Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting explores quilting ideas, both old and new. Beginner or expert, quilt enthusiasts will find inspiration in the tips, designs and techniques featured on each episode.

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting was originally hosted by Marianne Fons and Liz Porter; Mary Fons began co-hosting with Marianne during the 16th season. And Sara Gallegos asssumed hosting duties in season 29.

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Radiant Blue - Part I

Episode #1002 · Fons & Porter demonstrate designer Marsha McCloskey's bias-strip piecing method for making the many half-square triangles plus other tips for making Feathered Star blocks.

Radiant Blue - Part II

Episode #1003 · Marianne and Liz take the mystery out of the Feathered Star block construction as they demonstrate step-by-step methods for assembling a Feathered Star block.

Sun and Moons with Jane Sassaman

Episode #1004 · Guest artist Jane Sassaman demonstrates the techniques and the machine stitches she used to create her contemporary circle quilt.

Basketweave Baby Quilt

Episode #1005 · Marianne and Liz show how to stay organized and how to use partial seams to create a nifty baby quilt for a boy OR girl.

Quilting at Windmills with John Flynn

Episode #1006 · Guest artist John Flynn shares techniques for spiral patchwork quilt blocks and methods for special machine quilting with the frame he engineered.

Spice Island Compass - Part I

Episode #1007 · Paper piecing makes Mariner's Compass units easy to construct and leads to perfect points. Fons & Porter show you how.

Spice Island Compass - Part II

Episode #1008 · Applique Mariner's Compass units to background blocks and then join them with all the elements to make a fabulous batik quilt. Marianne and Liz are also joined by Gerald Roy for "This Old Quilt".

Petite Baskets

Episode #1010 · Fons & Porter show how to make a charming little basket quilt that looks great in many fabric styles. Learn tips on perfect piecing and on joining blocks for diagonally-set quilts.

Digital Thread Painting with Sylvain Bergeron

Episode #1011 · Guest artist Sylvain Bergeron demonstrates a fascinating embroidery module method he created for his prize winning quilt.

Longarm Mastery with Marilyn Badger

Episode #1012 · Learn how longarm quilting artist Marilyn Badger works in concert with co-prizewinner, quilt designer Claudia Myers, at each stage in the process to create a finished competition quilt.

Binding - The Perfect Finish

Episode #1013 · Liz and Marianne show methods and a special tool to make your binding look its best on every quilt you make. Marianne and Liz are also joined by Gerald Roy for "This Old Quilt".

Nouveaux Bargello

Episode #1101 · On this episode of "Love of Quilting" Marianne and Liz make a bargello wallhanging. This is a stunning quilt that is simple to stitch. Marianne and Liz will show you how to choose fabrics that will work well for this project, how to make tubular strip sets, and how to make your design magically appear by "un-sewing."

Flip A Coin

Episode #1102 · This easy quilt can be made in a short time, yet looks great. Marianne and Liz teach you how to layer and cut strip sets to save time and how to cut long lengthwise strips. This episode also includes Gerald Roy with a "This Old Quilt" segment.

Twice Quilted

Episode #1103 · For this episode, Marianne and Liz welcome special guest Glorianne Cubbage, who will share ideas for continuous line quilting. She teaches you now to stitch focus designs and filler designs. Then, she shows you how to use the two together.

T-Shirt Quilts

Episode #1104 · T-shirt quilts make great gifts for high school graduation. Marianne and Liz show you how to prepare t-shirts for a t-shirt quilt, how a serger makes this project faster and easier, and how to chart a design for your T-shirt quilt.

Monsters In My Closet

Episode #1105 · Any youngster would enjoy this unique quilt. The 3-D doors open to reveal cute monsters. We'll teach you how to use novelty fabrics and photos printed on fabric to make a quilt. Marianne and Liz also show you how to make machine buttonholes

Thread Scarves

Episode #1106 · Special guest Joyce Drexler joins Marianne and Liz. Joyce shows you how to use water-soluble stabilizer and a variety of threads to make three different types of scarves a free-form scarf, a fringed scarf, and a cowl neck twisted scarf. She'll also teach you how to couch yarns for added texture.

Let It Snow

Episode #1107 · In this episode we feature a great flannel snowman quilt that combines patchwork and applique. Marianne and Liz teach you how to layer fusible applique and how to sew buttons on by machine. They'll also be joined by Gerald Roy for a "This Old Quilt" segment.

Birthday Stars

Episode #1108 · This quilt is fun to make with free-form stars in 2 sizes. Marianne and Liz teach you how to draw free-form stars, how to use freezer paper for patchwork templates, and how to align and sew irregular shapes.

Mother May I

Episode #1109 · In this episode, we give you tips to help get a new quilter started. Special guest Mary Fons shares her version of a quilt designed by her mother, Marianne Fons. The mother/daughter team teaches you 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.

Quilting Log Cabin Quilts

Episode #1110 · For this episode, we are joined by expert longarm quilter Marilyn Badger. She teaches how to use a variety of quilting ideas on Log Cabin quilts. You will learn how to mark designs using a cookie cutter stencil and how to create unique designs using hand-held guides. Marilyn also shares some quilting tips.

Wrap It to Go

Episode #1111 · If you're looking for a great gift idea, this notebook cover is just perfect. We show you how to customize a cover for any notebook and how to apply bias binding for a fast finish. Gerald Roy joins us for a "This Old Quilt" segment.


Episode #1112 · For this episode, we are joined by special guest Glorianne Cubbage. She teaches how to use a variety of quilting ideas on Log Cabin quilts. You will learn how to mark designs using a cookie cutter stencil and how to create unique designs using hand-held guides. Marilyn also shares some quilting tips. She shows how to use a circle attachment on your sewing machine, how to use decorative stitches for applique and how to cut and join circle blocks to make a quilt.

Celebrate A New Star

Episode #1113 · In this episode, we're going to show you how to make a personalized baby quilt. We'll be using a special ruler to make a patchwork ribbon design that is used in the quilt center as well as the border.

Autumn Stars

Episode #1301 · Fons and Porter share their method for sewing diagonal seams and make a complete quilt block for the Autumn Stars Quilt.

Diamond Leaves

Episode #1303 · Fons and Porter show how to plan a quilt with interdependent blocks made from irregular shaped pieces.

Hand Applique Techniques

Episode #1305 · Marianne and Liz show preparation and stitching methods for hand applique. They demonstrate techniques used for the "Oak Leaf and Rose" block.

Autopilot Paper Piecing

Episode #1306 · Sewing educator Jodie Davis demonstrates fun, easy paper piecing by making a pieced cardinal block.

Kalamkari Strippy

Episode #1307 · Fons and Porter use their new Pyramid Ruler to make a strippy zigzag quilt.

My Style Pillows

Episode #1308 · Marianne Fons and daughter Mary discuss their own unique styles for making pillows. Together, they demonstrate how they selected fabrics and finished their projects.

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