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October 9, 2012


It seems like the seasons are changing from summer to fall right before our eyes. Fall colors and quilt and fall festivals are great ways to gain creative inspiration. We encourage you to bring your newfound inspiration into your sewing room and see the beautiful quilts that emerge. Please remember to send us pictures as you finish your quilts.

Happy Quilting!



New Luxury Quilting Machine from Baby Lock
As you perfect your quilting techniques, use a machine that will help you hit the high notes—the NEW Baby Lock Crescendo.

This new luxury machine has an 11.25” Wide Open Space for hassle-free quilting of large projects. Plus, smart features such as the Digital Dual-Feed System—which evenly feeds fabric layers—ensure precise, consistent quilting.

So if you’re ready for the peak quilting experience, visit an Authorized Baby Lock Retailer to try the Crescendo today!

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

Love of Quilting November/December is On Sale Today!

Love of Quilting November/December is packed full of patterns for holiday quilting and gift giving. Get your print or digital magazine. Check out the quilt projects in this issue today!

Fons & Porterís Virtual Warehouse Sale!

Did you miss the warehouse sale in Iowa?  Check out these fantastic online deals.

Watch Videos on your Mobile Devices

We are excited to announce that our Quilt with the Stars episodes are moving over to If you have had a difficult time watching our videos on your mobile devices we have fixed the issue so you can start watching them today. The Quilt with the Stars videos are still free for your viewing pleasure.

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 Quilt Pattern

Autumn Glow

Designer Terry Albers created a brilliant kaleidoscope effect in her quilt by using gradations of yellow, orange, and red, with defining corners in green. Click here to download your free quilt pattern. For your convenience, Autumn Glow is also available as a quilt kit at

Longarm Quilting Tutorial Class – Heidi Kaisand

Take a class from expert quilter Heidi Kaisand. Create a project that will provide you the opportunity to practice with your longarm quilting machine using the ideas and inspiration found in this video tutorial. Take this class today.

Enjoy this class along with many other professional quilting classes at

Tips Galore!

Cushion for Knees
Submitted by Anna White from McGraw, NY

I use a garden kneeling pad when arranging blocks or layering backing, batting, and quilt top on a floor. It's more comfortable for my knees than the hard floor. Visit the tips page on the Fons & Porter web site 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 Georgia Quilt Show at the Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Georgia October 18, 19 & 20, join Cindy Hathaway of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, and make a stunning table topper inspired by a favorite Quilt of Valor pattern, “Three Tours.”  As you make the Rising Star block, strip sets and lumpless binding, you’ll learn great techniques and more about the Quilts of Valor Foundation that makes quilts for service men and women returning from battle zones.

Great Gift Idea: Puppy Pals

Puppy Pals by Marianne Fons is featured in November/December Love of Quilting. Purchase the Puppy Pals quilt kit today at and make this adorable quilt for the puppy lover in your life.

Whatís Happening on Quilty?

Let’s Talk about Marking Tools

This episode was suggested by Quilty fan Carol Patterson—thanks, Carol! Mary goes through some of the different marking tools quilters should have in their toolbox. A great basics episode, check it out!

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Video Sew Easy Lesson

Making Tilted Blocks

Use this quick and easy method to make tilted blocks. Available to watch on your mobile devices.

Sew & Tell

3 Squared for Graduation
Submitted by Carol Thurk from Brea, CA

Using the 3 Squared pattern from Summer 2012 Easy Quilts magazine, I made this quilt as a graduation gift for my stepdaughter, Heather.

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Sailing Quilt
Submitted via email by Carol Cedro from Depew, NY

I loved your Sailing quilt from May/June 2009 Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting.

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Candy Store Quilt
Submitted via email by Rose Long from Climax Springs, MO

My granddaughter, Elizabeth, and grandson, Joey, made the Candy Store Quilt from the May/June 2012 issue of Love of Quilting.

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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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