Sewing With Nancy Videos

Tried and True Sewing & Quilting Tips, Part Two

Premiered: October 26, 2015

Enjoy tried and true tips from a variety of sewing and quilting personalities. Sewing and quilting specialists took time from their busy teaching schedule, at Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, to record some of their favorite sewing and quilting techniques. You’ll love the plethora of tips! Watch Part 1.

Tried and True Sewing & Quilting Tips, Part One

Premiered: October 19, 2015

Quilting and sewing experts took time from teaching at Nancy’s Notions annual Sewing Weekend event in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, to share their favorite tried and true tips. Learn from Nancy’s friends during this program recorded on location. Watch Part 2.

A Modern Quilting Bee

Premiered: October 12, 2015

Join Nancy at the Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, for a modern gathering of all things quilting. The term “quilting bee” might bring to mind faded images of women gathered around a quilt stretched on a frame. Now, ponder the term “modern quilting bee,” an image with thousands of quilt enthusiasts at a convention center.

Nancy's Corner - Robert Freund, Mexican Indigenous Textile

Premiered: October 5, 2015

A historian’s private collection of Mexican indigenous textiles is becoming a legacy for future generations. This collection of beautiful handmade clothing and other textiles from various villages in Mexico was donated by historian Bob Freund to the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane University.

Beginning Landscape Quilting Part Three

Premiered: October 5, 2015

Spontaneous landscape quilting techniques are the secret to creating picturesque scenes. Nancy and Natalie Sewell have fine-tuned the process of landscape quilting. You’ll learn to cut blooms, accents, and mountains creatively and enhance them easily with fabric, paint, or markers. Then, give life to your designs as you stipple, following the movement of the fabric with easy tips from Natalie and Nancy. Watch Part 1 and Part 2.

Beginning Landscape Quilting Part Two

Premiered: September 28, 2015

Learn to create a garden scene in fabric with this easy landscape quilting process. Natalie Sewell, landscape quilt artist and Nancy create beautiful foliage, groundcover and floral accents in their landscape quilt designs — learn the easy process in this program. Nancy and Natalie guide you in choosing fabric, cutting, clustering, highlighting, adding dimension for beautiful detail in your quilt garden. Watch Part 1 and Part 3.

Nancy's Corner - Catrina Sparkman, Black Threads

Premiered: September 28, 2015

Six women artists and writers formed a modern day quilting bee. Together they learned a new art form—quilting—while sharing history and the love of family. As they found out, quilts not only keep us warm, but tell stories and also build friendships. These women made six very special quilts, and each quilt will be treasured for a lifetime.

Nancy's Corner - Deanna Waltz, Redwork Quilts

Premiered: September 21, 2015

Redwork quilts made with colorfast Turkey red floss pay homage to past vintage quilts using intricate hand embroidery designs. Bluework is also used for embroidery with an off-white background. Quilt reproductions with redwork or bluework often have authentic patterns from purchased vintage quilts. The time and handiwork devoted to these designs adds a touch of nostalgia to quilts created today.

Beginning Landscape Quilting Part One

Premiered: September 21, 2015

Learn landscape quilting using this simplistic approach and easy techniques. Nancy and her quilting mentor Natalie Sewell streamline the landscape quilting process using a beginner’s prospective. Learn to use inspirational photos, choose fabric, and master messy and fussy cutting techniques. Create trees easily with raw-edge appliqué techniques and give them dimension with fabric markers or oil pastels. Watch Part 2 and Part 3.

Nancy's Corner - Tatjana Hutnyak, The Makers Coalition

Premiered: September 14, 2015

The Makers Coalition, a non-profit organization, trains, rebuilds sewing skills, and creates jobs in industrial sewing production to help people enter the workforce and to keep jobs on-shore. Training is at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minnesota from 2–6 months, depending on whether it is part- or full-time. Job placement has been 90% plus, within a month of graduation.

Sew the Perfect T-Shirt Part Two

Premiered: September 14, 2015

Sew a classic tee dress with easy fitting, sewing, and designing techniques. Nancy and designer Pamela Leggett show how to apply sewing and fitting techniques from a T-shirt pattern to a wardrobe classic—a comfortable tee dress. Also learn tips for several neckline variations and hemming options ideal for dresses. Watch Part 1.

Nancy's Corner - Sara Myers, The Sewcial Lounge

Premiered: September 7, 2015

The Sewcial Lounge is a classroom where you get together in a small group for the sheer enjoyment of sewing and socializing. The focus is on people having fun and getting their projects done. Make a project, such as a simple tote bag or a zippered pouch, done in an afternoon of class.

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