Learn to Use Sewing Machine Presser Feet with Fancy Footworks 2 by Nancy Zieman

How to Use Sewing Machine Presser Feet

Do you ever wonder how to use specialty sewing machine presser feet? You’re not alone!  Many of us rarely change presser feet and subsequently never reap the creative benefits of sewing. The goal of my three-part Sewing With Nancy, Fancy Footworks 2, series is to put your mind at ease and show you exactly how and … Continue Reading

How to sew a notions organizer caddy by Nancy Zieman

Make a Notions or Jewelry Caddy—A Sew Simple Project

Incorporating specialty fabrics, such as clear vinyl, can add functionality when sewing gifts and projects. This unique and widely available fabric is the star of the Sewing With Nancy program, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares—the third episode. Watch online by clicking here. If you are planning to attend sewing retreats, sew-ins or simply heading out on … Continue Reading

Block Six-Art Deco Dresden Block from Nancy Zieman's 2015 Block of the Month.

2015 Adventure Quilt: Block of the Month #6

Can you believe we are half way through our block of the month adventure? This sixth Block of the Month is the Art Deco Dresden. The modifications to a traditional Dresden block give a striking new look to an old favorite. Using the Sew Grand Dresden Templates, the Dresden sections are pieced and easily machine appliquéd. You … Continue Reading

Creatively Embellish Sew Techie Covers with Nancy Zieman

Here’s a Project for a Leftover Quilt Block

Do you have any leftover quilt blocks floating around your sewing area? Use one of those orphan blocks as part of a cover for an e-tablet or paper-tablet cover. You’ll make a statement and give that quilt block a good home! During the Sewing With Nancy two-part TV series of Sew Techie Covers, I featured 12 … Continue Reading

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Our Family’s Barn Quilt

Just as fabric quilts have their own history, so do barn quilts. Before paint was readily affordable, some creative farmers decorated their building with leftover paint depicting different types of folk art, often including quilt block designs. In early 2000, the barn quilt trend was reinvented, now the movement is growing exponentially. For Christmas, I … Continue Reading

Carefree Curves Sailing Quilt | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Carefree Curves Sailing Quilt

Here’s an easy quilting tutorial that details how to sew a nautical-style quilt project in just a few hours. Designed by my friend Carol Porter, Education Director for Clover Needlecraft, Inc. The quilt is called Carefree Curves Sailing Quilt—the design makes me smile! The quilting project finishes at 24″ x 32″, a great wall hanging size. With the Carefree … Continue Reading

How-To Sew Techie Covers by Nancy Zieman

Easily Embellish Techie Device Cases

When developing the Sewing With Nancy series on how to create covers for electronic tablets or low-tech paper tablets, it was exciting to see how a small amount of stitching or a creative use of fabric could create a stylish cover. The first of the two-part series, Sew Techie Covers, demonstrates how simple embellishments can transform the … Continue Reading

Wind Chime Quick Column Quilt by Nancy Zieman

Wind Chime Column Quilt

I am not patient enough to spend months on a large sewing project, despite my love for sewing. One day, I started to brainstorm — how about a quilt with columns instead of blocks! “Column-based quilts” was an idea that grabbed hold of me and more quilt designs flowed. Come with me as I show … Continue Reading

Designer Border Print Bag | Hobo Tote by Nancy Zieman

Border Prints—Perfect for Sewing Bags

Fussy cutting fabric isn’t just for quilting! After finding inspiration from a designer handbag, I knew a border print would present a great alternative to a plain bag. 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 … Continue Reading

Ultimate Serger Technique Workshop by Nancy Zieman

Take a Serger Technique Workshop at Home

Do you find yourself wishing you had time to take a serger sewing class, yet never finding the time? Solution: take a serger technique workshop at home. Watch Sewing With Nancy online!  It’s a 3-part workshop with my guest, Pam Mahshie,  Baby Lock’s National Sewing Ambassador. Here’s a preview of the second episode. Quilt Binding … Continue Reading

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