Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: September 19, 2016
Kay Capps Cross, a quilting teacher, shares techniques to reduce the apprehension of free motion quilting. Kay shows Nancy that one of the best tools quilters have for making wonderful geometric designs are their own fingers. Using a light touch, they take turns guiding the long arm machine to make simple lines for quilting.
Premiered: September 19, 2016
Don’t junk those old jeans! Nancy shows you how to use deconstructed denim jeans in a variety of new ways to decorate your kitchen. See how durable potholders, pretty placemats, a stylish casserole carrier, and darling bibs are all constructed using the 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew philosophy.
Premiered: September 12, 2016
Create quilt blocks with impact. Nancy shares her favorite tips and techniques that make difficult to piece blocks—like Drunkard’s Path, and Hearts and Gizzards—assemble quickly and more easily.
Premiered: September 5, 2016
Nancy breaks traditional sewing “rules” to show you how to achieve better results with quilt blocks. Learn her secrets to creating stunning, super-sized quilts. Try the Lone Star, the Sew Grand Dresden, and a Christmas tree skirt.
Premiered: August 29, 2016
With a minimal amount of fabric and a little bit of sewing time, you can create a fashion statement with an easy-to-make and easy-to-wear scarf. Select the Loop and Tuck Scarf, the S-Curve Scarf, Knot Your Average Scarf, the Convertible Ride Scarf, or the Double De-Lite Scarf and start sewing with Nancy!
Premiered: August 22, 2016
Turn a rectangle of fabric into a fabulous accessory. Scarves are fashion statements that are as enjoyable to create as they are to wear. Nancy and her guest, Donna Fenske, highlight some timeless scarf techniques that can be quickly created in a variety of fabrics.
Premiered: August 15, 2016
Join the restyling trend as Nancy and her guest, Mary Mulari, share creative ways to makeover sweatshirts with stunning results. With creative cutting and stitching, you’ll twist, turn, and topstitch a sweatshirt into your own personal style statement.
Premiered: August 8, 2016
Transform a wardrobe staple—the sweatshirt—into a unique garment that expresses your own personal style. Mary Mulari joins Nancy to inspire you with some of their favorite techniques and design ideas. Learn how to restyle a pullover to a cardigan, apply simple appliqués, and add plackets and zippers.
Premiered: February 1, 2016A quilt fabric designer shares her process of designing fabric. She starts with the sketching of motifs from nature, scans them to her computer, colorizes the artwork, and sends the artwork to the fabric manufacturer. After she reviews the “strike-offs” (screen printed fabric) and fabric is ready, she creates a project with the fabric to highlight her designs.
Premiered: February 1, 2016Nancy Zieman and her guest, Donna Fenske, share techniques to create hats and scarves with adorable animal features. Nancy shows how to appliqué as you add dimensional elements like faces, ears, paws, feathers, and more.
Premiered: January 25, 2016Embroidery pro Marie Zinno joins Nancy to share her tips on how to successfully embroider by machine. As a professional, Marie knows the ins and outs of attaching a ready made T-shirt, baby onesie, tote, or slippers to an embroidery hoop, and she’s willing to share all her trade secrets.
Premiered: January 25, 2016Frieda Anderson joins Nancy at the annual Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, to share information about art quilts. They discussed framing, finishing, stitching, and labeling.