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See a collection of sewing and quilting projects using the Trace’n Create Carefree Curves Template

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

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

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

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

2016 Quilt Extravaganza—November Block of the Month

Eeek! After this block, there’s only one lonely block left in this year’s 2016 Quilt Extravaganza—Block of the Month!  November’s block is named Meet in the Middle. Unlike the other months, November’s directions will provide enough cut pieces to create two blocks—if you like. Use the Carefree Curves Template to easily create the shapes without setting in curved … Continue Reading

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

2016 Quilt Extravaganza—October Block of the Month

Can you believe that we are already sewing block #10 of the 2016 Quilt Extravaganza?  Quarter Circle Medley varies two different appliqué circle sizes to create an interesting block. 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 2016 Block of … Continue Reading

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

2016 Quilt Extravaganza—September Block of the Month

It’s time for the September Quilt Block of the Month! The ninth quilt block design in the 2016 Quilt Extravaganza is named Opposing Half Circles. As you may have suspected, the quilt blocks chosen for this year’s project are easy to stitch, plus they can be made from your fabric stash. Here’s how to create the quilt block, … Continue Reading

Carefree Curves, Drunkard's Path, and Super Size Quilts on Sewing With Nancy - Nancy Zieman

Learn How to Break Quilting Rules for Super Quilts!

What happens when a clothing sewing teacher starts to quilt? Answer: She teaches a hybrid of techniques! That teacher is me and my journey of breaking sewing and quilting rules all started when I taught a quilting class as part of my first job out of college. I didn’t know much about quilting, but was … Continue Reading

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

2016 Quilt Extravaganza—July Block of the Month

The seventh block of the 2016 Quilt Extravaganza is here—I’ve named it Making Waves–it’s an unexpected yet whimsical block. 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 2016 Block of the Month? Check out the details in the January … Continue Reading

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2016 Quilt Extravaganza—June Block of the Month

The sixth block of the 2016 Quilt Extravaganza is here—the Spinning Top. We’ll take advantage of the direction of the sewn strata lines and machine appliqué to give the block the appearance of spinning. 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 … Continue Reading

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