Sewing With Nancy Videos

Nancy's Corner - Sonja Hakala, Parkinson’s Comfort Project

Premiered: January 5, 2015

For patients suffering from the effects of Parkinson’s disease, specially made lightweight quilts provide much needed comfort. The Parkinson’s Comfort Project provides small quilts, light enough for patients to move with their weak muscles, but warm enough to take the chill off and provide a source of comfort. Make a monetary donation, or sew a small lightweight quilt to donate to this project.

Today’s Crazy Quilting with your Embroidery Machine, Part 2

Premiered: January 5, 2015

Accent your crazy quilt blocks with decorative in-the-hoop designs. Crazy quilting has come a long way! Learn an easy stitch and flip technique and embellish quilt blocks with delicate and decorative stitches—all in the hoop. Nancy and machine embroidery specialists Eileen Roche show you all the details.

Nancy's Corner - Stephanie Struckmann, Sewing Corner

Premiered: December 29, 2014

Sewing teacher/fashion designer Stephanie Struckmann tells about the joys and challenges of teaching in her home. She teaches a variety of students, including boys and girls (ages 7 and up), moms and daughters, young moms, and home decorating enthusiasts. She prefers 2–4 students for an ideal class size, especially for children. Students learn clever sewing short-cuts and create fun projects.

Today’s Crazy Quilting with your Embroidery Machine, Part 1

Premiered: December 29, 2014

Create digital crazy patch designs that look like handwork. Nancy and guest Eileen Roche, machine embroidery expert, show you how to duplicate your grandmother’s crazy quilt hand embroidery stitches with today’s digital techniques—all in the hoop.

Nancy's Corner - Kate Robbins, Comfort Quilts

Premiered: December 22, 2014

Help the Comfort Quilt Project group build a much needed hospital in Nkololo, Tanzania and supply quilts to the occupants. Monetary donations assist with the construction and equipment for the new hospital, and 12-1/2" quilt blocks will be made into quilts for the patients in the hospital. The project is part of Roads to Life Tanzania—a nonprofit organization based in the United States.

Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 2

Premiered: December 22, 2014

Create free-motion quilting designs with confidence. Learn how to master all the fundamentals of free-motion quilting. Nancy and guest Molly Hanson show you how to confidently stitch different quilting designs, including stippling variations, swirls, and wood grain.

Nancy's Corner - Maria DeGroot, Radial Art Quilt

Premiered: December 15, 2014

Sixth grade students created radial art designs with their initials and names. Maria DeGroot, a school volunteer, helped the students make these beautiful designs into an appliquéd medallions quilt. The quilt was used as a raffle item to raise money for their school. In the process of creating designs, the students learned to use a new medium—fabric—plus they learned about the art of quilting.

Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 1

Premiered: December 15, 2014

Free-motion quilt with ease—it’s fast and fun! Learn to free-motion quilt on your sewing machine and you’ll never look back. Nancy and guest Molly Hanson show how to quilt like 
a pro and create finished projects without using a long-arm machine.

Nancy's Corner - Dianne Kane and Joanne MacNaughton

Premiered: December 8, 2014

Members of the Cover to Cover Book Club Quilters challenge themselves to read books and create quilts inspired by the books. These quilting artists read two books per year and make unique quilted artwork with a variety of exciting techniques. Their latest book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, motivated them to create quilts with techniques emphasizing the gears of the clock maintained by Hugo.

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 3

Premiered: December 8, 2014

Sew simple pockets, facings, and even an invisible zipper—Nancy shows you how, using the absolute easiest techniques. She includes the easiest method for mitering a corner, grading seam allowances, stitching facings that lie flat, and a new approach for stitching an invisible zipper.

Nancy's Corner - Paul Fieber, Kiting Enthusiast & Kitemaker

Premiered: December 1, 2014

A passion for kite flying and photography led this kite enthusiast to become an award winning kitemaker. Paul Fieber shares his love of kites and some of his kite creations, including a della Porta kite, feather banners, and a Maori themed kite inspired from his travels in New Zealand. He also discusses the process he uses to make them using colorful ripstop nylon and a reverse appliqué technique.

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 2

Premiered: December 1, 2014

Nancy minimizes sewing effort and makes it easy and fun to sew clothing and home dec accessories using nontraditional methods. Learn the “hands-down easiest way” to sew collars, corners, and sleeves.

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