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


Machine Embroidery for Coordinated Baby Gifts

Fabric coordinates make it easy to design and sew a quilt with a variety of print sizes and color combos in one collection. The same principle applies to the way Team Nancy Zieman creates embroidery designs—a single motif, a grouping of that same motif—large and small, or an embroidery ideal for a border. Yes, coordinates … Continue Reading

Foundation Pieced Valentine Postcard by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Foundation Piece a Valentine Postcard

In practically no time at all—20-minutes—create a fabric postcard that is personalized and thoughtful. Commercially made cards are wonderful, but they can’t possibly pen the personalized message you’d like to send. With this quick paper-piecing tutorial and fabric from your stash you’ll have a beautiful card to send to your loved ones. If you’ve never … Continue Reading

Quilt with an Embroidery Machine by Eileen Roche and Nancy Zieman \ Sewing With Nancy

Next Level Quilting with an Embroidery Machine

February is National Embroidery Month! 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 … Continue Reading

Machine Embriodery in Eight Steps with Eileen Roche and Nancy Zieman on Sewing With Nancy

Quilt With an Embroidery Machine in Eight Easy Steps

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 my guest Eileen Roche. The quilting technique is practically hands free! Watch as Eileen shares the … Continue Reading


NEW! I Sew For Fun: Amazing Designs Cute Key Fobs Collection

Experience machine embroidery with the youth in your life with this NEW! I Sew For Fun Cute Key Fobs Collection by Nancy Zieman. Nancy designed the I Sew For Fun Cute Key Fobs Collection to introduce her granddaughters to machine embroidery. Enjoy the experience of stitching the designs as a team. Choose from 15 cute … Continue Reading

Top 10 Sewing, Quilting, and Embroidery Tutorials for 2017 by Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC - Sewing With Nancy

TOP 10 Tutorials of 2017

Tis the season to see our top 10 sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery tutorials from 2017.  Not only are these links some of our own personal favorites, they are yours, too. In fact, we used one-year’s worth of data to determine the list. Join the NZP Team as we count down the most popular tutorials … Continue Reading

Tree Skirt by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Dresden Tree Skirt

Gifts: Handmade vs Purchased

Do you create/sew more gifts than you purchase?  That’s the question The Nancy Zieman Productions Team posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest.  It isn’t a surprise to learn that NZP Blog readers are a wonderfully creative bunch of makers.  Enjoy the selected responses below, plus a spotlight on one featured reader. Here’s what you … Continue Reading

Best Sweatshirt Makeover with Mary Mulari and Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy

Sew The Best Sweatshirt Makeovers

 By Mary Mulari, guest blogger and friend of Sewing With Nancy The book The Best Sweatshirt Makeovers is jammed full of great ways to make sweatshirts extraordinary. Today, in Nancy’s blog, I’d like to share even more ideas. It’s time to mix it up and combine sweatshirt alterations and decorations in new ways. Page numbers are included … Continue Reading

Fun and Festive Holiday Sewing Projects by Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy

Fun and Festive Sewing Project Round-Up

This month’s sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery tutorial roundup fits the fun and festive theme. Everything from beginner skill levels to confident garment makers will find a project to welcome in the cool holiday season. Make one or make them all! Sew a Mug Rug Stitch the perfect stocking stuffer, a gift for a friend, … Continue Reading


12th Annual National Tie One On Day

Give from the heart on Wednesday November 22—then give thanks on Thursday. This Thanksgiving Eve, Tie One On (an apron of course!) and bring joy to the life of someone in need. Participation is easy and uplifting. Simply wrap a loaf of bread or baked goods in an apron and tuck an encouraging note or … Continue Reading

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