Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: September 1, 2014Create artistic patchwork designs using tacks instead of stitches, plus barn boards and metal instead of fabric. That’s what designer, Nathan Winkler uses to create his rustic artwork at The Steel Quilt Company. Many of his traditional designs are patterned after the Underground Railroad series of quilts by Eleanor Burns. Nathan is promoting a quilt trail of his work on Lookout Mountain in AL.
Premiered: August 25, 2014Make Cage Comforters (padded blankets) for your local animal shelter. Cage Comforters are needed for cats and dogs for extra warmth and comfort. It’s an easy project for beginners. The comforters are sent with the pets when they move to a permanent home. Milwaukee County takes in about 13,000 animals per year—1,000 comforters a month! Your help is definitely needed.
Premiered: August 25, 2014
Organize accessories, update décor, or travel with these simple projects — great gifts! Start with rectangles and squares, then add specialty fabric and trim to create attractive usable projects. Nancy highlights projects such as jewelry caddies, ironing blankets, a closet organizer, and a pillow wrap. Sew these simple projects using straight stitches, unique fabrics, and easy sewing techniques!
Premiered: August 18, 2014The African communities in India are poor, but they’re rich with artistic traditions. Siddi Women’s Quilting Co-op of India makes handmade quilts to sell to help support their families. Quilts are brought to the United States to sell. They begin quilting in a corner and sew around the quilt until they reach the center, then a unique motif is stitched.
Premiered: August 18, 2014
Hold-it Sacks for electronic devices, fabric bins for organizing, and wall pockets with a decorator’s touch create pizazz in your home. Nancy uses easy rectangles and squares for patterns. Work with cotton or laminated fabric in your own customized color range — fresh and functional!
Premiered: August 11, 2014
Fiber artist Lola Jenkins explains her free spirit approach to fabric art using raw-edge appliqué to create beautifully crafted fabric portraits. She starts with an enlarged photo or sketch, and she uses small pieces of fabric and free-motion, thread painting, or random quilting to bring it to life. She fuses abstract and folk art into creatively crafted, award-winning portrait quilts.
Premiered: August 11, 2014
Nancy creates time-saving gifts such as a cosmetic bag, tote, and luggage saddlebag using comparable sewing steps, straight stitching, and double-sided quilted fabric. Plus, all of the projects start with easy patterns — rectangles and squares! Watch Part 2 and Part 3.
Premiered: July 22, 2014Klaudeen Hansen, a National Quilting Association Certified Judge, discusses the judging process for quilts and the five basic things judges look for: 1) Cleanliness, 2) A balanced composition with a sense of proportion and scale, 3) Quiltmaker's expertise, 4) Alignment - straight, 5) Finishing features.
Premiered: February 3, 2014
Nancy steps out of the Sewing With Nancy studio—at least for one episode, and takes the show on the road. During this stop Nancy visits Quilt Expo, showing you the newest trends in quilting techniques, fabrics, and more. See an “eye-candy” quilt show and learn about the quilter’s bonds of golden threads.
Premiered: January 27, 2014Marc Revenson, Lil’ Rev, is a folk singer who has written a whole litany of quilter’s music. His Scraps of Quilting music makes people happy. Marc was inspired by his grandmother and a friend from Milwaukee to sing about the countless hours quilters spend on their quilts, only to give them away. Lil’ Rev sang an ode to quilters and a song referring to how quilting gets us through tough times.
Premiered: January 27, 2014
If you keep your serger set at the basic 4-thread stitch, join Nancy and serger pro Pam Mahshie to take your creative sewing and serging in a new direction. Explore stitches and threading possibilities as the journey continues and you learn the basics. Then branch out into new directions with techniques you’ll love, for an ultimate serger experience!
Premiered: January 20, 2014The Moore family traveled halfway around the world to Thailand to work with Remember Nhu. This organization finds girls and boys that would otherwise be sold into sex trafficking, rescues them and provides clothing, food, and schooling. Kristi taught the girls to sew, Brett taught the boys to repair sewing machines, and their children captured the events with videography and photography.