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

Think Spring! Nancy Zieman's Greenery Pantone Color Challenge Roundup | Sewing With Nancy

Think Spring! Green Sewing Round Up

It won’t surprise anyone to learn that my favorite color is green. Working in the garden, choosing green fabrics, and arranging home accents; green surrounds me. Imagine my delight when Pantone (the color forecasting company used by many designers across many industries) announced the 2017 color of the year: Greenery. *image from pantone.com Looks like … Continue Reading

Mending, Repairing, And Altering | Quick Stitch to Wear Again by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Four Easy Jean Repair Hacks

Mending! That’s a sewing topic that I usually try to avoid. I’ve never thought, Oh goodie, today I get to replace a zipper! Can you relate? Then one day, I decided that mending doesn’t need to be a trial. You can cheat! No demerits, rather legitimate—although unconventional—sewing repairs with minimal effort. You’ll find four common mending … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman's Third Annual Pillow Sewing Challenge | 2017

Nancy Zieman 2017 Pillow Sewing Challenge Announced

  You’re invited to participate in my 2017 Pillow Sewing Challenge. Brainstorm, browse, design and plan. Then, sew a pillow! Enter my 2017 Pillow Sewing Challenge by emailing your image (nzpblog@gmail.com). Make a pillow to showcase your sewing talents. Entries may be for any occasion, any color, or any size (that fits on a sofa or … Continue Reading

13 Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman | F + W Media

13 Quilt Patterns All with a Modern Common Theme

Modern, streamlined, quick, with characteristics such as these, the column quilt will no doubt soon become your go-to form of patchwork. Quilt designs are commonly based on squares, triangles, or circles—or a combination thereof. Celebrate March as National Quilting Month by adding a new word to your repertoire of patchwork descriptions: The word is columns! … Continue Reading

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Change-Up Handbag Sewing Patterns

Change up handbags to suit any occasion! We have bags for travel, totes for shopping, and handbags for special events. I’m often asked 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 online. We’ll take one pattern and modify it … Continue Reading

Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman with Grandmother's One-Patch Quilt Template

Try Your Hand at Piecing Hexagons—Faux Hexagons!

Create a prairie-inspired wall hanging. At first glance, hexagon quilt block shapes can cause many quilters to think three-intersection-Y-seams! Not so with my all-new Prairie-Style Faux-Hexagon Wall Hanging. In this blog-exclusive free project, each hexagon shape is created with two halves, eliminating the intersection of three seams, otherwise known as Y-seams. With this technique, faux-hexagon halves … Continue Reading

Vintage Sewing Books | Images by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Your First Sewing Book

What is the first sewing/quilting book you owned? 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. My favorite part about your responses is that many of you remember exactly what motivated you to grab the book and what you … Continue Reading

Trace 'n Create Florida Bag Template by Nancy Zieman and Clover USA

Nancy Zieman’s Favorite Bag Sewing Techniques

Handbags are more popular than ever! They are easy to sew and require far less fabric and time than quilts. They’re always the right size and fit perfectly—making them appealing to apparel sewists. I’ve been looking forward to sharing my Florida Bag design with you on today’s featured Sewing With Nancy Series. This is the first … Continue Reading

Nancy's Spool Quilts pattern | Traditional Quilt | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Half Square Triangles

Preview Nancy’s Spool Quilts Pattern

Nancy’s Spool quilt block first appeared when I was writing the No-Hassle Triangles book. The block really spoke to me. After receiving a gift certificate for a barn quilt, from my mother, a larger-than-life version of this block hangs on our fourth-generation family barn. Read more about the barn quilt, here. This design is the … Continue Reading

February 2017 Block of the Month by Nancy Zieman/Sewing WIth Nancy

Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt: February Block of the Month

Introducing February’s Block: Meet at Home Meet at Home is February’s Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt Block. Like all blocks in this year’s block of the month challenge, the block is 15″–finished size—and is based on a combo of half-square triangles and squares. Simple. This block has many names; I chose to use Meet at Home as … Continue Reading

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