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December 11, 2012


As the Christmas holiday season bursts into full swing, we hope you are able to take some time for yourself to relax, quilt and create special memories with your loved ones.

Happy Quilting!
The Fons & Porter Staff



New Holiday Projects from Baby Lock’s Blogging Friends
It’s finally that fantastically crazy, wonderfully hectic, most joyous time of year! Do you have all your holiday projects done If not, have no fear! Baby Lock’s blogging friends have projects you can make in a snap!

From holiday décor to adorable gift ideas, there are seven quick-to-stitch projects to help you get your holiday sewing done in no time!

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Free Bonus Quilt Pattern

Holiday Greetings

Combine quilting and card making to make these delightful easel holiday cards. Click here to download your free quilt pattern.

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This free eBook from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting features star quilting patterns for all quilting types. Click here to download your copy today.

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Quilting Gift Idea: Christmas Reel Quilt Kit

Are you still wondering what to add to your Christmas list? We know you will love the Christmas Reel quilt kit, your family can order it for you at

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Tips Galore!

Hand Piecing from Chris Mars from Pawling, NY

As a beginning hand-piecer, I was having trouble judging an accurate ¼" seam allowance, and didn't want to mark stitching lines on every fabric shape. Now I place a piece of art tape along the edge of the piece and stitch along the tape.

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

When planning your holiday gift-giving, remember to share your love of sewing and quilting with a friend or loved one. Make plans now to attend the Expo together at a location near you. Or, make the Expo your “meet up” spot with sewing and quilting friends from afar. Happy holidays to you and yours from all of us at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo and Georgia Quilt Show. 

What’s Happening on Quilty?

Organized Sewing Space & Studio Safety
In the start of this funny episode, Mary and her younger sister Rebecca joke about being unorganized with your sewing space. Then they provide tips when working around your sewing space or studio while keeping safety in mind. Plus it provides tips on keeping your supplies organized with items such as canisters for scissors & rotary cutters, pincushions for sewing needles, boxes, and more. Watch the video for more information. Check it out!

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Video Sew Easy Lesson

String Blocks from Ties

If you have any old ties that are destined to end up in the charity box, consider using them for your quilting instead.

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Sew & Tell

Candy Store
Submitted by Birgit from Muenster, Germany

I changed the Candy Store pattern featured in the May/June 2012 issue of Love of Quilting a little bit and made it from the batik stock I received as a subscription for my ex-son in law.

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Sparkle Punch Baby Quilt
Submitted by Donna Chapman from Hartsville, SC

I made the quilt Sparkle Punch featured in the July/August issue of Love of Quilting for our Quilters of South Carolina initiative to make quilts for children going into Foster Care.

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One Ring for Alice
Submitted by Betty King

In the March/April 2012 issue of Love of Quilting, I saw Alice's Pickle Dish.

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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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