Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: January 19, 2015Diversify basic techniques to create an original Double Wedding Ring Quilt. Nancy’s guest, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, is a unique quilter whose work is rooted in tradition, yet she produces quilts that push the proverbial quilting envelope. Learn the basic technique to create a Double Wedding Ring Quilt, and then how to diversify the technique.
Premiered: January 19, 2015
The art of sewing helps women in the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners project learn a trade that provides an income, and helps them provide custom made clothing for burn victims in their country. Volunteers from the partners project help the Nicaraguan women learn to sew, obtain needed sewing supplies, and provide an outlet for them to sell the beautifully made doll clothes.
Premiered: January 12, 2015Help Joan and Fletcher Hinds in their mission to teach girls in Cambodia to sew. This gives the girls a profession so that they can be self-sufficient and aren’t sold as sex slaves. Fletcher, Joan, and friends are in the process of building a sewing studio that will be a place for the girls to learn how to sew. They are in need of sewing machines, fabric, and notions to make clothing.
Premiered: January 12, 2015
Create a modern version of the Double Wedding Ring Quilt design. Victoria Findlay Wolfe, called a “mod-quilt celebrity” by the Wall Street Journal, is Nancy’s guest. Learn how to take a traditional Double Wedding Ring Quilt design and give it a modern interpretation. The results are breathtaking in their originality and diversity.
Premiered: January 5, 2015For patients suffering from the effects of Parkinson’s disease, specially made lightweight quilts provide much needed comfort. The Parkinson’s Comfort Project provides small quilts, light enough for patients to move with their weak muscles, but warm enough to take the chill off and provide a source of comfort. Make a monetary donation, or sew a small lightweight quilt to donate to this project.
Premiered: January 5, 2015
Accent your crazy quilt blocks with decorative in-the-hoop designs. Crazy quilting has come a long way! Learn an easy stitch and flip technique and embellish quilt blocks with delicate and decorative stitches—all in the hoop. Nancy and machine embroidery specialists Eileen Roche show you all the details.
Premiered: December 29, 2014Sewing teacher/fashion designer Stephanie Struckmann tells about the joys and challenges of teaching in her home. She teaches a variety of students, including boys and girls (ages 7 and up), moms and daughters, young moms, and home decorating enthusiasts. She prefers 2–4 students for an ideal class size, especially for children. Students learn clever sewing short-cuts and create fun projects.
Premiered: December 29, 2014
Create digital crazy patch designs that look like handwork. Nancy and guest Eileen Roche, machine embroidery expert, show you how to duplicate your grandmother’s crazy quilt hand embroidery stitches with today’s digital techniques—all in the hoop.
Premiered: December 22, 2014Help the Comfort Quilt Project group build a much needed hospital in Nkololo, Tanzania and supply quilts to the occupants. Monetary donations assist with the construction and equipment for the new hospital, and 12-1/2" quilt blocks will be made into quilts for the patients in the hospital. The project is part of Roads to Life Tanzania—a nonprofit organization based in the United States.
Premiered: December 22, 2014
Create free-motion quilting designs with confidence. Learn how to master all the fundamentals of free-motion quilting. Nancy and guest Molly Hanson show you how to confidently stitch different quilting designs, including stippling variations, swirls, and wood grain.
Premiered: December 15, 2014Sixth grade students created radial art designs with their initials and names. Maria DeGroot, a school volunteer, helped the students make these beautiful designs into an appliquéd medallions quilt. The quilt was used as a raffle item to raise money for their school. In the process of creating designs, the students learned to use a new medium—fabric—plus they learned about the art of quilting.
Premiered: December 15, 2014
Free-motion quilt with ease—it’s fast and fun! Learn to free-motion quilt on your sewing machine and you’ll never look back. Nancy and guest Molly Hanson show how to quilt like a pro and create finished projects without using a long-arm machine.