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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

September Block of the Month | 2016 Adventure Quilt | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Carefree Curves Template

2016 Quilt Extravaganza—September Block of the Month

It’s time for the September Quilt Block of the Month! The ninth quilt block design in the 2016 Quilt Extravaganza is named Opposing Half Circles. As you may have suspected, the quilt blocks chosen for this year’s project are easy to stitch, plus they can be made from your fabric stash. Here’s how to create the quilt block, … Continue Reading

Carefree Curves, Drunkard's Path, and Super Size Quilts on Sewing With Nancy - Nancy Zieman

Learn How to Break Quilting Rules for Super Quilts!

What happens when a clothing sewing teacher starts to quilt? Answer: She teaches a hybrid of techniques! That teacher is me and my journey of breaking sewing and quilting rules all started when I taught a quilting class as part of my first job out of college. I didn’t know much about quilting, but was … Continue Reading

Vote for 5 Favorite Table Runners in Nancy Zieman's 2016 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge

Table Runner Voting is Now OPEN

Voting is now open for the 2016 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge. Thank you for submitting your entry! It is a treat to see the fun creations. Each table runner has been sewn within the last year and has not been entered into a previous Nancy Zieman Table Runner Challenge. Cast up to five votes … Continue Reading

Learn Sewing With Nancy's Nancy Zieman's absolute easiest way to hem anything! Hand stitched hem, blind hem stitch, fusible hems, and straight stitched hem.

Absolute Easiest Way to Hem Anything!

September is National Sewing Month! If you are stitching, there’s a good chance your project will have a hem. Nearly everything you sew has a hem—skirts, pants, sleeves, and home décor items such as curtains and table linens. By using a few simple hints, you can turn this time-consuming chore into a simple sewing task. … Continue Reading


Super-sized Lone Star and Dresden Quilting Designs

Super-size it! That’s something I rarely say at a restaurant, but often do when quilting. I start with a traditional quilt pattern and expand the size. This no-fat super technique adds drama to a quilt project, but also saves time on piecing. Over the past Sewing With Nancy seasons, I’ve recorded several episodes featuring super-sized … Continue Reading

Sew Quilting Bindings in Six Easy Steps by Nancy Zieman

Sew-Perfect Quilt Binding Tutorial

Here are my favorite steps to bind a quilt. Through the years of teaching sewing and quilting, this is my go-to quilt binding method. In the past, it was tricky for me to join the beginning and ending of the quilt binding. Not any more! I hope that you will enjoy this sewing tutorial on … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman's Table Runner Sewing and Quilting Pattern Round-up

10 Table Runner Sewing Tutorials

Sew a new table runner for your fall decor, using one of our table runner sewing tutorials. Whether you’re interested in sewing, quilting or embroidery, we have a table runner idea for you. Fall 2016 Table Runner Sewing Challenge Don’t forget, you can use any of these sewing tutorials or any pattern/inspiration you choose to … Continue Reading


Favorite Scarves to Sew Part Two

Over the years, I’ve recorded at least six programs on sewing scarves. Going through the Sewing With Nancy archives and revisiting those techniques reminded me that most scarf styles are timeless. Today I spotlight the second episode of my Favorite Scarves to Sew, where you’ll see videos from the past, showcasing scarf techniques that have … Continue Reading

Sew Flattering Asymmetrical Hemlines using McCalls M7413 by Nancy Zieman

Sew Flattering Asymmetrical Hemlines

My newest pattern with The McCall Pattern Company is casual and whimsical with a great asymmetric hemline option. M7413 is a long tunic-style top. Make the easy knit design with or without pockets. Like other knit garments, this completed piece will be lightweight and will travel well, too. You’ll find the pattern available at Nancy’s Notions or your … Continue Reading

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Where do you sew?

Where do you sew?  Earlier this month I asked, via Facebook and Pinterest, for you to share where you sew and to tell us about your sewing/quilting space set-up. We are lucky to have a craft that can be accomplished by hand and machine in large and small areas. We can travel with our craft or work at … Continue Reading

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