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

Victoria Findlay Wolfe's Double Wedding Ring Quilts on Sewing With Nancy hosted by Nancy Zieman

Victoria Findlay Wolfe Shares Double Wedding Ring Quilts

 Victoria Findlay Wolfe, an improvisational quilter, is my most recent Sewing With Nancy guest who shares her modern, reinvented Double Wedding Ring designs. You might think of the Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern with the signature interlocking rings as a very traditional quilt design. Get ready to change your perspective! Made Fabric One of Victoria’s signature design elements … Continue Reading

Tips to solver serger tension dilemmas by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Solving Serger Dilemmas

The serger is an invaluable tool when sewing knit garments. It has so many uses besides knits, though. Change the tension settings on your serger to create different stitches and finishes. The serger is a wonderful tool. But what happens when the tension is out of whack? It can be quite frustrating. Follow these tips … Continue Reading

Monthly Baby Pictures | Month Milestone Birthday | Embroidered Bibs by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Embroider Baby Bibs That Will Bring Smiles

Looking for that perfect baby gift? Embroider milestone baby bibs. These 12 bibs are sure to bring smiles and be used first as photo props to record each month’s milestone birthday, then for lunch time. I used the Carefree Appliqué Alphabet Embroidery Design Collection,  jersey baby bibs, and of course colorful fabric. The embroidery collection … Continue Reading

In-the-hoop crazy quilting by Nancy Zieman and Eileen Roche | Sewing With Nancy

Sew Vintage Crazy Quilts In-the-Hoop

What happens when hobbies collide? Mix machine embroidery with quilting and you are in for a treat! The combination results in fantastic crazy quilting. This Victorian-era needle art can be mastered by using an embroidery machine. Today’s Crazy Quilting with your Embroidery Machine, is this week’s Sewing With Nancy streaming video feature, watch the second … Continue Reading

Sew Mitered Napkins with Nancy Zieman's Mitered Corner Technique

Sew Easy Summer Napkins

These easy to make napkins are ideal for a summer luncheon, picnic, or handmade hostess gift. Stitch a set of four napkins in an hour or less with my sew-easy mitered corner technique.  Showcase your favorite fabrics by mixing or matching fabric groupings, or make them from one fabric. The mitered-corner technique can be found … Continue Reading

Sew a beach towel wrap and swimsuit cover-up with Mary Mulari and Nancy Zieman

Sew a Beach Towel Wrap

Summer is here and the pool is calling! Make a beach towel wrap easily with this tutorial from friend and Sewing With Nancy guest Mary Mulari. This wrap is one of 14 in Mary Mulari’s book, All Occasion Fabric Wraps. Today, Mary shares her step-by-step construction process. Watch the sewing demonstration on Sewing With Nancy. Beach Towel Wrap … Continue Reading

Crazy Quilting with Machine Embroidery by Nancy Zieman and Eileen Roche

Machine Embroidered Crazy Quilts

Use your embroidery machine to become a crazy-quilting expert. If you have scraps of fabric, thread, and an embroidery machine, you can easily create these colorful quilt blocks. Wondering how? All the patches, stitches, and elegant embroidery are programmed into the design. The process is extremely gratifying! First a brief history lesson: Crazy quilting became … Continue Reading

Nancy's Notions Sew for 18" Doll using templates | Guest Blogger | Nancy Zieman

Fashioning Doll Clothes – Sewing Imitates Real Life

By Emily Schroeder Orvik, Nancy’s Notions Guest Blogger As the daughter and granddaughter of sewing enthusiasts, I have fond memories of wonderful outfits made for me as a child. Now as a mom, the sewing tradition continues as I’ve sewn countless outfits for my daughter JJ. My sentimentality is evident, as the seasonal closet cleaning … Continue Reading

June Reader Insight Feedback Question by Nancy Zieman

If you knew you wouldn’t fail, what sewing or quilting project would you try?

Your deepest sewing secrets and quilting apprehensions are safe with me! A couple weeks ago, I asked, via Facebook and Pinterest, for you to share your insights to my June question, “If you knew you wouldn’t fail, what sewing or quilting project would you try?“  My staff and I enjoyed hearing from you and we’ve chosen several of the many … Continue Reading

Try Free-Motion Quilting Today with Molly Hanson and Nancy Zieman

Try Machine Quilting Today

It is time to check free-motion quilting off your bucket list! With tips from Sewing With Nancy guest Molly Hanson you can jump in with a can-do attitude.  Luckily, my guest took her can-do attitude and taught herself artistic stitching. Now, you can watch her can-do free-motion quilting techniques online and view the specific techniques in her book. Molly’s … Continue Reading

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