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See some of Nancy Zieman’s popular embroidery projects featured on the blog and on Sewing With Nancy.

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More Easy Lessons for Quilting with an Embroidery Machine

If you own an embroidery machine, most likely you’ve added monograms to towels or a cute design to baby clothes. But, did you ever think that your embroidery machine’s hidden talent was to quilt layers of fabric with remarkable finesse? Welcome back embroidery and quilting expert Eileen Roche, who will show you how to double … Continue Reading

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Begin to Quilt With Your Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons

The art of quilting often combines techniques. Traditional quilts are frequently appliquéd, then pieced, and finally all the layers are quilted. If you have an embroidery machine, you can streamline the processes with the touch of a button—the brainchild of Nancy’s guest Eileen Roche. The quilting technique is practically hands free! Watch as Eileen shares … Continue Reading

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More Machine Embroidery Basics

Six lessons, it’s usually a great start in learning a new skill set—be it dancing, Zumba, or hang gliding! (Anyone hang glide?)  That same 6-lesson approach can easily be applied to the creative skill that Nancy’s guest, Eileen Roche has mastered. Eileen is the editor of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine, and she joins Nancy in the Sewing … Continue Reading

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Machine Embroidery Basics

Machine embroidery could possibly be your passion, or maybe it’s something you’d like to try. If you’re a newbie or want-to-be embroiderer, Eileen Roche, Nancy’s friend and Sewing With Nancy guest, will show you how to learn Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lessons on a 2-part series. The embroidery process comes down to six key … Continue Reading

How to easily sew mitered napkins by Nancy Zieman | Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares

Fun and Easy Summer Splash Sewing Round-Up

Choose one or more of these fun summer-themed sewing projects and stitch some sunshine into your next picnic, pool party, or road trip. Whether you’re heading to the park, backyard, or beach—there’s an easy-to-make project for you. Here’s a roundup of a few of our favorite summertime sewing projects: Mermaid Dress Up Grab this quick … Continue Reading

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Let Your “Inner Artist” Sketch with Thread

Do you like to doodle? Many of us enjoy sketching or even scribbling absentmindedly, dreaming we’re budding artists! The same action can be translated to needle and thread, randomly stitching on small pieces of fabric while learning creative techniques. Watch the Doodle Stitching TV show (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three) online now. You’ll also find … Continue Reading

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Doodle Creatively at Your Sewing Machine

Doodling—we’ve all done it with pen and paper. Those same concepts—drawing squiggles, circles, rectangles, and silly shapes—can be done with fabric, trim, and/or stitching. Why should you doodle at your sewing machine with fabric? It’s a great way to use fabric odds and ends while being creative. Watch the Doodle Stitching TV show online now. … Continue Reading

Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes

Simple to Chic T-shirt Remakes

The machine embroidery designs you’ll see below not only decorate, but transform an everyday knit shirt into a wow shirt. Eileen Roche, the brainchild of this technique, joins Nancy on Sewing With Nancy to take embroidery to the next level. The second of a 2-part series, Simple to Chic T-shirt Remakes, focuses on in-the-hoop T-shirt … Continue Reading

Too Cute for Kiddos

Too Cute for Kiddos 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 lunchtime. See how easy these are to sew using this tutorial. Cute Kids Embroidery Ideas The … Continue Reading

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Machine Embroidery in Six Easy

Six lessons, it’s usually a great start in learning a new skill set—be it dancing, Zumba, or hang gliding! (Anyone hang glide?)  That same 6-lesson approach can easily be applied to the creative skill that Sewing With Nancy guest has mastered. Eileen Roche, editor of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine, joins Nancy in this week’s online featured … Continue Reading

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