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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


How to Make a Fall Landscape Quilt

Two of my favorite hobbies are sewing and gardening. Almost 20 years ago, I was introduced to landscape quilting techniques by Natalie Sewell, nationally known landscape quilt artist. Natalie and I became best friends and scheduled two or three quilting dates each year. During the three-part Sewing With Nancy series, Beginning Landscape Quilting, we simplify the … Continue Reading


Absolute Easiest Way to Press Seams

Pressing is just as important as sewing! Sew, then press! Press each seam or construction detail before it is joined to another garment section. Pressing is different than ironing. In pressing, you lift the iron up and down. In ironing, you move the iron back and forth. Use a steam iron or cover the fabric … Continue Reading

Trusty Triangles a Row-By-Row Quilt Sampler by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | No Hassle Triangle Gauge

Trusty Triangles—A New Row-by-Row Quilt

Here’s a rhetorical question: How do you create a quilt? My guess is that your answer is “one block at a time”—a legitimate response. But there’s another answer, “one row at a time.” During this first episode of the new two-part TV series, Trusty Triangles—a Row-by-Row Sampler Quilt, I show how to stitch three of … Continue Reading


In-The-Hoop Quilting Outlines…Pumpkins With Style

Combine in-the-hoop machine quilting with coordinating embroidery designs for your next fall-themed quilting project. As I turned the calendar to October, this fall-themed embroidery design pack by Amazing Designs came to mind. The embroidery bundle includes 26 designs for 4″ x 4″ hoops and 14 designs for 5″ x 7″ hoops. The possibilities for Creative … Continue Reading


Top Five Favorite Sewing Projects on My Blog

I’m always intrigued to learn which Sewing With Nancy TV shows, sewing or quilting patterns, sewing techniques, and sewing or quilting projects, featured on my blog, are your favorites. Top 5 Favorite Sewing Projects My findings? I’ve listed a review of the projects and links below. If you’ve missed one or two, now’s your time … Continue Reading

10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Nancy Zieman, Sewing WIth Nancy, How to recycle jeans

Recycled Jeans=Crafty New Sewing Projects

“Who uses minutes has hours to use; who loses minutes whole years must lose.”  That great quote sums up how I sew—10 minutes here, 20 minutes there. I use this minutes-to-sew sewing principle for fashion sewing, quilting, and craft sewing, including recycling jeans—the topic of this current series. In part two of the new Sewing … Continue Reading


Sew Comfortable Fashion

Sometimes we just need a comfortable go-to knit top in our wardrobe. My newest pattern with The McCall Pattern Company is casual and whimsical with fashionable style lines. M7474 is a long tunic-style top. Like other knit garments, this completed piece is lightweight and travels well, too. You’ll find the pattern available at Nancy’s Notions. The triangle inset … Continue Reading

What sewing notions do you take on a trip? Nancy Zieman's Blog

What Sewing Supplies Do You Take on a Trip?

When you travel, what sewing supplies do you take on the trip? That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest. The responses to the question ranged from practical to clever. Enjoy the selected responses, plus a spotlight on one of my followers. Below, be sure to check out October’s Share Your … Continue Reading

10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Nancy Zieman, Sewing WIth Nancy, How to recycle jeans

10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans

Sewing: for me it’s a creative outlet and my favorite therapy. I enjoy spending time in my sewing room at the end of the day. Usually ten minutes here or 20 minutes there is how I accomplish most sewing tasks, regardless of the project. If you’ve been a loyal follower, you know that 10-20-30 minutes … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman Table Runner Winners - Annual Sewing Challenge - Sewing With Nancy

Winners of the 2016 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge

Thank you to all who entered our 2016 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge! I’ve been inspired to try some of the many unique sewing techniques, color combinations, and designs. Congratulations to all our winners. If you missed viewing the entries, check out the complete collection on the Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge blog. 2016 Fall Table Runner … Continue Reading

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