Double Wedding Ring Quilts by Victoria Findlay Wolfe as seen on Sewing WIth Nancy

Double Wedding Ring Quilts by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

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!  Victoria Findlay Wolfe, an improvisational quilter, is my most recent Sewing With Nancy guest who shares her modern, reinvented Double Wedding Ring designs. Made Fabric One of Victoria’s … Continue Reading


Sew a Quick Hostess Tote

Here’s a quick and easy gift inspired by one of the projects featured in my book, Nancy’s 30 Favorite Gifts to Sew. Plus, I’ve added a Blog Exclusive Tip in this posting. The original wine tote in the book uses two coordinating cotton fabrics. My new version shown above, uses double-faced quilted fabric and bias trim. Follow my tips … Continue Reading

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A Handy Sewing Notion with 5 Uses in 1 Compact Tool

I was recently asked if the  5-in-1 Sliding Gauge could really live up to its name, providing help with five sewing and quilting tasks. My response was, I certainly hope so! That question prompted me to go to my sewing studio and check out the little tool that I use every time that I sew or … Continue Reading

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In-The-Hoop Crazy Quilting Projects

If you’re a quilter and would like to try embroidery or an embroiderer and would like to try quilting, here’s the perfect solution—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


The Easiest Way to Use Your Embroidery Machine

Embroidering is quite easy, it’s positioning the designs that can be tricky! If you own a computerized embroidery machine, you know exactly what I mean. My solution is to use Perfect Placement Software. The Perfect Placement Software includes placement outlines (they’re embroideries, just not the pretty kind) for collars, cuffs, yokes, necklines, hemlines . . … Continue Reading

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Today’s Crazy Quilting with your Embroidery Machine

If you have scraps of fabric, thread, and an embroidery machine, you can immediately become a crazy-quilting expert. 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 popular in the late 1800s. Small, random patches of fabric … Continue Reading

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Barn Quilts: Blazing a Trail of Artistry, History, and Community

By Roxanne Nickolie: Nancy’s Notions guest blogger Barn quilts are a growing phenomenon in the United States and Canada, forming trails of roadside art—and scores of heartwarming stories—all across North America. Author Suzi Parron explains that a barn quilt is “a replica of a quilt block painted on plywood, usually eight-by-eight feet, and hung on a building for … Continue Reading


Can’t Fail Free-Motion Quilting Techniques

One of my favorite phrases is, If you think you can’t you’re probably right! Did you ever have that thought when it came to free-motion quilting? Luckily my Sewing With Nancy guest, Molly Hanson, took the can-do attitude and taught herself artistic stitching. Now, you can watch her can-do free-motion quilting techniques online and view the … Continue Reading


Sew A Towel Wrap from a Bath Towel

I decided it was time to sew something for me—a towel wrap. Three to four times a week I swim at the YMCA before heading to my office. The towels that I take to the Y are less than stellar looking. It will be great to have a new towel wrap to start off the … Continue Reading


Sew a Kids’ Owl or Bear Towel Wrap

Get ready for some cuteness! (I could be prejudice since Luella and Avery are my precious granddaughters.) Plan to sew towel wraps for the special children in your life. We have a special gift for you today. It’s a free project sheet of sewing appliqués—the Owl and Teddy Bear faces—to stitch on the Towel Wraps that … Continue Reading

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