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

Hooded Poncho

Sew an Easy Hooded Poncho and Welcome April Showers

If you’re caught in the rain this spring, you’ll wish you had a fashionable, easy-to-sew poncho. Think of it like a rain slicker with serious personal style! This wrap-style hooded poncho is one of 14 easy-sew projects in Mary Mulari’s book, All Occasion Fabric Wraps. Today, Mary shares how to sew her easy all-weather poncho … Continue Reading

Milestone Birthdays | Month Bibs by Nancy Zieman

Absolutely Adorable Sewing Round-Up

Embroidered Baby Bibs to Celebrate Milestones 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. See how easy these are to sew using this tutorial. Adorable Doll Costumes What … Continue Reading

How to Design and Sew Landscape Quilt Designs by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Photos Inspire Your Next Landscape Quilt

Start with a simple photograph, or collection of photographs, and give landscape quilting techniques a try. We always have great interest in the landscape-style of quilting on Sewing With Nancy. Many of you have embraced this art and have created wall quilts featuring the beauty of nature. Others have voiced an interest yet are hesitant … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman's 2017 Pillow Sewing Challenge Winner hosted by Nancy Zieman of Sewing With Nancy

Nancy Zieman Pillow Sewing Challenge Winners Announced

The 2017 Nancy Zieman Pillow Sewing Challenge was so much fun to host. I enjoyed seeing all the entries and the talent showcased in the event. You can still view the virtual pillow show anytime in my Facebook photo album, here. Great job to all who made and entered pillows into the 2017 Pillow Sewing Challenge. As you … Continue Reading

Easily Sew 1/2-Square Triangles with No-Hassle Triangle Tool by Nancy Zieman

No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Sampler

Looking for quilt block inspirations? Half-square (1/2-square) and quarter-square (1/4-square) triangles are the foundation for many quilt designs. Today, I’ll show you how to make super-easy 1/2-square and 1/4-square triangle blocks the no-hassle way in my Sewing With Nancy series, which features my popular No-Hassle Triangles Gauge. During the first episode on Sewing With Nancy, learn to create … Continue Reading


Sew, Fit and Design a Perfect T-Shirt Dress

Dress up your wardrobe, literally. During the perfect tee Sewing With Nancy mini-series, my guest and pattern designer Pamela Leggett shares fitting, sewing, and designing techniques for a classic tee dress. Join us on the second episode of Sewing The Perfect T-Shirt, this time concentrating on making a dress. Watch online, on DVD, or on PBS. Once … Continue Reading


Lone Star Quilt Makeover with Four Tips for Design Success

I rarely make the same quilt design twice. Tweaking the number of fabric colors, adding sashing, turning the block on point, and/or using portions of the quilt design – rather than the entire design – are just a few ways to makeover the design, keeping the process fresh. Case in point, the Original Lone Star … Continue Reading

Singer Treadle Machine | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Remember Your First Sewing Machine?

What is the first sewing machine you owned? That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog, Facebook, and Pinterest. Enjoy the selected responses below, plus a spotlight on one of my followers. Note: The photo above features my mom in 1954 with her first sewing machine, a Pfaff 130. (Isn’t she cute!) This was the … Continue Reading

Ten Tips I Learned About Sewing the Perfect T-Shirt | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew the Perfect Knit Top or T-Shirt

The greatest benefit of my job is one-on-one lessons from sewing, embroidery, and quilting experts. When preparing for a TV series, my guests and I plan the series months in advance. After a quick study of the technique, book, or pattern, we have several phone conferences, I prepare scripts, the guest and my staff make … Continue Reading

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew: Tutorial, Tips, and Techniques Sewing Round Up by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Tutorial Round Up

In this collection of sewing tutorials, tips, and techniques, you’ll learn The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew. My tips are also featured in the best-selling book by the same name. Think of my Absolute Easiest Way to Sew tutorials as building blocks for a solid foundation for future sewing endeavors. Much like constructing a home … Continue Reading

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