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Doodle Creatively at Your Sewing Machine

Doodling—we’ve all done it with pen and paper. Those same concepts—drawing squiggles, circles, rectangles, and silly shapes—can be done with fabric, trim, and/or stitching. Why should you doodle at your sewing machine with fabric? It’s a great way to use fabric odds and ends while being creative. Watch the Doodle Stitching TV show online now. … Continue Reading

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June 2018 Block of the Month: Friendship Star

She’s Our Star 2018 Block of the Month June: Friendship Star This month we’re stitching the traditional Friendship Star quilt block design—the sixth and final of the six star-based blocks in NZP’s 2018 Block of the Month series. Team Nancy Zieman is pleased to honor Nancy with this beautiful new block of the month series … Continue Reading

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Red, White & Blue Fun and Creative Projects

Check out our June Project Round up featuring projects in Red, White, and Blue! Two Scarf Wrap Sometimes two identical scarves are just waiting for you to buy, take home, and sew only two seams. As Bobbie Jo can attest, the end wrap is delightful to wear! Watch All Occasion Fabric Wraps (Part One and … Continue Reading

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NEW! Free-Motion Framework Book and Blog Tour

Join the Free-Motion Framework Book Tour Thank you so much for stopping by the Nancy Zieman Productions blog stop on the Free-Motion Framework book tour! Team Nancy Zieman met author/sewer/quilter Jen Eskridge, about 3 years ago, when Jen interviewed for an independent contractor position to work on the NZP blog and social media team. While … Continue Reading

Quilt Expo 2018 Modern Mini Challenge

2018 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Winners

  Thank you to everyone who helped make this years Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge a success! View all the mini quilt entries at facebook.com/QuiltExpo. Here’s a quick review of the 2018 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Complete Entry Rules: Entrants were to sew a mini modern quilt to showcase their quilting talents. Entries were … Continue Reading

Super-Sized Quilts Part Two

Sewing With Nancy Super-Size, Part Two

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

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Sew Strip by Strip Patchwork Quilts, Part Two

One of the aspects of sewing and quilting that piques interest in this art is the use of color and design. Change a color; change a size, and bingo—a new look. A master at giving visual interest to traditional quilt designs is Donna Fenske, a long-time member of the Sewing With Nancy team. On part-two … Continue Reading

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May 2018 Block of the Month: Spinning Star

She’s Our Star 2018 Block of the Month May: Spinning Star This month we’re stitching the traditional Spinning Star quilt block design—the fifth of six star-based blocks in NZP’s 2018 Block of the Month series. Team Nancy Zieman is pleased to honor Nancy with this beautiful new block of the month series featuring Nancy’s New … Continue Reading

Super-Sized Quilts Part One

Sewing With Nancy Super-Sized Quilts, Part One

Super-size it! That’s something Nancy rarely said at a restaurant, but often when quilting. Nancy started with a traditional quilt pattern and expanded 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, Nancy recorded several episodes featuring super-sized quilts. … Continue Reading

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Strip-by-Strip Patchwork Quilts, Part One

Someone once asked Nancy, “Why do you cut perfectly good fabric into pieces just to sew it back together again?” Her answer, “To create great quilt designs!” One of the designers that Nancy had the privilege to work with was Donna Fenske, who shared her latest ideas. The premise of this Sewing With Nancy program … Continue Reading

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