We’re so excited here at the Quilting Company! The 3400 season of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting—the first we’ve taped on our brand new set— is “in the can!”
Over the next few weeks, the files will be prepped and polished so that, come July 2019, the new series of Love of Quilting can be delivered in three ways: through PBS affiliates (check your local listings for availability!), as a DVD (which you can order separately or as part of the TV show’s special offer), and for the first time, it will be immediately accessible through Quilting Company TV!
In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at what Sara Gallegos and Angela Huffman got up to on the 3400 series!
Check Out Our New Set!
We changed a few things around the set, freshening up our look. We hope you enjoy the fresh-but-home-y look as much as we do!
As you can see, there are a few nods to the old homestead, including our quilted Fons & Porter sign, and of course, the tips table!
Our viewer tips segment is a perennial favorite. We may have updated our look, but we still share those clever, charming, useful, and occasionally silly tips.
One tip on this upcoming series comes from a viewer who actually met Sara at a quilting show. The tip was about using alphabet pins to organize strips sets. “Send that in!” Sara told her, and sure enough, the viewer did and we were able to use it on the show!
Another tip came from a dedicated appliqué enthusiast, who told us to use an emery board to file down the jagged edges of an appliqué template. That tip was so good, we incorporated it in our updated Sew Easy™ lesson for Turned-Edge Appliqué!
What You’ll Learn!
Some of the quilting techniques and projects on this series are truly marvelous!
How to utilize your home sewing machine to its full potential
Sewing machine educator Kothy Hafersat joins Sara Gallegos for two episodes, introducing you to techniques that will stretch your skills on your home sewing machine! On episode 3402, Pops of Poinsettia, she introduces you to thread sketching, simplifying it and making you feel comfortable with free-motion. Then, on episode 3407, Cottage Teatime, you’ll learn how to get situated for ruler work…on your home sewing machine. So many sewing machines out there are introducing presser feet designed to work with quilting rulers, something previously only available for longarm quilting machines. Using quilting rulers grants you a level of control and design options that open up a whole new world!
Sara has quite a few quilting techniques to teach as well—and has delightful projects to go with them! Episode 3401 Snail’s Trail dives into the Snail’s Trail quilt block, providing a detailed look at the construction used in two different quilts, and Sara takes the time to talk through quilt-as-you-go techniques, too.
Learn how to transfer photo to fabric
One of my favorites is Sara’s project, Creating Memories, from episode 3409, which introduces both photo transfer fabric and coloring fabric. It’s the perfect way to introduce young ones to patchwork… And the coloring can be a bit mesmerizing!
Angela has some fabulous projects, too!
In addition to her always amazing longarming show (on episode 3412, she creates some range of surprising designs with a simple scallop ruler!), Angela broke down the Mother’s Choice quilt block on episode 3404, showing several different approaches to construction, and why you might choose one over another.
And Angela’s Sapphire Ikat from episode 3413 is extraordinary to behold. She uses a lightbox to help with foundation piecing and incorporates beautiful blue ombre fabrics and batiks to create a glowing design.
Sara and Angela always do such an amazing job of trying new techniques and teaching new skills. On this series, they kick it up a notch!
This series is truly special, and I can’t wait for you to watch! Enjoy the show!