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Find a collection of projects designed and created by Nancy Zieman using some of her most popular notions. This page features assorted projects and tutorials.

Carefree Curves Sailing Quilt by Nancy Zieman and Clover USA | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Carefree 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 my friend Carol Porter, Education Director for Clover Needlecraft, Inc. The quilt is called Carefree Curves Sailing Quilt—the design makes me smile! The quilting project … Continue Reading

Patriotic Tumbler Flag by Linda Coon - Sewing With Nancy - Nancy Zieman

Patriotic Tumbler Flag Quilt

Sewing With Nancy viewers often email photos of their creative works. My team and I love seeing what you create! The image of the Tumbler Flag Quilt caught my attention and I knew you’d like to see it too. It was designed and made by Linda Coon from Louisiana, who caught the quilting bug a … 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

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

Easily Sew 1/2-Square Triangles with No-Hassle Triangle Tool by Nancy Zieman

No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Sampler

Looking for quilt block inspirations? Half-square (1/2-square) and quarter-square (1/4-square) triangles are the foundation for many quilt designs. Today, I’ll show you how to make super-easy 1/2-square and 1/4-square triangle blocks the no-hassle way in my Sewing With Nancy series, which features my popular No-Hassle Triangles Gauge. During the first episode on Sewing With Nancy, learn to create … Continue Reading

February 2017 Block of the Month by Nancy Zieman/Sewing WIth Nancy

Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt: February Block of the Month

Introducing February’s Block: Meet at Home Meet at Home is February’s Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt Block. Like all blocks in this year’s block of the month challenge, the block is 15″–finished size—and is based on a combo of half-square triangles and squares. Simple. This block has many names; I chose to use Meet at Home as … Continue Reading

Turn Orphan Quilt Blocks into Throw Pillows | Be My Valentine Quilt Block | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Pillow from an Orphan Quilt Block

Along our quilting journey, we try new techniques and test interesting ideas. Sometimes these valuable lessons and attempts yield “orphan blocks” or leftover quilt blocks that don’t belong to a larger quilt. Take one or more of these treasured quilt blocks and sew them into throw pillows. It’s an easy idea that doesn’t require any … Continue Reading

January 2017 Block of the Month by Nancy Zieman/Sewing WIth Nancy

Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt: January Block of the Month

Introducing January’s Block: Goose in the Pond* Welcome to the first block in the 2017 Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt! All twelve, 15-inch finished-sized blocks, will be created from one 24-piece fat quarter bundle and 2-1/4 yards of cream background fabric. We’re using the fat quarter bundle, Garnet, it’s my most recent fabric line from Penny Rose, a division of Riley … Continue Reading

Illusion Quilts Made Easy with Half Square Triangles by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Illusion Quilts Made Easy: Slip Knot Quilt Pattern

There’s something magical about quilts. Perhaps it’s the creative process of selecting color combinations, arranging the blocks to create an overall pattern, or simply enjoying the satisfaction of a well completed project. Illusions Quilts allow quilters and sewists to experiment with hues of color and arrangement of blocks to trick the beholder’s eye into believing … Continue Reading

Baby Lock/Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge/Nancy Zieman

“Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge” with Bonus Embroidery Download

It’s time to wrap up this first sewing project in Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge. During my last video, I promised you a special memento—a bonus embroidery, which is free to download below—and add as the finishing touch to this tote. Watch and enjoy the video, then get stitching! Follow The Journey; Create … Continue Reading

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