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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

November Question - What quilting/sewing step is the most frustrating? - Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

What Quilting or Sewing Step is the Most Frustrating?

What quilting/sewing step is the most frustrating? That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest. From tedious tasks to complicated steps, there are quite a few areas that can be frustrating. Enjoy the selected responses, plus a spotlight on one of my followers. Below, be sure to check out December’s Share Your … Continue Reading

Sew a knit wardrobe start to finish with tips from Sewing With Nancy's Nancy Zieman

Sew Knit Coordinates—Start to Finish

While I like trying new sewing and quilting techniques, there’s something irresistible about sewing the basics. Going back to my sewing roots, these next two episodes are all about sewing knits. You’ll get a chance to sew, then mix and match four classic wardrobe pieces in my new two-part series, Sew a Knit Wardrobe from … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman's Stocking Pattern Sewing Tutorial Round Up | Sewing With Nancy

Nancy Zieman’s Stocking Pattern Round Up

Find all the inspiration you’ll need to sew for Christmas, right here! In today’s Christmas Stocking Pattern Roundup, view a gallery of stocking designs and choose one or more to fit your décor. In just a couple evenings of sewing enjoyment, you’ll have a new stocking, or two, or four! Don’t forget to submit your … Continue Reading

November Block of the Month | 2016 Adventure Quilt | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Carefree Curves Template

2016 Quilt Extravaganza—November Block of the Month

Eeek! After this block, there’s only one lonely block left in this year’s 2016 Quilt Extravaganza—Block of the Month!  November’s block is named Meet in the Middle. Unlike the other months, November’s directions will provide enough cut pieces to create two blocks—if you like. Use the Carefree Curves Template to easily create the shapes without setting in curved … Continue Reading

Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts - Part Two on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Sew Antique Quilt Patterns With Reproduction Fabrics

On this week’s new episode of Sewing With Nancy, we continue a look back in time to admire the work of quiltmaking pioneers who certainly didn’t have the conveniences that we have today. Yet, their skills were amazing and serve as an inspiration to us. Julie Hendricksen, author and quilt collector, is back to show … Continue Reading

No Sew Napkins by Mary Mulari and Gail Brown on Nancy Zieman's Blog

No-Sew Thanksgiving Napkins

Dress up the table this Thanksgiving or on any occasion with this no-sew project. Make cloth napkins in a hurry to coordinate with any season or theme. Using the tips from my friends you may find your cloth napkin drawer overflowing in no time at all. I learned the technique from Gail Brown and Mary … Continue Reading


National Tie One On Day

Give from the heart on Wednesday November 23—then give thanks on Thursday. This Thanksgiving Eve, Tie One On (an apron of course!) and bring joy to the life of someone in need. Participation is easy and uplifting. Simply wrap a loaf of bread or baked goods in an apron and tuck an encouraging note or … Continue Reading

Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts - Part One on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Patchwork Inspired Patterns by Antique Quilts

Learn how to create your own versions of antique quilt designs from a collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. In an all-new two-part Sewing With Nancy series titled, Patchwork Inspired Patterns by Antique Quilts, we unlock the secrets of quilts from yesteryear with guest Julie Hendricksen. Julie and I show … Continue Reading

Doggone Great Green Makeovers to Sew - Recycled Sewing Projects by Mary Mulari | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Clever Sewing Hacks for Old Sweaters, Shirts, & More

By Mary Mulari, Nancy Zieman’s guest blogger Learn how to make mittens from sweaters and turn old shirts and linens into new, useful, and smart projects you’ll be pleased to give as gifts. If there’s nothing interesting in your closets, check out thrift shops or use new fabrics. Give yourself the interesting challenge of restyling, … Continue Reading

Half-Square Triangle Scrappy Patchwork Christmas Stocking by Nancy Zieman | Third Annual Stocking Sewing Challenge | Sewing With Nancy

Announcing Nancy Zieman’s 2016 Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge

You’re invited to participate in our 2016 Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge. Use one of the free sewing patterns below, or any stocking pattern, and sew a Christmas stocking for yourself, a family member, or as a gift. Then, enter our Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge. It’s easy! From elegant to whimsical, Christmas stockings are a great way … Continue Reading

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