Nancy Zieman - Block of the Month - 2015 Adventure Quilt - Lone Star Quilt Block

2015 Adventure Quilt Block of the Month #5

The fifth Block of the Month pattern is the Lone Star. Don’t fear the traditional Y-seam construction; I’ve developed a template that makes this block a breeze. The modifications are translated into easy-to-use templates, Trace ‘n Create Quilting Templates—Lone Star Collection. This set of templates creates four block sizes; for this Lone Star, our block measures 12-1/2″ … Continue Reading

Sew Grand Dresden Quilts with Nancy Zieman

Dresden Quilt Mania

The bright, festive quilt above, Twirling Parasols, features a traditional Dresden Plate quilt design with bold fabric choices and a couple technique modifications. This is just one of the ways I’ll show you how to incorporate a newer, modern Dresden design on this week’s featured Sewing With Nancy TV episode, Sew Grand Dresden Quilts. Traditional Dresden … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman’s Knit Dress Sew Along 2015 | McCalls M7152 | #NZKnitDressSAL

Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along, Part Two

Part two of the Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along focuses on the basic construction of the dress. Part three, next week, will focus on finishing techniques. If you missed the Sew Along Kick-Off or Part One: Cutting the Dress, you can review them here. You can always stitch ahead. Let’s get started. At this … Continue Reading

Hobo Tote Double Handle Upgrade by Nancy Zieman

Hobo Tote Skinny Handle Upgrade

Enjoy the style of narrow straps with the benefit of being durable. The bag is created with the Trace ‘n Create Hobo Tote Template with an upgrade of double handles. Here are the simple steps to create this go-to handbag. Extra Supplies: Two packages of 1″ Create-a-Strap instead of one package of 5/8″ Create-a-Strap. Double Handle Instructions: … Continue Reading

Stress Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery by Nancy Zieman

Stress-Free Machine Quilting with Embroidery Designs

Sometimes the quilting step is the most perplexing and stressful. Your goal is for a stress-free process, but where to begin? Denise Abel, my guest on Sewing With Nancy, has a solution—use an embroidery machine and turn it into a quilting machine. Denise joins me for the second part of this series, Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, which … Continue Reading


Personal Note from Nancy Zieman

Dear Sewing and Quilting Friends, Thank you for following my blogs and for watching Sewing With Nancy. Some of you, who have read Seams Unlikely, already know that my life has been filled with detours due to medical issues. Recently my life has taken another detour. I’ll explain in the video. Please know that I … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along Day One | McCall Pattern Company

Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along, Part One

Welcome to the first day of the Nancy Zieman Knit Dress Sew Along! I’m glad you are joining me to sew McCall’s M7152. The dress is a great addition to any spring wardrobe. Today’s focus is on fabric and interfacing choices, yardage, and pattern cutting directions. Gather the supplies listed on the back of the … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman How To Sew 30 Minute Doll Clothes

Easy 30-Minute Doll Clothes

Sewing doll clothes in 30 minutes sounds too good to be true, but when Joan Hinds proposed the idea of 30-Minute Doll Clothes for a Sewing With Nancy program, my interest piqued. I asked if the pieces could truly be made in just 30-minutes instead of several sewing sessions. Her answer—absolutely! I gave Joan the go-ahead to submit ideas centering on … Continue Reading

Stress Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery by Nancy Zieman

Stress-Free Quilt Piecing with Machine Embroidery

Do you love quilting and not love quilting at the same time? Quilting for non-quilters, that’s what this Sewing With Nancy program is all about. Let my guest Denise Abel and I show you how to turn your computerized embroidery machine into a quilting machine. Denise is the embroidery and quilting expert on the Sewing With Nancy team. Here’s … Continue Reading

Join Nancy Zieman's Knit Dress Sew Along Featuring McCalls 7152

Join Nancy Zieman’s Knit Dress Sew Along

Meet M7152, my latest knit dress design with The McCall Pattern Company. Stacey, Nancy’s Notions Digital Assets Manager, took a break from her daily Photoshop and graphics work to model my latest dress pattern. A few notes about the dress: The dress pattern features two different style variations, with a yoke and without. The fabric … Continue Reading

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