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Molly Hansen's Free Motion Quilting for Beginners on Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Quilting For Beginners with Molly Hansen

Free-motion quilting is easier than you think with expert advice from Molly Hansen and a little practice.  According to Sewing With Nancy guest, Molly Hanson, all you need is a bit of confidence! Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners is this week’s online Sewing With Nancy feature. Watching Molly free-motion quilt is the best way to learn … Continue Reading

July Quilt Block 2017 Block of the Month by Nancy Zieman/Sewing With Nancy

Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt: July Block of the Month

Introducing the July Block of the Month Red Cross* block is the July Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt Block. Like all blocks in this year’s block of the month challenge, this block is 15″ (finished size) and is created using quick strip-piecing techniques. Simple! During this 12-month block of the month challenge, all blocks will be … Continue Reading

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

Red, White, and Blue Sewing Round Up by Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy - Red, White, and Blue

Red, White, and Blue Sewing Round-Up

Enjoy our July Project Round up featuring projects in Red, White, and Blue! Quilt To Give After modifying the original column quilt, I created this super-quick quilt design—to make and donate to individuals and families in need. The quilt is easily made from a fabric stash with perhaps few purchased fabric additions. The center of … Continue Reading

Change Up Patchwork by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Classic Designs Meet Modern Methods

There’s more to a 9-patch block than meets the eye! Many creative quilt or craft projects start with 9-patch blocks. I’ll show you how to change-up the strip sizes, fabrics, or block layout to expand your quilting options. Change-Up Patchwork is the name of my newest Sewing With Nancy three-part TV series. Watch online to see … Continue Reading

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Betsy Ross Flag Pattern

It is an honor to see all you create! I received the email below from Stephanie Kepecs, a Sewing with Nancy viewer, who wanted to share an American Flag quilt pattern that she designed for her son. I was watching your show recently and was struck by a quilter who was making quilts for soldiers (the Nancy’s … Continue Reading

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. My team and I love seeing what you create! 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 quilting bug a … Continue Reading

Scrap Buster Quilt by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Change Up Patchwork

Sew Scrappy Squares and Modern Squares

If you sew, chances are that fabric scraps abound in your sewing area. Don’t worry about storing scraps; sew them! Use my Change-Up Patchwork techniques to create quilt projects with contemporary designs. Watch the second episode of Change-up Patchwork online to see all the details! Scrappy Square Quilt This scrappy square design was made from leftover … Continue Reading

Sew for Quilts of Valor | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew for Quilts of Valor

Admirable and honorable—that’s my solid impression of the mission and character of the organization Quilts of Valor and the thousands of people who give of their time and talents to help injured Armed Service Members. Karen Demaree, one of the Quilts of Valor volunteers, was my guest during the Nancy’s Corner Segment on Sewing With Nancy. … Continue Reading

Quilting and Sewing Communities with Host Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Quilt To Give

Quilting and Sewing Communities

Does your community have a sewing group, and are you a guild member? That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest. It warms my heart to find that, in reading your responses, not only are the sewing/quilting communities strong, but they are largely focused on sewing education and community outreach, two of … Continue Reading

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