Sewing With Nancy Videos

Nancy's Corner-Alissa Haight Carlton, The Modern Quilt Guild

Premiered: November 11, 2013

Alissa Haight Carlton joins Nancy via Skype to talk about the new buzz word in the world of fabric and thread—Modern Quilting. Alissa explains that The Modern Quilt Guild promotes modern quilting, an aesthetic which includes the use of negative space, solid fabrics, asymmetry, bold colors, absence of borders, and even taking a traditional quilt pattern and putting a new twist on its construction

Nancy's Corner-Jennifer Chiaverini,Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker

Premiered: August 26, 2013

Jennifer Chiaverini presents her first historical novel outside the Elm Creek series. The heroine of this real-life story is Elizabeth Keckley, a dressmaker for President Lincoln’s wife, Mary. Born a slave, but with a strong will and dressmaking talent, Elizabeth was able to earn enough money to purchase freedom for herself and her son. She was also Mrs. Lincoln’s close friend and confidant.

Nancy's Corner-Margaret Jankowski,The Sewing Machine Project

Premiered: December 9, 2013

Sewing Machine Project classes encourage students from low income populations to learn sewing, mending, and basic machine maintenance. Students use one class period for the community as a Pay it Forward project. After six weeks, students receive the machine on which they learned to sew. This ripple effect sends the message that everyone has the power to mend our own community.

Nancy's Corner-Maria Judy, 10 year old Award Winning Quilter

Premiered: September 9, 2013

Maria Judy is an amazing 10 year old girl who has won numerous prizes at prestigious quilt shows. Her mentor and friend Mrs. Geissler helped Maria learn to quilt. Maria won First Place on a Log Cabin quilt at the Firehouse Quilt Show, and she went to a National Quilt Show in Kansas and won Second Place with the Sherbet Stars, plus she got the Piecer’s Award.

Nancy’s Corner – Jennifer Keltner, Pillowcase Challenge

Premiered: September 29, 2014

Learn about the One Million Pillowcase Challenge recently featured at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington. Pillowcases made at this venue were donated to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. The pattern is easy to make, using a “burrito method,” and the online instructions. Add the total pillowcases you donate to your favorite charity to the One Million Pillowcase Challenge counter.

Quick Column Quilts, Part 1

Premiered: September 1, 2014

Nancy sews Heartbeat Columns and Interrupted Columns—both provide pleasing movement. The Heartbeat Quilt looks much like an EKG. It’s a perfect baby quilt in bold colors! Interrupted strata columns teach basic color coordination, and the horizontal strips provide artistic interruptions.

Quick Column Quilts, Part 2

Premiered: September 8, 2014

Use Nancy’s quick method to make the time-honored Tumbling Tumblers block—turning a traditional quilt into a modern one. Learn to audition fabric, use templates, and stitch with ease! Create a speedy column quilted table runner using hexagon shapes with a template that eliminates the dreaded Y-seam—it’s fast!

Quick Column Quilts, Part 3

Premiered: September 15, 2014

Nancy uses columns of fabric and straight stitching to create magical quilts, which include floating squares, 3-D Flying Geese (with no half-square triangles), and Wind Chimes. She demonstrates techniques such as angled strips, Prairie Points, color shuffling, and lots more! Plus, she presents a Carefree Column Quilt.

Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 1

Premiered: November 11, 2013

Nancy takes the stress out of piecing traditional quilt block designs such as the Drunkard’s Path, Blackbird Pie, and Mill Wheel. Learn the secret that eliminates concave and convex curves as you create easy quilt projects.

Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 2

Premiered: November 18, 2013

Tedious quilting methods are a thing of the past! Nancy gives a facelift to timely quilt block designs such as Hearts and Gizzards, Fan, and Wagon Wheel. Learn unconventional yet simple techniques for quilting curves, plus options for making big, dynamic quilt blocks.

Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, Part 1

Premiered: October 14, 2012

Create modern free-form designs using traditional quilting methods—fast and precise. Nancy and author/designer Tula Pink start with designs inspired by nature and create unique modern quilt designs, as they create Tula’s Beanstalks, Houndstooth, and Any Which Way quilts. They showcase strip quilting with wedges, supersizing a traditional design, and a scrappy fusing technique.

Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, Part 2

Premiered: October 21, 2012

Make, use & love artistic quilts & projects created with large prints and tubular strips. Designer Tula Pink works with Nancy to turn chaos into beauty for the Stacks quilt—stacking pinwheels, blocks, and continuous tube strips. Use squares and rectangles as a base to feature a Shattered Glass design. Then Nancy & Tula work with framed large-scale prints to create the Grand Salon quilt.

Pages