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Season 31 of Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman | Charm Pack Quilts | Precut Fabrics for Speedy Quilts

Get Stitching With 5-inch and 10-inch Precut Fabric Squares

Buying a bundle of precut fabrics is like buying a bag of colorful candy—you never know what’s all included until you open the package. But there’s one guarantee, the fabric will always be a tasteful combination of color and design. Then there’s the question: What to do with that bundle of eye candy? On today’s … Continue Reading

Kitchen Craze Sewing Round Up by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Sewing Project Tutorials

Kitchen Craze Sewing Round-Up

Food brings people together. Whether with family or friends, we all seem to agree on a great gathering centered around great food! This month, I’ve gathered some of my favorite kitchen, party, BBQ, grocery, and transport items to showcase in this August Kitchen Craze Sewing Round-up. These easy-to-sew projects will be a hit at your … Continue Reading

Season 31 of Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman | Charm Pack Quilts | Precut Fabrics for Speedy Quilts

New Season of Sewing With Nancy Kicks Off with Precut Fabric Projects

Specialty cuts of coordinated fabrics wrapped in a bundle, are a common, convenient way to test out a new fabric line. I think of these bundles as a gift of potential! But that potential can be elusive if you’re hesitant to untie the ribbon and create something special. On today’s episode of Sewing With Nancy, … Continue Reading

Free Motion Quliting for Beginners by Molly Hansen | Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Free-Motion Quilting with Your Sewing Machine

It’s time to check free-motion quilting off your bucket list! With tips from Sewing With Nancy guest Molly Hanson you can jump in with a can-do attitude.  Luckily, my guest took her can-do attitude and taught herself artistic stitching. Now, you can watch her can-do free-motion quilting techniques online and view the specific techniques in her book. Molly’s goal … Continue Reading

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How do you mark fabrics?

How do you mark your fabrics when sewing?  That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest.  It’s fantastic to see such a range of marking ideas for so many projects. Think beyond the washable pen and chalk.  Enjoy the selected responses below, plus a spotlight on one featured reader. Here’s what … Continue Reading

Molly Hansen's Free Motion Quilting for Beginners on Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Quilting For Beginners with Molly Hansen

Free-motion quilting is easier than you think with expert advice from Molly Hansen and a little practice.  According to Sewing With Nancy guest, Molly Hanson, all you need is a bit of confidence! Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners is this week’s online Sewing With Nancy feature. Watching Molly free-motion quilt is the best way to learn … Continue Reading

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

Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt: July Block of the Month

Introducing the July Block of the Month Red Cross* block is the July 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

Carefree Curves Sailing Quilt by Nancy Zieman and Clover USA | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Carefree 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 my friend Carol Porter, Education Director for Clover Needlecraft, Inc. The quilt is called Carefree Curves Sailing Quilt—the design makes me smile! The quilting project … Continue Reading

Red, White, and Blue Sewing Round Up by Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy - Red, White, and Blue

Red, White, and Blue Sewing Round-Up

Enjoy our July Project Round up featuring projects in Red, White, and Blue! Quilt To Give After modifying the original column quilt, I created this super-quick quilt design—to make and donate to individuals and families in need. The quilt is easily made from a fabric stash with perhaps few purchased fabric additions. The center of … Continue Reading

Change Up Patchwork by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Classic Designs Meet Modern Methods

There’s more to a 9-patch block than meets the eye! Many creative quilt or craft projects start with 9-patch blocks. I’ll show you how to change-up the strip sizes, fabrics, or block layout to expand your quilting options. Change-Up Patchwork is the name of my newest Sewing With Nancy three-part TV series. Watch online to see … Continue Reading

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