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Super-Sized Quilts Part Two

Sewing With Nancy Super-Size, Part Two

What happens when a clothing sewing teacher starts to quilt? Answer: She teaches a hybrid of techniques! That teacher was Nancy and her journey of breaking sewing and quilting rules all started when she taught a quilting class as part of her first job out of college. Nancy didn’t know much about quilting, but was … Continue Reading


Sew Strip by Strip Patchwork Quilts, Part Two

One of the aspects of sewing and quilting that piques 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 part-two … Continue Reading

May2018 BOM Feature

May 2018 Block of the Month: Spinning Star

She’s Our Star 2018 Block of the Month May: Spinning Star This month we’re stitching the traditional Spinning Star quilt block design—the fifth of six star-based blocks in NZP’s 2018 Block of the Month series. Team Nancy Zieman is pleased to honor Nancy with this beautiful new block of the month series featuring Nancy’s New … Continue Reading

Super-Sized Quilts Part One

Sewing With Nancy Super-Sized Quilts, Part One

Super-size it! That’s something Nancy rarely said at a restaurant, but often when quilting. Nancy started with a traditional quilt pattern and expanded the size. This no-fat super technique adds drama to a quilt project, but also saves time on piecing. Over the past Sewing With Nancy seasons, Nancy recorded several episodes featuring super-sized quilts. … Continue Reading


Strip-by-Strip Patchwork Quilts, Part One

Someone once asked Nancy, “Why do you cut perfectly good fabric into pieces just to sew it back together again?” Her answer, “To create great quilt designs!” One of the designers that Nancy had the privilege to work with was Donna Fenske, who shared her latest ideas. The premise of this Sewing With Nancy program … Continue Reading


Free-Motion Machine Quilting Tips

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, Nancy’s 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

Nancy Zieman April 2018 Block of the Month Ohio Star Block

April 2018 Block of the Month: Ohio Star

She’s Our Star 2018 Block of the Month April: Ohio Star This month we’re stitching the traditional Ohio Star quilt block design—the fourth of six star-based blocks in NZP’s 2018 Block of the Month series. Team Nancy Zieman is pleased to honor Nancy with this beautiful new block of the month series featuring Nancy’s New … Continue Reading

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

Free-Motion Machine Quilting with Molly Hanson

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 her … Continue Reading


Spring Sewing Project Round Up

  Start sewing this spring with fresh easy projects! This curated collection of ideas are the perfect way to try a new technique or make a useful item. You’ll find all skill levels represented here. Embroider a Handbag Originally designed for the Baby Lock Sewlebrity Sewing Challenge, this handbag features custom machine embroidery along the … Continue Reading

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

101 Renegade Sewing & Quilting Tips

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

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