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Ultimate Fancy Footworks 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 demonstrate this … Continue Reading


Beginning Landscape Quilt Artistry

Two of Nancy’s favorite hobbies were sewing and gardening. More than 20 years ago, Nancy was introduced to landscape quilting techniques by Natalie Sewell, nationally known landscape quilt artist. Natalie and Nancy became best friends and scheduled two or three quilting dates each year. During their final three-part Sewing With Nancy series, Beginning Landscape Quilting, their … Continue Reading


15 Projects to Make from T-Shirts

  Make a Christmas Stocking from a T-shirt and more! T-shirts, we all have them. Whether from schools, vacations, concerts, sport events, or charitable causes, T-shirts hold memories usually stored in a drawer. Mary Mulari, our recycling expert, is here to encourage you to give those T-shirts a second chance and create unique gifts while … Continue Reading


More Rainbow Quilts made with Fabric Scraps

  Do you have a variety of fabric scraps that don’t seem to coordinate? Team Nancy would like to introduce you to a system of making scrap quilts that incorporates all sizes, shapes, and prints. Today’s Sewing With Nancy guest Judy Gauthier developed an ingenious method of sorting scraps that will make scrap lovers of … Continue Reading


Fun Gifts Made With Your T-Shirt Stash

Make T-shirts into a quilt, pillow, scarf, and more! We can say with confidence that most families have a collection of T-shirts. Some may be meaningful, so they’re difficult to give away. To give these memory-making shirts a second chance is Mary Mulari, our makeover specialist. On this episode of Sewing With Nancy, Mary will … Continue Reading


Use Fabric Scraps For Rainbow Quilts

Do you have volumes of fabric scraps?  Today you’re going to learn how to sort your fabric stash into usable pieces. You might be surprised to find the fabrics you need to create scrap quilts at your fingertips. Nancy welcomed Judy Gauthier, scrap-quilting aficionado, on this episode of Sewing With Nancy. Rainbow Quilts for Scrap … Continue Reading

BOM2018 Feature

2018 Block of the Month – Assemble and Finish

The 2018 NZP Fat Quarter Mystery is a mystery no more! Team Nancy Zieman is honored to celebrate Nancy Zieman’s legacy with this quilt titled, She’s Our Star. Team Nancy Zieman appreciates everyone of you who have tuned in each month, on the third Saturday, to see a new “She’s Our Star” block tutorial revealed. … Continue Reading


Magical 9-Patch Quilt Blocks

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

How to easily sew mitered napkins by Nancy Zieman | Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares

Fun and Easy Summer Splash Sewing Round-Up

Choose one or more of these fun summer-themed sewing projects and stitch some sunshine into your next picnic, pool party, or road trip. Whether you’re heading to the park, backyard, or beach—there’s an easy-to-make project for you. Here’s a roundup of a few of our favorite summertime sewing projects: Mermaid Dress Up Grab this quick … Continue Reading


Traditional Quilt Blocks Gone Modern

If you sew, chances are that fabric scraps abound in your sewing area. Don’t worry about storing scraps; sew them! Use Nancy’s Change-Up Patchwork techniques to create quilt projects with contemporary designs. Watch the second episode of Change-up Patchwork online to see all the details! Scrappy Square Quilt This scrappy square design was made from leftover fabric. … Continue Reading

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