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.

Illusion Quilts Made Easy with Half Square Triangles by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Illusion Quilts Made Easy: Slip Knot Quilt Pattern

There’s something magical about quilts. Perhaps it’s the creative process of selecting color combinations, arranging the blocks to create an overall pattern, or simply enjoying the satisfaction of a well completed project. Illusions Quilts allow quilters and sewists to experiment with hues of color and arrangement of blocks to trick the beholder’s eye into believing … Continue Reading

Quilting With Nancy Zieman: Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt | Free Block of the Month Program

Quilting With Nancy—Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt

Get ready for my Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt, starting next week, January 21. Each month in ’17, you’ll find a complete quilt block tutorial posted on my blog, using  fat quarters*  (18″ x 22″ fabric rectangles) from a 24-piece bundle. So how do you get ready? Here are the simple steps: First—Gather Fabric All 12-blocks will … Continue Reading

Every Last Piece by Lynn Harris | Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman | Scrap Quilting

Every Last Piece: Scrap Quilts with Lynn Harris

Whether you have bins of fabric scraps or just a few odds and ends that you can’t part with, Lynn Harris, my guest on today’s 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

2016 Block of the Month Quilt By Nancy Zieman of Sewing With Nancy

Finish Your 2016 Block of the Month Quilt

Twelve short months ago we jumped on this exciting circle and curve quilt extravaganza to make a block of the month quilt. Little did you know it was a mystery quilt and block of the month as each new block was revealed on the third Saturday every month. I’m grateful to have you participate in the … Continue Reading

Magic Inch Quilts by Kerr and Ringle on Sewing With Nancy - Nancy Zieman - Improv Modern Quilts

Modern Quilting Made Magic

Join me 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 Bill’s … Continue Reading

Little Dresses for Africa Donation - with Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Nancy's Notions

What Charity Do You Sew With/For?

What charity do you sew with/for? That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest. Enjoy the selected responses below, plus a spotlight on one of my followers. Quilt to Give is a sewing and quilting community service project that is close to my heart. Thanks to generous 2016 Quilt Expo attendees for … Continue Reading

Magic Inch Quilts by Kerr and Ringle on Sewing With Nancy - Nancy Zieman - Improv Modern Quilts

Create Quilts with the “Magic Inch” Technique

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 my 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

Garnet fabric collection by Nancy Zieman for Penny Rose a division of Riley Blake Designs

Introducing Nancy Zieman’s Garnet Fabric Collection

Let me introduce you to my new fabric line, Garnet, by Penny Rose (a sister company of Riley Blake Designs) with 24 coordinating pieces. Ranging from the signature garnet color to a yummy salmon shade and then to a wheat color, the eight prints with three colorations each are—I think— a tasteful grouping. Three New … Continue Reading

Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts by Mary Mulari on Sewing With Nancy - Nancy Zieman - Recycle T-Shirts - T-shirt Quilts

Transform Treasured T-Shirts into Gifts

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

VStocking Sewing Challenge Winner hosted by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | 2016

Stocking Sewing Challenge Winners

The Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge was so much fun to host. I enjoyed seeing all the entries and the talent showcased in the event. You can still view the virtual stocking show at the bottom of this post. As you may know, this year the winners were chosen by a panel of judges. With over 100 entries, it … Continue Reading

Recent Tweets

Follow Us On Twitter

Subscribe To Updates