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Sew a Casserole Carrier in Time for Your Next Potluck

Stitch this Casserole Carrier project in an evening or two. Then, let your tasteful carrier help you get a handle on things. Cook, place a casserole in the center, wrap and GO! An insulated carrier is perfect for picnics and potluck dinners. The inner insulated pocket lets you store a hot or cold pack to … Continue Reading


Add Nancy Zieman to Your Smart Phone

There is a good chance you own a smart phone. You may be reading this blog post on your smart phone right now. The technology has really changed the way we operate and has become quite a time saver. In an effort to save you more time, we want you to have the Nancy Zieman … Continue Reading

Carefree Curve Quilt Templates Nancy Zieman Hearts and Gizzard Block

Quilt Easily with Carefree Curves Templates

Looking for a quilt block on the internet or in a reference book? Have you noticed the unusual names given to quilt blocks? One of the most unique monikers, Hearts and Gizzards, dates back to the late 1800s. The gizzard shape, opposite the recognizable heart motif is not something many modern-day people will recognize. The … Continue Reading


Sew Comfy Tablet Keeper

The Trace ‘n Create Tablet Keeper Template, a die-cut template that allows you to create personalized covers for electronic tablets, can now be customized for reading comfort! Today’s tutorial shows how to add elastic reading bands to your tablet keeper. Hands slip under the stretchy bands for comfortable reading. Notions, fabrics, and supplies  The Original Trace … Continue Reading

How to Sew an Insulated Tote | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a So-Cool Picnic Tote

It’s that perfect time of year for toting food to picnics and cookouts. Whether you are planning a family outing for the day or packing the car for a road trip, this modified Weekender Tote will keep hot foods warm or chilled foods cool. Here’s how to make a personalized insulated tote. Simply modify my instructions found … Continue Reading

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Traditional Quilts with Carefree Curves Templates

Curved seams have been in traditional quilt blocks for years. Unfortunately, curved seams are not necessarily fun or fast to sew, until now. Using two squares, yes squares, you can create a 1/4-circle block, similar to the well-known Drunkard’s Path design, without matching any opposing curved seams. Watch and learn as I demonstrate the simple … Continue Reading

Leggings: Easy To Sew For Any Shape or Size | Nancy's Notions | Nancy Zieman

Leggings: Easy To Sew For Any Shape or Size

By Nancy’s Notions Guest Blogger: Roxanne Nickolie “I could never pull that off.” When it comes to fashion trends, nearly everyone is guilty of thinking it. You see a woman in stylish, unique clothes, and you say, “You look wonderful! I would never look good in that.” This, friends, is the language of defeatist thinking! Particularly … Continue Reading


How To Sew a Quick Pot Holder

By Donna Fenske, Nancy’s Notions Guest Blogger Add a pop of color to your kitchen, BBQ or holiday event, match your next party theme, or create a fun hostess gift with these quilted pot holders. The pot holders are created in minutes using a few simple tricks.  Supplies: You’ll need four different fabrics for this … Continue Reading

Sew Amazing Scarves by Nancy Zieman/Sewing With Nancy

Sew Amazing Scarves Easily

Welcome to the third installment of Sew Amazing Scarves. See the fun, easy-to-sew scarves here, and watch the third program in the three-part series of Sewing With Nancy. The complete series features a mix of scarf styles with something to fit everyone’s design taste. As in the past two weeks, vote for your favorite style. A random winner … Continue Reading


Viewers’ Dresden Quilt Showcase

Sewing With Nancy viewers and blog readers have been busy at work with the Trace ‘n Create Quilt Templates—Dresden Collection. The Dresden quilt block is so diverse; the combinations seem almost endless. From traditional and historic to contemporary and modern, it is always exciting to see what you, my followers, create! Without further ado—Viewers’ Dresden … Continue Reading

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