Sewing With Nancy Videos

Nancy's Corner - Fraser Smith, Sculptor

Premiered: December 19, 2016

Fraser Smith found his passion and established a career creating amazingly realistic sculptures from wood. The intricately detailed hats and coats, a surprisingly authentic briefcase, and lovingly recreated quilts draped casually across a carved wooden clothes line, cause those who view his work to pause and ponder.

Magic Inch Quilts - Part One

Premiered: December 19, 2016

Learn the secret of piecing small strips of fabric into larger section to create clever, improvisational quilts that will delight both beginner and veteran quilters. Nancy and her guests, Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio, will teach clever use of color and simple piecing techniques. Prepare to be inspired! Watch Part Two.

Second Chance T-Shirt Makeovers - Part Two

Premiered: December 12, 2016

Be creative with T-shirts that are not being worn by using the fabric from the shirts in a new way. Nancy and guest, Mary Mulari, show how to turn the T-shirts from family vacation sites, school events, and sporting games into easy-to-sew projects such as, pennant banners, headbands, neck gaiters, scarves and more. These second-chance projects are ideal for beginner stitchers. Watch Part One.

Nancy's Corner - Cherie St. Cyr, Fiber Artist Part Two

Premiered: December 12, 2016

Cherie St. Cyr returns to Nancy’s Corner to share the inspirations for her eye-catching quilts incorporating her own dyed fabrics. She applies signature touches to her quilts, perhaps most notable are the hand-painted black & white borders. Cherie encourages quilters & sewists to sign their work-either with a label on the back of the quilt or with stitching incorporated on the front of the quilt.

Second Chance T-Shirt Makeovers - Part One

Premiered: December 5, 2016

Do you have a drawer filled with once important, but seldom worn T-shirts? Give those notable shirts a second chance. Nancy and sewing makeover specialist, Mary Mulari, share ways of using the fabric from T-shirts to create more usable projects and memory makers. Learn how to make a rag-quilt, ideal for graduates, plus Christmas Stockings, luggage tags, and more. Watch Part Two.

 

Sew a Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish - Part Two

Premiered: November 28, 2016

If it has been awhile since you’ve sewn with knits or if you’ve never tried sewing with knit fabrics, this series is what will give you knit-sewing confidence. See how easily a knit skirt or pants can be sewn or serged in an evening. Use Nancy’s updated sewing techniques to make the process enjoyable without taking hours of time. Watch Part One.

Nancy's Corner, Marion Coleman, African Am. Quilt Guide

Premiered: November 28, 2016

Marion Coleman of the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland shares how members use quilts to express love for the city. Guild members’ quilts highlight the importance of black cowboys & cowgirls in the American West, celebrate the accomplishments of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, commemorate the ground-breaking career of Delilah Beasley, & even share a sense of humor with “graffiti art”.

Nancy's Corner - Nancy Zieman, Quilt to Give

Premiered: November 21, 2016

Nancy shares guidance to help sewing groups interested in community service projects host a successful Quilt to Give community sewing project using the following steps: select project leaders, request donations, request sewing machines, prepare materials, set up the event and arrange to donate the completed quilts.

Sew a Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish - Part One

Premiered: November 21, 2016

Start with a simple pattern and medium-weight knit fabric, plus a few sewing notions and you’re ready to learn the basics of sewing with knits. Then, sew a versatile, yet carefree wardrobe in a minimum of sewing time with Nancy’s streamline instructions. A swing jacket and top are the two wardrobe pieces featured in this first episode. Watch Part Two.

Nancy's Corner - Natasha Thoreson, Helen Allen Collection

Premiered: November 14, 2016

Natasha Thoreson, Assistant Curator and Collections Manager at the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, shares simple tips to help you care for your collection of textile treasures. She explains that garment construction and material is an important consideration for garment storage. And because textiles-like humans-need to breathe, hanging items should be stored in muslin garment bags.

Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts - Part Two

Premiered: November 14, 2016

Nancy and guest, Julie Hendericksen, continue a look back in time to admire the work of quilt-making pioneers who didn’t have the conveniences that we have today. Their skills, patterns, fabric choices, and designs serve as inspiration for quilts that we can reproduce. Be inspired by the Sewing Basket, Pinwheel, Medallion, and Triangles in a Row quilts.

Nancy's Corner - Diane Gaudynski, Master Quilt Artist

Premiered: November 7, 2016

Diane Gaudynski took her long-time love of sewing a new direction in the 1980s when she began to sew quilts. While she loved the color, the fabric, the designs, & the threads-Diane discovered she didn’t enjoy the process of hand quilting. Through intensive practice and study, Diane transitioned to machine quilting, where she has earned a reputation as one of the top 30 quilt artists in the world.

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