Sewing With Nancy Videos

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.

No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 1

Premiered: October 6, 2014

Nancy demonstrates how to make no-hassle ½-square triangles using the speediest, most accurate and no-math ways. Among the ½-square triangle quilt blocks featured in this program are the Box Quilt, Shadow Play, Godey Design, Square in a Square, May Basket and Nancy’s Spool blocks. Nancy uses these blocks in a sampler quilt featured in the series.

No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 2

Premiered: October 13, 2014

Learn to make ¼-square triangles and modified ¼-square triangles—Nancy teaches an easy method where no actual triangles are cut, only squares. Quilt blocks featured in this program range from beginner to experienced levels including the ¼-Square Dance, Boy’s Nonsense, Silent Star, Ohio Star, Star of Hope, and Card Trick blocks.

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.

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