Sewing With Nancy Videos
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.