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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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Watch Hundreds of Sewing & Quilting Classes

Sewing With Nancy has been on PBS for over 30 years. Gosh, it really doesn’t seem like that long. I love what I do and hope that through sewing education, you also love what you are creating, no matter what stage of learning you are in. Each day I wake up thankful that you are … Continue Reading

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

2016 Quilt Extravaganza – April Block of the Month by Nancy Zieman

The fourth block of the 2016 Quilt Extravaganza is here! This month, you’ll learn how to create a contemporary quilt block, featuring semicircles machine appliquéd to the scrappy background fabrics. Use the Carefree Curves Template to create the shapes easily and without setting in any curved seams. Have you selected fabrics and created the strata for your … Continue Reading

No-Hassle Triangle Tool - Sew Easy 1/4-Square Triangles by Nancy Zieman

Sew Accurate 1/4-Square Triangles

Triangular shapes can be sticklers to piece! Quilt patterns with 1/2-square and 1/4-square triangles are found in many traditional quilt pattern designs. Here’s how to take the hassle out of creating triangles, in particular 1/4-square triangles. For more details watch the second episode of No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks online. The Sampler Quilt This 12-block quilt features both … Continue Reading

Stress-Free Quilting Showcase Tote Bag Pattern and Embroidery Design Bundle by Nancy Zieman

Stress-Free Quilting Showcase Tote

Create this showcase tote using your embroidery machine or with your traditional sewing machine. That’s right, you can piece perfectly and quilt with your embroidery machine. This new Stress-Free Quilting Showcase Tote bundle from Amazing Designs includes pieced blocks and a computer-guided embroidery machine quilted design, in addition to the fun bag pattern, bonus table … Continue Reading

How to Sew an All-Weather Fabric Wrap by Mary Mulari and Nancy Zieman

Sew an April Showers All-Weather Wrap

April showers are here! For garden enthusiasts…who doesn’t love the May flowers that follow? If you’re caught in the rain this spring, you’ll wish you had a fashionable, easy-to-sew All-Weather Wrap. Think of it like a rain slicker with serious personal style! This wrap is one of 14 in Mary Mulari’s book, All Occasion Fabric … Continue Reading

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

Easily Sew 1/2-Square Triangles

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

2016 Pillow Sewing Challenge Winners | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

2016 Pillow Challenge Winners Announced

Whenever we post a sewing challenge, I’m inspired to try one of the contestants sewing techniques. Most of all, I take time to admire the creativity and workmanship. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to all our winners. If you missed viewing the entries, check out our Pillow Challenge Blog.  Winners: 1. Folded Star … Continue Reading


Serge a Colorful Fabric Bin

Serge this fast and fun fabric bin—an ideal project for 10-inch precut fabric squares. 10-inch precuts are also known as 10-inch Stackers, Crackers, Layer Cakes, Patty-Cakes, Storybooks, and Ten Squares! If you’ve been wondering what to do with 10-inch precuts, start by selecting four 10-inch precut squares and celebrate National Serger Month with some one-on-one time with … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman, Sewing With Nancy, Amy Barickman, Magic Patterns

Add Your Style to Fashion Patterns

Amy Barickman, my friend and guest, unlocked the magic contained in sewing patterns. The idea behind Magic Patterns has a copyright date from the 1920s. Amy has expanded on the concept bringing you versatility in garment design and sewing. Patterns are so much more than a flat sheet of paper! I hope you’ll watch the second episode of … Continue Reading

Sew a Plastic Bag Wrangler for Easy Storage | Nancy's Notions Guest Blog | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Plastic Bag Wrangler for Easy Storage

By Emily Jansson, Nancy’s Notions guest blogger With Earth Month just around the corner, I’m inspired to work on my carbon footprint. I use my shopping tote habitually for groceries, recycle everything I can, and use my Green Kitchen Produce Bags, Beeswax Wraps, and Reusable Snack Bags. You can view the instructions for making these items here. … Continue Reading

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