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Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3 by Nancy Zieman and Lori Kennedy | Sewing With Nancy | Machine Quilting

NEW Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3

A quilt without personality is just a blanket! That’s the insight from today’s guest whose artistry is teaching how to add character to our quilts, using machine-quilting techniques. Join today’s guest Lori Kennedy, who has developed a novel, very learnable approach to free-motion quilting techniques on Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3, today’s new episode of Sewing With Nancy.  Nearly … Continue Reading

Quilt To Give: A Quilt Expo Tradition by Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Quilt To Give: A Quilt Expo Tradition

Sewing a quilt and giving it as a gift is gratifying. Sewing a quilt for someone in need or who is going through tough times shows compassion. Most importantly, the recipient feels loved. Win. Win! This will be the seventh year that the Quilt to Give quilt pattern will be sewn and quilted during the … Continue Reading

The Set of Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Time to Say Goodbye—A Personal Note from Nancy

There are many ways to celebrate a retirement and to say goodbye. Some might choose a gathering of close family and friends, a big party, or perhaps a quiet goodbye. I’ve decided to say goodbye to you—my loyal viewers, readers, and customers—with a personal note. My retirement came as a shock to my family and … Continue Reading

101 Renegade Sewing and Quilting Tips by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Life Hacks

101 Renegade Sewing and QuiltingTips

I’m always on the lookout for new tips such as treating a bee sting or prompting my cactus to bloom. When it comes to sewing & quilting tips, my interest level rises to new heights. Over the years I’ve gathered and discovered unconventional tips to use in the sewing room. Some hints were sent in … Continue Reading

Season 31 of Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman | Jelly Roll Quilts | Precut Fabrics for Speedy Quilts

Sew Precut Fabric Strips Into Amazing Projects

Convenience. My guess is that word is important to many of us. We search out ways to streamline our lives. In the sewing and quilting arenas, fabric manufacturers took our needs to heart, producing precut fabric bundles. Ahh, convenient! On today’s episode of Sewing With Nancy, Maria DeGroot,  a teacher of the convenient, works with the many sizes … Continue Reading

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

Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt: August Block of the Month

Introducing the August Block of the Month Lady of the Lake* block is the August 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 … Continue Reading

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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