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Best of Sewing with Nancy

Website: http://www.wpt.org/sewingwithnancy
Next Airing: Sun, Sep 19th, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV

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Best of Sewing With Nancy, from the producers of TV's longest-running sewing program, Sewing With Nancy, continues the tradition of bringing the best in contemporary sewing, quilting and home decorating ideas to public television viewers. 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.

Episodes:

  • How to Sew Art, Part 2

    Add the finishing touches to a gorgeous photograph wall hanging. During this second episode with Nancy Zieman and guest Tammie Bowser, learn how to put the finishing touches on a quilted photograph wall hanging. Also, learn how to improve your design by using specific fabric values and positioning of the fabric pieces in an organic manner.

    Next Airing: Sun, Sep 19th, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/16/2019 to 9/15/2022
  • The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 1

    Nancy Zieman shows tried and true methods for simple sewing. Over the years Nancy tweaked sewing and quilting steps to make them easier and for the best looking results. In this program she shares some of the easiest ways to layout, cut, and mark fabric; sew darts; gather four different ways; and add elastic. Whether you're a new sewer or looking for a refresher class, these techniques are the easiest!

    Next Airing: Sun, Sep 26th, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/23/2019 to 9/22/2022
  • The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 2

    Nancy Zieman takes the most requested sewing techniques and simplifies them. Nancy minimizes sewing effort and makes it easy and fun to sew clothing and home dec accessories using nontraditional methods. Learn the "hands-down easiest way" to sew collars, corners, and sleeves.

    Next Airing: Sun, Oct 3rd, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/30/2019 to 9/29/2022
  • The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 3

    Nancy Zieman shares straightforward advice for making sewing fun using easy techniques. Sew simple pockets, facings, and even an invisible zipper-Nancy shows you how, using the absolute easiest techniques. She includes the easiest method for mitering a corner, grading seam allowances, stitching facings that lie flat, and a new approach for stitching an invisible zipper.

    Next Airing: Sun, Oct 10th, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/7/2019 to 10/6/2022
  • Stitching A Sewing Community Together

    Learn firsthand about ties that bind a Sewing and Stitchery Expo together. Nancy Zieman interviews people that bring together the largest "sewing community-the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA. Among those interviewed were Pati Palmer, renowned pattern designer; Tula Pink, fabric designer; Kathy Marrone, editor of Vogue Patterns magazine; Candice Jewett, sewing/quilting teacher; Tina Torrey, Kathy Ackley, Brittany Revel, and Debbie Wilson, customers/students; and Joanne Ross, celebrating 30 years as director and founder of the expo.

    Next Airing: Sun, Oct 17th, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/14/2019 to 10/13/2022
  • No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 1

    Take the annoyance out of creating quilt blocks that contain triangle shapes. Nancy Zieman demonstrates how to make no-hassle 1/2 square triangles using the speediest, most accurate and no-math ways. Among the 1/4 square triangle quilt blocks featured in this program are the Box Quilt, Shadow Play, Godey Design, Square in a Square, May Basket and Nancy's Spool blocks. Nancy uses these blocks in a sampler quilt featured in the series.

    Next Airing: Sun, Oct 24th, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/21/2019 to 10/20/2022
  • No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 2

    Make 1/4 square and 1/2 square triangles without cutting a single triangle! Learn to make 1/4 square triangles and modified 1/4 square triangles-Nancy Zieman teaches an easy method where no actual triangles are cut, only squares. Quilt blocks featured in this program range from beginner to experienced levels including the 1/4 Square Dance, Boy's Nonsense, Silent Star, Ohio Star, Star of Hope, and Card Trick blocks. Nancy uses these blocks in a sampler quilt featured in the series.

    Next Airing: Sun, Oct 31st, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/28/2019 to 10/27/2022
  • Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 1

    Make easy projects all starting with rectangles and squares. Nancy Zieman creates timesaving gifts such as a cosmetic bag, tote, and luggage saddlebag using comparable sewing steps, straight stitching, and double-sided quilted fabric. Plus, all of the projects start with easy patterns-rectangles and squares!

    Next Airing: Sun, Nov 7th, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 11/4/2019 to 11/3/2022
  • Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 2

    Streamline sewing for modern projects with a little ingenuity. Hold-it Sacks for electronic devices, fabric bins for organizing, and wall pockets with a decorator's touch create pizazz in your home. Nancy Zieman uses easy rectangles and squares for patterns. Work with cotton or laminated fabric in your own customized color range-fresh and functional!

    Next Airing: Sun, Nov 14th, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 11/11/2019 to 11/10/2022
  • Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 3

    Organize accessories, update decor, or travel with these simple yet handy projects-great gifts! Start with rectangles and squares, then add specialty fabric and trim to create attractive usable projects. Nancy Zieman highlights projects such as jewelry caddies, ironing blankets, a closet organizer, and a pillow wrap. Sew these simple projects using straight stitches, unique fabrics, and easy sewing techniques!

    Next Airing: Sun, Nov 21st, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 11/18/2019 to 11/17/2022
  • Change Up Patchwork, Part 1

    Create different quilt designs from a 4-patch block by changing dimensions and color. Nancy Zieman starts this mini-series with a basic quilt block, the time-honored 4-patch design, and details the piecing techniques. Then watch as she changes it up, adjusting the sizes of the 4-patch design and working with modern color options. The results are dramatic, yet the sewing techniques are the same. This is an ideal series for beginner quilters.

    Next Airing: Sun, Nov 28th, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 11/25/2019 to 11/24/2022
  • Change Up Patchwork, Part 2

    Make a Square Within a Square quilt block; then vary the fabric sizes for creative options. Learn to make a Square Within a Square block the traditional way; then change the mix, varying the length of the fabric pieces to stitch a Rectangle Within a Rectangle and a modern Floating Square block. All blocks and quilt designs are made with Nancy Zieman's signature streamline quilting techniques.

    Next Airing: Sun, Dec 5th, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 12/2/2019 to 12/1/2022
  • Change Up Patchwork, Part 3

    Make a 9-patch block; then change fabric sizes to show artistic options. Nancy Zieman shows you the basics of stitching the versatile 9-patch quilt block, and then she details how to take a fresh approach toward assembling the block to change it up! Modify the size of the fabric strips, use fabric scraps to make a vintage quilt, or change the color to provide artistic options.

    Next Airing: Sun, Dec 12th, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 12/9/2019 to 12/8/2022
  • Solving The Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part 1

    Nancy Zieman teaches pattern fitting using her time-tested pivot and slide techniques. Choose the right pattern size, and custom-fit patterns without cutting the original pattern pieces apart. Practice along using free mini-patterns that you can download online. This first episode centers on easily fitting tops, dresses, and skirts.

    Next Airing: Sun, Dec 19th, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 12/16/2019 to 12/15/2022
  • Solving The Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part 2

    Gain sewing confidence when you learn Nancy Zieman's easy pattern fitting techniques. Traditional techniques are set aside and a no-nonsense approach called Pivot and Slide is taught. Once you know the basics as seen in episode one, Nancy shows how to apply these steps to patterns that have multiple pattern pieces.

    Next Airing: Sun, Dec 26th, 2021 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 12/23/2019 to 12/22/2022
  • Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 1

    Frame your quilt with beautiful borders that are not only artistic, but "fearless." Nancy Zieman addresses basic border options with ideas for cutting, mitering, working with odd angles, flanges, and cornerstones. She includes pieced border techniques that are simple, yet inspiring, such as piano key, scrappy checkerboard, and 4-patch.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 8/19/2019 to 8/18/2022
  • Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2

    Finish up those stashed quilts with simple layering and quilting techniques and...no stress. Nancy Zieman takes the "ouch" out of finishing quilt tops-fearless and fun! Start by layering and pinning (or fusing), then learn easy no fear quilting options, basic to creative, and all done on your sewing machine-no hand sewing. Quilt layers by stitching in the ditch, "decorative tie" stitches, or fearless stippling.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 8/26/2019 to 8/25/2022
  • Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 3

    Are your stashed quilts "in a bind?" Overcome the fear of applying binding with Nancy Zieman's easy methods. Learn how to cut and apply traditional binding and binding for unique shapes (curves, hexagons, and more) including effortless mitered corners. Plus, Nancy shares ideas for using prepackaged binding with perfect results.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2019 to 9/1/2022
  • How to Sew Art, Part 1

    Start with a digital photo and create an awesome quilted fabric photograph. Nancy Zieman's guest, Tammie Bowser, award winning quilter, shares her amazing technique of transforming a digital photo into quilted photography. Learn how to change a photo into pixels, choose fabrics by color value, and create a unique wall hanging.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/9/2019 to 9/8/2022
  • Quilt With an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons, Part 2

    Turn old school quilting into new school technology when using an embroidery machine for quilting. Eileen Roche, embroidery pro, joins Nancy Zieman to show how to hoop a quilt and handle the bulk with ease while stitching the designs automatically. Learn tips and techniques from quilting a table runner to a queen-sized quilt.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 1/27/2020 to 1/26/2023
  • Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 1

    Create carefree curved designs without ever cutting a curve! Nancy Zieman takes the stress out of piecing traditional quilt block designs such as the Drunkard's Path, Blackbird Pie, and Mill Wheel. Learn the secret that eliminates concave and convex curves as you create easy quilt projects.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 8/5/2019 to 8/4/2022
  • Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 2

    Make traditional to super-sized quilt blocks with easy carefree curves. Tedious quilting methods are a thing of the past! Nancy Zieman gives a facelift to timely quilt block designs such as Hearts and Gizzards, Fan, and Wagon Wheel. Learn unconventional yet simple techniques for quilting curves, plus options for making big, dynamic quilt blocks.

    Length: 00:26:40
    Usage rights: 8/12/2019 to 8/11/2022

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