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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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How to Sew Art – Part Two

On today’s episode of Sewing With Nancy, Nancy Zieman and Tammie Bowser continue with part two of How to Sew Art. Start with a photo, choose fabrics, and then follow steps to turn a common digital image into spectacular wall art. Tammie Bowser, a quilt innovator, will show how to transform ordinary fabric into fine art. In … Continue Reading

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How to Sew Art – Part One

Believe it or not, all of us can be textile artists—one step at a time—with Tammie Bowser’s stitched art techniques. You may not have considered yourself an artist, but with Tammie’s help and demonstration, that notion will change! Tammie is an award-winning, international quilter, and Nancy Zieman’s guest on The Best of Sewing With Nancy—How to … 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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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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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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