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Sew for Quilts of Valor | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew for Quilts of Valor

Admirable and honorable—that’s my solid impression of the mission and character of the organization Quilts of Valor and the thousands of people who give of their time and talents to help injured Armed Service Members. Karen Demaree, one of the Quilts of Valor volunteers, was my guest during the Nancy’s Corner Segment on Sewing With Nancy. … Continue Reading

Quilting and Sewing Communities with Host Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Quilt To Give

Quilting and Sewing Communities

Does your community have a sewing group, and are you a guild member? That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest. It warms my heart to find that, in reading your responses, not only are the sewing/quilting communities strong, but they are largely focused on sewing education and community outreach, two of … Continue Reading

Change Up Patchwork by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Dazzling Quilts with 4-Patch Blocks

Start with the basics, then make a few simple modifications, to change what was traditional into modern! A 4-patch block—a simple,  yet elegant patchwork design—has such potential!  Presto, you’re a quilt designer, creating one-of-a-kind designs. Welcome to Sewing With Nancy’s first episode of the three-part series, Change-Up Patchwork. A 3-color 4-patch serves as the basis for this blog and … Continue Reading

Designer Border Print Bag | Hobo Tote by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Designer Handbag Sewing Tips

Plan your next bag around a border-print fabric! Fussy cutting fabric isn’t just for quilting. Inspired by a designer handbag, I knew a readily-available border-print will make quick work of the fussy cutting. If you aren’t familiar with the term, fussy-cut, it means to feature a certain portion of the textile print in your sewing design. … Continue Reading

Crazy House June Quilt Block 2017 Block of the Month by Nancy Zieman/Sewing With Nancy

Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt: June Block of the Month

Introducing the June Block of the Month Crazy House* block is the June Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt Block. Like all blocks in this year’s block of the month challenge, this block is 15″ (finished size) and is created using quick strip-piecing techniques. Simple! During this 12-month block of the month challenge, all blocks will be … Continue Reading

Cabin Fever Quilts by Natalia Bonner featured on Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Contemporary Quilts from Classic Log Cabin Blocks

You might think Log Cabin blocks are very predictable in design—red center block with dark fabric strips added to one side, and light strips added to the other. Not necessarily! This week we welcome Natalia Bonner, author and modern quilt designer, who takes an unconventional approach to traditional Log Cabin block design. Tune in and … Continue Reading

Dresden Lap Quilt with Borders Added | How to Sew a Bed Size Quilt | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Super-Sized Dresden

Start with an approachable lap-size quilt pattern and make a larger, bed-size quilt.  The larger Dresden appliqués can be stitched in approximately the same amount of time as smaller blocks, one of the bonuses to super-sizing your quilt blocks. The beauty of this template is that a Dresden Plate block can be made as small as … Continue Reading

Sew a Color-Blocked Top for Summer | McCall Pattern Company M7600 | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Color-Blocked Top for Summer

  Welcome summer with a quick and easy wardrobe addition. My new color-blocked knit top, with The McCall Pattern Company is simple to create and color placement will accent your best features. Paired with a skirt, pants, or shorts, M7600 will give you a fresh new look for the summer season. Find my newest pattern at your … Continue Reading


Shake Up Log Cabin Quilts

Traditional Log Cabin quilt blocks can easily be made modern with the help of our guest in the Sewing With Nancy series titled, Cabin Fever Quilts. Just as architecture has changed from the original log cabin homes to our modern 21st century homes, quilting has made the same transition. I’m pleased to welcome Natalia Bonner, a self-proclaimed … Continue Reading

Flip Flopped Rectangle Quilts | Nancy Zieman | Change Up Patchwork | Strip Piecing Quilts | Sewing With Nancy

Flip-Flopped Rectangles Make Fast Quilts

Designing quilt blocks is as much fun as sewing them! Create this Flip Flopped Rectangles design by replacing squares with rectangles for a modern look. The skill set is the same, but the strip sizes change. First, let’s create a simple 6-1/2″ block, then learn how easy it is to Flip and Flop the design. … Continue Reading

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