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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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More Stress Free Artistic Doodle Stitching

  Doodling—we’ve all done it with pen and paper. Those same concepts—drawing squiggles, circles, rectangles, and silly shapes—can be done with fabric, trim, and/or stitching. Why should you doodle at your sewing machine with fabric? It’s a great way to use fabric odds and ends while being creative. Watch the Doodle Stitching TV show online … Continue Reading

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April 2019 Block of the Month: King’s Crown Quilt Block

2019 Block of the Month—April: “King’s Crown” 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 and February Quilt Block Tutorials under Popular Blog Posts: 2019 Block of the Month. Join the New! Summer Picnic 2019 … Continue Reading

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Five Ways to Watch Sewing With Nancy

Did you know there are Five Ways to Watch Sewing With Nancy? Back in 1982 when the first Sewing With Nancy show aired, never did Nancy Zieman dream; #1,  that she would record over 35 years of television, and #2 that the show would be available on multiple channels and across the internet. (Not to … Continue Reading

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Complete the Trusty Triangles Row-by-Row Sampler Quilt

Patchwork designs are often created with blocks, occasionally in columns, and more recently in rows. The row-quilting concept provides an ideal palette to create projects from table runners to larger bed-sized quilts. In part one of this two-part Sewing With Nancy series, Trusty Triangles—a Row-by-Row Sampler Quilt, Nancy Zieman covered the basics of a traditional … Continue Reading

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Quilt a Row-by-Row Triangle Sampler Quilt

Here’s a rhetorical question: How do you create a quilt? Our guess is that your answer is “one block at a time”—a legitimate response. But there’s another answer, “one row at a time.” During this first episode of the two-part TV series, Trusty Triangles—a Row-by-Row Sampler Quilt, Nancy Zieman shows how to stitch three of … Continue Reading

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Learn to Make Quick Column Quilts

Modern, streamlined, quick—with characteristics such as these, the column quilt will no doubt soon become your go-to form of patchwork. Quilt designs are commonly based on squares, triangles, or circles—or a combination thereof. Celebrate March as National Quilting Month by adding a new word to your repertoire of patchwork descriptions: The word is columns! Get … Continue Reading

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Learn to Use a Free-Motion Quilting Foot and More

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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March 2019 Block of the Month: Windmill Quilt Block

2019 Block of the Month—March: “Windmill” 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 and February Quilt Block Tutorials under Popular Blog Posts: 2019 Block of the Month. Join the New! Summer Picnic 2019 Block … Continue Reading

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I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial: Two-Piece Block Quilt

Celebrate March as National Quilting Month and sew a super-easy quilt, with six fun fabrics, and Nancy Zieman’s I Sew For Fun Two-Piece Quilt Block Tutorial (below). Precut your fabrics; then set a stitching date with your little sewing partner! Two-Piece Block Quilt from the I Sew For Fun Book, by Nancy Zieman Approximate Finished Block … Continue Reading

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Sew Super-Sized Curved Quilts with Ease

What happens when a clothing sewing teacher starts to quilt? Answer: She teaches a hybrid of techniques! That teacher is Nancy Zieman and her journey of breaking sewing and quilting rules all started when she taught a quilting class as part of her first job out of college. Nancy didn’t know much about quilting, but … Continue Reading

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