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Nancy Zieman (June 21, 1953 – November 14, 2017) was an American author, designer, businesswomen, TV producer, blogger and national sewing authority, and host of the popular show Sewing With Nancy®, which appears exclusively on public television stations across the United States and Canada. You can watch Sewing With Nancy® online at


June 2019 Block of the Month: Square Dance Quilt Block

2019 Block of the Month—June: “Square Dance” Quilt Block In January, Team Nancy Zieman introduced the first of 12 blocks in the New! Summer Picnic 2019 FREE! Block of the Month Series. Find the January through May Quilt Block Tutorials under Popular Blog Posts: 2019 Block of the Month. Join the New! Summer Picnic 2019 … Continue Reading


Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares – Part One

Streamline the sewing process to make fun projects in no time at all.“I like to sew but I really don’t have the time.” Sound familiar? Nancy Zieman’s three-part series, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, will change the way you think about projects and patterns. Everything demonstrated is simply cut from rectangles and squares! The Travel Trio … Continue Reading


Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts – Part Two

Make a Christmas Stocking from a T-shirt and more! T-shirts, we all have them. Whether from schools, vacations, concerts, sport events, or charitable causes, T-shirts hold memories usually stored in a drawer. Mary Mulari, our recycling expert, is here to encourage you to give those T-shirts a second chance and create unique gifts while renewing … Continue Reading


Sew An Insulated Casserole Carrier

Stitch this Casserole Carrier, from the Hot and Handy Projects book. Then, let your tasteful carrier help you get a handle on things. Place your hot dish (or cold dish) 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 … Continue Reading


Fearless Quilting Finishes – Part Three

Joining quilt binding ends together with ease can be a tricky task. The goal is to stitch the beginning of the quilt binding and the end together with a bias seam. The solution—use a strip of fusible web! Sewing With Nancy team member, Donna Fenske came up with this idea and the technique was incorporated in … Continue Reading


Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts – Part One

Make T-shirts into a quilt, pillow, scarf, and more! We can say with confidence that most families have a collection of T-shirts. Some may be meaningful, so they’re difficult to give away. To give these memory-making shirts a second chance is Mary Mulari, our makeover specialist. On this episode of Sewing With Nancy, Mary will … Continue Reading

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I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial: Superhero Cape

    You’ve got the sewing power to help your little partner create their favorite superhero cape. Dress–up time and imagination time are so much fun, with this FREE! I Sew For Fun Superhero Cape Sewing Tutorial by Nancy Zieman. You’ll find this super fun sewing project, plus 19 additional I Sew For Fun projects, … Continue Reading


Fearless Quilting Finishes – Part Two

Today’s Sewing With Nancy online featured video is Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2. During this 30-minute show you’ll learn three quilting options: stitching in the ditch, decorative “tie” stitching, and stippling. It’s easy to show stippling, but not as effective to write about it. After all, it’s the action that causes many to shy away from this particular … Continue Reading

Quilt Expo 2019 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Feature

2019 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Winners

Thank you to everyone who helped make this years’ Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge a success! View all the mini quilt entries at Here’s a quick review of the 2019 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Complete Entry Rules: Entrants were to sew a mini modern quilt to showcase their quilting talents. Entries were … Continue Reading


Make a Carefree Curves Sailing Quilt

Nautical-themed nursery? No problem. Lake or beach house wall hanging? No problem. Here’s an easy quilting tutorial that details how to sew a water-loving quilt project in just a few hours. Designed by Nancy Zieman’s friend Carol Porter, Education Director for Clover Needlecraft, Inc. The quilt is called Carefree Curves Sailing Quilt—the design made Nancy smile! The quilting … Continue Reading

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