Sewing With Nancy Videos

Nancy's Corner - Roy Mitchell, Jr., Quilt Educator

Premiered: January 9, 2017

Roy Mitchell Jr. developed & teaches for the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice. Young men entering the course must score at least 90 percent on exams for measurement and math, how to create a pattern, fabric knowledge, as well as 250 sewing & quilting vocabulary words. As a final exam, students are given dimensions for a quilt & must determine pattern & construction details.

Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous - Part One

Premiered: January 9, 2017

Make a sewing statement, starting with a basic pattern, then “fill up” spaces—a yoke, a front panel, or cuffs, with embellishments or unique fabrics. Learn how these fabric accents can create flattering illusions of a slimmer shape while learning creative sewing techniques such as discharge fabric dying and carefree threadwork. Guest Lorraine Torrence joins Nancy.

Every Last Piece

Premiered: January 2, 2017

Nancy and guest, Lynn Harris, will inspire you with numerous ways to maximize how you use fabric in quilts. See how to refresh traditional designs by giving them a scrappy look while updating other quilts with a minimalist charm when all scraps are used on broad backgrounds. You’ll never again be tempted to throw away fabric scraps.

Nancy's Corner - Marilyn Badger and Claudia Clark Myers

Premiered: January 2, 2017

Quilts by the award winning quilting team of Marilyn Badger and Claudia Clark Myers were highlighted at the 2016 Quilt Expo in Madison. The ladies share with Nancy that it is the first time that 22 of their quilts have been shown at the same location. They also talk about the “what ifs?” that they consider when designing and creating a quilt.

Nancy's Corner - Wendy Mamattah, Braid and Stitch

Premiered: December 26, 2016

Wendy Mamattah engaged her artistic skills & immersed herself in the culture of her homeland, Ghana, to create mesmerizing art quilts. The Masai Journey depicts a long line of women journeying from their huts to the marketplace; each figure receding into the distance becomes smaller while maintaining great detail. Drummers and dancers seem to come to life in Wendy’s many dance inspired quilts.

Magic Inch Quilts - Part Two

Premiered: December 26, 2016

Guests Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio join Nancy to demonstrate how to create custom quilt designs of your own with a modern flair. See how to adapt the Magic Inch technique to any size block. Grab your rotary cutter and sew along while we master a fresh approach to quilting.

Nancy's Corner - Fraser Smith, Sculptor

Premiered: December 19, 2016

Fraser Smith found his passion and established a career creating amazingly realistic sculptures from wood. The intricately detailed hats and coats, a surprisingly authentic briefcase, and lovingly recreated quilts draped casually across a carved wooden clothes line, cause those who view his work to pause and ponder.

Magic Inch Quilts - Part One

Premiered: December 19, 2016

Learn the secret of piecing small strips of fabric into larger section to create clever, improvisational quilts that will delight both beginner and veteran quilters. Nancy and her guests, Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio, will teach clever use of color and simple piecing techniques. Prepare to be inspired! Watch Part Two.

Second Chance T-Shirt Makeovers - Part Two

Premiered: December 12, 2016

Be creative with T-shirts that are not being worn by using the fabric from the shirts in a new way. Nancy and guest, Mary Mulari, show how to turn the T-shirts from family vacation sites, school events, and sporting games into easy-to-sew projects such as, pennant banners, headbands, neck gaiters, scarves and more. These second-chance projects are ideal for beginner stitchers. Watch Part One.

Nancy's Corner - Cherie St. Cyr, Fiber Artist Part Two

Premiered: December 12, 2016

Cherie St. Cyr returns to Nancy’s Corner to share the inspirations for her eye-catching quilts incorporating her own dyed fabrics. She applies signature touches to her quilts, perhaps most notable are the hand-painted black & white borders. Cherie encourages quilters & sewists to sign their work-either with a label on the back of the quilt or with stitching incorporated on the front of the quilt.

Second Chance T-Shirt Makeovers - Part One

Premiered: December 5, 2016

Do you have a drawer filled with once important, but seldom worn T-shirts? Give those notable shirts a second chance. Nancy and sewing makeover specialist, Mary Mulari, share ways of using the fabric from T-shirts to create more usable projects and memory makers. Learn how to make a rag-quilt, ideal for graduates, plus Christmas Stockings, luggage tags, and more. Watch Part Two.

 

Sew a Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish - Part Two

Premiered: November 28, 2016

If it has been awhile since you’ve sewn with knits or if you’ve never tried sewing with knit fabrics, this series is what will give you knit-sewing confidence. See how easily a knit skirt or pants can be sewn or serged in an evening. Use Nancy’s updated sewing techniques to make the process enjoyable without taking hours of time. Watch Part One.

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