Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: January 18, 2016Use your embroidery sewing machine to create unique gift bundles for a baby, kids, or friends. Wondering if you’re up to the task? Let Nancy and guest, Marie Zinno, show you how to hoop for success on a variety of standard gift items such as baby bibs, tote bags, and hooded towels. You’ll soon find that learning the right way to attach fabrics to an embroidery hoop leads to embroidery success.
Premiered: January 18, 2016The donations coordinator at DAIS joins Nancy at the annual Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, to accept quilts for their domestic violence shelter in Dane County. DAIS has seven other intervention, prevention, and education programs for victims of domestic violence. The remaining quilts from the Quilt to Give project were given to Enchanted Makeovers, a group that houses and educates women and children.
Premiered: January 11, 2016Volunteers from an outreach program called STITCH teach sewing to women for the Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Supplies are all donated. They teach by demonstrating, as most of the refugees don’t speak English. In the past four years, they have had approximately 80 women go through the program. They have come from Somalia, Sudan, Nepal, Cuba, Kenya, Iraq, and the Congo.
Premiered: January 11, 2016
Nancy Zieman and embroidery expert Eileen Roche give you the confidence and inspiration you need to update the neckline of a top with designer touches. Use embroidery to add thread motifs and programmed stitches to change the shape of a neckline.
Premiered: January 4, 2016The International Quilt Study Center and Museum is located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The department offers a masters degree in Textile History, emphasizing quilt studies. The museum has the world’s largest publicly held quilt collection, featuring 4500 quilts from 50 different countries. The museum hosts 12–15 quilt exhibits each year, featuring about 100 quilts at any time.
Premiered: January 4, 2016
Nancy and guest Eileen Roche show you how to update necklines with fashionable embroidery and other easy, yet creative, accents. Learn how to hoop a ready-made top in your embroidery machine and then watch as the programmed stitching not only adds beautiful embellishments, but changes the neckline shape.
Premiered: December 28, 2015Coffee Creek Quilters from Wilsonville, Oregon teach quilting classes to women that are incarcerated. The women make two 40" x 60" quilts to donate. They may make and keep a third quilt that is from a pattern or design of their choosing. Students learn a variety of quilting techniques and many other life-enhancing skills.
Premiered: December 28, 2015
Make a 9-patch block; then change fabric sizes to show artistic options. Nancy shows you the basics of stitching the versatile 9-patch quilt block, and then she details how to take a fresh approach toward assembling the block to change it up! Modify the size of the fabric strips, use fabric scraps to make a vintage quilt, or change the color to provide artistic options.
Premiered: December 21, 2015The “International Honor Quilt” is a collaborative grassroots project, which honors hundreds of women and their achievements. The quilt features approximately 600 small triangular quilts assembled into a beautiful multi-sectional quilt. The “International Honor Quilt” has been gifted to the University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute in Louisville, Kentucky.
Premiered: December 21, 2015
Make a Square Within a Square quilt block; then vary the fabric sizes for creative options. Learn to make a Square Within a Square block the traditional way; then change the mix, varying the length of the fabric pieces to stitch a Rectangle Within a Rectangle and a modern Floating Square block. All blocks and quilt designs are made with Nancy’s signature streamline quilting techniques.
Premiered: December 14, 2015
Create different quilt designs from a 4-patch block by changing dimensions & color. Nancy starts this mini-series with a basic quilt block, the time-honored 4-patch design, & details the piecing techniques. Then watch as she changes it up, adjusting the sizes of the 4-patch design & working with modern color options with dramatic results. This is an ideal series for beginner quilters.
Premiered: December 14, 2015
Do you have a jar or box in your sewing space filled with old buttons? Most of us hold onto these treasures, yet others make a hobby of collecting them. Button collecting was recognized as an organized hobby through the founding of the National Button Society in 1938. Learn about various types of buttons, plus how to care for and preserve your precious button collection finds.