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November 13, 2012


Greetings from Fons & Porter! We want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday. We are thankful for your loyalty through the years, and your continued support as we continue to share our Love of Quilting with you.

Happy Quilting!
The Fons & Porter Staff



Finish this Project on the NEW Baby Lock Tiara
Uh-oh! Did you forget a gift for that baby shower next weekend? Need something for your niece’s upcoming birthday party? It’s OK; this simple, yet adorable quilt is the perfect gift for any little princess!

The quilting is done on the Baby Lock Tiara 16-inch longarm machine. This sit-down machine is compact enough for less spacious sewing rooms and comes with its own table. It’s a great choice for anyone looking to start longarm quilting!

Download this project to see what you can do with the Baby Lock Tiara.

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Easy Quilts Winter is On Sale Today!

Macintosh HD:Users:mcouture:Desktop:WinterEQ2012_Covsm.jpgThe holidays are just around the corner, and the quick and easy projects in this issue of Easy Quilts are sure to inspire you to start stitching. Order your copy today or become a Quilters Club of America Premium Member and have it delivered to your door.

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Where can you watch your favorite episodes of Love of Quilting, Quilt With the Stars, and Sew Easy Lessons on your mobile devices?! If you have had a difficult time watching our videos on your mobile devices in the past, we have fixed the issue so you can start watching them today. Watch our free and paid videos at

Fons & Porter’s 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

Little ZZ

Displaying an inspired use of leftovers, Little ZZ is the offspring of another project's fabrics. Click here to download your free quilt pattern.

Quilting Videos Marked Down to $4.99

Several of the informative quilting videos at have been reduced in price. Click here to start browsing for how-to quilting videos at a discounted price and learn from the experts.

Tips Galore!

Easy Cutting
Submitted by Diantha Wentling from Stone Lake, WI

Before I start a new quilt, I transfer the cutting instructions to a dry erase board. As I cut, I erase that size and move on. It's easier than looking at the instructions in the magazine. 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

Inside the Pfaff Studio at the Expo in Tinley Park, Illinois November 15, 16 & 17, Nelly Vileikis shows you how use color values to create 3-D optical illusions with Tumbling Blocks. As you sew the quilt top, Nelly helps you achieve that accurate ¼” seam that makes all your quilting more precise and more beautiful.

Great Holiday Idea: Stars of Hope

Make the Stars of Hope table topper featured in Love of Quilting November/December 2012 and wow your holiday guests.

What’s Happening on Quilty?

Attack of the Quilt Police! Starring Little Sister Rebecca Fons

Ever had a run-in with the Quilt Police? The Quilt Police is anyone who makes you feel bad about the quilt you’re making or how you’re making it. We bust through typical Quilt Police judginess. This is a hilarious — and inspiring — Quilty episode. Check it out!

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Video Sew Easy Lesson

Paper Foundation Piecing

Use this technique for piecing small designs with odd angles or sizes.

Holiday 2-For-1 Special

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New Quilt Kits and Patterns for your Holiday Season!

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Sew & Tell

Perfect Timing
Submitted by Patricia Bowman from North Royalton, OH

Just as I was getting ready to put together a quilt for my daughter I received the November/December 2012 issue of Love of Quilting.

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Blue China Girl
Submitted by Jane Lear from Springfield, IL

Our 12-year-old granddaughter and family just moved into a new home in Rochester, MN, and she wanted something blue for her room.

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October Fun
Submitted by Mary Ellen Langlois, from Subury, Ontario Canada

I made the October Fun table topper by Cyndi Hershey that was featured in Love of Quilting September/October 2012.

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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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