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Best of Sewing with Nancy

Best of Sewing with Nancy

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.

Latest Episodes

Nancy and guest Joan Hinds demonstrate a streamlined way to sew 18" doll clothes. You'll learn techniques on how to avoid underarm seams by sewing a continuous yoke, update a basic jumper with a clever ribbon layout, and get a finished look easier by lining small pieces Create 21 doll clothes to mix and match. Best of all, with a little sewing know-how, each component can be cut and sewn in 30 minutes or less.

Nancy and guest Joan Hinds demonstrate a streamlined way to sew 18" doll clothes. You'll learn techniques on how to avoid underarm seams by sewing a continuous yoke, update a basic jumper with a clever ribbon layout, and get a finished look easier by lining small pieces Create 21 doll clothes to mix and match. Best of all, with a little sewing know-how, each component can be cut and sewn in 30 minutes or less.

Join Nancy Zieman at the Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, for a modern gathering of all things quilting. The term "quilting bee" might bring to mind faded images of women gathered around a quilt stretched on a frame. Now, ponder the term "modern quilting bee," an image with thousands of quilt enthusiasts at a convention center.

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.

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.

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.

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