Trace’n Create Grandmother’s One Patch


See a collection of sewing and quilting projects featuring the Trace’n Create Grandmother’s One Patch template set, which includes tumbler and hexagon based projects.

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. Nancy Zieman’s team loves seeing what you create! The image of the Tumbler Flag Quilt caught Nancy’s attention and she knew you’d like to see it too. It was designed and made by Linda Coon from Louisiana, who caught the quilting bug a few … 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


Super-sized Lone Star and Dresden Quilting Designs

Super-size it! That’s something I rarely say at a restaurant, but often do when quilting. I start with a traditional quilt pattern and expand the size. This no-fat super technique adds drama to a quilt project, but also saves time on piecing. Over the past Sewing With Nancy seasons, I’ve recorded several episodes featuring super-sized … Continue Reading

Tumbler Block | November Block of the Month | 2015 Adventure Quilt by Nancy Zieman

2015 Adventure Quilt Block of the Month #11

November’s Block of the Month in The 2015 Adventure Quilt is the Tumbler Block. To create the 12″ finished Tumbler Block, I used the Tumbler Template  from Clover’s Trace N Create Grandmother’s One Patch Template Collection. This template also includes the half-tumbler shape to finish the ends of each row. Block #11: Tumbler All blocks in The 2015 Adventure Quilt measure 12-1/2″ x 12-1/2″, … Continue Reading

Patriotic Tumbler Flag Quilt using Grandmother's One Patch Template by Nancy Zieman

Patriotic Tumbler Flag Quilt Tutorial

It’s a banner day when a Sewing With Nancy viewer sends me a photo of a sewing or quilting project that they’ve made. 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 … Continue Reading

Sewing With Nancy Viewers' Projects and Inspiration Sources

Sewing With Nancy Viewers’ Quilt Showcase

Welcome to the Sewing With Nancy Viewers’ Quilt Showcase. I am excited to feature quilt projects that were inspired and created after watching my TV show or reading my blog. I hope you’ll be motivated to sew and quilt, then share photos of your projects with me in the future. Inspired by: Sew Big Quilt Blocks Sew … Continue Reading


Easy Quilt Designs That Get Rave Reviews!

It’s time for our second Sewing With Nancy TV episode of Quilt Column Quilts. If you missed the first episode, watch online by clicking here. During this show, see two quilt concepts that cast aside traditional quilting methods, while receiving rave reviews! Tumbling Tumblers Quilt The first quilt of this episode is called Tumbling Tumblers. Generally, tumbler shapes are sewn in … Continue Reading


A New Slant on the Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt

One of the quilt patterns that I have long admired is the Grandmother’s Flower Garden. It is traditionally made with hundreds of tiny hexagons, which require the dreaded (at least for me) Y-seams, where three seams merge at the same point. I’ve only been able to admire the design. Why? I knew that I’d never … Continue Reading


A Great Beginner’s Quilting Project—The Supersize Tumbler

For nonquilters here’s an excellent beginner’s project. It’s a simple design and the blocks can be supersized—up to 10″ in height. It’s also an ideal project to teach to someone who’d like to quilt but doesn’t know where to start—the stitching is streamlined and the results are fast! When I introduced the Trace ‘n Create … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman Grandmother's One Patch Tumbler Quilt Template by Clover Feature

Stitch a Simple & Dramatic Tumbler Quilt

Stitch an easy quilt—from just one block! Make that same one-block quilt design more dramatic with the simple addition of sashing strips. Use the multisized Tumbler Template from the Trace ‘n Create Grandmother’s One-Patch Quilt Template Collection to create tumbler blocks in  4″, 6″, 8″, and 10″ sizes. Choose four coordinating fabrics, batting, and backing. … Continue Reading

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