Sew To Give | Nancy Zieman Charity and Outreach Sewing and Quilting Campaign | Nancy's Corner | Sewing With Nancy

Sew To Give–Sewing & Quilting Outreach Opportunities

Sew To Give™ is the name I’ve given to sewing, quilting, and volunteering outreach programs. Over the years, I’ve interviewed guests with amazing charitable goals during Sewing With Nancy’s Nancy’s Corner segments. Listed below is a grouping of many of the organizations that I’m aware of, giving you options to sew and quilt for others. As I often say on Sewing … Continue Reading

Bringing Hope 2 Others: Blankets Needed | Hat and Blanket Drive | Nancy's Corner | Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Bringing Hope 2 Others: Blankets Needed

Behind the Scenes of Sewing With Nancy Recently on Sewing With Nancy, I interviewed Karen Klemp and Jane Krogstad from Hope 2 Others. Karen and her husband Rick founded Hope 2 Others—a non-profit organization with a focus on birthing, new-born resuscitation projects, and survival kits to prevent hypothermia for moms and their babies in Eastern Africa. They’ve … Continue Reading

Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares Round Up

As you may already know, I love to streamline and simplify the sewing process. Making projects faster and more efficient frees up valuable time, and everyone could use more time! One of my most popular Sewing With Nancy three-part series, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three), addresses streamlining the sewing process. Change … Continue Reading

Sew Red Projects Round-up with PBS's Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Sew Red Projects Round Up

Love is in the air! It seems most holidays have colors associated with them. Thankfully, the sewing community is a very visual group, so colors are a welcome jumping-off point for many design ideas. This season, I rounded up a few of my favorite RED sewing projects from my blog. Find them all linked below. … Continue Reading

Turn Orphan Quilt Blocks into Throw Pillows | Be My Valentine Quilt Block | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Pillow from an Orphan Quilt Block

Along our quilting journey, we try new techniques and test interesting ideas. Sometimes these valuable lessons and attempts yield “orphan blocks” or leftover quilt blocks that don’t belong to a larger quilt. Take one or more of these treasured quilt blocks and sew them into throw pillows. It’s an easy idea that doesn’t require any … Continue Reading

Quilt with an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons by Nancy Zieman and Eileen Roche on Sewing With Nancy

Machine Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine

February is National Embroidery Month! If you own an embroidery machine, most likely you’ve added monograms to towels or a cute design to baby clothes. But, did you ever think that your embroidery machine’s hidden talent is to quilt layers of fabric with remarkable finesse? Welcome back embroidery and quilting expert Eileen Roche, who will … Continue Reading

Sew a Winter Landscape Quilt with Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Designing a Winter Landscape Quilt

In the upper midwest, you’ll find me snapping pictures of snowfalls to save for future landscape quilt projects. So far, the photo collection out-numbers the quilts created, but they do provide fun inspiration. My completed landscape quilts hang in my home and office, and I’d like to share a few winter-themed quilts with you today. … Continue Reading

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Tips on Labeling Quilts and Sewn Projects

How do you document your quilts, and what do you include on quilt labels? That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest. Enjoy the selected responses below, plus a spotlight on one of my followers. How do you document your quilts, and what do you include on quilt labels? Here’s what you … Continue Reading

Quilt with an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons by Nancy Zieman and Eileen Roche on Sewing With Nancy

Eight Lessons to Embroidery Machine Quilting

The art of quilting often combines techniques. Traditional quilts are frequently appliquéd, then pieced, and finally all the layers are quilted. If you have an embroidery machine, you can streamline the processes with the touch of a button—the brainchild of my guest Eileen Roche. The quilting technique is practically hands free! Watch as Eileen shares the … Continue Reading


Embroidered Necklines and Hemlines Ideal for Knit Tops

Transform knit tops into machine embroidered designer looks! Eileen Roche and I are back sharing our NEW design collection, Necklines to Hemlines T-Shirt Remakes. Embroidery machine designs are the key to adding embellishment and also the neckline transformation. It’s rather marvelous how it all happens. You may have seen our first t-shirt transformation collection on Sewing With Nancy, featuring Simple … Continue Reading

January 2017 Block of the Month by Nancy Zieman/Sewing WIth Nancy

Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt: January Block of the Month

Introducing January’s Block: Goose in the Pond* Welcome to the first block in the 2017 Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt! All twelve, 15-inch finished-sized blocks, will be created from one 24-piece fat quarter bundle and 2-1/4 yards of cream background fabric. We’re using the fat quarter bundle, Garnet, it’s my most recent fabric line from Penny Rose, a division of Riley … Continue Reading

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