Sew To Give | Nancy Zieman Charity and Outreach Sewing and Quilting Campaign | Nancy's Corner | Sewing With Nancy

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

Dresden Lap Quilt with Borders Added | How to Sew a Bed Size Quilt | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Super-Sized Dresden

Start with an approachable lap-size quilt pattern and make a larger, bed-size quilt.  The larger Dresden appliqués can be stitched in approximately the same amount of time as smaller blocks, one of the bonuses to super-sizing your quilt blocks. The beauty of this template is that a Dresden Plate block can be made as small as … Continue Reading

Sew a Color-Blocked Top for Summer | McCall Pattern Company M7600 | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Color-Blocked Top for Summer

  Welcome summer with a quick and easy wardrobe addition. My new color-blocked knit top, with The McCall Pattern Company is simple to create and color placement will accent your best features. Paired with a skirt, pants, or shorts, M7600 will give you a fresh new look for the summer season. Find my newest pattern at your … Continue Reading


Shake Up Log Cabin Quilts

Traditional Log Cabin quilt blocks can easily be made modern with the help of our guest in the Sewing With Nancy series titled, Cabin Fever Quilts. Just as architecture has changed from the original log cabin homes to our modern 21st century homes, quilting has made the same transition. I’m pleased to welcome Natalia Bonner, a self-proclaimed … Continue Reading

Flip Flopped Rectangle Quilts | Nancy Zieman | Change Up Patchwork | Strip Piecing Quilts | Sewing With Nancy

Flip-Flopped Rectangles Make Fast Quilts

Designing quilt blocks is as much fun as sewing them! Create this Flip Flopped Rectangles design by replacing squares with rectangles for a modern look. The skill set is the same, but the strip sizes change. First, let’s create a simple 6-1/2″ block, then learn how easy it is to Flip and Flop the design. … Continue Reading

How to easily sew mitered napkins by Nancy Zieman | Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares

Summer Splash Sewing Round-Up

Choose one or more of these fun summer-themed sewing projects and stitch some sunshine into your next picnic, pool party, or road trip. Whether you’re heading to the park, backyard, or beach—there’s an easy-to-make project for you. Here’s a roundup of a few of my favorite summertime sewing projects: Mermaid Dress Up Grab this quick … Continue Reading

Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle Sewing With Nancy PBS Show hosted by Nancy Zieman

Pattern Fitting Doesn’t Need to be Puzzling

Have you purchased or sewn a garment that doesn’t fit? Likely the answer is yes. Well, we can’t have that happen! So, in this featured Sewing With Nancy episode, Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle Part Two, I’ll share that fitting patterns doesn’t need to be puzzling. Learning to fit sewing patterns is definitely a sewing necessity … Continue Reading

2017 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Winners | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

2017 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Winners

Thank you to everyone who helped make the first Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge a success! View all the mini quilt entries at Here’s a quick review of the 2017 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Complete Entry Rules: Sew a mini modern quilt to showcase your quilting talents. Submit your entry by emailing a high-resolution … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman | Reader Insight Question of the Month | Sewing With Nancy

Describe Your Favorite Quilting Pattern

Describe your favorite quilting pattern? Appliqué? Pieced? Large? Small? That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest. Enjoy the selected responses below, plus a spotlight on one of my followers. Here’s what you are saying: Geometry “I like anything geometric.  I tend to like more modern patterns and I like to piece … Continue Reading

Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle Sewing With Nancy PBS Show hosted by Nancy Zieman

Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle

Learn each of my pattern fitting techniques for your next garment sewing project. During the next two Sewing With Nancy episodes featuring the new show, Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, I’d like to share with you my favorite pivot and slide methods that are easily mastered, without cutting the original pattern pieces apart! Fitting sewing patterns can be … Continue Reading

Remake Sweatshirts with Mary Mulari and Nancy Zieman on Sewing With Nancy

Fresh, New Sweatshirt Remakes by Mary Mulari

 By Mary Mulari, guest blogger and friend of Sewing With Nancy The book The Best Sweatshirt Makeovers is jammed full of great ways to make sweatshirts extraordinary, and today in Nancy’s blog, I’d like to share even more ideas. It’s time to mix it up and combine sweatshirt alterations and decorations in new ways. Page numbers are … Continue Reading

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