Sewing With Nancy Videos

Cuddle Buddies Hats and Scarves

Premiered: February 1, 2016

Nancy 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.

Nancy's Corner - Jane Sassaman, Fabric Designer

Premiered: February 1, 2016

A 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.

Nancy's Corner - Frieda Anderson, Art Quilter

Premiered: January 25, 2016

Frieda Anderson joins Nancy at the annual Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, to share information about art quilts. They discussed framing, finishing, stitching, and labeling.

Hoop It Up - Guide to Successful Embroidery Part Two

Premiered: January 25, 2016

Embroidery 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.

Nancy's Corner - Elizabeth Klaus, Quilt to Give

Premiered: January 18, 2016

The donations coordinator at DAIS joins Nancy at the annual Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, to accept quilts for their domestic violence shelter in Dane County. DAIS has seven other intervention, prevention, and education programs for victims of domestic violence. The remaining quilts from the Quilt to Give project were given to Enchanted Makeovers, a group that houses and educates women and children.

Hoop It Up - Guide to Successful Embroidery Part One

Premiered: January 18, 2016

Use your embroidery sewing machine to create unique gift bundles for a baby, kids, or friends. Wondering if you’re up to the task? Let Nancy and guest, Marie Zinno, show you how to hoop for success on a variety of standard gift items such as baby bibs, tote bags, and hooded towels. You’ll soon find that learning the right way to attach fabrics to an embroidery hoop leads to embroidery success.

Nancy's Corner - Janet Raderer & Anna Gray Slagle, STITCH

Premiered: January 11, 2016

Volunteers from an outreach program called STITCH teach sewing to women for the Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Supplies are all donated. They teach by demonstrating, as most of the refugees don’t speak English. In the past four years, they have had approximately 80 women go through the program. They have come from Somalia, Sudan, Nepal, Cuba, Kenya, Iraq, and the Congo.

Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes Part Two

Premiered: January 11, 2016

Nancy Zieman and embroidery expert Eileen Roche give you the confidence and inspiration you need to update the neckline of a top with designer touches. Use embroidery to add thread motifs and programmed stitches to change the shape of a neckline.

Nancy's Corner - Carolyn Ducey, International Quilt Study

Premiered: January 4, 2016

The International Quilt Study Center and Museum is located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The department offers a masters degree in Textile History, emphasizing quilt studies. The museum has the world’s largest publicly held quilt collection, featuring 4500 quilts from 50 different countries. The museum hosts 12–15 quilt exhibits each year, featuring about 100 quilts at any time.

Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes Part One

Premiered: January 4, 2016

Nancy and guest Eileen Roche show you how to update necklines with fashionable embroidery and other easy, yet creative, accents. Learn how to hoop a ready-made top in your embroidery machine and then watch as the programmed stitching not only adds beautiful embellishments, but changes the neckline shape.

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.

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