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Find Nancy Zieman’s most popular blog posts, patterns, guests and techniques covering all quilting topics. Try a new technique or style, or simply read and watch your favorite quilters.

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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Betsy Ross Flag Pattern

It is an honor to see all you create! I received the email below from Stephanie Kepecs, a Sewing with Nancy viewer, who wanted to share an American Flag quilt pattern that she designed for her son. I was watching your show recently and was struck by a quilter who was making quilts for soldiers (the Nancy’s … Continue Reading

Patriotic Tumbler Flag by Linda Coon - Sewing With Nancy - Nancy Zieman

Patriotic Tumbler Flag Quilt

Sewing With Nancy viewers often email photos of their creative works. My team and I love seeing what you create! The image of the Tumbler Flag Quilt caught my attention and I knew you’d like to see it too. It was designed and made by Linda Coon from Louisiana, who caught the quilting bug a … Continue Reading

Scrap Buster Quilt by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Change Up Patchwork

Sew Scrappy Squares and Modern Squares

If you sew, chances are that fabric scraps abound in your sewing area. Don’t worry about storing scraps; sew them! Use my 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 … Continue Reading

Sew for Quilts of Valor | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew for Quilts of Valor

Admirable and honorable—that’s my solid impression of the mission and character of the organization Quilts of Valor and the thousands of people who give of their time and talents to help injured Armed Service Members. Karen Demaree, one of the Quilts of Valor volunteers, was my guest during the Nancy’s Corner Segment on Sewing With Nancy. … Continue Reading

Quilting and Sewing Communities with Host Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Quilt To Give

Quilting and Sewing Communities

Does your community have a sewing group, and are you a guild member? That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest. It warms my heart to find that, in reading your responses, not only are the sewing/quilting communities strong, but they are largely focused on sewing education and community outreach, two of … Continue Reading

Change Up Patchwork by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Dazzling Quilts with 4-Patch Blocks

Start with the basics, then make a few simple modifications, to change what was traditional into modern! A 4-patch block—a simple,  yet elegant patchwork design—has such potential!  Presto, you’re a quilt designer, creating one-of-a-kind designs. Welcome to Sewing With Nancy’s first episode of the three-part series, Change-Up Patchwork. A 3-color 4-patch serves as the basis for this blog and … Continue Reading

Crazy House June Quilt Block 2017 Block of the Month by Nancy Zieman/Sewing With Nancy

Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt: June Block of the Month

Introducing the June Block of the Month Crazy House* block is the June 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

Cabin Fever Quilts by Natalia Bonner featured on Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Contemporary Quilts from Classic Log Cabin Blocks

You might think Log Cabin blocks are very predictable in design—red center block with dark fabric strips added to one side, and light strips added to the other. Not necessarily! This week we welcome Natalia Bonner, author and modern quilt designer, who takes an unconventional approach to traditional Log Cabin block design. Tune in and … Continue Reading

Dresden Lap Quilt with Borders Added | How to Sew a Bed Size Quilt | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Super-Sized Dresden

Start with an approachable lap-size quilt pattern and make a larger, bed-size quilt.  The larger Dresden appliqués can be stitched in approximately the same amount of time as smaller blocks, one of the bonuses to super-sizing your quilt blocks. The beauty of this template is that a Dresden Plate block can be made as small as … Continue Reading

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