Quick Quilting Projects


Lets make a quilt together. Fast. Nancy Zieman will help you create quilts very quickly. Fast Quilt techniques and patterns are on Nancy Zieman blog and Sewing With Nancy episodes.

13 Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman | F + W Media

13 Quilt Patterns All with a Modern Common Theme

Modern, streamlined, quick, with characteristics such as these, the column quilt will no doubt soon become your go-to form of patchwork. Quilt designs are commonly based on squares, triangles, or circles—or a combination thereof. Celebrate March as National Quilting Month by adding a new word to your repertoire of patchwork descriptions: The word is columns! … Continue Reading

Quick Column Quilts Book by Nancy Zieman as seen on Sewing With Nancy TV s

Modern Quilts Made Easily

How often have you wanted to make a quilt, but didn’t think you had the time? When I began thinking about quilting making in terms of columns rather than blocks, that’s when the sewing and quilting process changed; it became quicker, easier, and the look was more modern. Welcome to my first episode on Sewing … Continue Reading

Wind Chime Quick Column Quilt by Nancy Zieman

Wind Chime Column Quilt

I am not patient enough to spend months on a large sewing project, despite my love for sewing. One day, I started to brainstorm — how about a quilt with columns instead of blocks! “Column-based quilts” was an idea that grabbed hold of me and more quilt designs flowed. Come with me as I show … Continue Reading


Live Webcast—Easy Gifts to Sew in Two Evenings or Less

Join me for a live, interactive webcast on November 22—featuring Easy Gifts to Sew in Two Evenings or Less! Learn I know what you’re thinking. It’s only a few weeks before the holidays. Can I really make gifts in time for Christmas? My answer: I know you can! The quick projects that I’ve chosen are … Continue Reading

Quilt to Give. How to sew and easy twin-sized quilt

“Quilt to Give” Week—Cut Lots of Crosswise Strips

In preparation for our annual community sewing and quilting project called Quilt to Give, which will be held at the Quilt Expo in Madison, WI September 4–6, I thought that those of you who cannot attend the expo might be interested in creating an easy twin-sized quilt to give away in your local area as … Continue Reading


Stitch a Fabric Valentine in 15 Minutes—Free Download Pattern

I am not opposed to buying greeting cards, yet sometimes the creative writers at Hallmark can’t possibly pen the personalized message you’d like to send. Spend 15 minutes of time and use fabric from your stash to create a paper-pieced postcard, then add your heartfelt message—short or long. If you’ve never tried paper piecing, here’s … Continue Reading

FEATURE tote-bag-cover

Stitch a Twisted Triangles Scrappy Tote

By Donna Fenske, Nancy’s Notions Guest Blogger Create an easy and colorful tote bag with 2-1/2″ fabric strips and the Twisted Triangles Template. The Twisted Triangles Template is sized to work perfectly with precut Jelly Roll strips or 2-1/2″ strips from your fabric stash. Purchase a fabric strip pack to give your tote a coordinated look, or use … Continue Reading


Fearless Quilting Finishes—How to Stipple

The Sewing With Nancy online video featured this week is part two of Fearless Quilting Finishes. During this 30-minute show you’ll learn three quilting options: stitching in the ditch, decorative “tie” stitching, and stippling. It’s easy to show stippling, but not as effective to write about it. After all, it’s the action that causes many … Continue Reading

Sew Big Block Quilts Debbie Bowles on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

18″ Quilt Blocks are the Stars of a Brand New TV Show

Our new season on Sewing With Nancy starts this week online with the first of 26 new shows! When you hear the phrase, “Sew Big” you might think of a baby’s upright arm motion. Today that phrase gets an addendum—“Sew Big Quilt Blocks.” I naturally want to spread my arms to show the size of … Continue Reading


Sew an Easy Baby Quilt

You know the drill. You receive an invitation to a baby shower six weeks in advance. The thought to sew a baby quilt enters your mind, but you put off the process. Gulp, 10 days before the event you decide to start the project. That’s just what I did. Yet, I decided to go ahead … Continue Reading

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