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FREE! Carefree Curves in Quilts Half-Circle Block Sewing Tuitorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

FREE! Carefree Curves in Quilts Half-Circle Block Sewing Tutorial

NEW! Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 112: Carefree Curves in Quilts!   NEW! watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 112 – Carefree Curves in Quilts Video with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey. In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share step-by-step fabric cutting and stitching techniques for making Circle Blocks, Half-Circle Blocks, and Quarter-Circle Blocks … Continue Reading

Stitch it! Sisters Carefree Curves in Quilts Program 112 at the Nancy Zieman Blog

NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Carefree Curves in Quilts Program 112

Much like many of you, our NZP Team members are staying home for the next few weeks, working from home, and we’re honored to continue sharing Nancy’s love of sewing. We also very much appreciate you and thank you for being part of our wonderful sewing community. Please stay well, friends. Sew • Quilt • Create! … Continue Reading

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March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

Nancy’s Red Elegance 2020 Block of the Month March: 1/4–Circle Block Introducing the third of 12 FREE! Quit Block Tutorials in the NEW! 2020 Nancy Zieman Productions Nancy’s Red Elegance Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series! The 1/4–Circle Block, also known as the Drunkard’s Path Block, is quickly made in multiples when cutting our … Continue Reading

How to Sew Art Part Two

How to Sew Art Part Two on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

On today’s featured episode of The Best of Sewing With Nancy, Nancy Zieman and Tammie Bowser continue with part two of How to Sew Art. Start with a photo, choose fabrics, and then follow steps to turn a common digital image into spectacular wall art. Tammie Bowser, a quilt innovator, will show how to transform ordinary fabric into … Continue Reading

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How to Sew Art Part One on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

Believe it or not, all of us can be textile artists—one step at a time—with Tammie Bowser’s stitched art techniques. You may not have considered yourself an artist, but with Tammie’s help and demonstration, that notion will change! Tammie is an award-winning, international quilter, and Nancy Zieman’s guest on The Best of Sewing With Nancy—How to … Continue Reading

Nancy ZIeman's Quick Column Quilts

Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilts Gallery of Quilts and Book Giveaway

Modern, streamlined, quick – with characteristics such as these, the Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilting methods 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: … Continue Reading

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Fearless Quilting Finishes Part Three on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

Joining quilt binding ends together with ease can be a tricky task. The goal is to stitch the beginning of the quilt binding and the end together with a bias seam. The solution—use a strip of Clover’s 1/4” fusible web! Sewing With Nancy team member, Donna Fenske came up with this idea and the technique … Continue Reading

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February 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Hearts & Gizzards Block

Nancy’s Red Elegance 2020 Block of the Month February: Hearts & Gizzards Block Introducing the second of 12 FREE! Quit Block Tutorials for the NEW! 2020 Nancy Zieman Productions Nancy’s Red Elegance Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series! The Hearts & Gizzards Block is a great block to sew in February and celebrate Valentine’s … Continue Reading

Quilt with Carefree Curves Part Two

Quilt With Carefree Curves Part Two on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

Looking for a quilt block on Pinterest or in a reference book? Have you noticed the unusual names given to quilt blocks? One of the most unique monikers, Hearts and Gizzards, dates back to the late 1800s. The gizzard shape, opposite the recognizable heart motif is not something many modern-day people will recognize. This unique … Continue Reading

Quilt With Carefree Curves

Quilt With Carefree Curves Part One on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

Curved seams have been in traditional quilt blocks for years. Unfortunately, curved seams are not necessarily fun or fast to sew, until now. Using two squares, yes squares, you can create a 1/4-circle block, similar to the well-known Drunkard’s Path design, without matching any opposing curved seams. Watch and learn as Nancy demonstrates the simple … Continue Reading

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