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Nancy Zieman | Reader Insight Question of the Month | Sewing With Nancy

Describe Your Favorite Quilting Pattern

Describe your favorite quilting pattern? Appliqué? Pieced? Large? Small? 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. Here’s what you are saying: Geometry “I like anything geometric.  I tend to like more modern patterns and I like to piece … Continue Reading

May Basket Quilt Block 2017 Block of the Month by Nancy Zieman/Sewing With Nancy

Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt: May Block of the Month

Introducing the May Block of the Month May Basket* block is the May Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt Block. Like all blocks in this year’s block of the month challenge, this block is 15″ (finished size) and is created using quick strip-piecing techniques. Simple! During this 12-month block of the month challenge, all blocks will be … Continue Reading

Sew Gifts- Make Memories by Mary Mulari and Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sewing Gift-Giving Solutions

Sewing gifts ranks as the number one reason why most of us sew. During this Sewing With Nancy series, Sew Gifts–Make Memories, we feature gifts to sew that don’t always start with fabric yardage. When my guest Mary Mulari proposed the idea of sewing gift-giving solutions, I knew it was the perfect TV topic. Mary’s projects are clever, useful, and … Continue Reading

While She Naps Podcast Interview with Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Listen to an Interview With Nancy Zieman

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Abby Glassenberg of the podcast While She Naps. Listen to the interview on your computer to this digital audio file. Abby was thorough in her research, and I was impressed with her insightful questions. Some of the answers may surprise you. It was also comical to learn that when … Continue Reading

Sewing And Quilting Project Round Up by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Nancy Zieman’s Sewing Project Roundup

I’m always intrigued to learn which Sewing With Nancy TV shows, or sewing, quilting, and machine embroidered projects—featured on my blog—are your favorites. I enjoy sewing a variety of projects for my home, for gifts, and for my three grandaughters. Here’s a roundup of a few of my favorites projects: I See Spots Quilt Circle … Continue Reading


Sew Gifts – Make Memories

Shop outside the big box stores and make your own gifts from new or upcycled fabrics. In the Sewing With Nancy series, Sew Gifts–Make Memories, we sew gifts for kids and adults that will be appreciated, and enjoyable to make. Mary Mulari is my guest for this series—she always amazes me with her clever approach … Continue Reading

Tried and True Sewing and Quilting Tips from Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Tried & True Sewing and Quilting Tips, Part Two

Sewing and Quilting specialists took time out from their busy schedule, while teaching at Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend event in Beaver Dam, WI, to record some of their favorite sewing and quilting tips. Today we’ll showcase the second episode of the two-part Sewing With Nancy mini-series, Tried & True Sewing and Quilting Tips.  I hope you enjoy the range of personalities … Continue Reading

Join the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge for Quilt Expo with Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Join the Quilt Expo Modern Mini Challenge

You’re invited to participate in the 2017 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge. Brainstorm, browse, design, and plan. Then, stitch! Enter the 2017 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge by emailing your image to qechallenge@gmail.com. 2017 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Complete Entry Rules: Sew a mini modern quilt to showcase your quilting talents. Submit your … Continue Reading

Stress Free Quilting | Sew a Tote Bag to Showcase Quilt Show Pins | Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman | Sewing Weekend

Sew a Tote and Display Your Collectible Pins

Create this showcase tote using your embroidery machine or with your traditional sewing machine. That’s right, you can piece perfectly and quilt with your embroidery machine. This Stress-Free Quilting Showcase Tote bundle, from Amazing Designs, includes pieced blocks and a computer-guided embroidery machine quilted design. In addition to the fun bag pattern, bonus table topper … Continue Reading

Tried and True Sewing Tips and Techniques by Nancy Zieman, Sewing With Nancy

Tried & True Sewing and Quilting Tips

The recording of the two-part Sewing With Nancy mini-series, Tried & True Sewing and Quilting Tips, took place during Nancy’s Notions annual Sewing Weekend event in Beaver Dam, WI. This yearly event takes place in May. Over 3,000 people flock to our small community for the 3-day sewing extravaganza. My guess is that during this weekend … Continue Reading

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