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November 27, 2012


As soon as the Thanksgiving turkey is in the refrigerator, Christmas lights start going up on houses around town. It feels like the hustle and bustle of the holidays come earlier and earlier every year. Are you having a difficult time getting in the holiday mood this year? Well, this newsletter is just what you need to get moving in the right direction. We have a free holiday table topper pattern, a festive Grinch quilt kit and 2 different quilt binding resources which will help you finish your quilts like a professional this year. Get a cup of hot tea, put your feet up and continue reading this informative newsletter.

Happy Quilting!
The Fons & Porter Staff



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Free Bonus Quilt Pattern

Stars of Hope

Clever positioning and festive holiday fabrics turn the standard maple leaf quilt pattern into a radiant star. Click here to download your free quilt pattern.

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Free eBook from Fons & Porter: Build Your Best Log Cabin

This free eBook from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting features three different type of free log cabin quilting blocks: chevron log cabin quilt blocks, courthouse steps quilt blocks and traditional log cabin quilt blocks. Click here to download your copy today.

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Quilting Gift Idea: Christmas Grinch Quilt Kit

Christmas Grinch Quilt KitEnjoy the Christmas Grinch quilt kit. Make it for your favorite Grinch lover or give it as a gift to your little quilter, then teach them how to make it. Create great memories this holiday season.

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Tips Galore!

Quilting Binding Lesson

We know many of you are busy making quilts for holiday gifts. You will find this binding lesson beneficial as you finish your beautiful projects. The step-by-step instructions in this lesson will make the step of binding much easier to understand. 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

Congratulations to Sharon Schamber of Payson, Arizona for winning Best In Show at Georgia Quilt Show with her quilt, Crimson Promises.  Sharon took home the top prize of $5000 and her winning quilt will appear in a major national quilting publication this spring. Click here for a complete list of winners and information about the 2013 Quilt Contest.
What’s Happening on Quilty?

How to Make Quilt Binding

Ebony Love joins Mary Fons to address the step in quilt making that trips many quilters up: Binding. In the first part of this three-part episode of Quilty, Mary challenges Ebony to make us love binding our quilts rather than dread it. Ebony starts with explaining how and why to cut your binding strips and how to join them together. Check it out!

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Video Sew Easy Lesson

Mitered Borders

Use this technique for mitered borders.

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Sew & Tell

Puppy Pals in Australia
Submitted by Dorothy Green from NSW Austrialia

I have just finished making the quilt Puppy Pals from November/December 2012 Love of Quilting Magazine.

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In the Nick of Time
Submitted by Dianne Durr from Hernando, FL

The July/August issue of Love of Quilting magazine arrived just in time for me to make this baby quilt for a friend.

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Spring Garden Delight
Submitted by Peg Stachowiak from Delavan, WI

Here is my version of Dawn Stewart's pattern, Spring Garden Delight.

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