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America Sews Television Show

If you saw me on the America Sews program, I hope you enjoyed the show!   On this page you can get a lot more information and a closer look at the quilts that were featured.  Products are available in our online store or at your Viking or Pfaff sewing machine dealer or local quilt shop.

America Sews with Sue Hausman

Program #1404

Featured Guest:  Mary Pat Henderson of Quiltsmart.

Mary Pat shows Sue Hausman how Quiltsmart printed interfacing eliminates curved piecing.  The featured pattern is Rob Pete.  Detailed step-by-step examples are shown and discussed.  Many quilts with variations of the pattern are shown.  A cute Scotty-dog tote bag project featuring Quiltsmart’s Great Scott! pattern wraps up the 24 minute videotape.  A great show to get you excited about this extremely popular method. 

You can catch it on PBS in many localities.  Check your local listings for more information. 

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Double Wedding Ring Method

A double wedding ring quilt is shown on the video, but not the step by steps.  The method is the same basic principle, but the interfacing is a different design.  We show you step-by-step how to make a Double Wedding Ring quilt the Quiltsmart way in our Quiltsmart 101 area.  Click here to go to the Double Wedding Ring page.  Use your browser's back button to return here..

 

 

Pattern name             Double Wedding Ring

Size shown                Lap

Comments                 A classic design with a modern (and easy) method.  No curved piecing!

Items needed             Double Wedding Ring book, cutting template, and 7 panels of DWR interfacing. 

                                    OR

                                 Double Wedding Ring snuggler kit. 
Kit includes step-by-step instructions, template, and 10 panels of DWR interfacing.

 

Rob Pete Quilts

An overview of how Rob Pete interfacing is used can be seen in our Quiltsmart 101 area.  Click here to go straight to the Rob Pete page.  Use you browser's back button to return here.

 

Pattern name:             Rob Pete to Pay Paul

Size shown                Crib

Comments                 Made by Kathleen Mullendore, red and white with 1930s dog motif.  Also shown on back cover of book Rob Pete.

Items needed             Rob Pete book and 6 panels of Rob Pete interfacing.

 

 

Pattern name:             Rob Peter to Pay Paul

Size shown                Twin

Comments                 Made by Kathleen Mullendore.  Also shown on front cover of book Rob Pete.

Items needed             Rob Pete book and 17 panels of Rob Pete interfacing.

 

Dolly Madison's Workbox Quilts

These quilts are made using the Rob Pete book and Rob Pete printed interfacing.  The only difference here is that the background blocks are cut as 10-1/2" squares instead of the 8" background squares used for the Rob Peter to Pay Paul design.

 

 

Pattern name             Dolly Madison’s Workbox

Size shown                Lap

Comments                

Items needed             Rob Pete book and xx of Rob Pete interfacing. 

Pattern name             Dolly Madison’s Workbox

Size shown                Lap

Comments                

Items needed             Rob Pete book and xx panels of Rob Pete interfacing. 

 

 

Rob Pete Variations

The versatile arc shape used in the Rob Peter to Pay Paul and Dolly Madison's Workbox designs can be used to create a number of other classics. 

 

 

 

Pattern name             Orange Peel

Size shown                Twin

Comments                Made by Mary Pat Henderson and Arlene Koble.

Items needed            Orange Peel kit 

Pattern name             Bright Hopes

Size shown                Lap

Comments                 Terrific fast quilt!

Items needed             Bright Hopes quick kit includes step-by-step instructions plus 2 panels of Rob Pete interfacing. 

 

 

Pattern name             Bright Hopes

Size shown                Lap

Comments                 Terrific fast quilt!

Items needed             Bright Hopes quick kit includes step-by-step instructions plus 2 panels of Rob Pete interfacing. 

 

 

Pattern name             London Bridge

Size shown                Lap

Comments                 Made by Kathleen Mullendore. Terrific scrap quilt!

Items needed             London Bridge classic kit includes step-by-step instructions plus 4 panels of Rob Pete interfacing.

 

Pattern name:             Cherry Pie

Size shown                Crib

Comments                 Made by Kathleen Mullendore. Red, white and blue.  Note fancy border!

Items needed             Cherry Pie classic kit includes step-by-step instructions, 2 panels of Rob Pete interfacing and 2 panels of 2” gridded interfacing.

 

 

Appliqué Revival Quilts

Four classic 1930s appliqué designs are featured in this beginner-friendly book by Anne Dease.  Choose from the Irish Chain layout or the Lattice & Cornerstone layout.

 

Pattern name             Appliqué Revival – Anne’s Butterfly

Size shown                Lap

Comments                Irish Chain layout. 
Made by Arlene Koble. 

Items needed             Appliqué Revival book and 2 panels of Anne’s Butterfly.  Optional:  2 panels of 2-½” gridded interfacing for Irish Chain blocks.

 

 

Pattern name             Appliqué Revival – Great Scott!

Size shown                Crib

Comments                 Lattice and cornerstone layout. 
Made by Kerrie Hershey.  

Items needed             Appliqué Revival book and 2 panels of Great Scott! Interfacing.

 

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