Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: December 21, 2015
Make a Square Within a Square quilt block; then vary the fabric sizes for creative options. Learn to make a Square Within a Square block the traditional way; then change the mix, varying the length of the fabric pieces to stitch a Rectangle Within a Rectangle and a modern Floating Square block. All blocks and quilt designs are made with Nancy’s signature streamline quilting techniques.
Premiered: December 14, 2015
Create different quilt designs from a 4-patch block by changing dimensions & color. Nancy starts this mini-series with a basic quilt block, the time-honored 4-patch design, & details the piecing techniques. Then watch as she changes it up, adjusting the sizes of the 4-patch design & working with modern color options with dramatic results. This is an ideal series for beginner quilters.
Premiered: December 14, 2015
Do you have a jar or box in your sewing space filled with old buttons? Most of us hold onto these treasures, yet others make a hobby of collecting them. Button collecting was recognized as an organized hobby through the founding of the National Button Society in 1938. Learn about various types of buttons, plus how to care for and preserve your precious button collection finds.
Premiered: December 7, 2015Nancy’s guests share their learning experiences from designing and sewing costumes for anime conventions. They balance their time, expenses, and abilities in addition to boosting their confidence as they create costumes without patterns, using a “trial and error” approach. Many of their creations feature repurposed clothing and a variety of unique fabrics.
Premiered: December 7, 2015
Discover tricks of modern quilting inspired by the traditional Log Cabin block. You might think that Log Cabin quilt blocks are very predictable—red center block with dark fabric strips added to one side and light strips added to the other. Nancy and guest Natalia Bonner, a modern quilt designer help you discover that with an unconventional approach the expected turns imaginative! Watch Part 1.
Premiered: November 30, 2015Quilters around the country raise awareness, education, and funding for the Ovarian Cancer Research program by donating entire quilts and quilt blocks to make quilts for an online auction. The quilts are displayed each year at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. All who have been touched in some way by ovarian cancer have been invited to contribute a block.
Premiered: November 30, 2015
Discover tricks of modern quilting inspired by the traditional Log Cabin block. You might think that Log Cabin quilt blocks are very predictable — red center block with dark fabric strips added to one side and light strips added to the other. Nancy and guest, modern quilt designer Natalia Bonner, help you discover that with an unconventional approach the expected turns imaginative! Watch Part 2.
Premiered: November 23, 2015A memory quilt becomes a labor of love when it is customized to fit a granddaughter’s special needs. The child’s first year clothes were repurposed for the pockets. Plus, attached felt toys and Braille dots were added to make it an educational gift for this little girl with ONH (Optic Nerve Hypoplasia), which impairs her sight. This inspirational gift is truly one to share with other quilters.
Premiered: November 23, 2015
Gain sewing confidence when you learn Nancy’s easy pattern fitting techniques. Traditional techniques are set aside and a no-nonsense approach called Pivot and Slide is taught. Once you know the basics as seen in episode one, Nancy shows how to apply these steps to patterns that have multiple pattern pieces. Watch Part 1.
Premiered: November 16, 2015Activewear is the focus at Downton Abbey’s country estate in this Nancy’s Corner. Lady Mary Crawley and Lady Edith sport riding outfits. Mrs. Hughes, head of the female servants wears black with lace accents. Lady Sybil wears a nurses outfit, Matthew in military attire, and Mary Crawley in an A-line skirt and silk blouse. Gentlemen Robert Crawley & Richard Carlyle are dressed in tweed for hunting.
Premiered: November 16, 2015
Nancy teaches pattern fitting using her time-tested pivot and slide techniques. Choose the right pattern size, and custom-fit patterns without cutting the original pattern pieces apart. Practice along using free mini-patterns that you can download online. This first episode centers on easily fitting tops, dresses, and skirts. Watch Part 2.
Premiered: November 9, 2015You will be enthralled with this Nancy’s Corner, on location at the Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh, WI. In this segment Nancy and Laura Fiser, curator of collections and exhibitions, take a close-up look at eveningwear fashions worn during the PBS drama, Downton Abbey. The gorgeous gowns from the 1910s–1920s feature beading, embroidered lace, opulent fabrics, and beautiful jewelry.