Join Nancy Zieman and her guests as they share their love of the sewing arts by exploring the latest ideas in one of the country's most popular crafts.
All Past Episodes
26:47 | #3126 | TV-G
Turn old school quilting into new school technology when using an embroidery machine for quilting. Eileen Roche joins Nancy to show how to hoop a quilt and handle the bulk with ease while stitching the designs automatically.
26:47 | #3125 | TV-G
Nancy and embroidery specialist Eileen Roche turn an embroidery machine into a quilting machine.
26:47 | #3124 | TV-G
Nancy and Donna Fenske share techniques to create hats and scarves with adorable animal features.
26:47 | #3123 | TV-G
Half-square triangles serve as the foundation for three stunning row-by-row quilt designs.
26:47 | #3122 | TV-G
Nancy explains how to arrange simple half-square triangles into beautiful row-by-row designs.
26:47 | #3121 | TV-G
Nancy applies her 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew philosophy to create soft-sided bins, the double duty mat for sewing and pressing, the crossbody jeans bag, and the two-for-one apron.
26:47 | #3120 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to use deconstructed denim jeans in a variety of new ways to decorate your kitchen.
26:46 | #3119 | TV-G
Timeless designs including the Loop and Tuck Scarf and the S-Curve Scarf are highlighted.
26:47 | #3118 | TV-G
Nancy and her guest Donna Fenske highlight some of Nancy's favorite scarf techniques.
26:47 | #3117 | TV-G
Nancy and Mary Mulari revisit some of their favorite designs and share ways to makeover sweatshirts.
26:47 | #3116 | TV-G
Transform a wardrobe staple, the sweatshirt, into a unique garment that expresses personal style.
26:46 | #3115 | TV-G
Nancy and her granddaughters, along with friends, take a modern approach to sewing kid projects.
26:46 | #3114 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Lindsey Zinno demonstrate advanced rope-sewing techniques.
26:46 | #3113 | TV-G
Lindsey Zinno incorporates thread and fabric with cotton rope to sew home decor and accessories.
26:46 | #3112 | TV-G
A system of making scrap quilts that incorporates all sizes, shapes, and prints is introduced.
26:46 | #3111 | TV-G
Quilting professional Judy Gauthier and Nancy show how to sort a fabric stash into useable pieces.
26:47 | #3110 | TV-G
Nancy returns to her sewing roots, sharing timesaving sewing tips while creating a stylish jacket.
26:46 | #3109 | TV-G
Learn how simple tools and notions streamline the stitching process of collars, sleeves and seams.
26:46 | #3108 | TV-G
Projects include Jeweled Illusion and Tumbling Leaves table runners and the Fractured Sunlight quilt.
26:46 | #3107 | TV-G
Nancy showcases techniques to transform fabric strips into beautiful quilts to decorate your home.
26:46 | #3106 | TV-G
Nancy and author Lori Kennedy show how sketching before stitching builds muscle memory.
26:46 | #3105 | TV-G
Learn how to make loops, spiral roses, the flower power fill pattern, and versatile square flowers.
26:46 | #3104 | TV-G
Nancy enlists household items to create unusual and reliable solutions to make your sewing easier.
26:46 | #3103 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Maria DeGroot showcase the wonderful possibilities of using precut fabric packs.
26:46 | #3102 | TV-G
Unlock the creative potential of the tasteful fabric combinations found in precut bundles.
26:46 | #3101 | TV-G
Learn how simple stitching and clever cutting can result in a variety of attractive quilt blocks.
26:46 | #3026 | TV-G
Turn old school quilting into new school technology when using an embroidery machine for quilting.
26:46 | #3025 | TV-G
Nancy and Eileen Roche demonstrate how to turn your embroidery machine into a quilting machine.
26:46 | #3024 | TV-G
Fabrics that are not usually used together are combined to change a plain fashion to fabulous.
26:46 | #3023 | TV-G
A front panel, cuffs, and other fabric accents can create flattering illusions of a slimmer shape.
26:46 | #3020 | TV-G
Clever use of color and simple piecing techniques are taught. Prepare to be inspired!
26:46 | #3022 | TV-G
Nancy and Lynn Harris will inspire you with numerous ways to maximize how you use fabric in quilts.
26:46 | #3021 | TV-G
Nancy and her guests show how to create custom quilt designs of your own with a modern flair.
26:46 | #3019 | TV-G
Be creative with T-shirts that are not being worn by using the fabric from the shirts in a new way.
26:46 | #3018 | TV-G
Mary Mulari shares ways of using the fabric from T-shirts to create more usable projects.
26:46 | #3017 | TV-G
Use Nancy's updated sewing techniques to easily to make a knit skirt or pants in an evening.
26:46 | #3016 | TV-G
Sew a versatile, yet carefree wardrobe in a minimum of sewing time with Nancy's streamline instructions.
26:46 | #3015 | TV-G
Nancy and Julie Hendricksen look back in time to admire the work of quilt-making pioneers who didn't have the conveniences that we have today.
26:46 | #3014 | TV-G
Learn how to create your own versions of antique quilt designs from a collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s.
26:46 | #3013 | TV-G
Nancy shows you how to use your sewing machine and colorful thread as your tools for doodling.
26:46 | #3012 | TV-G
Nancy translates doodles onto fabric with a sewing machine to create small works of fiber art.
26:46 | #3011 | TV-G
Nancy translates doodles onto fabric with a sewing machine to create small works of fiber art.
26:46 | #3010 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates how to create Perpetual Pinwheels, Star Gazer, and Flying Home.
26:46 | #3009 | TV-G
Nancy explains how to arrange simple half-square triangles into beautiful row-by-row designs.
26:46 | #3008 | TV-G
What's old is new again! Restyle your old jeans into useful and decorative home accessories.
26:46 | #3007 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to use deconstructed denim jeans in a variety of new ways to decorate your kitchen.
26:46 | #3006 | TV-G
Nancy shares some new and time-tested tips and techniques that make difficult to piece blocks easy.
26:46 | #3005 | TV-G
Nancy breaks traditional sewing rules to show you how to achieve better results with quilt blocks.
26:46 | #3004 | TV-G
The Loop and Tuck Scarf, the S-Curve Scarf and more of Nancy's popular designs are highlighted.
26:46 | #3003 | TV-G
Nancy's favorite scarf techniques that can be quickly created in a variety of fabrics are featured.
26:47 | #3002 | TV-G
Guest Mary Mulari shares creative ways to makeover sweatshirts with stunning results.
26:46 | #3001 | TV-G
Learn how to restyle a pullover to a cardigan, apply simple appliques and add plackets and zippers.
26:46 | #2926 | TV-G
Nancy and Donna Fenske share techniques to create hats and scarves with adorable animal features.
26:46 | #2925 | TV-G
Learn how to successfully use stabilizers and embroidery designs to stitch top-notch projects.
26:46 | #2924 | TV-G
Use your embroidery sewing machine to create unique gift bundles for a baby, kids, or friends.
26:46 | #2906 | TV-G
Sew a classic tee dress with easy fitting, sewing, and designing techniques.
26:46 | #2923 | TV-G
Learn how to easily and creatively use your embroidery machine to give a plain top a new focus.
26:46 | #2922 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Eileen Roche demonstrate how to update necklines with fashionable embroidery.
26:46 | #2921 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates the basics of stitching the versatile 9-patch quilt block.
26:46 | #2920 | TV-G
Learn to make a Square Within a Square quilt block and vary the fabric sizes for creative options.
26:46 | #2919 | TV-G
Create different quilt designs from a 4-patch block by changing dimensions and color.
26:46 | #2918 | TV-G
Discover tricks of modern quilting inspired by the traditional Log Cabin block.
26:46 | #2917 | TV-G
Modern quilt blocks are easily made from the traditional Log Cabin quilt blocks.
26:46 | #2916 | TV-G
Gain sewing confidence when you learn Nancy's easy pattern fitting techniques.
26:46 | #2915 | TV-G
Nancy teaches pattern fitting using her time-tested pivot and slide techniques.
26:46 | #2914 | TV-G
Gift ideas made from vintage hankies and doilies, ties, towels, and laminated bags are shared.
26:46 | #2913 | TV-G
Nancy and Mary Mulari inspire you to use repurposed meaningful fabric for your heartfelt creations.
26:46 | #2912 | TV-G
Sewing and quilting specialists discuss some of their favorite sewing and quilting techniques.
26:46 | #2911 | TV-G
Learn tried and true sewing and quilting tips from the experts.
26:46 | #2910 | TV-G
Join Nancy at the Quilt Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, for a modern gathering of all things quilting.
26:46 | #2909 | TV-G
Spontaneous landscape quilting techniques are the secret to creating picturesque scenes.
26:46 | #2908 | TV-G
Learn to create a garden scene in fabric with this easy landscape quilting process.
26:46 | #2907 | TV-G
Learn landscape quilting using this simplistic approach and easy techniques.
26:46 | #2905 | TV-G
Fitting techniques that flatter "real" figures and simple knit sewing tips for T-shirts are shown.
26:46 | #2904 | TV-G
Replace broken zippers, mend jeans, and sew on buttons with this easy and unconventional approach.
26:46 | #2903 | TV-G
Nancy highlights a simple, yet unconventional, approach to clothing repairs.
26:46 | #2902 | TV-G
Learn Nancy's secrets for making a designer handbag with panache.
26:46 | #2901 | TV-G
Create fashion forward handbags by making easy changes to your bag pattern.
29:00 | #2822 | TV-G
Nancy and Eileen Roche show how to accent crazy quilt blocks with decorative in-the-hoop designs.
26:46 | #2826 | TV-G
Tammie Bowser demonstrates how to put the finishing touches on a quilted photograph wall hanging.
26:46 | #2825 | TV-G
Learn how to change a photo into pixels, choose fabrics by color value, and create a wall hanging.
26:46 | #2824 | TV-G
Learn the basic technique to create a Double Wedding Ring Quilt and how to diversify the technique.
26:46 | #2823 | TV-G
A modern interpretation of the traditional Double Wedding Ring Quilt design is created.
26:46 | #2821 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Eileen Roche create digital crazy patch designs that look like handwork.
26:46 | #2820 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to stitch different quilting designs, including stippling variations and swirls.
26:46 | #2819 | TV-G
Learn how to free-motion quilt and create finished projects without using a long-arm machine.
26:46 | #2818 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates easy methods to sew simple pockets, facings, and even an invisible zipper.
26:46 | #2817 | TV-G
Nancy minimizes sewing effort and shows the easiest way to sew collars, corners, and sleeves.
26:46 | #2816 | TV-G
Nancy shares some of the easiest ways to layout, cut and mark fabric, sew darts, and add elastic.
26:46 | #2809 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to make no-hassle 1/2-square triangles using the speediest, most accurate ways.
26:46 | #2815 | TV-G
Nancy interviews designers, teachers, and others at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington.
26:46 | #2808 | TV-G
Nancy transforms a cardigan into several styles and adds closures and pockets to a coat pattern.
26:46 | #2814 | TV-G
Designer Mary Mulari transforms specialty fabrics and clothing into fabulous fabric wraps.
26:46 | #2813 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Mary Mulari present quick to sew coverups for elegant evenings, travel, and more.
26:46 | #2812 | TV-G
Nancy and Joan Hinds sew doll costumes from unique fabrics and include a variety of techniques.
26:46 | #2811 | TV-G
Author and designer Joan Hinds sharse her latest doll costume patterns and sewing tips.
26:46 | #2810 | TV-G
Nancy teaches an easy method to make 1/4-square triangles and modified 1/4-square triangles.
26:46 | #2807 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to use contemporary patterns and add creative touches to enhance a wardrobe.
26:46 | #2806 | TV-G
Artistic quilts start with the joining of linear columns of fabric using Nancy's quick techniques.
26:46 | #2805 | TV-G
Substitute a column of fabric for a traditional quilt block and a speedy approach to quilting.
26:46 | #2804 | TV-G
Nancy sews Heartbeat Columns and Interrupted Columns. Both provide pleasing movement.
26:46 | #2803 | TV-G
Nancy highlights jewelry caddies, ironing blankets, a closet organizer, and a pillow wrap.
26:46 | #2802 | TV-G
Nancy creates Hold-it Sacks for electronic devices, fabric bins for organizing, and wall pockets.
26:46 | #2801 | TV-G
Nancy creates timesaving gifts such as a cosmetic bag, a tote, and a luggage saddlebag.
26:46 | #2726 | TV-G
Nancy visits Quilt Expo and explores the newest trends in quilting techniques, fabrics, and more.
26:46 | #2725 | TV-G
Nancy and serger pro Pam Mahshie take your creative sewing and serging in a new direction.
26:46 | #2724 | TV-G
Serger pro Pam Mahshie will help you find the confidence to get your serging skills up to speed!
26:46 | #2723 | TV-G
Create colorful and wearable knits designed with a little fashionista in mind.
26:46 | #2722 | TV-G
Learn to create fashions that allow children to run and play comfortably with flair and style.
26:46 | #2721 | TV-G
Nancy redesigns the cutting and piecing of the Lone Star quilt design to make it speedy to sew.
26:46 | #2720 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates how to make Dresden Plate quilt designs small, to a super-sized 40".
26:46 | #2719 | TV-G
Embroidery guru Denise Abel shows how to get the look of free motion quilting without the stress.
26:46 | #2718 | TV-G
Piece quilt blocks using a combination of machine embroidery and techniques from paper piecing.
26:46 | #2717 | TV-G
Stitch a designer handbag with simply sophisticated embroidery details.
26:46 | #2716 | TV-G
Tame the trickiest tasks of stitching a designer handbag using Nancy's sewing and embroidery tips.
26:46 | #2715 | TV-G
Nancy gives a facelift to timely quilt block designs like Hearts and Gizzards, Fan, and Wagon Wheel.
26:46 | #2714 | TV-G
Learn the secret that eliminates concave and convex curves as you create easy quilt projects.
26:46 | #2713 | TV-G
Mary Mulari guest hosts and teaches new and different applique techniques and easy tricks.
26:46 | #2712 | TV-G
Applique techniques using "chips to chunks" of fabric, texturing, and Kaleidoscope ideas are shared.
26:46 | #2711 | TV-G
Scarves such as the Loop and Tuck, Fringed Folly, and Embroidered Elegance that are chic and fun.
26:46 | #2710 | TV-G
Use a little fabric and some creativity for instant success making these fashionable scarves.
26:46 | #2709 | TV-G
Double layer bias scarves are created and creative draping ideas are shared.
26:46 | #2708 | TV-G
Designer Donna Fenske makes stylish tees with ease using updated techniques and lots of creativity.
26:46 | #2707 | TV-G
A little creativity is used to make stylish changes to a basic knit T-shirt.
26:46 | #2706 | TV-G
Nancy provides a lesson on tote basics and adds variety with fabric, trim and techniques.
26:46 | #2705 | TV-G
Learn how to cut and apply traditional binding and binding for curves and more unique shapes.
26:46 | #2704 | TV-G
Finish up those stashed quilts with simple layering and quilting techniques and no stress.
26:46 | #2703 | TV-G
Nancy addresses basic border options with ideas for cutting, mitering, and working with odd angles.
26:46 | #2702 | TV-G
Debbie Bowles makes wonderful quilt blocks with large print fabric squares plus angled side blocks.
26:46 | #2701 | TV-G
Nancy and quilt designer Debbie Bowles use 18" blocks to make large quilts using ideas from Debbie's versatile BQ pattern designs.
26:46 | #2626 | TV-G
Stitching quilts with simple circle techniques including a Scrappy Orange Peel quilt, a Crazy for Circles quilt, and a Wedding Ring quilt are featured.
26:46 | #2625 | TV-G
Learn easy techniques to add finishing touches to knits-ruffles, flounces, embroidery and more.
26:46 | #2624 | TV-G
Build your confidence and learn easy techniques to sew and embellish stylish new knits.
26:46 | #2623 | TV-G
Learn to make impressive special occasion doll clothing including a fairy princess dress, a cheerleader outfit, and more.
26:46 | #2622 | TV-G
Learn to sew 18" doll fashions with speedy techniques and easy flat construction.
26:46 | #2621 | TV-G
Rehooping with the hoop off the machine and fabric out of the hoop, creating monograms by resizing and respacing letters, quilting and making lace with your embroidery machine, and embroider projects that are seemingly impossible to hoop are shared.
26:46 | #2620 | TV-G
Learn or "relearn" embroidery basics with a fun new twist for dynamite embellishing results.
26:46 | #2619 | TV-G
A serger is used to make a ruffled tee dress, a vintage stitched pillow, and a trendy table runner.
26:46 | #2618 | TV-G
Serger specialist Barbara Goldkorn and Nancy team up to serge projects that are chic, easy, and fun. Learn new applications for basic serger stitches, fabulous attachments, and delightful projects using cover and chain stitches.
26:46 | #2617 | TV-G
Using twisted trim for edging, creating no-hassle machine embroidered appliques, stitching scraps and trims to make textured fabric, and more are shared.
26:46 | #2616 | TV-G
A variety of clothing and accessories are decorated with beads, buttons, and nontraditional trim.
26:46 | #2615 | TV-G
Celebrate past and present memorable experiences with Nancy's special guests and a live audience.
26:46 | #2614 | TV-G
Reminisce with Nancy and a studio audience as she takes you behind the scenes over the past 30 years.
26:46 | #2613 | TV-G
Learn the basics of making a travel trio bag set, a jewels and treats bag, and a curling iron tote.
26:46 | #2612 | TV-G
Organize and tote your valuables for vacation, shopping, and work with quick and classy gear.
26:46 | #2611 | TV-G
Make, use, and love artistic quilts and projects created with large prints and tubular strips.
26:46 | #2610 | TV-G
Create modern free-form designs using traditional quilting methods-fast and precise. Strip quilting with wedges, supersizing a traditional design, and a scrappy fusing technique are showcased.
26:46 | #2609 | TV-G
The secrets for making lovely flowers with beautiful fabrics and items rescued from your closet.
26:46 | #2608 | TV-G
Create attractive floral accessories using small pieces of fabric and some savvy techniques.
26:46 | #2607 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to use the Bias Binding Foot, Buttonhole Foot, and the Free-Motion Quilting Foot.
26:46 | #2606 | TV-G
Nancy includes characteristics, uses, settings, and how-tos for the Stitch-N-Ditch Foot, Teflon Foot, and the Flower Stitch Foot. Learn new options for binding, sewing difficult fabrics, and making beautiful circular flowers.
26:46 | #2605 | TV-G
Tips for using the Invisible Zipper Foot, Roller Foot, Walking Foot, and Satinedge Foot as you make samples for this workbook lesson.
26:46 | #2604 | TV-G
Learn Dresden hi-tech patchwork, e-cycling with the help of a denim shirt, and letters of distinction using your embroidery machine.
26:46 | #2603 | TV-G
Learn how to sew covers for your electronic devices and paper tablets using templates or commercial patterns.
26:46 | #2602 | TV-G
Learn a smocking technique achieved with yo-yo makers, add a secure zipper closure to an open-top tote, change your bag into a backpack, or add a drawcord top to your tote.
26:46 | #2601 | TV-G
Design smart bags by adding a strap variation or by making other easy changes to your pattern.
26:46 | #2526 | TV-G
Tips on a no-fail welt pocket, "bagging a lining technique," and easy mitered vents are shared.
26:46 | #2525 | TV-G
Discover professional interfacing secrets that add fashionable dimension to an Armani-style jacket.
26:46 | #2524 | TV-G
Use an easy unlined jacket/coat pattern and express your personality with embellishment options for three new looks.
26:46 | #2523 | TV-G
Learn easy sewing and embellishment techniques for a jacket with multiple fashion options.
26:46 | #2522 | TV-G
Accessorize your home with fleecy projects, creating fast-to-sew blankets, pillows, and much more. These projects, which can easily be made in an evening, are ideal for first time sewists and stitchers.
26:46 | #2521 | TV-G
Use soft knit fleece to create fashionable accessories in a flash. Start with yardage of fleece or other "fleecy" fabrics and learn how to create quick projects-perfect for gift giving.
26:46 | #2520 | TV-G
Innovative ways to use reproduction fabrics and designs, 1930s-1940s inspired, to quickly stitch 21st century projects.
26:46 | #2519 | TV-G
A fresh look at 1930s-1940s quilt fabrics and designs, how to create quilts to fit your decor, and how to use your stash of fabrics.
26:47 | #2518 | TV-G
Adding the finishing details to your designer-inspired handbags.
26:46 | #2517 | TV-G
Design a world class handbag with inspiration from your embroidery machine. Learn tips on the stabilizers used by designers, artistic ways to create straps, and embroidered corner accents and strap connectors.
26:46 | #2516 | TV-G
Making samples for your workbook, speedy two-needle hemming, three-needle decorative topstitching, plus basic and decorative chain stitching.
26:46 | #2515 | TV-G
Learn rolled hem and flatlock stitch basics as you serge samples for a workbook. Nancy and Pam Mahshie teach you to serge elegant "fish line" rolled hems for evening wear and artistic flatlock stitches with added ribbons.
26:46 | #2514 | TV-G
Serger expert Pam Mahshie joins Nancy to teach you how to serge knit seams, chain stitch patchwork, serge wrapped corners, serge decorative edges, and more.
26:46 | #2513 | TV-G
Nancy and designer Joan Hinds create quick 18" doll clothes that are simple enough for beginning sewers. They demonstrate using fusible trims and hems, simple serged edges, bias necklines, ruffled armholes, and lots more.
26:46 | #2512 | TV-G
Author and designer Joan Hinds sews a versatile collection of clothes for 18" dolls, each sewn in 30 minutes or less. They reveal secrets for easy flat construction, no-hassle gathering, quick zigzagged elastic, lace hems, fun fusible applique, and much more.
26:46 | #2511 | TV-G
How to make three full flair apron styles that include colorful appliqued pockets, grommets, rick rack, detachable accents, and more. The reversible aprons have a split personality, with one side for everyday tasks and the other side to host an elegant occasion.
26:46 | #2510 | TV-G
Make practical aprons for hanging laundry and gardening, or create other vintage styles that incorporate appliques, rick rack, and tie-shaped wedges - all are reversible. Four apron styles, including a child's apron, ideal for daughter or granddaughter, are featured.
26:46 | #2509 | TV-G
Make a quick turn-around shirt by switching the front to the back and vice versa - a great pullover.
26:46 | #2508 | TV-G
How to use trims and fabric pieces to refashion what's already in your closet; learn to change necklines, sleeves, and hemlines; and upcycle a shirt by exchanging the elements.
26:46 | #2507 | TV-G
A faux-hexagon is the secret to Nancy's super-sized honeycomb design. 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.
26:46 | #2506 | TV-G
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!
26:46 | #2505 | TV-G
Embellish your art quilts with hand embroidery, decorative machine stitches, and whimsical stippling. Also, add elegant borders and wrapped bindings using decorative rotary blades for cutting.
26:46 | #2504 | TV-G
Fiber artists share their 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 that incorporate raw edge applique very easy to assemble.
26:46 | #2503 | TV-G
Techniques for attaching snaps, topstitching, understitching, sewing vinyl, making wrapped corners, preparing yo-yos, and inserting zippers are featured.
26:46 | #2502 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates techniques for using Interfacing, lining jacket sleeves, stitching knit seams, layering, mitering corners, marking notches, organizing fabric, and sewing pintucks.
26:46 | #2501 | TV-G
Nancy shares a sampling of simplified tips and techniques from her book, Sewing A to Z. She demonstrates techniques such as preparing anchor cloths, making belt loops, cutting out patterns, using double needles, easing seams, making fabric tubes, and using gathers.
26:46 | #2426 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates how easy sewing has become over the years. She compares the sewing techniques from decades ago with present techniques, including one-task wonders and other tools made to simplify sewing, quilting, and embroidering.
26:46 | #2425 | TV-G
Nancy takes a look into the past and compares sewing techniques from sewing books written in the 1920s-1950s to the same techniques sewn now. Among the techniques included are stitching pockets, piping, hems, and zippers.
26:46 | #2424 | TV-G
Nancy uses clear, narrow, and fold-over elastic plus elastic thread in conventional and creative ways. Stabilize shoulder seams and add stretch to neckline seams with clear elastic, use 1/4" elastic for stretchable gathers, elastic thread for smocking,and soft flexible foldover elastic to finish soft knits such as baby clothing and fleece.
26:46 | #2415 | TV-G
Nancy explains the simple process of quilting in columns instead of the traditional squares, triangles, and blocks. Learn to do reversible quilting using flannel or conventional batting, and how to transform a quilt to a larger size by simply adding length and more columns.
26:47 | #2423 | TV-G
Nancy reviews various types of elastics including braided, knitted, and woven, and then she teaches updated techniques for buttonhole and drawcord elastic. In addition, learn how to make a traditional elastic casing and a ready-to-wear technique for a no-worries elastic casing, especially nice for knit garments.
26:46 | #2422 | TV-G
Linda Lee, pattern designer and author, joins Nancy to showcase runway raw edge finishes suitable for woven and knit fashions. They extend cool edges to home decor using bold fringe that effortlessly fits into seams. They also feature fuse and stitch underlays for couture garments, including a selvage with ribbon and fringed edges, plus a petticoat edge on a T-shirt.
26:46 | #2421 | TV-G
Learn to sew runway finishes for seams and hems, creating artistic details on fashion fabrics.
26:46 | #2420 | TV-G
Learn easy zipper techniques for lanyards, picnic totes, cosmetic bags, storage for electronic devices, and more. Plus, find new options for using zippers in unique and unusual ways to make trim such as piping and appliques for all your projects.
26:46 | #2419 | TV-G
Nancy and her quilting buddy Natalie Sewell show how to achieve movement and depth in ground cover by layering and working with a multitude of fabrics in a random and unruly way. Give life to your designs by highlighting and shading with markers and oil pastels. Then stipple to your heart's content following the movement of the fabric.
26:46 | #2418 | TV-G
Practice making floral landscape elements with a simple piece-by-piece approach. In the second episode of this mini workshop class, landscape artists Natalie Sewell and Nancy teach you to make gorgeous blooms, buds, and leaves. Shade and highlight blossoms, buds, and leaves for a 3D effect, and resize to add realism to your artwork. Stipple details, and outline petals, grasses, and leaves - let your fabric and design dictate how you stitch.
26:46 | #2417 | TV-G
Take a practical approach to create the elements of a picturesque landscape scene. Nancy and her quilting mentor Natalie Sewell show how to cut, shade, paint, and stipple trees. Their landscape quilt designs feature light and dark plus distant and close-up trees. Learn "messy cutting," shading/highlighting with various mediums, and learn how to stipple in a way that adds dimension to the trees.
26:46 | #2416 | TV-G
Learn to create a linear design using dimensional scrappy pieces or traditional blocks. Use leftover fabrics to make an easy to sew Scrappy Column Quilt with dimensional inserts. Folding and pressing are the secrets to making this fun quilt with interesting shapes. Also, learn new tricks with batting, and add bridging strips to traditional blocks to create a column concept.
26:46 | #2414 | TV-G
Author and prolific quilter Maggie Ball joins Nancy to present her ingenious Bargello quilt block. Maggie and Nancy share the secrets for planning the blocks, choosing color and value, and making versatile designs by combining strip sets. They show how to make a one-of-a-kind quilt using 24 identical blocks with various layout options.
26:46 | #2413 | TV-G
Nancy and Maggie Ball, author and quilt designer, demonstrate easy to piece Bargello quilt blocks and twist them to yield a variety of designs. They teach a basic plan to select fabric, arrange and stitch the strips, cut strips into segments, and layout the blocks. Then they make a Tessellating Butterflies runner with 12 identical blocks and sashing strips. Maggie showcases several quilts.
26:46 | #2412 | TV-G
Nancy teams up with Mary Mulari to make a fashionable cowl neckline by using the bottom ribbing in the bottom to top Sweatshirt. Then they trim the neck and cuffs of the denim do-over with denim strips and buttons. A shirt and sweatshirt are recycled for the layered calico country top, while the asymmetrical oriental top is styled with shaped hems, cuffs, and a V-neck.
26:46 | #2411 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Mary Mulari express creativity using 2-1/2" strips to embellish a top with faced and folded stripes, and a fitted vest with staggered stripes that are pinked and fused to form cross bars. Then they serge and twist strips for a shaded striped vest, and make 3D bias vines and chenille blossoms the focal point on another top.
26:46 | #2410 | TV-G
Embellish your felting with fabric markers and easy embroidery techniques. Isabella Hoffman, a fiber artist and machine felting expert, joins Nancy to showcase and teach the techniques she uses for her embellished felting. Machine felting, shading with fabric markers,and hand embroidery, as well as the 3D techniques she has developed, make her work come to life.
26:46 | #2409 | TV-G
Fiber artist Isabella Hoffman joins Nancy in showing how to creatively incorporate felting, shading and blending, and hand embroidery skills for a fiber art masterpiece. Machine felting makes the project quick, while fabric marker shading techniques and hand embroidery give it personality.
26:46 | #2408 | TV-G
Nancy and designer Kay Whitt begin with patterns with streamlined styling, and then they blend them with interesting combinations of fabrics and techniques. Adding details like rose accents, double collars, two-sided fabrics, simple tabs, and faux fur makes the finished results anything but ordinary.
26:46 | #2407 | TV-G
Kay Whitt, author and designer, joins Nancy to create a dynamic duo as they share winning ways of combining fabrics, clever designs, and friendly techniques. Think outside the box as you learn ways of teaming appliqued ruching, invisible zippers, and ruffling with streamlined patterns and unusual fabrics.
26:46 | #2406 | TV-G
Nancy illustrates how to prepare a pattern from a purchased garment and add enhanced details. Learn how to transfer darts, pockets, tucks or gathers, pleats, collars and collar stays, and raglan sleeves. Using Nancy's technique, you'll develop a pattern that reproduces the style or fit of your best-loved garment.
26:46 | #2405 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates how to create a pattern from a ready-made garment with a reverse sewing process, using a front-opening jacket to illustrate. After discussing basic tools, she reveals the tricks of tracing. She shows how to transfer grainline, seams, seam and hem allowances, side panels, collars, buttonholes, and sleeves, as well as how to replicate a garment section with a center fold.
26:46 | #2404 | TV-G
Designer Donna Fenske joins Nancy to showcase textured scarf creations using fabrics ranging from light and airy bridal illusion to a lofty fleece. Traditional techniques like making chenille give way to unique designs such as the no-sew fairy dust scarf.
26:46 | #2403 | TV-G
Transform a rectangle into a drapable spiral scarf, tuck and gather challis fabric for a cascading scarf, or create clever knit infinity ring scarves.
26:46 | #2402 | TV-G
Nancy and Kate continue exploring interesting variations for the Dresden applique process. They show a never-fail method of shaping scalloped edges using fusible interfacing. They make four projects, including a Dresden dahlia quilt, a mini Christmas tree skirt, a peacock table runner, and an eleven pines wall hanging.
26:46 | #2401 | TV-G
Designer Kate Bashynski and Nancy demonstrate classic appliqued Dresden designs. After showing how to stitch and applique wedges to a fabric background, they add traditional or dimensional yo-yo centers. Then they showcase innovative design options using full, three-quarter, and half fan blocks, including a patches and plates quilt, a serpentine table runner, and a poinsettia table topper.
26:46 | #2326 | TV-G
Incorporating vintage hankies into ready-made garments as well as home decor accents.
26:46 | #2325 | TV-G
How to incorporate hankies into wearable art and a multitude of designer tips for additional ways to utilize beautiful retro hankies.
26:46 | #2324 | TV-G
Detailed information about Amish quilting patterns along with traditions of Amish life, and the basics of making a unique Amish postcard quilt using solid colors and geometric shapes to capture the spirit characteristic of Amish designs.
26:46 | #2323 | TV-G
Create small Amish style quilt projects with characteristic bold geometric shapes and solid colorations. These plain and simple projects are made with techniques that are fast and fun.
26:46 | #2322 | TV-G
Explore the design possibilities using thread painting techniques, materials, and ideas. Use decorative stitches to create outline stitches, filler stitches, weaving techniques, and images of flora and fauna.
26:46 | #2321 | TV-G
Learn decorative stitch thread painting - a fun and free-form process.
26:46 | #2320 | TV-G
Complete the reversible cotton theory jacket and use the remaining quilted pieces for a tote bag.
26:46 | #2319 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Betty Cotton construct a one-of-a-kind reversible quilted jacket using Betty's quilt first-then assemble method.
26:46 | #2318 | TV-G
Using unique serger stitches plus accessory feet and attachments; elegant handbags and children's boutique-like clothing; and effects that can be created using a chain stitch, cover stitch, specialty serger feet, and attachments.
26:46 | #2317 | TV-G
How to creatively incorporate overlock, rolled hem, and flatlock stitches in a variety of projects from heirloom to home decor.
26:46 | #2316 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates multi-layer appliqué, button embellishment, felting, reversible appliqué, edge-turning techniques, and using fusible bias tape.
26:46 | #2315 | TV-G
Nancy illustrates several favorite appliqué techniques including couching, free-motion zigzagging, innovative confetti appliqués, and varying the width of satin stitching.
26:46 | #2314 | TV-G
Nancy starts with the applique basics, shows how to stitch inner details, minimizes the use of fusible web, incorporates decorative stitches, and creates easy folk art variations.
26:46 | #2313 | TV-G
Make a unique bistro apron from a vintage tablecloth, or repurpose men's shirts into children's or adults' aprons, gift bags, a dog collar, and more. Nancy and her friend Mary Mulari demonstrate creative makeovers that not only transform the items, but emit a spirit of change in America to recycle and sew green.
26:46 | #2312 | TV-G
Guest Mary Mulari and Nancy repurpose and recycle as they share delightfully simple ideas and projects. Learn to felt and reuse wool sweaters for mittens, gauntlets, glass cases, scarves, and tea cozies. Plus, make an ingenious variety of bags from scarves, curtains, ties, and more.
26:46 | #2311 | TV-G
Embroidery specialist Kate Bashynski and Nancy share useful embroidery tips for stitching flawless-looking designs. They show ideas for hiding background colors, stabilizing with spray for extra support, using grid and ghost templates for placement, creating dimensional projects, and adding sparkle with beads and crystals.
26:47 | #2310 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Kate Bashynski demonstrate embroidery tips that save time, energy, and money. Beginner and expert embroiderers will benefit from these techniques. Learn tips for embroidering on ready-made garments, expanding design collections by changing colors, skipping stitches for design flexibility, and eco-hooping to save stabilizer.
26:46 | #2309 | TV-G
Nancy makes large quilt blocks with gradated fabric for an Ombre Fan quilt with Asian influence and an Amish Ombre Shadow quilt.
26:46 | #2308 | TV-G
Nancy enlists the help of designer Natalie Sewell to create gorgeous art quilts with a sense of depth using ombre fabrics. Natalie demonstrates how a change in the stitching motion on one piece of ombre fabric creates both sky and water.
26:46 | #2307 | TV-G
Nancy creates beautiful color gradations using only two ombre fabrics. Strips of fabric in a variety of widths and easy straight stitching are all that are required to produce these lovely gradation projects.
26:46 | #2306 | TV-G
Create a seemingly complicated New York beauty block, stitch quilt designs with curves without traditional seaming, easy paper piecing for the spike designsto create perfect New York beauty blocks.
26:46 | #2305 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Elaine Waldschmitt create curved quilt blocks such as the Drunkards Path and Hearts and Gizzards with Elaine's amazingly easy appli-curve technique.
26:46 | #2304 | TV-G
Eliminate time-consuming sewing techniques by using a pattern designed for single layer construction, or by modifying an existing jacket pattern. Learn how to select suitable fabrics, and how to add serged or bound edge finishes for easy sewing and a carefree look.
26:46 | #2303 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates how to make a unique adjustable bag strap, to add an easy ribbon/zipper closure, to accent a handbag with precisely positioned embroidery, and to stitch a removable organizer that can be interchanged with all your handbags.
26:46 | #2302 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates additional attractive bags that can be created in an evening. Foundation piece a bag using lovely fabric scraps and ribbons; combine O-rings, faux suede, and unusual trims such as recycled ties; accent bags with straps and O-rings; and design a beautiful vintage lace bridal bag.
26:46 | #2301 | TV-G
Nancy showcases four handbags, each of which can be made in an evening.
26:46 | #2205 | TV-G
Combine elegant fabrics, beads, and fabric embellishments with floral yo-yos to add interesting texture and artistic dimension to projects.
26:46 | #2204 | TV-G
Use yo-yos to add dimensional personality to the holly, tree, snowflake, and ornaments on a delightful banner for the holidays. Nancy and Donna Fenske share new ideas for including yo-yos as part of exciting decorations and embellishments.
26:46 | #2226 | TV-G
Make easy one of a kind pillows and quilts in five easy steps. Trace, layer, sew, snip, and fray raggedy reverse appliqué is that easy.
26:46 | #2225 | TV-G
Ideas for sewing high loft fleece and embellishing scarves, hats, and mittens to create whimsical cuddly critters.
26:46 | #2224 | TV-G
Monogrammed napkins with perfectly placed lettering, personalized accessories that are stitched in the hoop from start to finish, and placemats adorned with timesaving quilted embroidery.
26:46 | #2223 | TV-G
New techniques for hooping, stabilizing, overlays, and more for creating embroidered ribbon projects, note cards, embroidered towels, slippers, and holiday stockings.
26:46 | #2222 | TV-G
How to incorporate value and texture when selecting fabrics for a jacket pattern. Also, a demonstration of bobbin work, sewing on-point squares to a fabric foundation, and crazy piecing cosmopolitan style.
26:46 | #2221 | TV-G
A demonstration of flip and sew piecing, stitching fabric sections onto a muslin foundation. Also, diagonal piecing, using strip sets, adding a vertical insert, and incorporating clip art fabric.
26:46 | #2220 | TV-G
Use ruffles, contemporary collars, stenciling techniques, and distressed fabric to create these adorable designer styles for kids.
26:46 | #2219 | TV-G
Boutique-style kids garments featuring a trapeze and wrap top, as well as a trendy pant style accented with an apron front.
26:46 | #2218 | TV-G
A glass case, zippered cosmetic bag, Christmas stocking, and baby bib serge them in a snap with easy techniques from Nancy and her guest, Georgie Melot, serger expert and designer.
26:46 | #2217 | TV-G
The simple to serge projects such as potholders, gift bags, a neck purse, and checkbook cover feature clever patterns that are easy to serge, use one serger stitch, and best of all can be made in less than 30 minutes!
26:46 | #2216 | TV-G
Nancy and her guest, Mary Mulari take one makeover style cardigan and transform it with thirteen different variations for the seasons.
26:46 | #2215 | TV-G
Nancy and her guest share ideas for enhancing eight sweatshirts with appliqués and ribbing details, plus offer simple changes to hemlines and center fronts, making adorable cardigans and jackets.
26:46 | #2214 | TV-G
Nancy sews a simple table runner with five groupings of Charms plus accent strips, then makes a table topper that's a real stash buster!
26:46 | #2213 | TV-G
Pair together a collection of jelly roll strips for a fast-to-sew quilt top with a visual twist, or use fat quarters to streamline making a quilt top with half-square triangles.
26:46 | #2212 | TV-G
Nancy reviews pre-cut fabric options, demonstrates making a streamlined quilt columns baby quilt, and creates a block bonanza table quilt combining jelly roll accent strips with big bold blocks subcut from double wide strips.
26:46 | #2211 | TV-G
Awe-inspiring photo memory quilts, skillful stippling, and a novel method of quilt blocking.
26:46 | #2210 | TV-G
How to use a favorite photo to create a poster size wall quilt, how to select and tile photos, print on fabric, choose borders, audition decorative corners, and add bias trim.
26:46 | #2209 | TV-G
Transform a simple crescent shaped bag into a stylish eye-catching accessory. Choose appropriate fabric and learn to make various tab and zipper closures, straps, and strap connectors.
27:17 | #2208 | TV-G
Choosing appropriate fabric for handbags, selecting strap options, using the new bag templates, and creating a sturdy base.
26:46 | #2203 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Donna Fenske demonstrate easy, contemporary ways of making yo-yo circles, hearts, and flowers. They use them as dimensional accents to decorate projects and make adorable fabric critters.
26:46 | #2207 | TV-G
Positive and negative appliqué, quilt border trim, dimensional circles, and a free form sew-on belt are some of the unique features used to turn simple jackets into original designer creations.
26:46 | #2206 | TV-G
Create a designer jacket using an easy pattern and adding creative touches to the edges. The flattering flounce, a tuck as you go ruffle, a double flange with binding, and the stitcher's showcase are cutting-edge techniques featured in this program.
26:46 | #2202 | TV-G
Nancy walks through a variety of fitting techniques for skirts and pants to prove her contention that great-fitting pants often start with a smaller-size pattern.
26:46 | #2201 | TV-G
Nancy shares her simplified approach to pattern fitting. She demonstrates easy pivot and slide techniques, then incorporates them into fitting patterns for tops, jackets, and dresses.
26:45 | #2126 | TV-G
Nancy creates triangles from basic squares, then joins them to craft a myriad of designs. She also shares easy quilt finishing techniques that can turn a novice into a confident quilter.
26:45 | #2125 | TV-G
While exploring the popular log cabin quilt block and its many variations, Nancy illustrates how to make the basic block and then creates different looks by combining blocks.
26:45 | #2124 | TV-G
Quilting basics and shortcuts that speed and simplify the process.
26:45 | #2123 | TV-G
Unique hand-crafted gifts paired with beverage recipes.
26:47 | #2122 | TV-G
Betty Cotton, an expert on reversible quilting, continues her exploration of how to quilt first and assemble second.
26:45 | #2121 | TV-G
Betty Cotton shows how to expand on her "fold and finish" technique to create reversible quilts.
26:45 | #2120 | TV-G
Fashion design student Allyce King and her mother tell how they bridged the generational "sewing gap" with a nontraditional approach.
26:45 | #2119 | TV-G
How can a 40-something teach a 20-something how to sew? Fashion design student Allyce King and her mom found the secret.
26:45 | #2118 | TV-G
Novel finishing techniques for contemporary fused art quilts.
26:45 | #2117 | TV-G
Nancy uses raw edge fusing to make unique quilts.
26:45 | #2116 | TV-G
Whimsical, stylized quilts created using fusible web.
26:45 | #2115 | TV-G
Simplified sewing and serging techniques for knit pants and skirts, a quick way to add an elasticized waistband, three hem options, an easy double-tie belt, mixing and matching five wardrobe components, and tips for packing when traveling.
26:45 | #2114 | TV-G
Modifying a top pattern's basic sweetheart neckline to make a scoop neckline, a boat neck, and a V-neck; converting the top to a dress pattern; and tips for machine embroidering on knits.
26:45 | #2113 | TV-G
Techniques for sewing fashionable knit garments, pattern layout, sewing machine and serger techniques suited to knit fabrics, and three ways to add creative outer-edge finishes.
26:45 | #2112 | TV-G
Dimensional patches made by tucking, tying, and folding bits of fabric; wavy pleats; perfect prairie points; tips on adding knotted ties to a quilt block; and ideas for enhancing projects with crystals.
26:45 | #2111 | TV-G
How to combine tufted stitches with machine decorative stitches, how to add gridded triple-needle stitching, a thread potpourri using leftover threads and double-needle stitching, and embellishments with buttons.
26:45 | #2110 | TV-G
Nancy and Mary Mulari combine zippers and trim to fashion an ingenious tote. They also make a fold-up market tote, show how to include handle loops on a tote, and make an across-the-body tote with a unique flap closure.
26:45 | #2109 | TV-G
Mary Mulari helps Nancy renovate existing totes and create unique new ones. They transform a sweatshirt into a lined tote, add zippered inside-outside storage pockets to another bag, refurbish canvas totes by including cover-ups, and add a topper to yet another example.
26:45 | #2108 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Eileen Roche use functional embroideries to add beauty to a handbag. They fashion avant-garde accessories by adding embroidered medallions to belt buckles and secure the handle with an embroidered motif.
26:45 | #2107 | TV-G
Embroidery specialist Eileen Roche helps Nancy create detachable appliqués to add pizzazz to a handbag and footwear.
26:45 | #2106 | TV-G
Serger specialist Joan Friedrich illustrates how to serge flat and ruffled edgings that mimic hand crochet.
26:45 | #2101 | TV-G
26:45 | #2105 | TV-G
Guest Amy Barickman and Nancy transform a pair of overalls into trendy aprons. Next, they use portions of pant legs to make a two-pocket bag, create fabric from leftover yarn scraps to accent a jean jacket collar, and add felted patchwork trim made from roving to a jacket.
26:45 | #2104 | TV-G
Nancy deconstructs jeans and refashions them into a skirt with a collage insert; adds godets; and embellishes with inserts, yo-yos, fabric pockets, and felted yarns.
26:45 | #2103 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to take the guesswork out of positioning machine embroidery on a project. She also demonstrates easy ways of binding edges, cutting out patterns, adding details to appliqués, gathering fabrics, easing seams, stitching darts, and mitering corners.
26:45 | #2102 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to achieve perfect lined patch pockets, add elastic casings, eliminate bulk on flaps, stitch hassle-free openings, use an anchor cloth, fold pattern pieces, tidy and store quilt components, organize gently used needles, and evenly space hand stitching along an edge.
26:45 | #2026 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Natalie Sewell use pastels and acrylics to add interest and realism to a landscape quilt, then complete it by adding borders, layering, binding, and stippling.
26:45 | #2025 | TV-G
Guest Natalie Sewell collaborates with Nancy on a project to customize landscape quilts by adding water scenes and structural elements such as windows, fences, and windowboxes. They cut stylized flowers from hand-dyed fabric and explain how to enhance fabric with pens and markers.
26:45 | #2024 | TV-G
Nancy and author/designer Natalie Sewell introduce the basics of landscape quilting, including choosing a photo to use as inspiration, selecting tools, and "messy" and "fussy" cutting techniques. They also illustrate how to combine fabrics, cutting, and shading to add depth.
26:45 | #2023 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Lorraine Torrence showcase a jacket featuring curved seaming. It looks challenging, but Lorraine demonstrates a simple way to butt edges on a muslin foundation and cover them with bias tape. She and Nancy also illustrate a patchwork variation edged with ruffles.
26:45 | #2022 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Lorraine Torrence use a stitch-and-flip technique to create a jacket designed with pieced fabric trapezoids of varying colors and scale. After matching pockets to a patterned base fabric, they also make a vest showcasing pieced triangles.
26:46 | #2021 | TV-G
Pattern designer/author Lorraine Torrence joins Nancy to turn a ready-made tablecloth into a shirt. They also explain how to use coordinating fabrics to simulate the look of a tablecloth in making a mitered, corner-pieced border shirt.
26:45 | #2020 | TV-G
Author/designer Christopher Nejman combines elegant fabrics and dynamic embellishments to take color and texture to a new level in pillow projects. He and Nancy punch and felt fabrics, then add interesting threads, crystals, jewels, decorative stitching, and fringe.
26:46 | #2019 | TV-G
Sweatshirt aficionado Mary Mulari helps Nancy add machine-embroidered accents to closures on a triple-loop cardigan and embroidered appliqués to the fold of an inside-out "blues" sweatshirt. They also trim a third shirt with wider notched ribbing plus reverse appliqué and a fourth with double ribbing.
26:45 | #2018 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Mary Mulari present innovative ideas for giving sweatshirts style and vitality.
26:45 | #2017 | TV-G
Mary Mulari is Nancy's guest for a demonstration of ways to modify a sweatshirt to give it a new look.
26:45 | #2016 | TV-G
Using the little foot/patchwork foot for precise seaming and channel stitching, the curve master foot to simplify joining curved quilting seams, the big foot to do echo and free-motion quilting and stippling, and the ruffler foot to make and attach ruffles.
26:45 | #2015 | TV-G
Nancy showcases four more sewing machine presser feet. She uses the cording and piping foot to create and insert piping, the edgestitching foot to make pleats and diamond tucks, the pintuck foot to make traditional and corded pintucks, and the overcast-guide foot to overcast and seam knits.
26:45 | #2014 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to use the open-toe foot to appliqué and attach trim, the fringe foot to make trim and sew on buttons, the multi-cord foot to couch threads and gather, and the edge-joining foot to join trims and stitch in the ditch.
26:45 | #2013 | TV-G
Guest Gretchen Hudock helps adapt a stencil design to accommodate any size border, use portions of a stencil to obtain multiple design options, and demonstrate innovative "window" appliqués and dimensional accents.
26:45 | #2012 | TV-G
Nancy and author/designer Gretchen Hudock explore innovative projects featuring appliqués inspired by stencils. They show how to design, position, and fuse the appliqués, then add fusible bias to portions of the designs on a pillowcase and two table runners.
26:45 | #2011 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Amy Barickman use a silhouette jacket pattern with five main pieces to create a single-layer serged wool jacket with decorative stitching. They also bind jacket edges with ribbons and embellish jackets with appliqués of needle-felted folk art and denim.
26:45 | #2010 | TV-G
Five unique vests made from one easy-to-sew pattern, plus ideas for embellishing them from author and publisher Amy Barickman.
26:45 | #2009 | TV-G
Nancy stitches roses, irises, and lilacs by hand and by machine; uses the bullion stitch to create rosebuds, leaves, or flower stamens; and shows the finished embroidery on garments, accessories, and home decor accents.
26:45 | #2008 | TV-G
Nancy creates chain, fern, and lazy daisy stitches and French knots using 1/4" silk ribbons. She details how to set up the embroidery hoop, demonstrates hand and machine techniques for each stitch, and uses the results to embellish evening bags and pillows.
26:45 | #2007 | TV-G
Nancy creates single rosettes, single rosettes with double petals, double rosettes, and easy leaves from 1" ribbon; arranges them; and stitches them to a crinoline base. She also demonstrates options for making petal flowers, gathered leaves, pansies, and tea roses.
26:45 | #2006 | TV-G
Guest Darlene Zimmerman helps bind quilt edges with specialty finishing techniques. She and Nancy illustrate how to carry the theme of a quilt design to the shape of the border and the binding; how to cut binding strips and join them to a straight edge; and how to add scalloped, wavy, or notched edge bindings.
26:45 | #2005 | TV-G
After detailing how to add simple borders to a quilt, Nancy and guest Darlene Zimmerman demonstrate some fancier alternatives: a pieced ice cream cone border, a prairie points border, and a knife-edge finish.
26:45 | #2004 | TV-G
Nancy and author Darlene Zimmerman discuss and illustrate examples of block setting options, including block-to-block, block-to-block with sashing and cornerstones, uneven quilt blocks, one-strip sashing, alternate blocks, connector blocks, and setting blocks on point.
26:45 | #2003 | TV-G
Serger expert Margaret Tully shows effects that can be created using the cording foot, ruffler foot, belt loop attachment, and down-turned feller. Then she and Nancy create a ruffled pillow using the serger.
26:45 | #2002 | TV-G
Nancy adjusts a serger for flatlocking, then illustrates several decorative uses for the stitch. She also discusses how to serge and troubleshoot a cover stitch and chain stitch, then presents options for combining overlock and coverlock stitches.
26:45 | #2001 | TV-G
Nancy details how to set up, thread, and adjust a serger, then demonstrates stitching seams, turning corners, "reverse stitching," and troubleshooting.
26:45 | #1926 | TV-G
Nancy makes a floor quilt using reversible fold-and-finish techniques.
26:45 | #1925 | TV-G
Ideas for adding interest to the centers of fold-and-finish reversible quilt blocks.
26:45 | #1924 | TV-G
Nancy makes home décor accents using fold-and-finish quilting techniques.
26:45 | #1923 | TV-G
Opportunities for volunteering your sewing skills to help those in need.
26:45 | #1922 | TV-G
Embroidery design options and tips for executing them on a variety of fabrics.
26:45 | #1921 | TV-G
The basics of machine embroidery.
26:45 | #1920 | TV-G
Attractive and functional reversible aprons.
26:45 | #1919 | TV-G
Expressive embellishments on three different versions of a basic handbag.
26:45 | #1918 | TV-G
A basic handbag pattern yields three bags, each showcasing a different technique.
26:45 | #1917 | TV-G
Trendy handbags that require only an evening or two of sewing to make.
26:45 | #1916 | TV-G
Zipper insertion and a new approach to adding a sewn-on waistband.
26:45 | #1915 | TV-G
Techniques for shaping pockets, sewing collars, and inserting sleeves.
26:45 | #1914 | TV-G
Updated techniques for basic sewing.
26:45 | #1913 | TV-G
Nancy creates interesting variations on her fabric bowls with changes in shaping and fabrication.
26:45 | #1912 | TV-G
Fabric bowls that make attractive home décor accents.
26:25 | #1911 | TV-G
Changing the style of a sweatshirt with facings and appliqués.
26:45 | #1910 | TV-G
Adding style, comfort, and fashion to a sweatshirt by modifying the neckline and hemline.
26:45 | #1909 | TV-G
Converting ordinary pullover sweatshirts into fashionable cardigans.
26:45 | #1908 | TV-G
Simple techniques for adding chenille accents to chic accessories.
26:46 | #1907 | TV-G
Making textured chenille and adding it to fashionable garments, accessories, and home accents.
26:46 | #1906 | TV-G
A simple three-step process for choosing coordinating quilt fabrics to complement a print.
26:45 | #1905 | TV-G
Combining quilt prints using fabric fat quarters.
26:45 | #1904 | TV-G
How fat quarter cuts of fabric can help in selecting and coordinating quilt fabric colorations.
26:44 | #1903 | TV-G
Adding personality to a basic jacket with distinctive sewing techniques and accents.
26:46 | #1902 | TV-G
Combining serger construction and interesting fabrics to make single-layer jackets.
26:45 | #1901 | TV-G
Nancy uses two fabrics and a streamlined pattern to sew reversible jackets that have style and flair.
26:45 | #1826 | TV-G
Guest Eileen Roche helps Nancy add embroidery to a silk shawl, an organza scarf, a sweater, and a suede vest. They give positioning tips and show how to use software to modify designs and reduce stitch density.
26:45 | #1825 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Eileen Roche use embroidery to enhance a shirt and basic black pants. They explain how to select, combine, and modify designs; choose thread colors; hoop and embroider the designs; and use simple construction changes to create a new look.
26:45 | #1824 | TV-G
Guest Eileen Roche transforms a simple yet elegant silk jacket by adding embroidery and detachable fringe. She shares machine setup tips and shows how to use sizing, editing, and autodigitizing software.
26:45 | #1823 | TV-G
Serged pintucks, diamond tucks, serger twists, flatlocking, and a serged cover stitch add decorative accents to a heart garland. Nancy also makes a tailored version of an heirloom baby bonnet and shirt featuring cover stitching.
26:45 | #1822 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates easy gathering techniques using both a serger and a sewing machine, then shows how to make ruffles with serged rolled edges or lettuce edges. She also makes receiving blankets with serged wavy edges or stitched and scalloped edges.
26:45 | #1821 | TV-G
Nancy creates gowns and tops for babies using a sewing machine and a serger in tandem. After setting up the serger, she outlines a sequence for serging and sewing, then adds serged facings and cover-stitch topstitching as decorative accents.
26:45 | #1820 | TV-G
Author/designer Mary Mulari shows how to create "automatic appliqués," using an embroidery machine to simplify the process and add thread highlights. Variations include stitch-and-trim, reverse, dimensional, liberated, and allover-stitch appliqué.
26:45 | #1819 | TV-G
Working with a gridded pattern created from a photograph, Nancy and guest Tammie Bowser show how to place strips, squares, and triangular fabric sections to create a mosaic that mimics the photo. Nancy details finishing the quilt with free-motion stippling or echo stitching.
26:45 | #1818 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Tammie Bowser transform a photograph into an heirloom quilt, demonstrating how to convert a photo into a computer file; use computer software to transform that file into a tiled, full-size gridded quilt pattern; and cut and organize the fabrics.
26:45 | #1817 | TV-G
Guest Tammie Bowser helps demonstrate how to simulate a photograph in a mosaic quilt by using 24 light, medium, and dark fabrics and a gridded system.
26:45 | #1816 | TV-G
Speed-finishing blanket edges and making reversible fleece garments, Nancy Cornwell's quick double or "bunny ear" fringe, and adding decorative snaps as closures.
26:45 | #1815 | TV-G
Guest Nancy Cornwell helps demonstrate easy options for adding no-ravel appliqués and edge finishes to fleece projects. She and Nancy illustrate blunt-edge appliqué, show a comparable appliqué technique using an embroidery machine, explain how to do reverse appliqué, show how to finish blanket edges with a lacing technique, and present a showcase of fleece projects.
26:45 | #1814 | TV-G
Guest Nancy Cornwell helps Nancy take sewing high-loft fleece to a new level by adding dimensional accents. They stitch and cut two-layer chenille fleece; make polar ribbing; and create a chenille vest, eliminating side seams and finishing cut edges with fat piping.
26:45 | #1813 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to reproduce the dramatic two-color Orange Peel quilt design without piecing a single curved seam, then makes a modified version using an envelope technique. Quilt historian Carol Butzke traces the history of the Orange Peel and Cottage Tulips designs.
26:45 | #1812 | TV-G
Quilt historian Carol Butzke details the history of the square-within-a-square and sawtooth quilt patterns, and Nancy demonstrates updated, simplified methods for constructing similar designs.
26:46 | #1811 | TV-G
Duplicating the look of antique quilts with vintage fabrics and high-tech tools. Quilt historian Carol Butzke details the history of 16-patch and Irish chain quilts, and Nancy shows contemporary methods for making projects with similar designs.
26:45 | #1810 | TV-G
Elaine Waldschmitt blends brilliant colors and fun geometric shapes in a "tropical twilight" jacket. She and Nancy piece fabric strips, then cut them into quarter triangles to create the jacket's three unique quilt blocks.
26:45 | #1809 | TV-G
Nancy and quilter/pattern designer Elaine Waldschmitt show how to combine a fabric stash and a button stash with patchwork, quilting, and sewing techniques to make a button-up jacket.
26:45 | #1808 | TV-G
Pattern designer Elaine Waldschmitt pieces the patchwork for a quilted Santa Fe jacket that's as much fun to wear as it is to create.
26:45 | #1807 | TV-G
Certified trainer Mary Deeb explores the ergonomics of sewing and quilting and shows techniques that promote good health, from proper positioning and breathing to stretching and resistance exercises.
26:45 | #1806 | TV-G
Betty Cotton combines one-way and highway seams in a reversible pine tree quilt. Fat quarters of fabric create a plaid-like effect.
26:45 | #1805 | TV-G
Nancy and pattern designer Betty Cotton use dimensional seam allowances, finished on the outside, to stitch a reversible "camp wilderness" quilt.
26:45 | #1804 | TV-G
Designer Betty Cotton joins Nancy to make a reversible quilt showcasing her "gentle pines" pattern. They select and cut fabrics; stack, channel-stitch, and join the strips; and finish seams.
26:45 | #1803 | TV-G
Nancy uses fabric bias strips to make chenille trim to transform a blank shirt into a fashionable wardrobe component. She also adds bar-tacked flowers and optimized stitches to ready-mades and enhances a tote with stenciling and stitching.
26:45 | #1802 | TV-G
Nancy adds unique accents to ready-made baby blankets, hats, and scarves with an embellisher machine and machine-stitched fleece yarns.
26:45 | #1801 | TV-G
Nancy offers ideas for adding creative touches to "blanks"ready-made shirts and jeanswith framed stitches, confetti appliqué, embroidery, detachable collars, trims, and rhinestones.
26:45 | #1726 | TV-G
While creating a holiday table topper with a star design, Nancy and author/quilter Gretchen Hudock show how to use rotary cutting tools to cut shapes and offer binding tips. They create variations suited for the Fourth of July and Christmas.
26:45 | #1725 | TV-G
While making serged projects for a variety of holidays, Nancy and designer Kate Bashynski discuss thread and fabric selection; use serged flatlock, overlock, and wave stitches; and offer an option featuring conventional sewing machine seaming.
26:45 | #1724 | TV-G
Project designer Donna Fenske joins Nancy to make a wall hanging with an appliquéd Christmas tree motif, then adapt the design to feature fusible bias tape. They also present a pillow wrap showcasing another variation of the design.
26:45 | #1723 | TV-G
Natalie Sewell personalizes quilts for children by using photo transfer techniques to design quilt characters that resemble the kids, then depicting the characters in individualized scenes featuring favorite seasonal activities.
26:45 | #1722 | TV-G
Using only two or three fabrics, Nancy and guest Natalie Sewell make a "panda bear picnic" quilt, a winter horse scene, and a "horses in the pasture" quilt.
26:45 | #1721 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Natalie Sewell adapt quilting techniques to create a fantasy-filled landscape for kids. They select fabrics, cut design components, and assemble and personalize a scene showcasing zoo animals.
26:45 | #1720 | TV-G
Author Mary Mulari presents more than a dozen ideas for creating unique napkinsfast framed, with buttonhole or snowball corners, four-way diagonal, bias-taped, serged, or machine-embroideredas well as aprons made from napkins.
26:46 | #1719 | TV-G
Nancy combines strips of various widths to make quilt strata, then uses sections of those strata to make scrap-happy nine-patch, uneven nine-patch, four-patch, uneven rail fence, and odds-and-ends block variations. She adds sashing strips and borders to make a distinctive quilt.
26:46 | #1718 | TV-G
Nancy supplements remnants with purchased fat quarters to make a colorful scrap quilt. She adds right triangle corners, then enhances the quilt with machine embroidery and uses remaining scraps to make a coordinating pillow.
26:45 | #1717 | TV-G
Nancy rescues fabrics from her stash to make a Treasure Chest Scrap Quilt, combining folded rectangles, prairie points, trapezoids, folded right triangles, triangle variations, uneven rectangles, and bridging strips.
26:45 | #1716 | TV-G
Nancy explains how to select the correct pattern size for knit pants and then custom-fit them using four basic measurements: hips, waist, length, and crotch length. She finishes off with hemming options.
26:45 | #1715 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates pattern layout, cutting, and interfacing, then offers seaming options, facing applications, and sleeve-insertion techniques for both shirt- and cap-style sleeves. She also offers tips for adding elastic casings.
26:45 | #1714 | TV-G
Showing how quick and easy working with knits can be, Nancy explains the characteristics of various knit fabrics and when to use each. She determines pattern size using a front width measurement, then alters the bust, hip, and sleeves using pivot and slide techniques.
26:45 | #1713 | TV-G
Nancy adds detachable collars to the jacket, experimenting with velveteen and faux fur, and discusses edge finishes that add interest to outer facings. Then she adapts the pattern to make a vest, positioning a simple embroidered design on the front.
26:45 | #1712 | TV-G
By changing a few seams and combining fabrics, Nancy gives a basic jacket style and vitality. She color-splices the jacket, adds decorative stitching to some sections, creates a tunnel collar, and binds the edges. Another variation showcases synthetic suede with creative punching.
26:45 | #1711 | TV-G
Nancy constructs a basic jacket using streamlined techniques, including an exposed separating zipper, a simple collar and facings, and "shirt-style" sleeves. Then she sews a variation, bringing facings to the outside and adding a decorative serged edge.
26:45 | #1710 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates how to transfer photos, children's artwork, botanicals, and mementos to fabric, then uses that fabric to make wall hangings, pillowcases, table runners, and a stand-up quilt.
26:45 | #1709 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Barbara Randle share four projects using crazy-quilted panels: a pillow, a neck-roll pillow, a small handbag, and a "night bloomer" evening bag.
26:45 | #1708 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Barbara Randle illustrate how to enhance crazy quilting with bobbin work, "driving," braid with tassels, buttons, and "little person" appliqués.
26:45 | #1707 | TV-G
Author Barbara Randle joins Nancy in explaining how to choose fabrics and color combinations for crazy quilting. They show how to use the flip-and-sew technique to do traditional, chevron, and on-the-slant crazy quilting and detail "create-a-strip" prairie points.
26:45 | #1706 | TV-G
After explaining the basics of serging a cover stitch, Nancy outlines how to use it to simultaneously hem and topstitch. She also shows how to use a decorative chain stitch on a scarf and how to use both cover and chain stitches to simulate shadow work on see-through fabric.
26:45 | #1705 | TV-G
Serging a conventional rolled edge; serging over fishing line or wire to make a supported rolled edge; and the how-to's of flatlocking, including ladder and loop stitches and flatlocking a blind hem.
26:45 | #1704 | TV-G
The basics of 3/4 thread serging: threading and overlock seaming, using the differential feed and turning corners, using a serger ruffler foot, and adding wide and narrow three-thread serged accents with decorative threads.
26:45 | #1703 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to make banded and chevroned Seminole patchwork, then applies the results to hand-crafted cosmetic bags, trays, and towels.
26:45 | #1702 | TV-G
Nancy illustrates how to combine simple designs, synthetic suede, and leather punch tools to make a picture frame and suede pillows with filigree-type designs. She hand-embroiders similar designs on a felt picture frame, then showcases machine embroidery on a "peaceful snowfall" serving tray.
26:45 | #1701 | TV-G
Nancy creates comfy throws using three seaming options: "kissed" sewing machine seams, serged flat-locked seams, and serged overlock seams. Then she shows how to personalize a coordinating pillow with embroidery and uses the same quilt design to make baby and frayed-edge quilts.
26:45 | #1626 | TV-G
Nancy appliqués stars onto the front of a flannel "quillow," then adds accents with blanket stitching, three-dimensional motifs, and chenille.
26:45 | #1625 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates techniques for paper piecing, using flannel fabrics and a star motif to create a decorative four-segment block.
26:45 | #1624 | TV-G
Raw fabric edges don't always have to be finished to prevent raveling. Nancy takes advantage of flannel's natural tendency to ravel while making a reversible lap-size quilt with a patriotic theme.
26:45 | #1623 | TV-G
Landscape quilting expert Natalie Sewell shows how to combine embroidered motifs to make or enhance a landscape scene. After using a computer to create a design, she prepares a sketchy thread background, then blends embroidery with appliqué, fabric painting, free-motion stitching, and machine quilting to fill it in.
26:45 | #1622 | TV-G
Fabric weight need not be a limiting factor with machine embroidery. While demonstrating on fabrics such as tulle, organdy, and sweatshirt fleece, Nancy details how to make embroidered lace and how to combine, mirror, and rotate design elements.
26:45 | #1621 | TV-G
Machine embroidery specialist Eileen Roche joins Nancy to show how to duplicate the look of intricate patchwork by machine. After Nancy reviews the basic setup, Eileen shows how she prepared and incorporated embroidered quilt designs into several totes, a decorative storage box, and a sweatshirt.
26:45 | #1620 | TV-G
To celebrate her 20th anniversary on the air, Nancy presents time- and energy-saving tips that she has learned from her viewers. Topics include simplifying basic sewing techniques, organizing the sewing room, using and adapting notions, adding attractive embellishments, and achieving professional results when quilting.
26:45 | #1619 | TV-G
Breaking out of the one-fabric-per-pattern mold, Diane and Nancy combine fabrics to make a dragonfly vest/top. Nancy demonstrates an easy technique for assembling the top and adding patchwork front button insets, while Diane details how to combine fabrics and enhance them with stencil painting.
26:45 | #1618 | TV-G
Nancy and pattern designer Diane Ericson show that working from a pattern can be a creative experience, rather than just a process to follow. While making the Peony Top, a garment with design lines that include curves and shapes that unfold and layer, they redesign the collar, incorporate "stitch-and-flip" accents, and combine a variety of fabrics.
26:45 | #1617 | TV-G
Design, color, and fabric combine to create a fashionable jacket as Nancy explains how to sew the Java Jacket designed by Diane Ericson, including a unique "turn-as-you-go" lining technique. Ericson shows how to use the lining as part of the design with a "fudged facing" and illustrates making a detachable designer pocket.
26:45 | #1616 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Dianne Giancola create delightful jumpers for little girls and their dolls. Nancy personalizes girls' jumpers with simple chenille flowers and satin-stitched watermelon appliqués, while Dianne presents unique closure and accessory ideas for dolls' clothes.
26:45 | #1615 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Dianne Giancola adapt patterns for girls' garments and make similar garments for dolls. Projects include a knit top with ribbed neckline, a fleece pullover, a lined knit vest with shock-cord casing, pull-on shorts/pants, and a floppy hat.
26:45 | #1614 | TV-G
Nancy shares time-saving ideas while sewing several garments for little girls: a jewel-neckline top, a fleece vest with collar and bound edges, and pull-on pants. Then guest Dianne Giancola explains how to streamline construction to duplicate those garments for 18" dolls.
26:45 | #1613 | TV-G
Author Luveta Nickels shares projects from her book about creating durable quilts from recycled denim. These simple construction and embellishment techniques give new life to worn-out blue jeans.
26:45 | #1612 | TV-G
Wrapping up their look at quick bias, Nancy and Gretchen Hudock combine the technique with gridded fusible interfacing to create two quilt designs featuring geometric parallelograms and hexagons. They also give traditional Seminole piecing a new twist by adding quick-bias accents.
26:45 | #1611 | TV-G
After reviewing the basics of quick bias, Nancy and guest Gretchen Hudock explain how to combine traditional piecing techniques with contemporary fusible bias for stunning results. They also show how easy it is to use the technique to create continuous curved designs and how to use a stencil as a design.
26:45 | #1610 | TV-G
Quilt author/designer Gretchen Hudock helps Nancy detail the options for selecting, making, and stitching 1/4"-wide fusible bias tape. This first lesson includes three quick projects: lattice memories, tic-tac-toe twist, and cathedral classico.
26:45 | #1609 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to divide big sewing projects into manageable pieces that can be done as time allows. She starts with a simple duvet to give new life to an old comforter, then showcases favorite fabrics in a "quilt-as-you-go" reversible quilt.
26:45 | #1608 | TV-G
Nancy continues her demonstration of how to sew in small increments of time to create kitchen accessories. Projects include two fabric baskets, a casserole carrier, and a table runner using a new "flat-patch" method of sewing.
26:45 | #1607 | TV-G
Nancy begins a three-part series with a look at accessories to help organize the sewing area. Made from coordinating fabrics, the collection features machine and pressing mats with creative pockets, a mug pinafore for notions, a chair caddy set, and a versatile ruler organizer.
26:45 | #1606 | TV-G
To conclude her series using one basic vest pattern, Nancy shows how easy it is to create an inside-outside reversible vest with rayon batiks. For a more delicate look, she creates lace accents with machine embroidery, adding a feminine touch to a handkerchief linen vest.
26:45 | #1605 | TV-G
Synthetic suede doesn't ravel, making it ideal for charming vests. After explaining how to sew this elegant yet practical fabric, Nancy adds a beautiful cutwork design with leather punching. She also makes a faux tailored vest, bypassing time-consuming tailoring to streamline the process.
26:45 | #1604 | TV-G
Starting with one stylish vest pattern, Nancy adds flair and personalization by using different techniques, fabrics, and accents. She makes a single-layer vest with bound edges and a quilted vest combining fleece and batik.
26:45 | #1603 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates the fuse-and-stitch technique, using gridded, fusible interfacing to create a watercolor heart quilt. She gives specifics on how to choose fabrics, design, fuse, stitch, and then quilt with this contemporary technique.
26:45 | #1602 | TV-G
Continuing with unique perspectives on patchwork, Nancy uses foundation piecing to create a mended-heart quilt. She begins by reviewing the basics of paper piecing, demonstrates how to paper-piece heart blocks, and adds sashing and borders to complete the quilt.
26:45 | #1601 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates three streamlined quilting techniques, each featuring a variation on a heart motif. Using strip piecing, she creates a log cabin quilt with a pieced heart block replacing the traditional center block of the design.
26:45 | #1526 | TV-G
Nancy and frequent guest Mary Mulari make fast, functional, and creative organizers that are perfect for hiking or camping outings, day trips, weekend getaways, or cruises.
26:45 | #1525 | TV-G
Creating close-up woodland scenes with fabrics and fabric paints. Nancy and guest Natalie Sewell give step-by-step instructions for designing and stitching beautiful scenes from a bird's-eye point of viewone of the simplest forms of landscape quilting.
26:45 | #1524 | TV-G
Techniques for turning your favorite snapshot of a lake, ocean, or pond into a stunning landscape quilt. Nancy and guest Natalie Sewell explain how to choose "water" fabric and cut the horizon line and other scene details.
26:46 | #1523 | TV-G
Nancy and Natalie Sewell, art quilter and author, show how to create dramatic yet simple fabric "paintings" for the wall, using snapshots or postcards as inspirations. They demonstrate step-by-step how to create a winter trees scene.
26:45 | #1522 | TV-G
After downloading a design from the Internet, Nancy and Eileen Roche embroider on fleece using a "pick-and-choose" technique, stitching only certain aspects of the design. They also embroider ornaments, add lettering, and present an idea showcase.
26:45 | #1521 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Eileen Roche embroider on specialty fabrics and simulate hand embroidery with machine stitching. They demonstrate doing redwork with a sewing machine, create shadow work and embroidery on sheer fabrics and ribbon, and illustrate how to use portions of an embroidery design to increase your options.
26:45 | #1520 | TV-G
Nancy and machine embroidery specialist Eileen Roche use memory cards and templates to create an embroidered scene. By combining the capabilities of embroidery disks and a computer, they change the size, use only portions of a design, and add dimensional elements.
26:45 | #1519 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates how to use the amazing ruffler foot to create yards of ruffles or pleats in just minutes. She also illustrates how to use three other presser feet: the piping/cording foot, the little foot/patchwork foot, and the big/darning foot.
26:45 | #1518 | TV-G
While continuing to demonstrate various types of presser feet, Nancy creates beautiful embellishments for a little girl's dress. She shows how to use the multi-cord foot, the edge-joining foot, the overcast-guide foot, the pintuck foot, and the edge-stitching foot.
26:45 | #1517 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates creative and functional uses for various presser feet. She begins by using the embroidery/open-toe foot to add all-over patterns, outline decorative stitching, and stacked stitches, then demonstrates using the fringe foot and the satin-edge foot.
26:45 | #1516 | TV-G
Designer Lois Ericson joins Nancy to share artistic ideas using the "first-class shirt" pattern. Creative design options include incorporating ready-made textiles on the shirt panels, fabric collage techniques, stenciling, faux piping edging, and some spectacular closures.
26:45 | #1515 | TV-G
Starting with the "first-class shirt" pattern, Nancy shows how to add a creative touch with machine embroidery. Then she adds a belt opening, tries some sleeve cuff variations, and creates a version with a jewel neckline using a quilt-binding technique.
26:45 | #1514 | TV-G
Nancy uses the stylish "first-class shirt" pattern by designer Lois Ericson to demonstrate updated garment-sewing techniques for beginners or those in need of a refresher course. She demonstrates cutting, marking, using interfacing, mitering corners, setting in sleeves, and seaming.
26:45 | #1513 | TV-G
Experiments with multisectional designs, stenciling, and faux stained glass. Angela Madden uses the circle-slice ruler to draft a floral design, then creates numerous repeating and mirror-imaged variations on it. Nancy explains how to use the design for stenciling and how to imitate stained glass with fabrics and bias strips.
26:45 | #1512 | TV-G
After reviewing the basics of designing floral motifs, Nancy and Angela Madden show how to use mirrors to experiment with quilt pattern layout and how to use spacers to complement the design. Nancy demonstrates piecing techniques, using the paper design to stitch a fabric block.
26:45 | #1511 | TV-G
Nancy and English quilting specialist Angela Madden go over the basics of planning and drafting symmetrical and asymmetrical floral designs, then show how to mirror-image designs, clone rectangular designs, and create triangular flowers.
26:45 | #1510 | TV-G
Nancy and co-author Gail Brown show some ways that individuals and groups can use their sewing and knitting skills to provide items for those in need. They make head covers and turbans, a comfort pillow, infant layettes, blankets, and other items for people with medical, physical, and emotional needs.
26:45 | #1509 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Elaine Waldschmitt use the four mini-quilts created in the previous two programs to make a jacket. Nancy shows how to apply the collar, insert a zipper in a quilted garment, add a waistband and facing, and create a zipper pull.
26:46 | #1508 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Elaine Waldschmitt use paper piecing to create the "flying geese" pattern featured on the sleeves of the "simple journey" jacket, then show a simplified way to make the "drunkard's path" design for the back.
26:45 | #1507 | TV-G
Pattern designer Elaine Waldschmitt shows how to make a wearable art jacket incorporating quilting techniques. She and Nancy create two of the "fabrics" used for front sections of the jacket: waterwheel blocks and three-patch staggered strips sections.
26:45 | #1506 | TV-G
Nancy concludes her fleece series by explaining how to use butted seams to join fleece sections. She makes a two-color harlequin scarf and an argyle Christmas stocking, then stacks and cuts several colors of fleece and rearranges and joins them to make a freestyle blanket.
26:45 | #1505 | TV-G
Nancy illustrates five projects that use less than a yard of fleece each: a pocket scarf, a scarf and muff, a fleece head covering, too-tall mittens, and a self-tying scarf.
26:45 | #1504 | TV-G
Nancy's plush fleece pillowcases showcase basic fleece sewing techniques while sporting great style. She also makes a fleece baby blanket with a mitered satin binding and a cozy, reversible channel-stitched fleece-and-flannel throw.
26:45 | #1503 | TV-G
Versatile vests offer great style, freedom, and fun. Nancy explains how to convert the jacket pattern into a knit vest pattern with a ribbed neckline and a center front zipper. She also makes a hooded fleece vest using the same pattern but with super-sized fleece yarn blanket-stitching around the armholes, hem, and hood.
26:45 | #1502 | TV-G
Unique accents individualize a basic fleece jacket. After demonstrating the basic construction techniques, Nancy shows how to add diamond appliqué accents, a separating front zipper, and stretch binding. She also modifies the pattern to make an embroidered pullover top.
26:45 | #1501 | TV-G
Nancy sews mix-and-match wardrobe basics. She starts with a knit pullover top with an updated crossover neckline, then modifies the pattern to make long and short knit dresses. She also offers two neckline variations: a hood and a button-up collar.
26:45 | #1426 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Donna Feske illustrate how to use chalkboard fabric as the base for unique quilted wall calendars.
00:00 | #1425 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Donna Feske explain how to make a take-along combination checker/chalkboard as well as personalized sport bulletin boards.
00:00 | #1424 | TV-G
Nancy and project designer Donna Fenske showcase chalkboard fabric, a write-on/wipe-off fabric with a multitude of uses.
00:00 | #1423 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Mary Mulari make a multi-use shawl which folds and stores as a pillow.
00:00 | #1422 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Mary Mulari illustrate how to make several scarves that are both attractive and easy to arrange.
00:00 | #1421 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Mary Mulari present ideas for making bags and totes. They demonstrate a super-simple exposed zipper application, then show how to make zippered totes, a shopping bag, and a beach tote.
00:00 | #1420 | TV-G
Nancy explores high-tech embroidery, using software which allows a computer and a sewing machine to "talk" to each other.
00:00 | #1419 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Eileen Roche show how to position and stitch several embroidery designs to create scenes or landscapes.
00:00 | #1418 | TV-G
Embroidery designer Eileen Roche joins Nancy to explain the basic setup for machine embroidery using memory cards, disks, or CDs, as well as placement and rotation of designs.
00:00 | #1417 | TV-G
Australian artist/author Jenny Haskins joins Nancy to share ways of combining fabrics, color, threads, and stitching techniques to recall the charm of 18th-century needlework.
00:00 | #1416 | TV-G
Nancy gives her basic jacket pattern another new look with velvet fabric and embossing, presents tips for sewing on napped fabrics, and illustrates jacket finishing details.
00:00 | #1415 | TV-G
Nancy makes a high-loft fleece jacket, intertwining narrow strips of fleece to create a cabled accent.
00:00 | #1414 | TV-G
Nancy's basic jacket pattern provides an ideal palette for stencil painting. She details time-saving techniques for constructing a collarless jacket and shows how to add facings using wrapped corners.
00:00 | #1413 | TV-G
Stitch or serge easy quilts using high-loft fleece.
00:00 | #1412 | TV-G
Cutwork embellishments for garments and home décor.
00:00 | #1411 | TV-G
Bridal tulle, pre-gathered lace, and organdy are combined to make an attractive sachet suitable for hanging on the wall or placing in a drawer.
00:00 | #1410 | TV-G
Nancy and sewing educator/author Darlene Guillory discuss cutwork basics, including supplies and machine setup.
00:00 | #1409 | TV-G
Giving fabric remnants new life by making a crazy quilt or wall hanging.
00:00 | #1408 | TV-G
Nancy presents several options for stitching family trees with fabric and threads.
00:00 | #1407 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates fabric creations that preserve memories of special events like graduations, weddings, and birthdays.
00:00 | #1406 | TV-G
Personalizing knit garments with embroidery and specialty serging.
00:00 | #1405 | TV-G
Quick techniques for sewing necklines, casings, and hems in knit fabrics.
00:00 | #1404 | TV-G
Nancy explains the characteristics of various types of knits, then shows how to lay out, cut, mark, and seam them.
00:00 | #1403 | TV-G
A quilted scene of a flower garden as viewed through a window.
00:00 | #1402 | TV-G
Adding structural elements to a flower garden quilt.
00:00 | #1401 | TV-G
Creating garden close-up scenes with fabric.
00:00 | #1326 | TV-G
Tips that simplify sewing and inserting sleeves.
00:00 | #1325 | TV-G
More ideas for adding style and distinction to denim and chambray garments.
00:00 | #1324 | TV-G
Author/sewing specialist Mary Mulari shares tips on giving garments new flair.
00:00 | #1323 | TV-G
Innovative ideas for accenting denim and chambray.
00:00 | #1322 | TV-G
Rosettes, headpieces, and custom-made laces to enhance bridal gowns.
00:00 | #1321 | TV-G
Using laces, trim, and embroidery to personalize a bridal gown.
00:00 | #1320 | TV-G
Specialty fabrics for wedding dresses.
00:00 | #1319 | TV-G
Gifts that can double as holiday decorations, all made from fabric rectangles.
00:00 | #1318 | TV-G
Unique hand-made gifts for recipients of all ages.
00:00 | #1317 | TV-G
Simple gifts made with small amounts of fabric and a little sewing know-how.
00:00 | #1316 | TV-G
Experiments with simplified Seminole patchwork techniques.
00:00 | #1315 | TV-G
Fascinating designs made with just three simple strips of fabric.
00:00 | #1314 | TV-G
Nancy takes a new look at traditional quilt designs and simplifies the process.
00:00 | #1313 | TV-G
Sculpturing the fabric to give high-loft fleeces and berbers a new look.
00:00 | #1312 | TV-G
Pintucked accents add interesting texture and design to fleece garments.
00:00 | #1226 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Sandra Betzina present ideas which help achieve professional results when stitching the newest fabrics on the market as well as old favorites.
00:00 | #1311 | TV-G
Author/sewing specialist Nancy Cornwell helps present a refresher course on sewing fleeces and berbers.
00:00 | #1225 | TV-G
Nancy showcases circular Celtic designs and demonstrates machine quilting techniques, including straight stitch outlining, irregular zigzagging, and satin-stitched beads.
00:00 | #1310 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates how to achieve professional-looking wrapped-corner and mandarin collars, then shows how to eliminate bulk with a unique express collar.
00:00 | #1224 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Angela Madden showcase several Celtic projects, and Nancy explains how to cut, stitch, press, and add fusible backing to bias tubes.
00:00 | #1309 | TV-G
Narrow strips of fusible bias trim can add interesting accents to home décor and garments.
00:00 | #1223 | TV-G
Learn the basics of creating a Celtic block using existing Celtic designs.
00:00 | #1308 | TV-G
Nancy creates a faux stained-glass banner with narrow fusible bias trims.
00:00 | #1222 | TV-G
Nancy makes a giraffe growth chart and a Noah's Ark pillow, both containing vinyl pockets.
00:00 | #1307 | TV-G
Nancy explains the basics of making and using fusible bias trims.
00:00 | #1221 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to make a Halloween wall quilt, an appliqued folk art Christmas tree panel, and a paper-pierced school design.
00:00 | #1306 | TV-G
Combining built-in stitches with embroidery card designs to fashion unique garments and gifts.
00:00 | #1220 | TV-G
The basics of selecting, photocopying, and transferring photos of friends and family to fabric.
00:00 | #1305 | TV-G
Embroidery card stitching can add interest to garments, gifts, and home decor.
00:00 | #1219 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to use Stainless Steel Pleating and Pressing Bars, the Seam Stick and Sack, and the Tailor Board and Pad set to achieve pressing precision.
00:00 | #1304 | TV-G
Nancy and creative sewing specialist Philip Pepper explain how to set up the machine, choose appropriate stabilizers, and prepare fabric.
00:00 | #1218 | TV-G
Nancy demonstrates Bob n' Serge,The Thread Palette, Corner Mark- It, Big Binder Foot, Ruffler Foot, and the serger Shirring Foot.
00:00 | #1303 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Gretchen Hudock show how to square the quilt, add mitered borders, layer, and machine-quilt the design.
00:00 | #1217 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to use Shape-Cut, The Angler, Dresden Express, Quilters 'Basting Gun, Quilters' Basting Grate and Basting Tack Remover, the Dome Needle Case, and Tiger Tape.
00:00 | #1302 | TV-G
Nancy and Gretchen Hudock explain how to "construct" a building with fabric, adding windows, doors, curtains, and other elements.
00:00 | #1216 | TV-G
Complete your landscape quilt by squaring the quilt top, adding borders, layering, machine quilting, and adding a binding and a quiltsleeve.
00:00 | #1301 | TV-G
Nancy and quilt designer Gretchen Hudock explain the basics of pictorial quilting.
00:00 | #1215 | TV-G
Nancy and fiber artist Natalie Sewell show how to add background and a focal point to a fall landscape.
00:00 | #1214 | TV-G
Nancy and fiber artist Natalie Sewell select a picture as the inspiration for the design of a spring landscape quilt.
00:00 | #1213 | TV-G
Nancy and Mary Mulari show how to add fabric frames to an applique and demonstrate making "Celebration Squares," interchangeable sections that are great beginner projects.
00:00 | #1212 | TV-G
Nancy and Mary Mulari show how to use small pieces of fabric and yarns to produce 'scrap applique' on a tulle base.
00:00 | #1211 | TV-G
Learn basic techniques, plus how to use new products from Nancy and guest Mary Mulari.
00:00 | #1210 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to use simple 9 by 12 inch squares of synthetic suede to make a travel pouch, computer disk holder, key chain, checkbook cover, and sewing case.
00:00 | #1209 | TV-G
Creative patchwork featuring the "Trip Around the World" design.
00:00 | #1208 | TV-G
Nancy sews a casserole quilt using quilt blocks shaped by combining fabric squares.
00:00 | #1207 | TV-G
Transform simple strips of fabric into an unending variety of designs and projects by stitching, cutting, and reassembling fabric sections.
00:00 | #1206 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Gail Brown make a multipurpose hanging hamper and a baby bunting that doubles as a nap or changing mat.
00:00 | #1205 | TV-G
Nancy and guest Gail Brown transform men's shirts into pillows and laundry bags.
00:00 | #1204 | TV-G
Sewing specialist/author Gail Brown presents quick-to-make projects that make terrific gifts.
00:00 | #1202 | TV-G
Nancy explains how to insert a center front separating zipper and how to add a zippered pocket.
00:00 | #1203 | TV-G
Nancy shows how to put the finishing touches on fleece garments.
00:00 | #1201 | TV-G
Nancy explains the basics of identifying, cutting, marking, sewing, and serging fleeces.
Sewing in the '90s is fast, fun, and for everyone.
Price available upon request.
P.O. Box 683
Beaver Dam, WI 53916-0683