Sewing With Nancy Videos

Nancy's Corner - Peggy Gelbrich, Coffee Creek Quilters

Premiered: December 28, 2015

Coffee 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.

Change Up Patchwork Part Three

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.

Nancy's Corner - Shelly Zegart, International Honor Quilt

Premiered: December 21, 2015

The “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.

Change Up Patchwork Part Two

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.

Change Up Patchwork Part One

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.

Nancy's Corner - Jill Gorski, National Button Society

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.

Nancy's Corner - Mallory & Erin Johnson & Cece Jabs, Anime

Premiered: December 7, 2015

Nancy’s guests share their learning experiences from designing and sewing costumes for anime conventions. They balance their time, expenses, and abilities in addition to boosting their confidence as they create costumes without patterns, using a “trial and error” approach. Many of their creations feature repurposed clothing and a variety of unique fabrics.

Cabin Fever Quilts, Part Two

Premiered: December 7, 2015

Discover tricks of modern quilting inspired by the traditional Log Cabin block. You might think that Log Cabin quilt blocks are very predictable—red center block with dark fabric strips added to one side and light strips added to the other. Nancy and guest Natalia Bonner, a modern quilt designer help you discover that with an unconventional approach the expected turns imaginative! Watch Part 1.

Nancy's Corner -Venetta Morger, Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project

Premiered: November 30, 2015

Quilters around the country raise awareness, education, and funding for the Ovarian Cancer Research program by donating entire quilts and quilt blocks to make quilts for an online auction. The quilts are displayed each year at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. All who have been touched in some way by ovarian cancer have been invited to contribute a block.

Cabin Fever Quilts, Part One

Premiered: November 30, 2015

Discover tricks of modern quilting inspired by the traditional Log Cabin block. You might think that Log Cabin quilt blocks are very predictable — red center block with dark fabric strips added to one side and light strips added to the other. Nancy and guest, modern quilt designer Natalia Bonner, help you discover that with an unconventional approach the expected turns imaginative! Watch Part 2.

Nancy's Corner - Debbie Hall, Cecelia's Quilt

Premiered: November 23, 2015

A memory quilt becomes a labor of love when it is customized to fit a granddaughter’s special needs. The child’s first year clothes were repurposed for the pockets. Plus, attached felt toys and Braille dots were added to make it an educational gift for this little girl with ONH (Optic Nerve Hypoplasia), which impairs her sight. This inspirational gift is truly one to share with other quilters.

Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part Two

Premiered: November 23, 2015

Gain sewing confidence when you learn Nancy’s easy pattern fitting techniques. Traditional techniques are set aside and a no-nonsense approach called Pivot and Slide is taught. Once you know the basics as seen in episode one, Nancy shows how to apply these steps to patterns that have multiple pattern pieces. Watch Part 1.

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