Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: December 15, 2014Sixth 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.
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.
Premiered: December 8, 2014Members 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.
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.
Premiered: December 1, 2014A 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.
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.
Premiered: November 24, 2014Share your unwanted fabric and notions with a Charity Sharity group, or start your own group. Charity Sharity collects donated fabric, sorts it, and distributes it free of charge to local charities needing fabric for their projects. These distributions help various organizations and individuals obtain fabric for heart-warming and life-saving projects, plus fabric is kept out of landfills.
Premiered: November 24, 2014
Over the years Nancy tweaked sewing and quilting steps to make them easier and for the best looking results. In this program she shares some of the easiest ways to layout, cut, and mark fabric; sew darts; gather four different ways; and add elastic. Whether you’re a new sewer or looking for a refresher class, these techniques are the easiest!
Premiered: November 17, 2014
Nancy visits the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA. Nancy interviews Pati Palmer, renowned pattern designer; Tula Pink, fabric designer; Kathy Marrone, editor of Vogue Patterns magazine; Candice Jewett, sewing/quilting teacher; Tina Torrey, Kathy Ackley, Brittany Revel, and Debbie Wilson, customers/students; and Joanne Ross, celebrating 30 years as director and founder of the expo.
Premiered: November 10, 2014Modern quilts, from Thomas Knauer’s book "Modern Quilt Perspectives," speaks to issues of the day, featuring 12 symbolic quilts that reflect current values and ideas. Thomas gives insight for the colorful “Cinderblocks”—a new version Log Cabin, “Ampersand”— a lighthearted colorful novelty print quilt, and “Mitosis”—colorful cell blocks inspired by the cell donated to conceive his second child.
Premiered: November 10, 2014
Transform specialty fabrics and clothing into fabulous fabric wraps with the help of Nancy and designer Mary Mulari. See the magical morphing of a sweatshirt and necktie into a casual wrap designed by Mary. These cozy wraps, both practical and stylish, are a great gift or personal wardrobe accessory.
Premiered: November 3, 2014The barn quilt idea, conceived to honor a quilting mom, expanded into a multitude of barn quilt trails. The book, "Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement" by Suzi Parron tells about the American quilt trails featuring quilts painted on barns across North America. These paintings have brought neighbors together, expanded tourism, and created a celebration of local heritage and culture.