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Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers by Judy Gauthier for C&T Publishing on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers

If you have volumes of fabric scraps, today you’re going to learn how to sort your fabric stash into useable pieces. You might be surprised to find the fabrics you need to create scrap quilts at your fingertips. Please join me as I welcome Judy Gauthier, scrap-quilting aficionado to this new episode of Sewing With Nancy. … Continue Reading

October Fall Sewing and Quilting Project Round-Up by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

October Fall Project Round Up

With the leaves changing and the weather cooling, it is a perfect time to get stitching on fall sewing and quilting projects. From tunics to table runners, you’ll find something for all skill levels, and all time-commitments, in this project round up. Faux Hexagon Wall Hanging Create a prairie-inspired wall hanging. At first glance, hexagon … Continue Reading

Nancy's Spool - Original Barn Quilt Design by Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy

Nancy Zieman’s Personal Barn Quilt

Just as fabric quilts have their own history, so do barn quilts. Before paint was readily affordable, some creative farmers decorated their building with leftover paint depicting different types of folk art, often including quilt block designs. In early 2000, the barn quilt trend was reinvented, now the movement is growing exponentially. See more about … Continue Reading

Nancy's Spool Quilts Pattern Design by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Our All-time Favorite—Nancy’s Spool Quilt

The Nancy Zieman team is working on an exciting new collection of quilt patterns. With all the new ideas flowing, it’s hard to forget one of our all-time favorites: The Nancy’s Spool Quilt. The block first appeared while creating the No-Hassle Triangles TV show and book. Our family’s barn quilt design is the inspiration for … Continue Reading

Sew Fall Landscape Quilts with Nancy Zieman of Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Fall Fiber Art Piece

Two of my favorite hobbies are sewing and gardening. Almost 20 years ago, I was introduced to landscape quilting techniques by Natalie Sewell, nationally known landscape quilt artist. Natalie and I became best friends and scheduled two or three quilting dates each year. During the three-part Sewing With Nancy series, Beginning Landscape Quilting, we simplify the … Continue Reading

Strip by Strip Patchwork Quilts by Nancy Zieman and Donna Fenske | Sewing With Nancy | Quilting with Precuts

Sew Strip by Strip Patchwork Quilts

One of the aspects of sewing and quilting that holds my interest in this art is the use of color and design. Change a color; change a size, and bingo—a new look. A master at giving visual interest to traditional quilt designs is Donna Fenske, a long-time member of the Sewing With Nancy team. On … Continue Reading

Strip by Strip Patchwork Quilts by Nancy Zieman and Donna Fenske | Sewing With Nancy | Quilting with Precuts

NEW Strip by Strip Patchwork Quilting

Someone once asked me, “Why do you cut perfectly good fabric into pieces just to sew it back together again?” My answer, “To create great quilt designs!” One of the designers that I have the privilege to work with is Donna Fenske; she’s here to share her latest ideas. The premise of this NEW Sewing … Continue Reading


Fun Designs with Free-Motion Quilting

If you are having fun while you’re quilting, your joy will be apparent in your quilts. That encouraging advice is from today’s featured Sewing With Nancy guest, Lori Kennedy, who is with us for this second episode on learning the basics of free-motion quilting. Catch up with Lori in this series by watching part one … Continue Reading

How to Sew a Needle Organizer | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew an Organizer for Your Sewing Machine Needles

By Emily Jansson, Nancy’s Notions guest blogger This sewing machine needle organizer whips up in an afternoon, and boasts 32 slots for your needle packs. The clear vinyl allows you to see your whole inventory at a glance. The elastic closure lets you pack it up neatly to store out of sight or pack for class. Hope … Continue Reading

National Sewing Month | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Favorite Sewing Notions Round Up

National Sewing Month’s Notion Round-Up

September is National Sewing Month. If you ask me, it is a wonderful theme to celebrate all month long! Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite and most-popular sewing and quilting notions. These tools will make your next project assembly smoother and hopefully, more successful. Trusty Triangles—A New Row-by-Row Quilt Here’s a rhetorical question: … Continue Reading

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