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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

Best Sweatshirt Makeovers, Nancy Zieman Mary Mulari, Sewing With Nancy

Become a Sweatshirt Makeover Expert

Restyling, revising, and repurposing are trending terms. When you tag on the word sweatshirts, you might think of my friend and Sewing With Nancy guest Mary Mulari. Since the early years of my program being on TV, Mary Mulari has been our resident sweatshirt makeover expert, whose ideas are timeless. During the current repurposed Sewing With … Continue Reading

Learn to Sew the Absolute Easiest Way to Finish Seams by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Tips on Troubleshooting Tension to Seam Finishes

Sewing basics—that’s the feature of today’s blog. Adjusting the sewing machine’s tension, stitching basic knit or woven seams, and seam finishing options. You can’t get more basic than this! Troubleshooting Tension Balanced stitches are generally easy to achieve if the sewing machine is properly threaded. There may be a time that the top thread and … Continue Reading


Join Us for Quilt Expo—September 8-10, 2016

2015 Murdererskill Crossing by Janet Atkins, Athens NY On September 8–10 thousands of quilting enthusiasts will gather in Madison, WI, to find inspiration, share new techniques, stock up on supplies, and celebrate the joy of quilting. Now in its twelfth year, Quilt Expo continues to be the Midwest’s premier quilting destination. I invite you to … Continue Reading

Best Sweatshirt Makeovers by Mary Mulari and Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

A New Season on Sewing With Nancy Begins with Makeovers

Kicking off the new Sewing With Nancy season is, The Best Sweatshirt Makeovers. For many of us, sweatshirts are a wardrobe basic. Decorated sweatshirts have played a starring role during many seasons. Looking back at all the styles created, I decided to feature a 2-part series with guest Mary Mulari, a self-proclaimed goddess of embellished … Continue Reading

Little Dresses for Africa on Nancy's Corner hosted by Nancy ZiemanLittle Dresses for Africa on Nancy's Corner hosted by Nancy Zieman

Little Dresses for Africa—Thank You for Helping!

Little Dresses for Africa has an amazing story that continues to astound Rachel O’Neil, the founder, and many of us who follow her mission. Beginning as a grass roots effort in 2008 with a goal to take 1000 pillowcase dresses for little girls to a single village in Africa, Little Dresses for Africa has grown … Continue Reading

Mary Mulari Shares Criss Cross Apron Pattern Details with Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

No Strings Attached—Sew an Apron in an Evening!

Sew a quick, easy, and reversible Crisscross Apron ideal for wearing while baking, during a garden harvest, or for next weekend’s BBQ! Today Mary Mulari shares her all-time most requested apron style! You can sew in an evening—with no strings and no ties! Photo credits and many thanks to Alison Zieman (photographer) Brittany Maher (model). … Continue Reading

Dive into Art Quilting with Nancy Zieman and Tammie Bowswer

Dive into Art Quilting

On today’s episode of Sewing With Nancy, we continue with part two of How to Sew Art. Start with a photo, choose fabrics, and then follow steps to turn a common digital image into spectacular wall art. Tammie Bowser, a quilt innovator, will show us how to transform ordinary fabric into fine art. In a recent post, I … Continue Reading

How to sew binding with a binding presser foot | Nancy's Notions

Sew Easy Quilt Bindings

By Emily Jansson, Nancy’s Notions guest blogger I hope this tool will change your life, as it did mine. Occasionally you find a new tool or notion that is so useful you wonder how you ever stitched without it. The day I started at my first sample room job, I was introduced to the Binder … Continue Reading

Use your serger for decorative finishes by Nancy Zieman

Decorative Serged Seams—Front and Center

A single-layer jacket can easily be sewn and serged with ease when choosing knit fleece or a Ponte knit fabric. Perfect for three-season enjoyment, the Cape Cod Jacket Pattern has perfect style lines to showcase serger stitches. I’d like to show you how I used a serged seam as a feature on this casual jacket. … Continue Reading

How to Sew Art with Tammie Bowser and Nancy Zieman

Turn Fabric into Works of Art

Believe it or not, all of us can be textile artists—one step at a time—with Tammie Bowser’s stitched art techniques. You may not have considered yourself an artist, but with Tammie’s help and demonstration, that notion will change! Tammie is an award-winning, international quilter, and my recent guest on Sewing With Nancy—How to Sew Art … Continue Reading

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