How to sew a table runner in 2-hours Nancy Zieman

2-Hour Table Runner Sewing Project

Are you already planning to enter the Fall Table Runner Challenge? Showcase your favorite quilting, sewing, embellishing, or embroidery techniques. The guidelines are listed below. Today I’m sharing a table runner that you can easily create in 2-hours—my kind of home décor project! Renaissance Ribbons, Silk Dupioni, and a little thread are all you’ll need. The … Continue Reading

Handbag sewing tips Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy

1 Handbag Sewing Pattern—5 Different Options!

Handbags—many of us are obsessed with them. We have bags for travel, totes for shopping, and handbags for special occasions. It’s no wonder that I’m asked sewing questions each week on how to create bags. To share innovative tips and handbag sewing upgrades, I’ve devoted a two-part Sewing With Nancy series that you can watch … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman | Swing Jacket | McCall Pattern Company M7210

Finish an Easy-to-Sew Swing Jacket

Sewing a jacket may sound overwhelming, but not so when you use my new pattern, from The McCall Pattern Company. The swing style with asymmetrical or cropped styling is flattering to wear and best of all, streamlined to sew. In last week’s blog you learned how to construct the basic jacket—shoulders, sleeves, and side seams. Today, … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman 2015 Adventure Quilt | Block of the Month | Quarter Lone Star

2015 Adventure Quilt Block of the Month #8

The eighth Block of the Month in The 2015 Adventure Quilt is the Quarter Lone Star. Using the Trace ‘n Create Quilt Templates— Lone Star Quilts Collection, create a simplified version of a quilting classic using fabric scraps from your quilting collection. Stitch the Lone Star block without any dreaded Y-seams.  Notions, Fabrics, and Supplies: Get started by choosing fabrics. Any … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman's Favorite Handbags Sewing Techniques

Nancy’s Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques

Weekly, one of the top searched topics on my blog site is how to sew handbags. Even though I’ve presented numerous Sewing With Nancy programs on the topic, I am glad that you want more bag sewing tips. Why? I too enjoy creating handbags and totes. Welcome to a new season of Sewing With Nancy to my … Continue Reading


Nancy Zieman’s Facebook Page Hacked!

Monday, the Nancy Zieman Facebook paged was hacked/stolen. It was totally my fault. This is what happened. I received a message from Facebook along with their logo, stating that my account would be suspended because I violated their policy and that I needed to verify my account or they would temporarily shut it down.  I … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman | Swing Jacket | McCall Pattern Company M7210

Make an Easy-to-Sew Swing Jacket

Effortless. That’s the word that best describes my new sewing pattern from The McCall Pattern Company. There are just a few main pattern pieces to this jacket—front, back, sleeves, plus facings— yet the style flows with ease. There are two views, a shorter cropped version and an asymmetrical style. In this tutorial, we’ll feature the uneven … Continue Reading

Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge by Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman’s Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge 2015

You are invited to participate in my 2015 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge. Sew a fall table runner to showcase your sewing and quilting talents and post an entry below. Table runner entries may feature any fall occasion, color palette, or size that fits on a kitchen or dining room table—use your imagination! Enter up to … Continue Reading

Sewing With Nancy On The Road at Wisconsin Quilt Expo with Nancy Zieman

Sewing With Nancy on the Road

Have you ever wondered where I get my own sewing inspiration? I often find it out on the road at quilt shows and speaking engagements. This week’s Sewing With Nancy takes you on the road to the Wisconsin Quilt Expo. Join me as we see vendors, sewing machines, fabrics, and exquisite quilts. Watch the episode … Continue Reading

Tumbling Tumblers Quilt Pattern from Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman

Tumbling Tumblers Quilt

Let me introduce you to a contemporary, yet easy way to make a quilt.  Tumbling Tumblers is made using the multi-sized tumbler template.  The design is achieved by stitching the tumbler shapes in columns with several groupings of same-colored tumbler shapes in sequence to create the all-important negative space seen in modern quilts. Tumbling Tumblers Quilt Generally, tumbler shapes … Continue Reading

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