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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

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Time to Say Goodbye—A Personal Note from Nancy

There are many ways to celebrate a retirement and to say goodbye. Some might choose a gathering of close family and friends, a big party, or perhaps a quiet goodbye. I’ve decided to say goodbye to you—my loyal viewers, readers, and customers—with a personal note. My retirement came as a shock to my family and … Continue Reading

Afternoon Picnic Fabric Collection by Nancy Zieman for Riley Blake Designs

2019 NZP Block of the Month Kick Off – Gather Your Supplies

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC’s FREE block of the month program is a great way to finish a quilt in manageable monthly installments. One block at a time is an easy approach to creating a larger quilt. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned quilter, a block of the month is a great opportunity to get stitching. … Continue Reading


No-Hassle 1/2-Square Triangle Quilt Blocks

One of the easiest places to start quilting is with a 1/2-square triangle. Nancy Zieman shows how to create this traditional quilting staple without fussing around with bias-cut edges. Make the block unit easily, “Nancy’s no-hassle way”, with this episode of Sewing With Nancy, which features blocks from Nancy’s book, No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks. During the first … Continue Reading


Begin to Quilt With Your Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons

The art of quilting often combines techniques. Traditional quilts are frequently appliquéd, then pieced, and finally all the layers are quilted. If you have an embroidery machine, you can streamline the processes with the touch of a button—the brainchild of Nancy’s guest Eileen Roche. The quilting technique is practically hands free! Watch as Eileen shares … Continue Reading


10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part One

Sewing is a creative outlet and a favorite therapy for many of us. The NZP team enjoys making time for sewing each day. Some days it’s 10 minutes in the morning, or 20 minutes in the afternoon. This is how Nancy Zieman accomplished most sewing tasks, regardless of the project. If you’ve tuned in to … Continue Reading


Sew Simple Specialty Fabric Projects with Rectangles & Squares

Incorporating specialty fabrics can add functionality when sewing gifts and projects. For example, try clear vinyl. This unique fabric is the star of the Sewing With Nancy program, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares—the third episode. Watch online by clicking here.  Here’s a preview of the projects that you’ll see demonstrated during the show. Jewelry Caddies … Continue Reading

I Sew For Fun

I Sew For Fun Sewing Spotlight with Morgan Mahon and Her Machine Embroidered Dragon Quilt

Our sewing friend, Morgan Mahon, read a book series about a family of dragons. She fell in love with the story and was inspired to make a quilt about dragons. She sketched out her ideas and talked with her mom, Designer Joi, about sewing a quilt. Morgan shares her creative journey, today on the NZP … Continue Reading


Sew Simple Bins, Sacks, and Wall Pockets With Rectangles & Squares

From gift giving to personal sewing, Nancy found many projects could be stitched from the simplest shapes. We’ve already shared the first episode of the three-part series, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, on Sewing With Nancy. This blog focuses on part two of the series, sharing useful, yet clever items such as: Hold-it Sacks, … Continue Reading


More Plain to Fabulous Fashion Sewing

A jeans jacket is a go-to wardrobe basic. They’re casual, comfortable, and essential. Today’s guest took that wardrobe staple and gave it options—many options. Welcome back Lorraine Torrence, fashion sewing expert, who takes our fashion sewing to the next level on Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous Part Two. On this Sewing With Nancy episode, you’ll see … Continue Reading


Sew an Easy Holiday Knit Dress

Sew a classy, yet comfortable, seasonal holiday dress. Nancy Zieman’s knit overlay tunic and dress, M7655 from The McCall Pattern Company aligns with Nancy’s sewing approach—easy styling with streamline sewing tips. The NZP Team’s pattern with McCall Pattern Company features an overlayed wrap on the bodice, two hem length options, and two neckline options: cowl and … Continue Reading

Splendid Sampler 2 Feature

NEW! The Splendid Sampler 2 Featuring Nancy’s Spool Block

Announcing The Splendid Sampler 2 by good friends Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson. Pat and Jane invited 80 designers to join them for The Splendid Sampler 2 book. They asked each designer to create a block in their signature style, that answered this question: “I’m living my best quilting live when …” The book has … Continue Reading

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