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Find Nancy Zieman’s most popular blog posts, patterns, guests and techniques covering all quilting topics. Try a new technique or style, or simply read and watch your favorite quilters.

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Fearless Quilting Finishes – Part One

Nancy Zieman was often asked, “How do you determine topics for your TV show, Sewing With Nancy?” Good question! There are many answers to that question—what she wanted you to learn, what she thought you’d like to know, what’s trendy in sewing, quilting, or embroidering . . . and the basics, there are always newcomers or … Continue Reading

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Ultimate Fancy Footworks 2 – Part Three

Free-motion quilting is a technique that often is intimidating to beginning quilters. Trust us, you don’t need courage to attempt free-motion quilting, only practice! Here’s the best way to practice; the stitches are completely camouflaged by textured fabric. It’s the perfect testing ground for this specialty technique, using a quilting foot. Watch Nancy Zieman demonstrate … Continue Reading

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Quilt With Carefree Curves – Part Two

Looking for a quilt block on the internet 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. The … Continue Reading

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Quilt With Carefree Curves – Part One

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 Zieman demonstrates the … Continue Reading

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July 2019 Block of the Month: Shoo Fly Quilt Block

2019 Block of the Month—July: “Shoo Fly” Quilt Block In January, Team Nancy Zieman introduced the first of 12 blocks in the New! Summer Picnic 2019 FREE! Block of the Month Series. Find the January through June Quilt Block Tutorials under Popular Blog Posts: 2019 Block of the Month. Join the New! Summer Picnic 2019 … Continue Reading

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No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks – Part Two

Triangular shapes can be sticklers to piece! Quilt patterns with 1/2-square and 1/4-square triangles are found in many traditional quilt pattern designs. Here’s how to take the hassle out of creating triangles, in particular 1/4-square triangles. For more details watch the second episode of No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks online. The Sampler Quilt This 12-block quilt features both … Continue Reading

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No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks – Part One

One of the easiest places to start quilting is with a 1/2-square triangle. Nancy Zieman shows how to create this traditional quilting staple without fussing around with bias-cut edges. Make the block unit easily, “Nancy’s no-hassle way,” with this episode of Sewing With Nancy, which features blocks from Nancy’s book, No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks. During the first episode on … Continue Reading

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Every Last Piece

Whether you have bins of fabric scraps or just a few odds and ends that you can’t part with, Lynn Harris, Nancy Zieman’s guest on this episode of Sewing With Nancy, will share refreshing ways to incorporate scraps in quilt designs. Learn to use fabric pieces of every size, from tiny scraps to larger pieces, during … Continue Reading

Straight Line Machine Quilting and the NEW! Modern Floating Triangles Wall Hanging Pattern

Straight Line Machine Quilting and NEW! Modern Floating Triangles Wall Hanging Pattern

Introducing the NEW! Modern Floating Triangles Wall Hanging and Table Runner Pattern by Team Nancy Zieman. Stitch this quick column quilt with a modern twist. No-half-square triangles are needed to make this modern floating triangles quilt! Dimensional folded triangles made from fabric squares, and crosswise fabric strips make this quilt an easy piecing project. The … Continue Reading

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Magic Inch Quilts – Part Two

Join Nancy Zieman for part-two of Magic Inch Quilts on Sewing With Nancy with modern quilters and husband/wife team Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. Often we think about quilting with squares and rectangles of fabric. In these new modern quilting designs, the piecing technique and the color choices are equally as important as Weeks’ and … Continue Reading

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