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


Sew Gifts – Make Memories

Shop outside the big box stores and make your own gifts from new or upcycled fabrics. In the Sewing With Nancy series, Sew Gifts–Make Memories, we sew gifts for kids and adults that will be appreciated, and enjoyable to make. Mary Mulari is my guest for this series—she always amazes me with her clever approach … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman's Super Quick Circle Skirt and Clover's New Elastic Bodkins

Make a Skirt in One Night

Here are my tips and tools for sewing a skirt with an elastic waistband, in one evening. Adding a waistband to a skirt couldn’t be easier with the proper tools. I’m pleased to share with you the Flex ‘n Glide Bodkin, the Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin, and the Elastic Lock Set! These three useful sewing … Continue Reading

Six Knit Sewing Tips by Sewing With Nancy Host Nancy Zieman

Six Knit Sewing Tips

Find success sewing with knits using six of my favorite sewing tips. Follow the simple less is best principles and you’ll find knit garments are quite fun and approachable for most sewing skill levels. Here are a few tips that might help you with your next (or first) knit sewing project. Six Easy Knit Sewing Tips … Continue Reading

Tried and True Sewing and Quilting Tips from Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Tried & True Sewing and Quilting Tips, Part Two

Sewing and Quilting specialists took time out from their busy schedule, while teaching at Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend event in Beaver Dam, WI, to record some of their favorite sewing and quilting tips. Today we’ll showcase the second episode of the two-part Sewing With Nancy mini-series, Tried & True Sewing and Quilting Tips.  I hope you enjoy the range of personalities … Continue Reading

Join the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge for Quilt Expo with Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Join the Quilt Expo Modern Mini Challenge

You’re invited to participate in the 2017 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge. Brainstorm, browse, design, and plan. Then, stitch! Enter the 2017 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge by emailing your image to 2017 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Complete Entry Rules: Sew a mini modern quilt to showcase your quilting talents. Submit your … Continue Reading

Stress Free Quilting | Sew a Tote Bag to Showcase Quilt Show Pins | Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman | Sewing Weekend

Sew a Tote and Display Your Collectible Pins

Create this showcase tote using your embroidery machine or with your traditional sewing machine. That’s right, you can piece perfectly and quilt with your embroidery machine. This Stress-Free Quilting Showcase Tote bundle, from Amazing Designs, includes pieced blocks and a computer-guided embroidery machine quilted design. In addition to the fun bag pattern, bonus table topper … Continue Reading

Tried and True Sewing Tips and Techniques by Nancy Zieman, Sewing With Nancy

Tried & True Sewing and Quilting Tips

The recording of the two-part Sewing With Nancy mini-series, Tried & True Sewing and Quilting Tips, took place during Nancy’s Notions annual Sewing Weekend event in Beaver Dam, WI. This yearly event takes place in May. Over 3,000 people flock to our small community for the 3-day sewing extravaganza. My guess is that during this weekend … Continue Reading

How to Sew a 4-patch block, Nancy Zieman, Sewing With Nancy

A 4-Patch Quilt Block Gets a Modern Remake

A 4-patch quilt block is a quilting basic. Four squares of the same size sewn together is an ideal way to learn how to quilt. Yet, this basic quilt block design is not limited to four same-sized squares. There are options. Change the dimensions and presto, a new, fresh look! Quilting Basics—The 4-patch Quilt Block … Continue Reading

What People Are Saying About Attending Quilt Shows and Sewing Shows

Find Out What Sewing and Quilting Show Attendees Are Saying

  What is your focus when attending a sewing or quilt show? 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. Quilt shows like Wisconsin’s Quilt Expo, pictured above, offer a range of activities during the event. It really is … Continue Reading

Use photos to create landscape quilts by Nancy Zieman and Natalie Sewell | Sewing With Nancy

Combine Photos to Create Quilts

Landscape quilting breaks many quilting rules and is quite liberating as a result. It’s okay to cut inaccurately, in fact, it’s often recommended. Glue sticks are used instead of pins, and the pattern is not a pattern at all, just a photo! Natalie Sewell taught me her spontaneous technique many years ago, and I haven’t … Continue Reading

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