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September 11, 2012


Ah, September; the month of back to school, back to the football field and back to the sewing room. We know many of you quilt year round, but it always seems like we start to get serious around this time of the year. Are you ready for a new challenge this year? If so, we will be with you every step of the way. We have several new video Sew Easy Lessons on our web site that will guide you as you learn new techniques. As always, we love to see your finished projects so remember to snap pictures and send them to so we can share your talents with others. 

Happy Quilting!



New Projects and Special Offers Available
There’s no such thing as too many projects! If you’re looking for inspiration, new free Baby Lock projects are now available. Whether you love to sew, quilt, embroider or serge, you’ll find a project you’ll love. Plus, now for a limited time, many special product offers are available. Visit your Local Authorized Baby Lock Retailer today for special bundles and financing opportunities!

Baby Lock  is an official sponsor of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. Visit them at

Quilting Celebrations Winter 2012 is On Sale Now

Winter 2012 Quilting Celebrations The holiday-inspired quilt projects in this issue of Quilting Celebrations will have your sewing machines humming. Pick up a copy at your local quilt shop or order it as a print or digital issue online at

Fons & Porterís Love of Quilting is now available on iPad®!

Print version fans of Love of Quilting can now get an iPad® edition by downloading the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting app at the iTunes App Store.  Click here to download the app.

Free Bonus Quilt Pattern

Perky Pinwheels

Perky Pinwheels has dimensional pinwheel flowers that make this pattern pop. Click here to download your free quilt pattern.

Quilt with the Stars

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Watch Part 3 of Mary’s interview with Lisa Bongean in Quilt with the Stars. In this episode, Lisa and Mary talk about the quilting tools Lisa uses and you can also see how she makes her Summer Sampler. Summer Sampler is featured in September/October Love of Quilting and can be purchased as a quilt kit.

Liz Porter’s Perfect Binding Class
Follow Liz Porter’s tips for worry-free binding every time in this informative quilting video. This online class shows tutorials of how to perfectly bind corners and ends so your quilts will look professional.

Enjoy this class along with many other professional quilting classes at

Win a Replica of the Fons & Porterís Love of Quilting TV Set

Win over $15,000 worth of prizes and recereate the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting TV set in your own home.

Tips Galore!

Decorative Tool Holder
Submitted by Linda Schultz from Alamo, CA

I use a glass full of colored marbles to hold sewing tools next to my machine. The tools are handy and the glass is pretty to look at. Visit the tips page on the Fons & Porter website for more great ideas.

Do you have an excellent tip you would like to share with other quilters? Click here to send us your tip.

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo News

At the Expo in Chantilly, VA on October 4, 5 & 6, you can become part of Go Tell It at the Quilt Show, the Quilt Alliance’s newest program for documenting and preserving the stories of our quilts. Sign up now, then bring your quilt to the Expo to be interviewed and filmed. Your story will become a permanent part of quilt history shared online by the Quilt Alliance and Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. This is for EVERYONE who has a little or big story about a quilt – whether you made it, received it as a gift or bought it. It’s the story that counts! Participate at any event city this year - click here for details and sign up information.

Whatís Happening on Quilty?

This is my Quilt with Jacquie Gering

Jacquie Gering has officially charmed the quilt world with her awesome, 21st-century-style quilts. On this episode, Mary checks in with Jacquie about her new book and views not one but TWO incredible Gering creations. Check it out!

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Sew Easy Video Lesson

Quick Hourglass Units ›

Try our quick and easy method to make hourglass units without cutting triangles. The Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker helps you draw stitching lines quickly.

Watch your favorite episodes of Sew Many Quilts, Quilting with Fons & Porter and Love of Quilting any time of the day or night.

Warehouse Sale

Wednesday October 3rd through Saturday October 6. Sale is located at Landauer's Warehouse — just 20 minutes from downtown Des Moines.

3100 101 Street, Suite A
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

All fabric $6 a yard from top quality brands like Moda, Benartex, Fabri-Quilt, Timeless Treasures, Avlyn, Maywood Studios, Nortcott and more! Plus books at insanely low prices!

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Sew & Tell

My First Zig and Zag Quilt
Submitted by Sara Hennings from Bennett, IA

Here is a picture of one of my first quilts.  I used a package of fabric strips to make the Zig and Zag quilt from the Easy Quilts Scrap Quilts 2012 issue.

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Grandma’s Precious Cargo
Submitted via email by Mary Reichert from Liberty, IL

I used the pattern, Precious Cargo, from the Baby Quilts Winter 2008 magazine to make a quilt for my new grandson.

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Sentimental Garden Time
Submitted via email by Judy Jones from League City, TX

I was inspired to make the Garden Time wall hanging from the July/August 2012 issue of Love of Quilting for our parents’ 60th wedding anniversary coming up in October.

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If you’ve made a project from Love of Quilting magazine or one of our books, we’d love to see it and hear your story. Please note that due to the large volume of photos we receive, we cannot acknowledge receipt. Send a color photo and brief description of your project to

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