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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.

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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Tote Making Tips—Baby Lock’s “Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge”

It’s week one of Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge and it’s time for the third segment of my hobo tote project. During this week, I’m posting videos and blog posts on my adventure of creating a hobo tote using my sewing machine of choice, Baby Lock’s Destiny II. Join The Journey, Create Your … Continue Reading

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Embroidery Tips from Nancy—”Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge”

Join the Adventure! Find Your Destiny. On January 2, I announced my new hobo tote project for Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge. Now for the amazing part of my Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge project—the embroidery, using Baby Lock’s Destiny II. Watch the video as I resize, add custom thread colors, duplicate, and … Continue Reading

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Join me for Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge

Welcome to Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge. For the next 12 weeks, twelve sewlebrities will create exciting projects on the Baby Lock Destiny II. I’m kicking off the celebration by sewing a roomy hobo tote. Join the Adventure! Find Your Destiny. Click and watch the video below on how to get started. Supplies … Continue Reading

December Block of the Month | 2016 Adventure Quilt | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Carefree Curves Template

2016 Quilt Extravaganza—December Block of the Month

The twelfth and final block of the 2016 Quilt Extravaganza is here! This month, I’ll share how to make a contemporary quilt block, featuring layered circles on scrappy background fabrics. Use the Carefree Curves Template to create the shapes easily and without setting in any curved seams. Have you selected fabrics and created the strata for your … Continue Reading

Sew Peppermint Holiday Themed Mug Rug Drink Coasters with this tutorial from Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew A Mug Rug from Fabric Scraps

Stitch the perfect stocking stuffer, a gift for a friend, or an accent for your home using fabric scraps! My easy-to-sew mug rug pattern is ideal to stitch using a peppermint theme. In no time, create a set of festive drink coasters. If you don’t have a favorite go-to recipe for homemade hot cocoa, my … Continue Reading

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