Sewing With Nancy Videos

Nancy's Corner -Betty Willems & Judith Jourdan, Dreams Alive

Premiered: September 25, 2017

Award-winning bead circle members Betty Willems & Judith L. Jourdan trace the history of beading. Beading techniques changed from a flat design to more dimensional ones. As part of the revival of Iroquois Raised Beadwork, members of the Oneida Nation Dreams Alive Beading Circle practice this stunning art & help strengthen & maintain vital cultural links to the Iroquois Nation in upstate New York.

Strip-by-Strip Patchwork Quilts - Part 2

Premiered: September 25, 2017

Nancy and quilt designer, Donna Fenske, explore the use of color and design to achieve a rich depth of tone and dimension by using fabric strips to construct quilt blocks. Learn how fabric and block dimension changes produce an entirely new look. Projects include Jeweled Illusion and Tumbling Leaves table runners, and the Fractured Sunlight quilt

Strip-by-Strip Patchwork Quilts - Part 1

Premiered: September 18, 2017

Variegated fabrics and simple-to-stitch fabric strips known as strata, give these quilt designs great visual interest. Great as stash busting projects, Nancy and quilt designer, Donna Fenske, show you techniques to transform fabric strips into beautiful quilts to decorate your home.

Nancy's Corner - Tammy Rousell, Mitsy Kit Adaptive Crafting

Premiered: September 18, 2017

A tactile border placed on quilt squares to guide her mother’s sewing served as the catalyst for an innovative solution to help many individuals use their sense of touch to engage in fabric crafting activities. Tammy Roussell created Mitsy Kit Adaptive Crafting For All, providing adaptive materials & training. The kits provide ways to reclaim a creative spark & find a renewed sense of purpose.

Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3 - Part 2

Premiered: September 11, 2017

Learn techniques to abolish the intimidation of free-motion quilting. Nancy and guest, author Lori Kennedy, show how sketching before stitching builds muscle memory. See how easy it is to make the basic leaf, the elegant feathered leaf, whimsical schools of fish, and a fleet of sailboats.

Nancy's Corner - Tenaya Hurst, Rogue Making

Premiered: September 11, 2017

Tenaya Hurst blends sewing, electronic components and upcycling establishing the tech sewing movement. Known as a “maker”, Tenaya in outfits laced with colorful, flashing LED lights, leads hands-on workshops at Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math events and maker fairs around the country encouraging youth and adults alike to embrace this a blend of scientific and artistic discovery.

Nancy's Corner - Paul Leger, All Guy Quilt Retreats

Premiered: September 4, 2017

Paul Léger, an avid quilter from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, explained that quilting retreats for guy quilters aren’t very different than their female counterparts. The semi-annual retreats started in 2008 when a Yahoo group of male quilters got together in person. Since the first retreat the group has expanded from seven to more than 20, coming from across the U.S., and Canada, as well as Europe.

Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3 - Part 1

Premiered: September 4, 2017

See how fun and approachable free-motion machine quilting can be. Learn how to make loops, spiral roses, the flower power fill pattern, and versatile square flowers. Nancy and guest, author Lori Kennedy, share techniques that create beautiful results.

Renegade Sewing and Quilting Tips

Premiered: August 28, 2017

Need a sewing rescue? Nancy shares ideas to get you out of a pinch. She enlists household items to create unusual and reliable solutions to make your sewing, quilting, pressing, and pattern cutting go faster and easier. Also learn novel ways to organize sewing and quilting supplies.

Nancy's Corner - Karen Klemp & Jane Krogstad, Hope2Others

Premiered: August 21, 2017

Infant death from hypothermia during the first 10 days of life is a serious concern in developing countries. As Hope 2 Others founder Karen Klemp explained how the Hats 4 Hope care kit gives at-risk babies a chance at life. The kits, distributed at hospitals, include a quilt/afghan/blanket, a baby hat, and other care items for newborns, plus flip flops and a toothbrush for mothers.

Precut Fabrics for Speedy Projects - Part 3

Premiered: August 21, 2017

Experience the wonderful possibilities of precut fabric packs. See how quickly and easily Nancy and guest, Maria DeGroot, stitch projects like the Quilt & Go Tote and the Strip-by-Strip Reversible Quilt from 2½" precut fabric strips. With a little cutting, 10" precut squares transform into the Split and Spin Pinwheel quilt.

Precut Fabrics for Speedy Projects - Part 2

Premiered: August 14, 2017

Unlock the creative potential of the tasteful fabric combinations found in precut bundles. Nancy and guest, Maria DeGroot, transform 10" fabric squares into the stunning Chocolate Cake with Sprinkles Quilt and the beautiful Quarter Log Cabin Quilt, while 5" squares become the Charming Tote.

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