Sewing With Nancy Videos
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: 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.
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.
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.