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June 2019 Block of the Month: Square Dance Quilt Block

2019 Block of the Month—June: “Square Dance” 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 May Quilt Block Tutorials under Popular Blog Posts: 2019 Block of the Month. Join the New! Summer Picnic 2019 … Continue Reading

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Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts – Part Two

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 renewing … Continue Reading

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Fearless Quilting Finishes – Part Three

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 fusible web! Sewing With Nancy team member, Donna Fenske came up with this idea and the technique was incorporated in … Continue Reading

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Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts – Part One

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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Fearless Quilting Finishes – Part Two

Today’s Sewing With Nancy online featured video is Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2. During this 30-minute show you’ll learn three quilting options: stitching in the ditch, decorative “tie” stitching, and stippling. It’s easy to show stippling, but not as effective to write about it. After all, it’s the action that causes many to shy away from this particular … Continue Reading

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2019 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 2019 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

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Make a Carefree Curves 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 Nancy Zieman’s friend Carol Porter, Education Director for Clover Needlecraft, Inc. The quilt is called Carefree Curves Sailing Quilt—the design made Nancy smile! The quilting … Continue Reading

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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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May 2019 Block of the Month: May Basket Block

2019 Block of the Month—May: “May Basket” 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 April Quilt Block Tutorials under Popular Blog Posts: 2019 Block of the Month. Join the New! Summer Picnic 2019 … Continue Reading

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More Stress Free Quilting Using Your Embroidery Machine

Sometimes the quilting step is the most perplexing and stressful. Your goal is for a stress-free process, but where to begin? Denise Abel, Nancy Zieman’s guest on Sewing With Nancy, has a solution—use an embroidery machine and turn it into a quilting machine. Denise joins Nancy for the second part of this series, Stress-Free Quilting with Machine … Continue Reading

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