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Love of Quilting TV Series 3600

On the 3600 series of “Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting,” Sara Gallegos and Angela Huffman, along with our special guests, explore the full range of techniques, from beginner-friendly basics to more advanced methods and styles. Play with novelty Halloween prints, try out decorative stitching, introduce yourself to chenille, and test the waters with an adorable pet bed! There’s so much to learn, make sure you tune in for each episode of “Love of Quilting”!

The 3600 series of “Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting is available as a video download.

“Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting” on public television is brought to you in part by:

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What Tool Is That?
The sewing machine for this series is the PFAFF® performance icon™. Batting was supplied by . The longarm machine featured is the Millennium from APQS. The iron used is the Reliable Velocity 260IR.

For specialized tools, scroll down to the episode descriptions. Standard supplies used on this series include:
Olfa 45mm Quick-Change Rotary Cutter in Navy
Olfa 24″ x 36″ Rotary Cutting Mat in Navy
Olfa 6″ x 24″ Frosted Acrylic Ruler
Olfa 6″ x 12″ Frosted Acrylic Ruler
Olfa 6½” Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler
Havel’s 6″ Larger Finger Loop Fabric Scissors
Havel’s 8″ Serrated Fabric Sheers
Fons & Porter’s Ultimate Stiletto
Cricut Seam Ripper
Mechanical Pencil
Aurifil 40-Weight Cotton Thread
Mini Stash ‘n Store from It’s Sew Emma
Niagara Spray Starch
Dritz Glass Head Pins

Patterns and instructions for quilts are featured in Love of Quilting magazine, or can be found in a special eBooklet companion. Visit the “Behind the Scenes: Tips from LOQtv!” playlist on Fons & Porter’s YouTube channel to see extra tips from the show. Subscribe to Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine now and get the 3600 series digital video as a free gift!
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The Episodes


3601 – Blue Ridge Love
Designed with her North Carolina destination wedding in mind, Angela Huffman’s Blue Ridge Love quilt is romantic and traditional. This large, bed-sized quilt plays with an adapted Delectable Mountains quilt block, incorporates fusible appliqué for simplified curves, features a floating border of non-mirrored 4-color hourglass units, and embodies a great deal of love.

Tools Used:
Steam-a-Seam 2 Lite from The Warm Company
6-½” Olfa ruler
Stiletto
Cardboard
Pressing sheet
¼ foot from PFAFF
Open toe embroidery foot from PFAFF

Fabrics Used: Super Bloom, Delfina, and Braveheart all by Edyta Sitar for Andover Fabrics.

Batting Used: 80/20 blend from The Warm Company

Published In: January/February 2021 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, available in December 2020, as well as in the 3600 series eBooklet.

3602 – Web of Mystery
Holiday prints just beg for a playful design. On this episode, Sara Gallegos has fun with Halloween prints. She uses a modified Dresden Plate design to explore appliqué, decorative stitching (including glow-in-the-dark threads!), quilt-as-you-go columns, and more!

Tools Used:
Frixion heat-away pen
¼” piecing foot from PFAFF
Sewing star foot from PFAFF
Single hole needle plate and standard needle plate
Clover Wonder clips
Dresden template from Missouri Star Quilt Company
Wedge Star tool from Studio 180 Designs
Fons & Porter’s Easy Diagonal Sets ruler from Omnigrid
12” x 12” Spinning Rotary Mat from Olfa
Optional: Wonderfil Col AR02 Ahrora glow in the dark thread

Fabrics Used: Midnight Magic by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics

Batting Used: Warm Fleece Single Fusible from The Warm Company

Published In: September/October 2020 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, available in August 2020, as well as in the 3600 series eBooklet.

3603 – Gridding for Freemotion
Our brains are naturally drawn to symmetry, structure and repetition. Using gridded freemotion quilting designs will add simple elegance to your quilts and it is easy to stitch, too! Featuring both freemotion and ruler work, these designs work on a longarm or your home sewing machine!

Machine Used:
Millenium from APQS, with a Quilt Path and Quilt Path Carriage

Tools Used:
8” x 2” straightedge ruler from Jessicasquiltingstudio.com
Quilt pounce by Hancy
Purple air erasable pen from Marvy
Blue water soluble pen
Quilting stencil of your choice

3604 – Let’s Begin!
Quilt patchwork consist of several basic, core units, and once you’ve mastered those, you can piece anything! Sara Gallegos designed Let’s Begin! as a way to really teach those core elements. Perfect for a beginner, or for someone looking for a quick-piecing project quilt, this quilt brings you back to basics with a fresh, fun design.

Tools Used:
12-½” square ruler from Olfa
6 x 24” ruler from Havel’s Sewing
50 weight cotton thread from Aurifil
Perfect ¼” foot with guide from PFAFF
45mm Navy Splash Rotary Cutter from Olfa
Frixion heat-away pen
Clear ¼” Right Guide foot from PFAFF
1-¼” x 12-½” Frosted Acrylic Ruler from Olfa
2-½” square ruler from Omnigrid
6” x 24” ruler from Havel’s Sewing

Fabrics Used: First Frost by Amanda Murphy for Contempo Studios.

Batting Used: Warm & Natural from The Warm Company.

Published In: January/February 2021 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, available in December 2020, as well as in the 3600 series eBooklet.

3605—Friends & Neighbors
Guest Carmen Geddes invites you to her neighborhood! Her quilt project features four house-style quilt blocks—all variations of one very simple design! Learn to customize your “quilt” neighborhood with unique blocks, as well as to create a scalloped edge with bias binding.

Tools Used:
2-inch finished Easy Piecing Grid from Tensisters Handicraft
Appliqué pressing sheet
¼” piecing foot from PFAFF
Tape measure
Blue water soluble marker – thin from Clover
Plate or lid for scallop tracing
6” x 24” ruler
Serrated scissors

Fabrics Used: Winterbourne collection by Liberty Fabrics for Riley Blake Designs

Batting Used: Warm & Natural from The Warm Company.

Published In: November/December 2020 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, available in October 2020, as well as in the 3600 series eBooklet.

Check out our Sew Easy tutorial on bias binding.

3606—Shark Bait
Quilt as you go. Two-and-a-half-inch strips. Prairie points. Fusible appliqué. Plush fabric stuffed with scraps. Only Angela Huffman could combine these elements from a quilter’s tackle box of techniques, and reel in a cat bed… shaped like a shark.

Tools Used:
1 package of 72” x 58” Soft & Stable, black
Steam-a-Seam 2 fusible web from the The Warm Company
12-inch Add-a-Quarter ruler
Basting glue pen
Pressing sheet
Clover Wonder Clips
Stiletto
Teflon foot from PFAFF
Parchment paper for template

Fabrics Used:
Various solids from Kona Cotton collection by Robert Kauffman fabrics.

Published In: May/June 2021 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, available in April 2021, as well as in the 3600 series eBooklet.

3607—Which Way Around?
On the previous season of “Love of Quilting,” Sara Gallegos learned about the Disappearing Hourglass quilt block from a guest (episode 3513—Presto!). She was so delighted, she designed a quilt using this method with her favorite patchwork unit: the pinwheel! Which Way Around? incorporates several Disappearing Pinwheel blocks (all using fat quarters) to create a maze of patchwork play!

Tools Used:
Frixion heat-away pen
Olfa frosted 15-½” square ruler
Olfa frosted 6 x 24
Omnigrid Glowline tape
Havel’s Sewing large loop finger scissors
Seam Guide from Creative Grids

Fabrics Used:
Various prints from the Kaffe Fassett Collective by Kaffe Fassett for Free Spirit.

Batting Used: Soft & Bright batting from The Warm Company.

Published In: May/June 2021 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, available in April 2021, as well as in the 3600 series eBooklet.

3608—For the Love of Quilting
“Love of Quilting” celebrated our 20th anniversary, and marked the occasion by designing a sampler quilt inspired by some of our favorite quilts over the years. Guest Jenny Kae Parks shows you how you can adapt this Fons & Porter heritage quilt to suit your own quilt style. Learn about color and scale, creating “transparency,” and even a little about block re-sizing on this episode of “Love of Quilting.”

Jenny Kae Parks teaches you how to customize and personalize Love of Quilting patterns, on “My Quilt Style”, available with a subscription to Quilting Daily TV.

Published In: The Anniversary quilt, titled For the Love of Quilting was serialized in Love of Quilting magazine, from November/December 2019 to July/August 2020.

All the blocks in For the Love of Quilting this quilt were inspired by previously published patterns. If you’re curious, check them out in your back issues!
Marching Ready from September/October 2018 issue of Love of Quilting
Three Tours from September/October 2018 issue of March/April 2012 issue of Love of Quilting
All Together Now from Scrap QuiltsFall 2013
Tranquil Paths from Scrap QuiltsFall 2014
Batik Stars from July/August 2018 issue of Love of Quilting
Cutting Corners from Quilting Quickly

3609—Forest & Flowers
Angela Huffman has long been fascinated by the artistic power of sashing. For this episode, she designed a quilt, Forest & Flowers, that really plays with that element, relying on thin strips to create a secondary design. Angela’s favorite V-Block unit helps the create motion, and tricks the eye into extending the shape of her pinwheel block.

Tools Used:
Deb Tucker V-Block tool from Studio 180
Stay-Flo starch
Disposible paint-stirring stick
Plastic tub
Gloves
Olfa frosted 6 x 24” ruler
Olfa frosted 6-½” square ruler
Fabric folding pen from Clover

Fabrics Used:
Foresta Fusion from Art Gallery Fabrics.

Batting Used: 80/20 blend from The Warm Company

Published In: March/April 2021 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, available in February 2021, as well as in the 3600 series eBooklet.

3610 – Corinthian Stars
Sometimes the simplest designs can yield an exotic effect. Sara Gallegos created Corinthian Stars using basic techniques, relying on variations in scale and the luxurious look of the fabric to create drama. The Sawtooth Star blocks are ideal for showcasing decorative stitches, resulting in a stitch sampler that lets you play with specialty thread and stitch designs.

Tools Used:
Glide thread (polyester or poly blend)
Robison Anton metallic thread
Microtex needle
Fusible no-show mesh stabilizer
9-½” square ruler from Omnigrid
#2a Fancy Stitch foot from PFAFF
# 8 Maxistitch foot from PFAFF
Creative Grids 15” seam guide

Fabrics Used: Northcott Stonehenge collections.

Batting Used: 80/20 blend from The Warm Company

Published In: January/February 2021 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, available in December 2020, as well as in the 3600 series eBooklet.

3611 – Ready, Set, Stitch!
Guest Carmen Geddes joins Sara Gallegos on this episode for a project that is designed to improve your sewing space—and your sewing skills! This handy sewing machine pad not only helps you organize your space in an attractive way, but the construction allows you to try out different machine feet, familiarize yourself with decorative stitches and thread, and learn about fusible batting and corded binding.

Tools Used:
Piping Tool from TenSister’s Handicraft
12-weight cotton for decorative embroidery
Maxistitch foot from PFAFF
Size 90 needle
Nylon cord
Piping foot (or zipper foot) from PFAFF
¼” fusible web tape – Steam-a-Seam 2 lite
Clear stitch-in-the-ditch foot from PFAFF
Invisible thread

Fabrics Used: Basics by Buttermilk Basin for Riley Blake Designs.

Batting Used: Double-sided fusible batting from The Warm Company

Published In: Ready, Set, Stitch is available for free here, and is also included in the 3600 series eBooklet.

3612 –Widgets & Rockets
In this episode, Angela Huffman tackles adding texture—with chenille! From chenilling stacked panels, to using chenille in appliqué, to adding a fuzzy pop in the binding, this episode will have you sewing this fuzzy fun in no time at all.

Tools Used:
Chenille Foot for IDT™ from PFAFF
Chenille tool kit from Fabric Cafe (includes both a Chenille Brush and a Chenille Cutting Guide)
Chenille cutter from Olfa
2 rolls of lime green Chenille-It, 5/8”
Sprayer with water
6” x 24” ruler
Marking utensil, such as a water erasable graphite
Westalee Sew Steady extension table
Glasshead pins
Bent quilting safety pins
Basting glue pen
Stiletto
Heavy weight tear-away or cut-away stabilizer

Fabrics Used:
Launch Party by Paintbrush Studio Fabrics for main quilt. Panels on alternate quilt(s) are from the Zip, Flying Ace Dog collection from World of Susybee, a division of Clothworks.

Published In: January/February 2021 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, available in December 2020, as well as in the 3600 series eBooklet.

3613—The Star Side
Jenny Kae Parks, veteran teacher of Love of Quilting patterns and techniques, joins Sara Gallegos to showcase her version of The Star Side. Jenny made her version of this delightful table runner reversible! Add creative techniques to your tool box, including how to fussy-cut with a mirror, cutting 30- and 60-degree angles with various tools, and complete reversible projects with echo quilting!

Tools Used:
Marti Mitchell’s Magic Mirror
Ruler with 60-degree and 30-degree markings
Fons & Porter 60-degree Pyramid
Sewline chalk pen
Aurifil monofilament thread
Narrow Edge Foot from PFAFF
Sewline glue stick
Fine-tipped permanent marker
Template plastic
28mm rotary cutter
Spinning mat from Olfa
6” x 12” frosted ruler from Olfa
Jinny Beyer Perfect Piecer tool
Stitch-in-the-Ditch foot from PFAFF

Fabrics Used: Jenny’s version uses fabrics from her stash, including a variety of cheddar and indigo fabrics, and variety of scraps from Merry and Bright by Dani Mostad and Winterberry from My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake Designs.

Batting Used: Warm & White from the Warm Company

Published In: May/June 2020 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, available in April 2020, as well as in the 3600 series eBooklet.

Jenny Kae Parks teaches more about The Star Side, as well as how to customize other Love of Quilting patterns, on“My Quilt Style”, available with a subscription to Quilting Daily TV.