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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

Learn to free motion quilt with Molly Hanson and Nancy Zieman on Sewing With Nancy

Learn Free-Motion Quilting Tips for Beginners

Curious about learning how to free-motion quilt, but haven’t had the courage to try? Gain quilting confidence with help from my guest, Molly Hanson. According to Molly, quilters at any skill level should give this quilting style a try.  Molly Hanson, who taught herself free-motion quilting early in her sewing career, shares methods from her … Continue Reading

Feature Border Prints on your next handbag sewing project by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sewing With Border Prints—A Simple Solution

When it is time to sew a new tote, choose a fabric border print and let the artistic design simplify the sewing process. Border print fabrics are readily available and easy to fussy-cut. If you aren’t familiar with the term, fussy-cut, it means to feature a certain portion of the textile print in your sewing design. … Continue Reading

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Learn the Tricks of Sewing With Double Needles

When sewing with knits, one of my favorite ways of hemming is using a double needle, or sometimes referred to as a twin needle. With one row of stitching, you’ll achieve two perfectly stitched lines. Or use the closely spaced double needles for heirloom sewing or the wide widths for embellishment. Double Needle Facts Double … Continue Reading

How to sew an Invisible Zipper using Absolute Easiest Ways by Nancy Zieman

Sew Invisible Zippers Easily

I often hear the stitching community say they are afraid of zippers. Today, I’d like to demystify the invisible zipper. It is one of the most useful zippers in garment/apparel and home décor sewing. The application is straightforward after you learn The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew! To seamlessly—pun intended—insert an invisible zipper into the … Continue Reading

Join the Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting Book Tour at Nancy Zieman's Blog

Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting Book Tour

Welcome to the Nancy Zieman Blog stop on the Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting Blog Tour. The first-time quilt authors who also happen to be sisters-in-law, Liz Evans and Elizabeth Evans, are online bloggers and active in Facebook and now authors of The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview the … Continue Reading


New Sewing Notion: Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge

Welcome the newest member of the family: Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge. One of my most popular notions, the 6″ original 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge, now has a big brother. The new tool can accurately mark up to 11″ in length. The super-sized sliding gauge is as easy to use as the original gauge. Use it for … Continue Reading

Absolute Easiest Way to Sew A Collar by TV Host Nancy Zieman

Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Collars

What if I told you: Collars are so easy to sew that even a first time stitcher will have success. Bold. I know, and that kind of assertive statement is out of character for me, but it’s true. You’ll be successful sewing collars in the absolute easiest way. The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Collars In my Sewing … Continue Reading

DIY Your Way to a Healthier Laundry Room by replacing dryer sheets with Laundry Balls by Nancy's Notions

DIY Your Way to a Healthier Laundry Room

By Emily Jansson, Nancy’s Notions guest blogger Felt some static-reducing, fabric-softening wool dryer balls. It’s a quick craft that can save you a bundle. These sweet little spheres can reduce allergens in the air and in fabrics, and they help your clothing dry faster. Less time in the dryer means less gas or electric usage, and more … Continue Reading


What’s Your Favorite Sewing or Quilting Process?

Earlier this month I asked, via Facebook and Pinterest, for you to share your favorite sewing or quilting process.  My staff and I chose several of the many responses, plus a spotlight on one of my followers. Be sure to check out June’s Share Your Insight question below, and if you’d like, submit a response. Enjoy! What’s your favorite sewing … Continue Reading

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Learn the Absolute Easiest Way to Sew

Let’s not make things more difficult than they need to be. I like to break down traditional sewing methods into their simplest way to be accomplished. On this week’s Sewing With Nancy, I’ll show you my favorite techniques created in the absolute easiest ways. Watch part one of the three-part series on The Absolute Easiest … Continue Reading

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