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.


Learn to Create “Magic Inch” Quilts

It’s common to watch improvisational comedy or be involved in a spontaneous game of softball, but have you ever thought that quilting could be equally spur-of-the moment? Please welcome Nancy’s guests Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, masters at improvisational piecing with one inch strips. Bill and Weeks of Modern Quilt Studio will share their technique … Continue Reading


Fall Sewing Projects Roundup from Team Nancy Zieman

  With the leaves changing and the weather cooling, it is a perfect time to get stitching on fall sewing and quilting projects. You’ll find something for all skill levels, and all time-commitments, in this project round up. Faux Hexagon Wall Hanging Create a prairie-inspired wall hanging. At first glance, hexagon quilt block shapes can … Continue Reading


Log Cabin Fever – Contemporary Quilts

  Traditional Log Cabin quilt blocks can easily be made modern with the help of our guest Natalia Bonner in the Sewing With Nancy series titled, Cabin Fever Quilts. Just as architecture has changed from the original log cabin homes to our modern 21st century homes, quilting has made the same transition. Natalia’s spin on the Log … Continue Reading


Box Quilt Block – Table Runner Spotlight

You’re invited to participate in the Nancy Zieman Productions 2018 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge. Sew a table runner to showcase your sewing and quilting talents. Then enter by emailing your table runner photo to [email protected] Table runner entries may be any color palette, feature any sewing, quilting, or machine embroidery techniques, and must be … Continue Reading

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Farmhouse Floral Quilt Trilogy

  3-2-1 QUILT! Choose your favorite pattern in this trilogy of quilts that were created by Nancy Zieman with coordinating Farmhouse Floral fat quarters and fabrics. They are all easy to make, using Nancy’s quick strip-piecing, easy fabric strata, and folded Flying Geese techniques. We think you will enjoy your finished result, no matter which quilt … Continue Reading


Ultimate Fancy Footworks 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 demonstrate this … Continue Reading


Beginning Landscape Quilt Artistry

Two of Nancy’s favorite hobbies were sewing and gardening. More than 20 years ago, Nancy was introduced to landscape quilting techniques by Natalie Sewell, nationally known landscape quilt artist. Natalie and Nancy became best friends and scheduled two or three quilting dates each year. During their final three-part Sewing With Nancy series, Beginning Landscape Quilting, their … Continue Reading


15 Projects to Make from T-Shirts

  Make a Christmas Stocking from a T-shirt and more! T-shirts, we all have them. Whether from schools, vacations, concerts, sport events, or charitable causes, T-shirts hold memories usually stored in a drawer. Mary Mulari, our recycling expert, is here to encourage you to give those T-shirts a second chance and create unique gifts while … Continue Reading


More Rainbow Quilts made with Fabric Scraps

  Do you have a variety of fabric scraps that don’t seem to coordinate? Team Nancy would like to introduce you to a system of making scrap quilts that incorporates all sizes, shapes, and prints. Today’s Sewing With Nancy guest Judy Gauthier developed an ingenious method of sorting scraps that will make scrap lovers of … Continue Reading


Fun Gifts Made With Your T-Shirt Stash

Make T-shirts into a quilt, pillow, scarf, and more! We can say with confidence that most families have a collection of T-shirts. Some may be meaningful, so they’re difficult to give away. To give these memory-making shirts a second chance is Mary Mulari, our makeover specialist. On this episode of Sewing With Nancy, Mary will … Continue Reading

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