Sewing With Nancy Videos

Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts - Part One

Premiered: November 7, 2016

Learn how to create your own versions of antique quilt designs from a collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Julie Hendricksen, antique-quilt collector, joins Nancy to unlock the secrets of quilts from yesteryear. Vintage patterns such as the Snowball, Postage Stamp, Checkerboard, and 100-Patch are featured.

Doodle Stitching - Part Three

Premiered: October 31, 2016

Instead of using pen and paper, use your sewing machine and colorful thread as your tools for doodling. There’s no right or wrong way to Doodle Stitch. Rather, let the creative process be your guide. Nancy will show you how to create small, artistic projects without a rulebook.

Nancy's Corner - Margaret Jankowski, Sewing Machine Project

Premiered: October 31, 2016

Margaret Jankowski shares how a mending program organized by The Sewing Machine Project helps people maintain their clothing & dignity. Two volunteers from the organization are available every other Weds. evening at a local community center& every other Thurs. morning at a library to help with simple clothing & textile repair, teach some basic mending skills, & perhaps-most importantly-listen.

Doodle Stitching - Part Two

Premiered: October 24, 2016

Doodling—we’ve all done it with pen and paper. Now it can easily be replicated on fabric. Let Nancy inspire you to use simple stitches, and odds and ends of fabric to create greeting cards to desktop art from spontaneous Doodle Stitching ideas.

Nancy's Corner - Mary Kay Clark, Swan Creek Sewing Circle

Premiered: October 17, 2016

Mary Kay Clark, the granddaughter of one of the founding members of the Swan Creek Sewing Circle, shared the carefully preserved records that document the fascinating history of the group. Members were honored earlier this year for the club’s Centennial Anniversary, and for their 100 years of enduring friendship and generosity of service to their community and country.

Doodle Stitching - Part One

Premiered: October 17, 2016

We’ve all doodled, sketching with short pencil strokes or shapes in the margins of notes or homework. Nancy teaches you to translate those doodles onto fabric with your sewing machine to create small works of fiber art. The sewing is fast, and the end result - satisfying.

Nancy's Corner - Phyllis Lawson, Quilt of Souls

Premiered: October 10, 2016

In her book, Quilt of Souls, Phyllis Lawson shares stories told by her grandmother during quilt making time. At 4 years old Phyllis Lawson was taken from the life she knew in Detroit and deposited in rural Alabama with her grandmother Lula Horn, whom she had never met before. In this unfamiliar environment, Phyllis discovered comfort and healing through Grandma Lula and the quilts she created.

Trusty Triangles - A Row-by-Row Sampler Quilt, Part 2

Premiered: October 10, 2016

Half-square triangles serve as the foundation for three stunning row-by-row quilt designs. Nancy demonstrates how to create Perpetual Pinwheels, Star Gazer, and Flying Home. Incorporate these rows into the Trusty Triangles Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, or use the techniques to create your own work of fiber art.

Nancy's Corner - Deon Maas, Anti-Ouch Pouch

Premiered: October 3, 2016

Sewing enthusiast & cancer survivor Deon Maas had firsthand experience using an uncomfortable bed pillow following a mastectomy. As a result, she developed the Anti-Ouch Pouch to help specific post-surgical needs of breast cancer patients. The Anti-Ouch Pouch is a pillow that hangs from an adjustable shoulder strap to cushion and support the area after breast surgery or during radiation treatment.

Trusty Triangles - A Row-by-Row Sampler Quilt, Part 1

Premiered: October 3, 2016

Nancy explains how to arrange simple half-square triangles into beautiful row-by-row designs. Learn how to make half-square triangles, and assemble three rows of a six row sampler quilt. Designs include - Opposing Arrows, Teetering Triangles, and Twirling Triangles.

Nancy's Corner - Diana Jasany, Diana's Golden Needle

Premiered: September 26, 2016

Sixteen year old Diana Jasany donated 150+ quilts, making a life-changing difference for people in need. Adopted from a Russian orphanage at 14 months old, she developed Diana’s Golden Needle as a Girl Scout Gold Award project. Her intent was to make 16 twin-sized quilts–one for each year she has lived in the United States since her adoption–to be given to youth aging out of the foster care system

10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans - Part Two

Premiered: September 26, 2016

What’s old is new again! Restyle your old jeans into useful and decorative home accessories. Nancy applies her 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew philosophy to create Soft-sided Bins, the Double Duty Mat for sewing and pressing, the Crossbody Jeans Bag, and the Two-for-One Apron.

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