrates her quilt Friendship Rings, bringing along samples of wonderful alternate quilts from friends.

Princess Pillows

26:47 | #3103 | TV-G

Guest Patti Buhler shares patchwork and pillows that are fit for a princess.

Cabins of Carolina

26:47 | #3102 | TV-G

Cabins of Carolina combines two heritage quilt blocks to create a canvas for freemotion quilting.

It Waves Forever

26:46 | #3101 | TV-G

Column-style designs are adaptable and allow you to play with different types of quilt blocks.

American Pie

27:46 | #3013 | TV-G

A scrap quilt masterpiece inspired by an antique is featured. Waste Not, Want Not is designed by Marianne Fons.

Dublin Town

27:47 | #3012 | TV-G

The Double Irish Chain is a quintessential quilt pattern, and on this episode, we color it Irish!


27:47 | #3011 | TV-G

Mirror-imaging isolates motifs within fabric to fussy-cut into spectacular, kaleidoscopic designs.

Parade Rest

27:47 | #3010 | TV-G

This fabulous quilt is designed to showcase a Pinwheel Star quilt block in patriotic colors.

Quilting for Drama, Direction, Diversion

27:47 | #3009 | TV-G

Drama, Direction, Diversion! Put your quilting designs to work and make your patchwork pop.

Crazy-Quilted Laptop Sleeve

27:47 | #3008 | TV-G

This laptop sleeve is a fun place to go wild with the embroidery options on your sewing machine.

Brighten Up, Buttercup!

27:46 | #3007 | TV-G

This quilt design combines two curving shapes in a lattice setting with an applique embellishment.

Shooting Stars

27:47 | #3006 | TV-G

A traditional, 8-pointed star design by Debra Finan is the featured quilt on this episode.

Freeform Pillow

27:47 | #3005 | TV-G

This silk dupioni pillow, designed by Mallory Donohue, showcases some great quiltmaking techniques.

Patchy Stars

28:47 | #3004 | TV-G

Designer Christina McCourt's Patchy Stars is rich with unexpected techniques.

Parisian Posies

27:46 | #3003 | TV-G

Hexagons abound in Parisian Posies, a lovely, small quilt constructed with English paper piecing.

Orange You Sweet?

27:47 | #3002 | TV-G

Gina and Sara Gallegos simplify a quilt block using a technique from the quilter's toolbox.

Diagonally Set Log Cabin Quilts

27:46 | #3001 | TV-G

Alongside host Sara Gallegos, Marianne Fons shares two quilts, Town Square and Concentric Circles.

Twilight in the Garden

27:46 | #2913 | TV-G

Playing with pieced borders and new ways to use old tools, this quilt is a garden of inspiration.

A Formal Affair

27:46 | #2912 | TV-G

Toby Lischko's variation on the log cabin design plays with color, value, and placement.

Cross Road to Grandma's House

27:46 | #2911 | TV-G

A quilt is designed by combining two blocks-album cross and snowball-using an on-point layout.

Farmer's Wife Table Runner

27:46 | #2910 | TV-G

Host Sara Gallegos and Colleen Tauke showcase how small quilt blocks can be mixed-and-matched.

Rainbow Mosaic

27:46 | #2909 | TV-G

This quilt combines multiple charm shapes in a medallion-style quilt that uses batiks.

Red Between The Lines, Part 2

27:46 | #2908 | TV-G

Learn the techniques for working with multiple borders and the blocks in this heirloom-level quilt.

Red Between The Lines, Part 1

27:46 | #2907 | TV-G

Marianne Fons and host Angela Huffman explore planning a medallion-style quilt.

Kitchen Windows

27:46 | #2906 | TV-G

Cathedral Windows is a unique, classic pattern, but demanding enough that most people hesitate to try it.

West Point

27:46 | #2905 | TV-G

The two quilt blocks in West Point play wonderfully together to create a timeless pattern.

Cactus Blooms

27:46 | #2904 | TV-G

Inspired by a vintage quilt, Cactus Blooms has a wonderful pattern for exploring color placement.

Freemotion and Threads with Karen McTavish

27:46 | #2903 | TV-G

Build confidence as a quilter in both freemotion and stitch-in-the-ditch longarm quilting.

Home, State Home

27:46 | #2902 | TV-G

Lindsay Conner and Sara Gallegos teach a method that allows you to work with any regional shape.

From Sea to Shining Sea

27:46 | #2901 | TV-G

Sea to Shining Sea, a clever quilt block that creates a wave-like pattern, is showcased.

Free Motion Designs with Patchwork Roots

27:46 | #2813 | TV-G

Embellish your next "simple" patchwork, creating a "simply" fabulous quilt.

Shattered Dresden

27:46 | #2812 | TV-G

Patrick and Dodi Poulsen teach techniques for making the perfect Dresden block.

String Me Along

27:46 | #2811 | TV-G

Patrick teaches how to get organized and build blocks that "jump" off the design wall.

Quilting with An Accent: Embellishment Techniques

27:46 | #2810 | TV-G

Sewing machine needles, threads, and techniques for generating a secondary layer are discussed.

Red, White and Gratitude

27:46 | #2809 | TV-G

Patchwork that can be used in variety of settings to honor our American veterans is constructed.

Autumn Starshine

27:46 | #2808 | TV-G

Techniques for making star blocks, piecing perfect borders, and a beautiful binding are presented.

New Hampshire Nights

27:46 | #2807 | TV-G

A quilt is sashed with stars from the night sky, inspired by a house guest from New Hampshire.

Picnic In Provence

27:46 | #2806 | TV-G

Patrick and Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth discuss the construction of this diagonal set quilt.

Freshly Pieced Vegetables

27:46 | #2805 | TV-G

Techniques for paper foundation piecing that can be used for kitchen accessories are shown.

Anna's Starflake

27:46 | #2804 | TV-G

Striking designs are created through a variety of methods. Working with batiks is showcased.

Dressed-Up Patchwork: Piecing with Alternative Fabrics

27:46 | #2803 | TV-G

Award-winning quilter Jerry Granata demonstrates the methods for working with alternative fabrics.

Kin Coterie

27:46 | #2802 | TV-G

Patrick and AnneMarie Chany discuss color choices, techniques, and arrangement of patchwork.

Folk Dance

27:46 | #2801 | TV-G

The Fons & Porter Pickle Dish Template Set makes the cutting and piecing of this block enjoyable.

Glorified Nine Patch Quilt

27:46 | #2713 | TV-G

Colleen Tauke provides expert techniques and tips for piecing graceful curved seams.

Strawberry Fields Quilt

27:46 | #2712 | TV-G

Liz and Elizabeth Evans teach the snowball block and variations to make a "strawberry" shape.

Lines By Design

27:46 | #2711 | TV-G

Patrick Lose and Debbie Grifka discuss the use of negative space to create the Clerestory quilt.

Goose Crossing

27:46 | #2710 | TV-G

Graphic and dynamic the Goose Crossing quilt keeps your eyes moving. Mary and Barb Eikmeier will break apart the design and reveal the diagonal setting of this classic pattern.

Garden House Pillow

27:46 | #2709 | TV-G

Expert techniques and tips for making graceful curves, stems, and leaves like a pro are shared.

Rail Fence Baby Quilt

27:46 | #2708 | TV-G

The construction of blocks and setting for a fun Rail Fence Baby quilt are showcased.

Bountiful Stars

27:46 | #2707 | TV-G

Techniques used to produce the precision units that make up the Quilt of Valor are presented.

Easy Edge to Edge Quilting

27:46 | #2706 | TV-G

Patrick and Angela Huffman delve into aids that can assist in creating edge-to-edge designs.

Row Quilt, Part 3

27:46 | #2705 | TV-G

Mary and Marianne present the Wheels Block and the Dutchman's Puzzle Block.

Row Quilt, Part 2

27:46 | #2704 | TV-G

Mary and Marianne present the Farmer's Daughter Block and the Sun Rays Block.

Row Quilt, Part 1

27:46 | #2703 | TV-G

Mary and Marianne present the Weathervane Block and the Texas Star Block.

Core Connection

27:46 | #2702 | TV-G

The Apple Core template makes Core Connection a "snap" to cut! Patrick Lose and Colleen Tauke show how to use a template to cut and then piece with accuracy this beautiful quilt.

Just Beachy

27:46 | #2701 | TV-G

Patrick and Marianne walk you through the basics of raw edge applique with tips on machine quilting.

Prussian Blue

27:46 | #2613 | TV-G

Mary and Marianne present techniques used to create perfect angles that come together in a harmonious patchwork design.

Cottage Home Mini-Quilt

27:46 | #2612 | TV-G

Mary and guest Lindsay Wilkes show how to piece the various sections of the cottage block.

Fond Memories

27:46 | #2611 | TV-G

Mary and her guest Liz Porter present one of our new template sets called Whirling Pinwheels.

Chilly Willy

27:46 | #2610 | TV-G

Snowmen are always a winner and Willy is sure to be your next holiday favorite. Mary's guest Patrick Lose presents this adorable banner project.

Hero's Tribute

27:46 | #2609 | TV-G

A quilt is a great way to acknowledge how much we appreciate the sacrifice of those who serve.

Shortcuts for Free-Motion Quilting Feathers

27:46 | #2606 | TV-G

The anatomy of a quilting feather and a shortcut method to quilting easy feathers are presented.

Quilting Traditions

27:46 | #2608 | TV-G

Jim Shore discusses how the artist transfers their design concepts to create wonderful new fabrics.

Boughs & Berries

27:46 | #2607 | TV-G

A striking rendition of the classic spider web design, this red and green quilt is wonderful.

Quilted Scallop Pillow

27:45 | #2605 | TV-G

Guest Lindsay Wilkes presents quick and easy ways to stitch and embellish a pillow project.

Liz's Lemoyne Star

27:46 | #2604 | TV-G

Learn how to use the Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star tool to create accurate blocks for a great outcome.

Pixie Wings

27:46 | #2603 | TV-G

Pixie Wings is a quilt that dazzles the eye with curves that flow from block to block.

Country Fair

27:46 | #2602 | TV-G

The tools and techniques you can use to make the Country Fair quilt are presented.

Remembered Friends

27:46 | #2601 | TV-G

Learn how to use tools to cut and piece with accuracy to create this beautiful tribute quilt.

Prairie Sunrise

27:46 | #2513 | TV-G

The techniques and the Tri-Recs templates used to create this earthy inspired design are presented.

Moonlight Bay

27:46 | #2512 | TV-G

This quilt has a two-block design that creates a rippling similar to moonlight reflected on water.

Thread Embellished Coasters

27:40 | #2511 | TV-G

Unique gifts and one of-a-kind creations will inspire you to try your hand at thread embellishment.

Cabins at the Lake

27:46 | #2507 | TV-G

The Cabins at the Lake quilt uses simple piecing techniques and introduces foundation paper piecing.

Terrific Table Topper

27:35 | #2510 | TV-G

The basics of preparing fabrics for applique and how best to finish the outer edge are discussed.

Twisted Triangles

27:46 | #2509 | TV-G

Learn how to use a special triangle template to create hexagons with a little twist.

Stippled Owl Pillow

27:37 | #2508 | TV-G

The wonders of the technology that makes embroidery and stippling quick and easy are highlighted.

Marking Your Quilt Top

27:46 | #2506 | TV-G

Guest Angela Huffman shows how simple quilting designs can finish a quilt with style and ease.

Appliqued Mini Mats

27:46 | #2505 | TV-G

Mary Fons and Patrick Lose demonstrate how to create beautiful applique designs.

Stars and Nines

28:46 | #2504 | TV-G

Six point stars leave the nine-patch blocks dancing across the quilt in this unusual arrangement.

Splendid Stars

27:35 | #2503 | TV-G

Mary Fons and Amy Ellis present a great project that uses diamonds cut from this "new" fabric.

Leather and Lavender Tote

27:28 | #2502 | TV-G

A great way to take quilting with you is to create a tote that incorporates leather into the design.

Libby's Log Cabin

27:35 | #2501 | TV-G

This quilt combines the eight-pointed star, the log cabin block, and the Irish chain pattern.

Anchors Aweigh

27:46 | #2413 | TV-G

Marianne re-creates a 1940s Victory Quilt design using more modern methods of cutting and piecing.


27:46 | #2412 | TV-G

Tackle cutting like a pro when you learn to cut 60-degree diamonds from simple strips.

Zig A Zag Table Runner

27:46 | #2411 | TV-G

Mary Fons and guest Eleanor Burns zip together an artistic quilt using pre-cut 2 1/2" strips.

Ohio Star

27:46 | #2410 | TV-G

Mary Fons and Liz Porter will show you how to over-size the hourglass unit in this block design.

Endless Chain

27:46 | #2409 | TV-G

Mary Fons and Jodi Davis demonstrate how a paper foundation pieced block is constructed.

Choosing Thread

27:46 | #2408 | TV-G

Guest Sara Gallegos offers tips for selecting just the right thread for your current project.

Ralli Pop

27:46 | #2407 | TV-G

This quilt features small applique blocks and was inspired by a quilt created by women in Pakistan.

Machine Quilting

27:46 | #2406 | TV-G

Angela Huffman shows how a simple piece of plastic can take quilts from plain to Blue ribbon ready.


27:46 | #2405 | TV-G

The considerations and details required to set up a successful block exchange program are shared.

Double Stars

27:46 | #2404 | TV-G

Two sizes of the same quilt block are combined to create the 8-point Double Stars block.

Flower Power Table Runner

27:46 | #2403 | TV-G

Eleanor Burns uses hexagons and triangles to make the fabulous Flower Power Table Runner.

Random Acts of Happy

27:46 | #2402 | TV-G

Update the color palette and fall in love with the simplicity and freedom of crazy quilting.


27:46 | #2401 | TV-G

Simple construction of these "cubbyhole" blocks makes a great study of lights and darks.

On The Square

29:00 | #2313 | TV-G

Marianne teaches techniques for working with flannel, using a triangle trimmer for accurate piecing.

Lovebirds Placemat

29:00 | #2312 | TV-G

Mary Fons and her guest Patrick Lose share techniques for fusible applique.

Serger Techniques - Ruffles and More

29:00 | #2311 | TV-G

A tea towel is used to make an apron and is then embellished using a serger to create ruffles.

Wagon Wheels

27:46 | #2310 | TV-G

Mary and Liz use a template set to create the 9-blade fan unit and present tips for piecing curves.

Easy Baby Quilts

27:46 | #2309 | TV-G

Mary and Marianne demonstrate techniques for creating triangles, cutting only squares.

Speaking of Thread

27:46 | #2308 | TV-G

Patrick Lose discusses a variety of threads and how to select the right thread for your project.

Thank You Stars

27:46 | #2307 | TV-G

Diagonal seams for star blocks and trimming an over-sized block to the correct dimension are shown.

Quilting in the Sashing

27:46 | #2306 | TV-G

Guest Angela Huffman demonstrates simple freehand designs for the sashing space of your quilt.

North Carolina Lily

27:46 | #2305 | TV-G

Quick-pieced flying geese blocks and custom-made fusible bias tape for flower stems are featured.

Modern Tote

27:46 | #2304 | TV-G

Learn steps for boxing corners, creating a lining and stitching sturdy handles to create a tote.

Stitch and Slice Quilt

27:46 | #2303 | TV-G

Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co. uses one 40-strip pack to create an innovative quilt.

Baby Owls at Play

27:46 | #2302 | TV-G

A bar quilt features 4-patches set on point in a blue and yellow combination with a pop of orange.

Flower Bed

28:55 | #2301 | TV-G

A "circular" design is created from the simple "building blocks" of 9-patch units and rectangles.

Rock Island Campfires

29:00 | #2213 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to string piece on a paper foundation and construct the blocks for Marianne's quilt.

Sewing Machine Cover

29:00 | #2212 | TV-G

National Educator Diane Aholt shares piece, finish seams, and make a fun and decorative ruched trim.

Modern Crib Quilt

29:00 | #2211 | TV-G

Mary Fons and Mary Kate Karr-Petras demonstrate how to do machine applique without fusible web.

Hunter's Star

29:00 | #2210 | TV-G

Guest Liz Porter shows how to paper piece block units and join them to make a Hunter's Star block.

Serge Ahead Table Runner

27:46 | #2209 | TV-G

Guest Ellen March demonstrates how to use a serger to make a quilt-as-you-go table runner.

Quilt of Valor

27:46 | #2208 | TV-G

A special wedge template is used to make two sizes of blocks for a quilt made for combat veterans.

Scallop Edge Baby Quilt

27:46 | #2207 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to make string pieced patchwork for a darling baby quilt.

What Do I Quilt On My Quilt? Angela Huffman

27:46 | #2206 | TV-G

Angela Huffman shares five things that will help you decide on the perfect motifs for your quilt.

Emily's Wedding Quilt

27:46 | #2205 | TV-G

The quilt in this episode features two easy blocks that are combined to create a secondary design.

Anniversary Memories

27:46 | #2204 | TV-G

A quilt for an anniversary and a quilt featuring memories of a child's kindergarten year are made.

Deck The Halls Table Runner

27:46 | #2203 | TV-G

Guest Diane Aholt makes a seasonal table runner with strip piecing and perfectly stitched applique.

Washington Island Poppies

27:46 | #2202 | TV-G

A quilt featuring pieced poppies in a variety of bright colors on a white background is assembled.

Bygone Table Runner

27:46 | #2201 | TV-G

Paper foundation piecing techniques used to complete a festive table runner are demonstrated.


29:00 | #2113 | TV-G

Learn how to make square in a square units that will be used to construct a rolling stone block.

Calypso Tote

29:00 | #2112 | TV-G

Pam Mahshie shows how to stitch long accurate seams and how to add dimension to your project.

Fluttering By

29:00 | #2111 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary construct a memory star block and use diagonal seams to make flying geese units.

Machine Quilting Styles

29:00 | #2110 | TV-G

Quilting educator Dawn Cavanaugh shares how to select thread and batting for a traditional, contemporary, or modern quilt.


27:46 | #2109 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary make album cross blocks in two sizes and use a special tool to trim block corners.

Flower Power

27:46 | #2108 | TV-G

Judy Hansen shares how to use fusible web successfully and makes a paper pieced crazy block.

Chasing Chevrons

27:46 | #2107 | TV-G

Learn to make a foundation pieced oblong hexagon block, how to join hexagon blocks with set-in seams, and how to create flannel patchwork successfully.

Fabulous Free Motion

27:46 | #2106 | TV-G

Sewing educator Eric Drexler combines thread, needle, and machine settings for fabric embellishment.

Links, Part II

27:46 | #2105 | TV-G

Diagonal seams are used to make flying geese units and a unique corner unit for a block is constucted.

Links, Part I

27:46 | #2104 | TV-G

Learn how to selectively build a sewing tool collection and how to store your tools for future use.

Periwinkles In Bloom

27:46 | #2103 | TV-G

National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie makes heirloom pieces for a baby quilt using a serger.

Circles for Paige

27:46 | #2102 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary share how to cut circles with various tools and create perfect applique circles.

Three Tours

27:46 | #2101 | TV-G

How to make flying geese units, how to construct star blocks, and how to use your scraps to make a bonus quilt.

Puppy Pals

27:46 | #2013 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary share how to draw design inspiration from a novelty fabric and how to tilt blocks for a whimsical look.

Tie The Knot

27:47 | #2012 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary share how to utilize a collection of neckties in a quilt. They demonstrate how to stabilize silk and silk-like fabrics and also how to make a string block from ties.

Quilting Tips & Tricks

27:46 | #2011 | TV-G

Quilter Heidi Kaisand shares several tips and tricks for successful machine quilting.

Perky Pinwheels

27:46 | #2010 | TV-G

How to make double prairie points and three-dimensional pinwheels using the prairie points.

Labeling Techniques

27:46 | #2009 | TV-G

Sewing educator Linda Rainwater shares with Marianne a unique way to label a quilt and why it's so important for a quilt to have a label.

Churn Dash

27:46 | #2008 | TV-G

How to make half-square triangle units with a special too and how to achieve a personal, scrappy style in your quilts.

Spring Garden Delight

27:46 | #2007 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary show how to use a placement guide to keep applique elements symmetrical. They also show how to make two hourglass blocks at a time.

Pinwheels Plus

27:46 | #2006 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to make two half-square triangle units at once using a special ruler. They also demonstrate how to get secondary designs by rotating the blocks.

Gallery Walk

27:47 | #2005 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary show how to make a tilted block with offset centers by using strip sets. They also demonstrate how to make uneven flying geese units.

McKenna Ryan

27:46 | #2004 | TV-G

McKenna Ryan, owner of Pine Needle Designs, Inc., demonstrates her techniques to Mary for making beautiful appliqued scenes using batiks.

Milky Way

27:46 | #2003 | TV-G

Mary and her guest Liz Porter will show how fabric selections impact your quilt's style. They also demonstrate cutting squares and triangles from the same strip.

Toddler Quilt with Lettering

27:46 | #2002 | TV-G

Sewing educator Linda Rainwater shares with Mary her method for adding a little something extra to a toddler quilt to make it unique.

Northport Crossing

27:46 | #2001 | TV-G

Trim half-square triangles with a special ruler and jazz up patchwork with leftover triangle units.

Basic Binding Boot Camp

27:46 | #1913 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to make French fold binding, attach the binding to your project, make perfect corners, and create lumpless binding.

Scrappy Stars

27:46 | #1912 | TV-G

How to perfectly piece a simple scrappy unit and how to make center stars using special quick pieced sashing.

Quilters Tool Bag

27:46 | #1911 | TV-G

Learn how to put a reversible zipper in your project and how to add pockets to your reversible bag.

Piping Adds Punch to Your Quilt

27:46 | #1910 | TV-G

National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie shows Marianne how to create piping with your sewing machine and your serger.

Scrappy Triangles

27:46 | #1909 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary share several different ways to make half square triangles.

Indigo Star

27:46 | #1908 | TV-G

Mary and Jenny Doane demonstrate how to make quick four patch units and also how to use special rulers to make units for a simple star block.

Bringing Life and Dimension to Your Projects

27:46 | #1907 | TV-G

Sewing educator Eric Drexler shares with Marianne how to use thread to add dimension to your projects.

By The Big Lake

27:46 | #1906 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary share how to take inspiration directly from an antique quilt. They also demonstrate making 2" and 4" half square triangles with a special ruler.

Machine Quilting Basics

27:46 | #1905 | TV-G

Longarm quilter Dawn Cavanaugh shares how to quilt with a sit down machine.

Feedsack Flowers

27:46 | #1904 | TV-G

How to cut hexagons using a special ruler and piece a hexagon block using the log cabin style.

Conquer Curved Seams with Your Serger

27:46 | #1903 | TV-G

Pam Mahshie demonstrates how to make a wall hanging with curved seams using a serger.

Blue Bird of Happiness

27:46 | #1902 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary show how to mark and cut out wool appliques for a wool table topper.

Times Square

27:46 | #1901 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate paper piecing sections for a New York beauty-type quilt.

Cathedral Window Table Topper

27:46 | #1813 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to form and join cathedral window units.

Crossed Kayaks

27:46 | #1811 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to use a template set to cut odd- shaped pieces for a Crossed Canoes block. They also make a unique border using a template.

Cutting Bee Quilts

27:46 | #1810 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary show how to use 2" and 4" finished units to make several different blocks.

Batik Braid

27:46 | #1809 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to use a hexagon ruler to make a braid quilt and how to accurately cut sashing pieces for a strippy quilt.

Computerized Quilting

27:46 | #1808 | TV-G

Longarm quilter JoAnn Hoffman combines computerized quilting with freehand quilting.

Imperial Diamonds

27:46 | #1807 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary share how to utilize pre-cut strips and squares to make a dynamic quilt.

Joseph's Pinwheel

27:46 | #1806 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to make an unusual patchwork unit without making a template.

Triangle Roundup

27:46 | #1805 | TV-G

Fabric designer Jo Morton demonstrates her unique technique for making half-square triangles.

Jewels of the Garden, Part II

27:46 | #1804 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate needle turn applique as well as paper piecing a unique block.

Jewels of the Garden, Part I

27:46 | #1803 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary show how to do English Paper Piecing with modern techniques.

Crazy Quilts Scissor Holder

27:46 | #1802 | TV-G

Sewing educator Diane Aholt shows Marianne how to crazy quilt in a machine embroidery hoop.

Ozark Star Table Topper

27:46 | #1801 | TV-G

Learn how to make a table topper combing hexagon units, pyramid units and diamond units.

Quilter's Caddy

27:47 | #1712 | TV-G

Sewing educator Linda Rainwater shows Mary her techniques for working with screen mesh to make a quilter's tool caddy.

Interlocking Stars

27:46 | #1711 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate making flying geese units with a special ruler.

Friendship Quilts

27:47 | #1713 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to make perfect half-square triangles. They show several examples of quilts made with triangle units that were created in a friendship exchange.

Strata Quilts

27:46 | #1710 | TV-G

Fabric designer Gail Kessler shares with Marianne a technique for making Strata quilts.


27:46 | #1709 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to use a special tool to make point units and how to construct a block that has 73 pieces.

Pressing Matters: Understand Your Iron

27:46 | #1708 | TV-G

Iron engineer Ehsan Alipour and Marianne tell quilters what they need to know about ironing.

Pineapple Salsa

27:46 | #1707 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary show how to prepare foundation papers for piecing larger blocks.

Perfect Flying Geese

27:46 | #1706 | TV-G

Sewing educator Eric Drexler demonstrates making flying geese units with paper piecing.

Jazzy Stars

27:46 | #1705 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to frame blocks using mitered corners and how to finish a quilt edge with tiny piping.

Argyle Stocking

27:46 | #1704 | TV-G

Sewing educator Linda Rainwater shares with Marianne her method of making a stocking that appears to be hand quilted.

Fabric Weaving Fun

27:46 | #1703 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate a unique technique for making a woven panel and show how to use the panel in a project.

Quilt It and Paint It

27:47 | #1702 | TV-G

Prize-winning longarm quilter Marilyn Badger shows Marianne how to make a "one-of-a-kind" quilt by quilting and painting your fabric.

Amish Triangles

27:46 | #1701 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary share how to change the size of a simple patchwork quilt pattern. They also demonstrate utility quilting for flannel quilts.

Edge-to-edge Quilting

27:46 | #1612 | TV-G

Quilter Heidi Kaisand shares how to create proper spacing of edge-to-edge quilting designs.

Spring Poppies/Fall Foliage

27:46 | #1613 | TV-G

How to make blocks that appear to be tilted by using simple cutting techniques.

Montana Hearth

27:46 | #1611 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary share their technique for making a challenging quilt block with several set-ins.

Drunkard's Path with a New Twist

27:46 | #1610 | TV-G

Sewing educator Pam Mahshie shares with Marianne how she made decorative center panels for a Drunkard's Path block.

Valiant Eagle (Part 2)

27:46 | #1609 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary demonstrate how to make pinwheel blocks and flying geese units using special rulers.

Valiant Eagle (Part 1)

27:46 | #1608 | TV-G

Marianne and Mary show assembling applique pieces on a pressing sheet before fusing the design to a background fabric.

Twirling Triangles

27:47 | #1607 | TV-G

How to cut pre-pieced 60-degree triangles from strip sets.

Home to Roost

27:46 | #1606 | TV-G

Fabric designer Renee Nanneman shares her 3-D applique method using her new of fabric line.

Bluebonnet Baby Quilt

27:47 | #1605 | TV-G

How to make and machine applique thin stems for flower block.

Christmas Memories

27:47 | #1604 | TV-G

How to fussy-cut diamond-shaped patchwork pieces using a special, no fail technique.

Serge Your Quilt

27:46 | #1603 | TV-G

Sewing educator Pam Mahshie shares her techniques to make a quilt using a serger.

Amish Buggy Wheels

27:46 | #1602 | TV-G

How to cut no-waste wedge pieces and how to sew curved seams with ease.

Cottage Baskets

27:47 | #1601 | TV-G

A special piecing technique for accurate basket blocks and how to use bias for symmetrical basket handles.

Fabric 101

27:46 | #1513 | TV-G

What a beginning quilter needs to know before purchasing fabric.

Three Dimensional Leaves

27:46 | #1512 | TV-G

Several ways to make three-dimensional leaves with freehand stitching.

The Great Cover Up

27:46 | #1511 | TV-G

Techniques for making a quilt as you go and dressing up the seams with giant rickrack.

Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine

27:46 | #1510 | TV-G

Sewing educator Debbi Lashbrook shares how she designed a quilt block and the quilting with a software program.

Antique Influences

27:46 | #1509 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne share how they replicated a block from an antique quilt they had seen at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Neb.

Quilting for Dimension

27:46 | #1508 | TV-G

Long-arm techniques that will give your quilt dimension.

Quilts with a Twist

27:46 | #1507 | TV-G

How to cut and stitch fabric to give the illusion of looking at a scene through a window.

Garden Fresh

27:46 | #1506 | TV-G

Gail Kessler shares the process she uses for designing fabrics, where her ideas come from, and how to use these fabrics in a wallhanging.

Rosie's Quilt

27:47 | #1505 | TV-G

How to use the new large wedge template to make a quilt in a weekend.

IQSC Basket of Flowers

27:46 | #1504 | TV-G

Several ways to make the three-dimensional flowers.

Geisha Princess: Dress Her Up

27:46 | #1503 | TV-G

Techniques to make an applique wallhanging using embroidery software.

Spring Flowers

27:46 | #1502 | TV-G

Techniques for using fusible web and windowing for a simple applique project.

Nothing But Triangles

27:20 | #1501 | TV-G

How to use a new set of triangle rulers to make a scrappy quilt with two different sizes of equilateral triangles.

Triangle Boot Camp

27:46 | #1413 | TV-G

The differences between half-square and quarter-square triangles and how to correctly cut each.

In a Clutch

27:46 | #1412 | TV-G

Sewing educator and embroidery designer Vicki Tracy shows Liz how to make quilted purses created "in the hoop" of an embroidery machine.

Pantographs for Longarm Quilting

27:46 | #1411 | TV-G

Quilting artist Heidi Kaisand joins Marianne to discuss pantograph-type quilting designs and shows examples of quilts using the pantograph technique. Heidi demonstrates pantograph quilting on the Lenni longarm quilting machine.

Churn Dash and Pinwheel

27:46 | #1410 | TV-G

Using the half and quarter ruler to cut triangles for two kinds of blocks for a baby quilt.

Dimples and Duckies

27:46 | #1409 | TV-G

Sewing educator Jodie Davis shows Marianne the quilt she made using Fons & Porter's specialty rulers. Jodie also tells about designing and printing her own "ducky" fabric.

Cinnamon Stars

27:46 | #1408 | TV-G

Fabric designer Jo Morton shows Liz her technique for making no-waste flying geese units from squares.

Daisy Doodle

27:46 | #1407 | TV-G

A fast and fun way to make a Drunkard's Path style block with no curved seam sewing.

Travel 'n Style

27:46 | #1406 | TV-G

How to make a neat tote bag for carrying supplies to quilting classes.

Shadow Play

27:46 | #1405 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz show how to press strip sets and then demonstrate cutting with Marti Michell's Kaleido ruler.

Curved Paper Piecing - Grandmother's Daisy Garden

27:46 | #1404 | TV-G

Sewing educator Jodie Davis demonstrates her unique and easy way to do curved paper piecing.

Baby Needs a Quilt

27:46 | #1403 | TV-G

Examples of easy-to-make baby quilts and tips on preparing a quilt top for quilting on a home sewing machine.

Star of Bethlehem (Part 2)

26:46 | #1402 | TV-G

How to measure perfectly for the inset squares and triangles for Lone Star blocks.

Star of Bethlehem (Part 1)

27:46 | #1401 | TV-G

Tips on choosing fabric for Lone Star or Star of Bethlehem designs and fabric placement options.

Blended Borders

27:46 | #1313 | TV-G

Sewing educator Jeanne Delpit helps Marianne and Liz demonstrate techniques used to make a blended borders quilt.

Let's Make Cake

27:46 | #1312 | TV-G

Sewing educator Glorianne Cubbage demonstrates several embellishments that add to the beauty of a quilt, including couching, embroidery, and crystals.

A Peek at the Past

27:46 | #1311 | TV-G

Margo Krager, fabric designer, textile expert, and quilt historian shares 19th century French fabric sample books and her knowledge of reproduction fabrics.

Printed Labels

27:46 | #1310 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz show how to personalize and print quilt labels for every kind of quilt.

Longarm Quilting Artists

27:46 | #1309 | TV-G

Prize-winning longarm quilter Marilyn Badger demonstrates stand-up quilting versus sit-down quilting. Special guest Tina Collins demonstrates computerized longarm quilting.

My Style Pillows

27:46 | #1308 | TV-G

Marianne Fons and daughter Mary discuss their own unique styles for making pillows. Together, they demonstrate how they selected fabrics and finished their projects.

Kalamkari Strippy

27:46 | #1307 | TV-G

Fons and Porter use their new pyramid ruler to make a strippy zigzag quilt.

Autopilot Paper Piecing

27:46 | #1306 | TV-G

Sewing educator Jodie Davis demonstrates fun, easy paper piecing by making a pieced cardinal block.

Hand Appliqué Techniques

27:46 | #1305 | TV-G

Preparation and stitching methods for hand applique and techniques used for the "Oak Leaf and Rose" block.

Jumbo Embroidered Ferns

27:46 | #1304 | TV-G

National sewing educator Joyce Drexler shows placement techniques for stitching embroidery designs on a sweatshirt.

Diamond Leaves

27:46 | #1303 | TV-G

Fons and Porter show how to plan a quilt with interdependent blocks made from irregular shaped pieces.

Embroidery Makes the Quilt

27:46 | #1302 | TV-G

National educator Susan Fears shows how to plan and place machine embroidery designs on a special quilting project. She also demonstrates sewing curved blocks.

Autumn Stars

27:46 | #1301 | TV-G

Fons and Porter share their method for sewing diagonal seams and make a complete quilt block for the Autumn Stars Quilt.

Buggy Days Baby Quilt

27:46 | #1213 | TV-G

Making yo-yo units for buggy wheels on an adorable patchwork and applique crib quilt.

Painted Patchwork with Susan Fears

27:46 | #1212 | TV-G

National sewing educator Susan Fears adds machine embroidery and free motion quilting to "Paintstik patchwork."

Three Zinnias Wall Quilt

27:46 | #1211 | TV-G

How to set up a machine for accurate diagonal-seam piecing and create several different units.

Bandanna Beauty Quilt

27:46 | #1210 | TV-G

Tips on creating a large, symmetrical central appliqué block and on hand embroidery.

Williamsburg Basket Wall Quilt

27:46 | #1209 | TV-G

Two methods for making half-square triangles and how to trim points for perfect patchwork.

A Visit to Colonial Williamsburg

27:46 | #1208 | TV-G

Guest host Jodie Davis goes behind the scenes at Colonial Williamsburg to see how historic artifacts inspire new fabrics.

Ginger's Flower Garden Wall Quilt

27:47 | #1207 | TV-G

How to make a variety of small patchwork blocks and combine them into a whimsical wall quilt.

Cutting Mat Bag

27:46 | #1206 | TV-G

Using pre-quilted fabric, Liz and Marianne make a tote bag big enough to carry a large rotary cutting mat.

Embroidered Wall Flowers with Susan Fears

27:46 | #1205 | TV-G

Sewing educator Susan Fears shows how to manipulate digitized embroidery designs to fit inside appliqué shapes.

Seams Too Easy Quilt

27:46 | #1204 | TV-G

Several special techniques, including wavy rotary cutting, combine for a quilt-as-you-go quilt.

Longarm Basics with Heidi Kaisand

27:46 | #1203 | TV-G

Longarm consultant Heidi Kaisand gives hints for choosing fabrics and threads for quick baby quilts.

Flip Flops

27:46 | #1202 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz demonstrate how to window fusible appliqué and describe several machine appliqué stitches.

Spin Wheel Quilt

27:46 | #1201 | TV-G

A unique hexagonal block created with partial seaming instead of set-in seams.

Celebrate a New Star

27:46 | #1113 | TV-G

While making a personalized baby quilt, Marianne and Liz use a special ruler to make a patchwork ribbon design for the center and the border.


26:46 | #1112 | TV-G

How to use a circle attachment for a sewing machine; decorative stitches for appliqué; cutting and joining circle blocks to make a quilt.

Wrap It To Go

27:14 | #1111 | TV-G

How to customize a cover for any notebook, how to apply bias binding for a fast finish, and a "This Old Quilt" segment.

Quilting Log Cabin Quilts

27:46 | #1110 | TV-G

How to use a variety of quilting ideas on log cabin quilts, mark designs using a cookie cutter stencil, and create unique designs using hand-held guides.

Mother May I

27:46 | #1109 | TV-G

Tips to help get a new quilter started, how to make flying geese units using a special ruler, and how to join long strips and strip set units so they come out even.

Birthday Stars

27:46 | #1108 | TV-G

How to draw free-form stars, use freezer paper for patchwork templates, and align and sew irregular shapes.

Let It Snow

27:46 | #1107 | TV-G

A flannel snowman quilt that combines patchwork and appliqué; layering fusible appliqué; sewing buttons on by machine.

Thread Scarves

27:46 | #1106 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz use water-soluble stabilizer and a variety of threads to make three different types of scarves, then show how to couch yarns for added texture.

Monsters in My Closet

27:46 | #1105 | TV-G

Using novelty fabrics and photos printed on fabric to make a quilt; creating buttonholes with a machine.

T-Shirt Quilts

27:46 | #1104 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz prepare T-shirts for a T-shirt quilt, chart a design, and use a serger to make the project faster and easier.

Twice Quilted

27:46 | #1103 | TV-G

Guest Glorianne Cubbage shares ideas for continuous-line quilting, shows how to stitch focus designs and filler designs, and then uses the two together.

Flip a Coin

27:46 | #1102 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz show how to layer and cut strip sets to save time and how to cut long lengthwise strips.

Nouveaux Bargello

27:46 | #1101 | TV-G

While creating a bargello wall hanging, Marianne and Liz show how to choose fabrics, make tubular strip sets, and make a design magically appear by "un-sewing."

Binding—the Perfect Finish

27:46 | #1013 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne show methods and a special tool to make binding look its best on every quilt.

Longarm Mastery with Marilyn Badger

27:46 | #1012 | TV-G

A peek over the shoulders of longarm quilting artist Marilyn Badger and quilt designer Claudia Myers as they collaborate on a competition quilt.

Digital Thread Painting with Sylvain Bergeron

27:46 | #1011 | TV-G

Guest artist Sylvain Bergeron demonstrates a fascinating embroidery module method he created for his prize-winning quilt.

Petite Baskets

27:46 | #1010 | TV-G

A small basket quilt, tips on perfect piecing, and a demo of how to join blocks for diagonally set quilts.

Desert Stars

27:46 | #1009 | TV-G

Block construction techniques and tips on staying organized when making a quilt.

Spice Island Compass (Part 2)

27:46 | #1008 | TV-G

Mariner's Compass units are appliquéd to background blocks, then joined to make a batik quilt.

Spice Island Compass (Part 1)

27:46 | #1007 | TV-G

Paper piecing makes Mariner's Compass units easy to construct and leads to perfect points.

Quilting at Windmills with John Flynn

27:46 | #1006 | TV-G

Guest artist John Flynn shares techniques for spiral patchwork quilt blocks and methods for special machine quilting with the frame he engineered.

Basketweave Baby Quilt

27:46 | #1005 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz show how to stay organized and use partial seams to create a baby quilt.

Sun and Moons with Jane Sassaman

27:46 | #1004 | TV-G

Guest artist Jane Sassaman demonstrates the techniques and the machine stitches she used to create her contemporary circle quilt.

Radiant Blue (Part 2)

27:46 | #1003 | TV-G

Step-by-step methods for assembling a feathered star block.

Radiant Blue (Part 1)

27:46 | #1002 | TV-G

A demonstration of a bias-strip piecing method for making half-square triangles, plus other tips for making feathered star blocks.

Cottage Square

27:46 | #1001 | TV-G

Pastel florals combined into an easy quilt, plus a beginner's project featuring strip sets and large center squares.

Rain Forest

27:46 | #913 | TV-G

A one-seam block with great design possibilities.

Invisible Machine Appliqué

27:46 | #912 | TV-G

Faith Reynolds demonstrates how to prepare pieces for invisible machine appliqué stitching, do the invisible stitching, and add free-motion quilting with a stitch regulator.

Split Nine-Patch

27:46 | #911 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz show a quick way to cut pieces for split nine-patch to make Marianne's Blue Streak quilt, then share several setting variations.

Longarm Tools of the Trade

27:46 | #910 | TV-G

Prize-winning longarm quilter Marilyn Badger demonstrates how to use hand-held attachments to customize quilt designs.

Layered Machine Appliqué

27:46 | #909 | TV-G

Tricks for preparing appliqué shapes for layered appliqué projects, including the use of a non-stick pressing sheet.

Make a Quillow

27:32 | #908 | TV-G

A quilt that folds up into a cozy sofa pillow when not in use.

Flannel Brick Road

27:46 | #907 | TV-G

Learn how to choose fabrics for Bricks, a super simple quilt you can make when you need a quick gift. Liz and Marianne show several variations.

Fabric Bowls with Joyce Drexler

27:46 | #906 | TV-G

National sewing educator Joyce Drexler shows how to use fabric scraps and thread to make three-dimensional bowls. You'll learn how to add yarn and other unique fibers.

Peek-a-Boo Crib Quilt

27:46 | #905 | TV-G

Liz incorporates novelty fabrics into a reversible quilt-as-you-go baby quilt of her own design.

Wool Appliqué Stitches

27:46 | #904 | TV-G

Decorative embroidery stitches that work well for wool appliqué and a "show and tell" of wool projects.

Designing Quilts with Embroidery Software

26:46 | #903 | TV-G

National educator Faith Reynolds shows how to design a quilt and plan the quilting with special software.

Chenille Cuddle Quilt

27:46 | #902 | TV-G

An easy method for making four-patch units, tips on working with chenille fabrics, and a demo of how to finish a quilt without binding.

Homespun Galaxy Quilt

27:46 | #901 | TV-G

Liz shows a quick way to make hourglass units, then turns them into star points for a cozy homespun quilt.

Interfacing Appliqué

27:46 | #813 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne use fusible interfacing to prepare pieces for appliqué, then demonstrate several machine appliqué methods.

Bobbin Play

27:46 | #812 | TV-G

Guest Faith Reynolds creates unique effects with decorative threads by loading them into a machine's bobbin.

Weaver Fever Quilts

27:46 | #811 | TV-G

Choosing and combining light, medium, and dark fabrics for a wall quilt with a three-dimensional feel.

Multi-Frame Machine Quilting

27:46 | #810 | TV-G

Guest John Flynn shows how to make a better quilt back using less fabric, mount a quilt in a frame system, and plan quilting designs for home machine quilting. Also, fluffing rag quilts with a garden weed whacker.

Wagon Wheel Quilt

27:46 | #809 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz show how to cut and combine odd-shaped pieces for a hexagonal quilt block and how to make yo-yo centers for blocks.

Fantastic Free-Motion Quilting

27:46 | #808 | TV-G

Multi-talented machine quilter and musician Ricky Tims demonstrates how to build basic free-motion skills and shares an easy technique for mock bobbin machine quilting.

Fabric Fun with Paintstiks

27:46 | #807 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne use stencils and texture plates to create interesting patterns on fabrics.

Thread-Embellished Border Prints

27:46 | #806 | TV-G

Guest Joyce Drexler shares several design options for a fun, easy quilt. Starting with a border print, she adds free-motion thread embellishment, computerized embroidery, and fabric paints to create customized looks.

Double Wedding Ring (Part 2)

27:46 | #805 | TV-G

How to handle binding for double wedding ring quilts and others with irregular edges.

Double WeddIng Ring (Part 1)

27:46 | #804 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne share techniques and hints for making the double wedding ring, one of the most popular traditional quilt patterns in the world.

Design Your Own Fabric with Machine Stitching

27:46 | #803 | TV-G

Guest Faith Reynolds uses machine embroidery stitches to create unique fabrics for quilts.

Fabric Valentines

27:46 | #802 | TV-G

Romantic fabric valentines, complete with heartfelt printed sentiments, embellished details, and fabric envelopes.

Garden Window

27:46 | #801 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz show how to make a simple, stunning quilt using large-scale floral prints.

Half-Yard Challenge

27:56 | #713 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne challenge quilters to use only five half-yard pieces to create a wall quilt. As they demonstrate how to cut squares, half-square triangles, and quarter-square triangles from strips of the same width, they lay out their own ideas for meeting the same challenge.

Point Trimming

27:46 | #712 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne show how a point trimmer can help improve the accuracy of patchwork. They demonstrate how to determine the angle to trim a triangle point and how to join pieces using trimmed triangles.

Flying Geese Units

27:46 | #711 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz use a special new ruler while showing how to cut both types of triangles for the flying geese pattern from strips of the same width. Then they join the triangles to make the pattern units.

Rotary Cutting Basic Shapes

27:46 | #710 | TV-G

How to square up fabric and cut straight strips, cut accurate squares and rectangles, and cut two types of triangles.

Longarm Quilting

27:46 | #709 | TV-G

Guest Marilyn Badger showcases the art of longarm quilting.

Thread Painted Scene

27:46 | #708 | TV-G

Guest Ann Regal teaches the art of turning a photograph into a thread painting. She demonstrates how to prepare the fabric and machine, then creates various effects with free-motion stitching.

Vintage Handkerchief Quilts

27:46 | #707 | TV-G

Guest Faith Reynolds uses antique handkerchiefs in a quilt, makes her own "vintage" handkerchiefs, and creates multiple pattern variations from one embroidery design.

Pine Burr Quilt

27:46 | #706 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz show how to streamline the challenging "pine burr" pattern.

Let's Quilt!

27:46 | #705 | TV-G

Guest Ann Kisro demonstrates the use of novelty prints in quilts and discusses how to coordinate other fabrics with them.

Wedding Wishes Quilt

27:46 | #704 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne create designs using pieced equilateral triangles, cut and assemble the triangles, and showcase a clever idea for creating a wedding quilt.

Embroidering Large Quilt Blocks

27:46 | #703 | TV-G

Guest Faith Reynolds offers advice on incorporating machine embroidery into quilts, including a new attachment that lets you embroider large designs without re-hooping and tips on aligning things when you do need to re-hoop.

English Paper Pieced Ornaments

27:46 | #702 | TV-G

Easy-to-make Christmas ornaments that can serve several purposes.

Liberated Baskets

27:46 | #701 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne piece a block free-form, without using any templates and with only rough measurements as guidelines.

Basic Borders

27:46 | #613 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz demonstrate methods for adding borders to quilts and for handling corners. The discussion includes single borders, multiple borders, corner squares, and mitering.

Pre-Quilted Backpack

27:46 | #612 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne make a trendy quilted backpack from pre-quilted fabric.

Longarm Quilting 101

27:46 | #611 | TV-G

Guest Marilyn Badger instructs beginners on the basics of longarm quilting and then discusses designs and techniques.

Cute Chenille Appliqué

27:46 | #610 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne demonstrate how to make and apply both pre-purchased and homemade chenille strips, then show designer projects featuring these techniques.

State Fair Blue Ribbon Quilts

27:46 | #609 | TV-G

Quilt judges and volunteers at the Iowa State Fair discuss how to prepare a quilt for a show.

Embroidery Stitch Recipes

27:46 | #608 | TV-G

Faith Reynolds uses decorative machine stitches and machine embroidery software to make a "stitch recipe" wall hanging.

Gone Fishin' Panel Quilt

27:46 | #607 | TV-G

While making an easy block that features sections from a fishing-themed panel fabric, Marianne and Liz show how to adjust a block element so that various sizes of panels can be used.

Machine Quilting Methods

27:46 | #606 | TV-G

Tips and tricks for quilting on a sewing machine, including preparation, machine set-up, and types of designs.

Baby Room Accessories

27:46 | #605 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne make special items for a nursery, including a coordinated quilt, crib sheet, bumper pads, and dust ruffle.

Needle Punch Embellishment

27:46 | #604 | TV-G

Guest Faith Reynolds uses a special machine attachment to needle-punch wool for project embellishments.

Bodacious Bloomers

27:46 | #603 | TV-G

Quick little wall quilts made with special rotary cutters and fusing techniques.

Diagonal Set Quilts

27:46 | #602 | TV-G

How to determine sizes for diagonal setting pieces, including a standard diagonal set as well as variations with sashing, zigzag, and strippy layouts.

Off the Beaten Path

27:46 | #601 | TV-G

A unique and speedy way to cut the curved pieces for a beautiful antique reproduction quilt.

Big Block Quilts

27:46 | #513 | TV-G

Adapting complex blocks to make a quick full-size, one-block quilt.

Fun with Nine-Blade Fan Blocks

26:52 | #512 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne work with a neat, curved-seam fan block that can be set many ways.

Embellishing Your Quilt

27:46 | #511 | TV-G

Guest Faith Reynolds demonstrates unique sewing machine features for free-motion quilting and couching.

Traditional Log Cabin Quilts

28:30 | #510 | TV-G

Tips on cutting and chain-piecing log cabin blocks, plus variations on this classic pattern.

No-Mark Quilting Designs

27:46 | #509 | TV-G

Guest Joyce Drexler shows how to transfer quilting designs without markers or stencils; also, how to pick the perfect thread.

Luminosity Stars

27:46 | #508 | TV-G

How to choose and fussy-cut the perfect fabrics for a stunning kaleidoscope star quilt.

Perfectly Planned Quilting

27:46 | #507 | TV-G

Guest Marilyn Badger demonstrates longarm methods for customizing quilting designs for special quilt areas.

Make a Miniature

27:46 | #506 | TV-G

Winning quilts—and tips for making them—from a recent contest sponsored by Love of Quilting magazine.

Panorama Quilts

27:46 | #505 | TV-G

Guest Shauna Beatty demonstrates steps for creating quilts that use panoramic photo images in the design.

Winter Stars II

27:46 | #504 | TV-G

Completing star blocks by setting side pieces; tips for simplifying cutting and sewing borders.

Winter Stars I

27:46 | #503 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz show how to make split diamond units and how to join diamonds to make a spectacular star block.

Easy Quilted Rag Throw

27:46 | #502 | TV-G

Guest Faith Reynolds uses her machine's embroidery module to create quilted squares for a cute throw.

Sassy Stars

27:46 | #501 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz demonstrate partial seaming, then tilt and trim star blocks for a whimsical child's quilt.

Keepsaking Your Quilts

27:46 | #413 | TV-G

Methods for documenting quilts so they don't become anonymous like the quilts of the past and tips on proper care for gift quilts.

Printing on Cloth

27:46 | #412 | TV-G

Tips for using ink-jet technology to print on cloth, including choosing equipment, selecting images, and printing.

Thread for Machine Quilting

27:46 | #411 | TV-G

Guest Joyce Drexler gives advice on selecting colors and threads for machine quilting and on adjusting the sewing machine to achieve the best results.

Diamond Four-Patch

27:46 | #410 | TV-G

A demonstration of cutting and joining diamond shapes, including piecing diagonal rows and setting pieces, plus finished samples in different fabrics.

Longarm Quilting in Japan

27:46 | #409 | TV-G

Guest Marilyn Badger talks about her trip to Yokohama to introduce Japanese quilters to longarm machine quilting and shares some Japanese quilts and new techniques.

Blue Lagoon Tumbling Blocks

27:46 | #408 | TV-G

Liz dips into her stash of batiks to make a contemporary tumbling blocks quilt. She and Marianne also show how to cut equilateral triangles and 60-degree diamonds.

Crazy Quilts and Bobbin Work

26:46 | #407 | TV-G

Using crazy patchwork, guest Faith Reynolds creates a beautiful needle case. She embellishes it with stitching created with specialty threads in the bobbin.

Sunburst Quilt

27:46 | #406 | TV-G

Rotary cutting of small patchwork pieces and seam-setting tricks on the sewing machine make a challenging pattern simple.

Fashionable Quilted Totes

27:46 | #405 | TV-G

Beautiful, roomy tote bags made from pre-quilted country French fabric, complete with sturdy handle straps and lots of pockets inside and out.

Washington Pavement

27:46 | #404 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz show how fabric placement affects the look of Washington pavement blocks and how to create the triangle sides using only squares and rectangles.

Appliqué Leaves Table Runner

27:46 | #403 | TV-G

Guest Faith Reynolds shares step-by-step methods for using the sewing machine embroidery module to create perfect appliqué leaf designs.

Tri-Recs Evening Star

27:46 | #402 | TV-G

Cutting and piecing triangles with long, skinny points and how to vary the size of a unique star pattern made from them.

Easy Pineapple Blocks

27:46 | #401 | TV-G

After showing how to cut straight strips, Marianne and Liz make scrappy pineapple blocks without foundation piecing or special rulers.

Caring for Quilts

27:46 | #313 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne discuss safe methods for repairing, storing, and laundering quilts.

Fabric Motifs for Embroidery

27:00 | #312 | TV-G

With guest Faith Reynolds, Marianne and Liz use digitized designs inspired by printed fabric motifs to create quilt projects.

Easy Hourglass Units

27:46 | #311 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne share an easy method for creating a versatile patchwork unit that pops up in lots of projects.

New York Beauty

27:46 | #310 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz give step-by-step instructions for foundation paper piecing—the perfect method for creating the finely tapered points of a classic patchwork pattern.

Curing Curve-O-Phobia

27:46 | #309 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne take the terror out of curved seam piecing on the sewing machine with a variety of projects anyone can do.

String Patchwork Stars

27:46 | #308 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne demonstrate a terrific method for a classic string star patchwork quilt made by Liz's daughter, Katie.

Quilting the Quilt

27:46 | #307 | TV-G

Guest Marilyn Badger shares the results of a special long-arm quilters' challenge and demonstrates a new gadget that facilitates stitching in small areas.

Flannel Patchwork

27:46 | #306 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz share tips about working with flannel fabrics, including choosing blocks, cutting, pressing, and stitching patchwork.

Herky Jerky Stitching

27:46 | #305 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne share a clever technique for machine appliqué that looks like stained glass. Guest Faith Reynolds helps demonstrate free-motion embroidery.

Machine Quilting Secrets

27:46 | #304 | TV-G

An introduction to machine quilting on a home sewing machine.

Fun Fused Color Study

27:46 | #303 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz present an art quilt perfect for non-artists, designed by Robbi Joy Ecklow. The little quilt features easy shapes and quick fused binding.

Folk-Art Wool Appliqué

27:46 | #302 | TV-G

Types of wool, thread, stitches, and designs for primitive wool appliqué projects.

Beginning Beading for Quilters

27:46 | #301 | TV-G

Mary Stori shares examples of a hot new trend for embellishing quilts, including creating beaded words and beaded edging.

Fun Edge Finishes

27:40 | #213 | TV-G

Liz and Marianne show how to make the edge of a quilt more interesting by adding trims like rick-rack, lace, or beading along with the binding.

Free-Motion Trapunto

28:25 | #212 | TV-G

Guest educator Marilyn Badger demonstrates methods for raised trapunto quilting on a longarm professional quilting machine. She shows Marianne and Liz how to plan designs, add extra batting, trim batting, and complete projects.

Embroidery-Module Trapunto

28:36 | #211 | TV-G

Guest educator Faith Reynolds shows Marianne and Liz how to use their machine's embroidery module to do machine trapunto. The demo includes choosing a design, layering fabric and batting, securing layers in a large hoop, and stitching.

Jubilee Album Quilt: Machine Embellishments

27:35 | #210 | TV-G

The preparation of a piece of fabric for decorative satin stitching and the creation of a stitch sampler showcase the sewing machine's decorative stitch capabilities.

Jubilee Album Quilt: Stem Methods

26:40 | #209 | TV-G

Combined leaf-stem units, bias stems, and skinny stems made by couching atop thread.

Jubilee Album Quilt: Unit Appliqué

26:40 | #208 | TV-G

After showing an appliqué sampler quilt by prize winners Sue Nichols and Pat Holly, Marianne and Liz show how to build combination appliqué units, how to pre-join appliqué elements, and how to do fusible reverse appliqué.

Fusible Bias Embellishments

28:10 | #207 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz use fusible bias tape to pre-form such shapes as hearts, stars, and coils, then decorate a purchased vest by stitching the bias tape with a double needle.

Free-Motion Thread Appliqué

27:30 | #206 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz use water-soluble stabilizer, pretty thread, and a home sewing machine to make appliqué motifs. Machine quilting expert Marilyn Badger demonstrates similar techniques using a professional longarm machine.

Embroidery Module Thread Appliqué

27:51 | #205 | TV-G

Guest educator Faith Reynolds helps Liz and Marianne program their sewing machine's embroidery module to create lacy appliqués from thread, then adds the appliqués to a quilt.

Rag Quilt Techniques

26:40 | #204 | TV-G

While layering and joining fabrics for the alternating rag blocks of the adorable Shaggy Pumpkins quilt, Liz and Marianne add optional batting and clip and assemble blocks.

Chenille Pumpkins

26:40 | #203 | TV-G

After demonstrating trendy techniques for layering and slicing stacked fabrics to make chenille, Marianne and Liz use their chenille "fabric" for cute pumpkin-shaped appliqués.

Continuous Prairie Points

27:50 | #202 | TV-G

Marianne and Liz make continuous prairie points from a single strip of fabric, use two strips to make alternating points, and add this special finish to the edge of a quilt.

String Spiderweb Patchwork

27:10 | #201 | TV-G

Pressing strip sets, sub-cutting "string" triangles using a special kaleidoscope ruler, and joining wedges to make the classic Spiderweb block.

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   (515) 462-1020
   P.O. Box 171
   Winterset, IA 50273