10 Sewing Tips for Using Chalkboard Fabric by Nancy Zieman

10 Sewing Tips for Using Chalkboard Fabric

Create some quick gifts or accessories with chalkboard fabric. The lightweight black fabric with the trademarked name of Chalkcloth is 47″ wide. You can write on it with chalk, wipe it off with water, and use it again. It is safe for kids of all ages. 10 Sewing Tips for Using Chalkboard Fabric Cure the … Continue Reading


Join Nancy Zieman for a Live Webcast on September 13

Join me for a live, interactive webcast—Nancy’s 25 Favorite Quilting Techniques It’s Live— From my studio to your computer on September 13, 2014, join me, Nancy Zieman, for a fun and interactive webcast featuring my 25 Favorite Quilting Techniques. If you have never participated in a webcast, it’s a class that comes to your home … Continue Reading

Sew Simple with Rectangles and squares, a 3-part Sewing With Nancy Series

26 New “Sewing With Nancy” Programs

For the next 26 weeks, you’ll be introduced to a new Sewing With Nancy program—one show a week! Since ’82, I’ve had the honor of teaching on Public TV, DVD, and also online. I begin this season with a 3-part series, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares. I address one of the most common comments … Continue Reading

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Welcome Pellon to the “Sewing With Nancy” Team

This week we’re launching the new Sewing With Nancy series! Watch for a new program online and soon on PBS stations for the next 26 weeks! With this new series, I’m welcoming a new sponsor of the Sewing With Nancy program, Pellon Interfacings & Batting. Pellon is graciously sponsoring the Closed Captioning portion of the show. … Continue Reading


Dimensional Denim—Add Texture With Easy Sewing Steps

Frequent Sewing With Nancy guest and friend Amy Barickman has taken a new spin on sewing with denim, adding lots of texture by layering, tearing, and manipulating the fabric. In her new book, Dimensional Denim, she features techniques that are applicable for both home décor and fashion. My Favorite Technique from Dimensional Denim Amy asked me to … Continue Reading

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“Quilt to Give” Week—Simple Stitching

If you’ve been following my blog this week, you’ll know that we’re getting ready for our annual Quilt Expo Event in Madison, WI, September 4–6. The community service project is called Quilt to Give. Last year, 25 bed quilts were sewn and/or donated.  This year, we’re asking for twin-sized quilt donations—that is the size we’ll be … Continue Reading

Quilt to Give. How to sew and easy twin-sized quilt

“Quilt to Give” Week—Cut Lots of Crosswise Strips

In preparation for our annual community sewing and quilting project called Quilt to Give, which will be held at the Quilt Expo in Madison, WI September 4–6, I thought that those of you who cannot attend the expo might be interested in creating an easy twin-sized quilt to give away in your local area as … Continue Reading

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“Quilt to Give” Week–Make a Plan

The beginning of Quilt to Give In 2011, I decided to make a full-sized quilt and give it away after seeing the devastation from the tornado in Joplin, MO. I couldn’t travel to MO to help, but I could make a quilt that would show that I cared. I chronicled the 10-day journey with full instructions … Continue Reading

Everyday Embroidery featured on Nancy Zieman's Blog

Applique Embroidery That Will Make You Smile!

Add a touch of embroidery and go from plain to elegant, plain to festive, or in this case—plain to cute! Featured are three appliqué designs from Everyday Designs Boutique. I couldn’t resist adding the designs to swimsuit coverups, so that the most adorable little girls I know could be the starfish of the beach. Appliqué … Continue Reading


Learn to Use Your Serger With Style

I rarely pass up the chance to browse through a specialty shop, always on the look out for trendy styles and accessories. The same can be said for Barbara Goldkorn, a first-time Sewing With Nancy guest.  She’s gleaned ideas from her browsing, and used her serger to create boutique-style wearables and home decor! What intrigues me … Continue Reading

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