Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: January 20, 2014
Take the lead from Nancy and serger pro Pam Mahshie to get your serging skills up to speed! Learn the basics, and get the confidence to gather, add puffing or textures, and serge on ribbon trim with ease. You’ll be surprised as you learn new-age serging techniques for your projects.
Premiered: January 13, 2014Sophie Kerr is a 12 year old who has been sewing since age three. She shared a kids’ perspective for a sewing book, A Kid’s Guide to Sewing, written by her parents, who are both professional quilt makers. The book has step-by-step instructions to help kids learn to sew, and includes sixteen kid-friendly projects—from clothes to bags and accessories.
Premiered: January 13, 2014Kids and knit fashions fit together like hand and glove, so why not sew, serge, and create fashions for your favorite little girls? You’ll have fun; they’ll reap the benefits! Guest Patty Young joins Nancy to continue the series designed to make mom/grandma smile, and to make little girls twirl with delight!
Premiered: January 6, 2014Tom Mooney of the American Red Cross in Madison, Wisconsin and Doug Price from Rocky Mountain PBS, in Colorado, accepted 28 quilts that were sewn and donated by attendees of the Madison Quilt Expo. These representatives are distributing the quilts to disaster victims as a warm reminder of hope and to comfort these people that have lost so much.
Premiered: January 6, 2014
Fabric designer Patty Young joins Nancy to inspire you to sew for the favorite little girls in your life. Use knit fabrics along with Patty’s compelling designs, and learn to create fashions that allow children to run, stretch, and play comfortably with flair and style.
Premiered: December 30, 2013Pat Lyon and a friend started with a trip to Cambodia to teach English; after incorporating a little sewing into the teaching, a new skill began for the Khmer people. Peace bags are made and include an added personal message translated by Pat. Income from the projects helped to finance 88 wells, 33 toilets, 54 piglets, 30 pens, and put seven youth through college, plus start a culinary arts school
Premiered: December 30, 2013
The Lone Star Quilt pattern is noted for its beauty, striking design, and hmmm, difficulty to stitch. Nancy has totally redesigned the cutting and piecing process of this traditional design and made it speedy to sew. Plus, you learn creative design options.
Premiered: December 23, 2013Leslee Nelson’s inspiration to make Memory Cloths came from an exhibit of South African hand embroideries. Life experiences are embroidered on linens. The repetitive movement is a form of meditation where stitchery links the past with the present.
Premiered: December 23, 2013
Nancy demonstrates how to make Dresden Plate quilt designs small, to a super-sized 40". Or, totally update the look of the quilt by changing the design using Nancy’s new “Twirling Parasols” techniques. You’ll be delighted with this fanciful quilting rendition.
Premiered: December 16, 2013Christine Motl shares stories about her collection of antique feed sacks used to make quilts. From a campaign for governor in 1938 and other patriotic WWII designs to whimsical Disney designs—she knows the stories behind each. Feed sacks, which also encompass flour and sugar sacks, are soft and yield about 1-1/4 yd. of usable fabric for quilting and other sewing projects.
Premiered: December 16, 2013
Easily achieve amazing results when you combine quilting and machine embroidery. Nancy and Denise Abel, embroidery guru, demonstrate how to get the look of free motion quilting without the stress—let your embroidery machine do the quilting for you! Quilting in the hoop creates superb consistency for prize-winning quilts.
Premiered: December 9, 2013Sewing 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.