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Stippling: Machine Quilting Basics

The creative process of quilting is quite rewarding, but how should you finish your work? On Sewing With Nancy the online video features part two of Fearless Quilting Finishes, and I’ll show you three different ways to tackle the quilting steps: stitching in the ditch, decorative “tie” stitching, and stippling. The stippling-style quilting I’ll show you is easy … Continue Reading

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Quilting Simplified—Folded Flying Geese

Half-square triangles and bias edges are not needed to make the Flying Geese quilt pattern. Use folded triangles or Prairie Points to create this traditional design. Using squares, folds, clever pressing, and columns, quilting couldn’t be simpler. In this blog post, I’ll show you the basic technique for assembly so that you may incorporate this … Continue Reading

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Boxed-Corner Buttoned Pillow Tutorial

Give your living space a breath of fresh air by sewing new pillows. These box-cornered pillows are almost effortless to make. I’m sharing this pillow-sewing tutorial in hopes you’ll be inspired to participate in our pillow challenge. Click on the badge directly below and learn how you can participate in this great sewing project. Fabric, … Continue Reading

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Sew Easy Checkerboard Quilt Borders

I often create classes and content for Sewing With Nancy with the beginners in mind. Whether you are new to sewing, quilting, and embroidery or simply want to brush up on core skills, I hope to create projects that inspire. Learning the basics is what spurred my 3-part series, Fearless Quilting Finishes, which teaches the fundamentals … Continue Reading

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A Quick Sewing Project—Texting Gloves

  Here’s a quick sewing project—texting gloves. Use fleece scraps to create a comfy pair in an evening of sewing. Or, spend a little more time to embellish the gloves with a monogram for an added personal touch. Notions, Fabrics, and Supplies 1/2 yard high-loft fleece Matching all-purpose thread Pattern Tracing Paper Non-Permanent Marking Pen or … Continue Reading

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A Clever Storage Solution for Sewing Bobbins

While I was recording TV shows at the Sewing With Nancy studio, I was looking for various sewing notions and found three Bobbin Towers filled with sewing bobbins in a rainbow of colors. (You only need one bobbin tower, sometimes I’m slightly obsessive!) The thought came to me that I should share why I am so … Continue Reading

How to Sew Art Quilts Part Two on Sewing With Nancy with Tammie Bowser

How to Sew Art Part Two

Today we continue with part two of the Sewing With Nancy mini series, How to Sew Art. Starting with a photo, choosing fabrics, and then following steps to turn a common digital image into spectacular wall art. Tammie Bowser, a quilt innovator, will show us how to transform ordinary fabric into fine art. In my January 29 … Continue Reading

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Nancy Zieman’s 2015 Pillow Sewing Challenge

You are invited to participate in my 2015 Pillow Sewing Challenge. Brainstorm, browse, design, plan, and stitch your favorite pillow. Enter my Pillow Sewing Challenge by adding a photo in the link listed below. It’s easy! This is a small project designed for you to showcase your sewing talents. Entries may be for any occasion, any color … Continue Reading

Sewing With Nancy Viewers' Projects and Inspiration Sources

Sewing With Nancy Viewers’ Quilt Showcase

Welcome to the Sewing With Nancy Viewers’ Quilt Showcase. I am excited to feature quilt projects that were inspired and created after watching my TV show or reading my blog. I hope you’ll be motivated to sew and quilt, then share photos of your projects with me in the future. Inspired by: Sew Big Quilt Blocks Sew … Continue Reading

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How to Sew Art

Did you ever think of yourself as an artist? Believe it or not, all of us can be textile artists—one step at a time—with Tammie Bowser’s stitched art techniques. Tammie is an award-winning, international quilter, and my recent guest on Sewing With Nancy–How to Sew Art part one.  Often the first reaction to Tammie’s stitched … Continue Reading

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