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Sergers explained on upcoming show


August 27, 2017

Information on using Transfer Artist Paper, choosing a serger, and making backgrounds for fabric will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are MDT.)

Roxane Cerda is the acquisitions editor for C&T Publishing in Concord, California. She’s going to show how to transfer your imagination into art with Transfer Artist Paper which is a premium-quality transfer paper that allows you to transfer images to virtually any surface with the heat of an iron. She’ll show several finished projects.

Kerri Forrest represents Bernina Sewing Machine, and she’s going to talk about sergers. She’ll explain what they can do, how to select one and then demonstrate some of the basic stitches. Unlike traditional sewing machines, sergers trim the fabric, sew the seam and finish the edge all at the same time. Forrest owns The Sewing Basket in Clovis.

Designer and crafter Ann Butler will show how to create beautiful backgrounds for fabric to make quilts using stamps and inks. Butler’s company is Ann Butler Designs in Villard, Minnesota.

Information on machine embroidery, making a chocolate fondant cake and preparing breakfast treats will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Author and designer Cindy Losekamp will talk about the origin of stumpwork, which was formerly done by hand. She’ll demonstrate machine embroidery using dimensional flowers on sweaters, sweatshirts and quilts. Her business is called Sew Artfully Yours, Inc. and she lives in Trenton, Indiana.

How about a chocolate fondant gift cake? Nancy Siler is going to demonstrate how to cover a cake with fondant to look like a giant gift, and she will even tie it up with an edible bow! Siler is with Wilton Brands in Woodridge, Illinois.

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Teresa Wagner is a registered dietitian with DairyMAX, and she’s going to prepare some tasty breakfast treats that are nutrient rich — besides being delicious. She’s from Fort Worth, Texas.

Cheddar n ham muffins

• 3/4 cup cheese, Cheddar lowfat sharp

• 1/4 cup cheese, Parmesan, freshly grated

• 1 3/4 cup baking mix, reduced-fat all purpose

• 1 cup milk, 1 percent lowfat

• 1/2 tsp. black pepper

• 1/4 cup ham, lowfat, finely chopped

Mix cheeses, milk and baking mix together; add pepper and ham. Mix well and spoon into lined muffin pans 1/2 full. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 9 servings.

All American apple pie a la mode smoothie

• 1 large apple, granny smith, cored and diced

• 1 cup yogurt, vanilla, low-fat

• 1/2 cup milk, fat-free

• 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

• 2 tbsp. graham cracker or vanilla wafer crumbs

In a single layer on a microwave-safe plate, place diced apple. Microwave on high power for 1 minute, or until slightly softened. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes. Add the chilled microwave-baked apple, frozen yogurt, milk and cinnamon to a blender container. Cover and puree until smooth. Pour into 2 chilled glasses. Sprinkle each smoothie with the graham cracker crumbs. Note: Freeze any leftover smoothie in popsicle molds for frozen treats anytime. Makes 2 servings.

“Creative Living" is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink, Albuquerque.


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