Machine Embroidery


Let Nancy Zieman help acclimate you to your Baby Lock or other Embroidery sewing machine. We have many different projects at all skill levels of machine embroidery. Jump in and give machine embroidery a try.

2019 Stitch Along Feature

2019 National Embroidery Month Stitch-Along Blog Tour and NZP Project Reveal

Team Nancy Zieman is pleased to join Baby Lock and Designs in Machine Embroidery (dime) for the 2019 National Embroidery Month Stitch-Along and Blog Tour! Team NZP and 13 additional talented bloggers received a set of the Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful” from dime. The Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful” are 20″ x 38″ pre-printed … Continue Reading


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


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 Easy Quilting With Your Embroidery Machine

Sometimes the quilting step is the most perplexing and stressful. Your goal is for a stress-free process, but where to begin? Denise Abel, Nancy Zieman’s guest on Sewing With Nancy, has a solution—use an embroidery machine and turn it into a quilting machine. Denise joins Nancy for the second part of this series, Stress-Free Quilting with Machine … Continue Reading


Winter Wonderland Project Roundup

Stay warm inside while making these Winter Wonderland sewing, quilting, and embroidery projects. You’ll find blue and white-themed, comfortable and cozy projects in each of the linked posts below. All skill levels and project types are represented so you can jump right in! Quilt and Embroider with a Flurry of Snowflakes! Novice or expert, quilting … Continue Reading


Easy Quilting With Your Embroidery Machine

Do you love quilting and not love quilting at the same time? Quilting for non-quilters, that’s what this Sewing With Nancy program is all about. Denise Abel and Nancy show you how to turn your computerized embroidery machine into a quilting machine. Denise is the embroidery and quilting expert at Nancy’s Notions. Here’s a preview of what you’ll … Continue Reading


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


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

Amazing Designs Snack Shop Embroidery Collection

Amazing Designs ISFF Snack Shop Embroidery

Experience machine embroidery with the youth in your life with this I Sew For Fun Snack Shop Collection by Nancy Zieman. Nancy designed theI Sew For Fun Snack Shop Collectionto introduce her granddaughters to machine embroidery. Enjoy the experience of stitching the Snack Shop designs as a team. Choose from 15 food-themed designs—all designs are stitched … 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

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