Sewing With Nancy Videos
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.
Premiered: September 18, 2011Quarter-marked fabric, quarter-scale triangles, and fat quarters--all are terms used by quilters and sewers. Gail Underbakke, a registered dietician with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison Wisconsin, talks about how quartering is also important when it comes to meal planning. Gail gives guidelines for planning meals for good health and enjoyment.
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.
Premiered: September 11, 2011Beth Hartford, from the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI), is committed to the group's mission of raising awareness and funding research for Alzheimer's disease. She discusses two types of quilts that make up the mission of this quilter-driven charity.
Premiered: September 11, 2011
In the second episode of this workshop class, fiber artists Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson and Nancy teach you to embellish your art quilts with hand embroidery, decorative machine stitches, and whimsical stippling. They show how to add elegant borders and wrapped bindings using decorative rotary blades for cutting.
Premiered: September 4, 2011Steffani Lincecum, designer and pattern maker, shares information about sewing theatrical garments. She gives tips she has discovered in her 20+ years of experience making costumes for TV, film, and theater. Among the important considerations are choosing the right fabric, finding fabric with texture, making durable garments, and using zippers for quick changes.
Premiered: September 4, 2011
Fiber artists Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson join Nancy to share nature inspired artwork with a workbook approach--one technique at a time. Learn to use bright patterned collages for backgrounds, incorporating weaving, braiding, bias strips, and free form pieces in these small projects. A new approach to using fusibles makes these art quilts incorporating raw edge applique easy to assemble.
Premiered: August 28, 2011Barbara Schneider is a fiber artist whose background is in visual design. She gathers interesting shapes from nature for inspiration and photographs them to capture the images. Then she creates amazing artistic pieces out of fabric by enlarging and reshaping the images. Barbara uses layering techniques, stiffeners, and machine stitching when she is working with the fabric for her creations.
Premiered: August 28, 2011
Join Nancy as she continues the sewing journey through her favorite tips and techniques. In this final show of the series on Sewing A to Z, Nancy demonstrates techniques from S-Z. Attaching Snaps, Topstitching, Understitching, sewing Vinyl, making Wrapped Corners, preparing Yo-yos, and inserting Zippers are featured.
Premiered: August 21, 2011With his background in architecture and web site design, Bruce Seeds has found a most satisfying way to marry his love of color, geometry and artistic discovery with his inclination towards precision and detail. His quilted textile mosaics are created not from patterns but through a process.
Premiered: August 21, 2011
Nancy has compiled all her favorite techniques, and she features some of the best in this program. In this second part of the series she covers letters I-P. See techniques for using Interfacing, Lining Jacket Sleeves, stitching Knit Seams, Layering, Mitering Corners, marking Notches, Organizing Fabric, and sewing Pintucks.
Premiered: August 14, 2011Bob Urquhart, IL chapter director of Quilts for Kids, explains the two-fold mission of Quilts for Kids: making quilts for children who are seriously ill, and keeping keep fabric out of landfills. Fabric for the quilt is provided in a precut kit that is sent free of charge to anyone requesting it from their website. The quilts are donated to children suffering from illness or abuse.