Sewing With Nancy Videos

Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2

Premiered: September 2, 2013

Nancy takes the “ouch” out of finishing quilt tops—fearless and fun! Start by layering and pinning (or fusing), then learn easy no-fear quilting options, basic to creative, and all done on your sewing machine—no hand sewing. Quilt layers by stitching in the ditch, “decorative tie” stitches, or fearless stippling.

Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 3

Premiered: September 9, 2013

Learn how to cut and apply traditional binding and binding for unique shapes (curves, hexagons, and more) including effortless mitered corners. Plus, Nancy shares ideas for using prepackaged binding with perfect results.

Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 1

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.

Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 2

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.

Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects,...

Premiered: December 25, 2011

Quilting doesn't always refer to "bed quilts." Join Nancy and guest Darlene Zimmerman for innovative ways to use reproduction fabrics and designs, 1930s--1940s inspired, to quickly stitch 21st century projects.

Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects,...

Premiered: December 18, 2011

Nancy and vintage quilt expert Darlene Zimmerman take a fresh look at 1930s-1940s quilt fabrics and designs, sharing quick projects and full size quilt designs. Nancy and Darlene also teach you how to create quilts to fit your decor, and how to use your stash of fabrics, no matter what the style.

Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 1

Premiered: September 18, 2011

Nancy explores traditional quilt blocks such as the time-honored tumbler. She updates the tumbler block using a super-sized template to extend block size from four to ten inches in length--and it's speedy to stitch! Fabrics make a huge difference in the design, and Nancy shows some contemporary variations.

Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 2

Premiered: September 25, 2011

Nancy transforms hexagon blocks, such as those used in Grandmother's Flower Garden, into super-sized blocks created without any "Y" seams--just simple straight stitching. Make Grandmother's dramatic dahlia or a super-sized bouquet. These sensational quilts are easy to make using Nancy's faux-hexagon technique.

Handbags 2—Designer Knockoffs, Part 1

Premiered: November 25, 2013

Tame the trickiest tasks of stitching a designer handbag using sewing and embroidery tips from Nancy and embroidery specialist Eileen Roche. Learn how to add grommets for function and flair. Take sewing handbags to a new level.

Handbags 2—Designer Knockoffs, Part 2

Premiered: December 2, 2013

Start with a rectangle of fabric and add unique embroidery accents such as shaped corners and precisely stitched grommet holes to make a stunning designer bag. Join Nancy and embroidery expert Eileen Roche to learn these exciting details. Get the inside scoop on customized pockets, straps, and linings.

Hobo Totes--Casual to Classic

Premiered: September 16, 2013

Nancy starts with tote basics and adds variety with fabric, trim, and techniques. She adds belt loops to hold a partial belt or a scarf for interest. Prequilted fabric makes a speedy serged bag, and faux sheepskin warrants new sewing techniques. Finishing tips, like attaching legs and adding a hanging snap, are handy options for other bags.

How to Sew Art, Part 1

Premiered: January 26, 2015

Add the finishing touches to a gorgeous photograph wall hanging. During this first episode with guest Tammie Bowser, learn how to put the finishing touches on a quilted photograph wall hanging. Also, learn how to improve your design by using specific fabric values and positioning of the fabric pieces in an random manner.