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Nancy Zieman's Blog Selvage Quilt by Lynn DeRolf

How to Stitch a Selvage Quilt Block

There are a lot of people who make Sewing With Nancy happen. From the Sewing With Nancy staff in Beaver Dam, WI to the crew at Wisconsin Public TV, around 20 people are involved. As the saying goes, many hands make light of work! One of the engineers on the crew, Lynn DeRolf, usually concentrates her … Continue Reading

Quilts from the House of Tula Pink

Stitch a Big, Really Big, Quilt Block Called “Stacks”

The second episode of Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, the newest Sewing With Nancy mini-series, features more of Tula Pink’s bold, big, and modern quilts. Three more modern quilt designs are featured during this episode of my 30th anniversary series. I’d like to showcase Tula’s Stacks design. Modeled after the things in life that get piled up—books, parking tickets, and … Continue Reading

Quilts From The House of Tula Pink

Meet a Fresh, Hip Quilter—Tula Pink

A first time Sewing With Nancy guest, Tula Pink, is a self-described hippie quilter. Her free-form designs are totally modern, yet she uses tried and true quilting methods. Tula and I recorded a 2-part series, Quilts from the House of Tula Pink. This week, the first episode is the featured video online. Tula’s Hounds Tooth … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy Fancy Footworks 2 Part Three

No-Fear Free-Motion Quilting

Almost every sewing machine is sold with at least four to five presser feet. Yet many sewists or quilters use an average of two feet for all their stitching. Somehow with the feet hidden away in an accessory box, we tend to forget about them. Welcome to Fancy Footworks 2, a Sewing With Nancy sequel, showcasing the … Continue Reading

String Quilt Revival

String Quilts – What’s Old is New Again!

  There are scraps of fabric and then there are strings of fabric. The difference? The strings are almost too small to save, yet many of us do just that. In the past, strings were sewn onto a foundation paper (sometimes newspaper), muslin, or usable sections of old tablecloths. The finished individual blocks were trimmed and then sewn to create quilt … Continue Reading

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Quilt Binding—Steps for Success

Party at the Fence Post by Nancy Zieman Wall quilts, full-sized quilts, lap quilts, placemats… A common denominator with almost all quilted pieces is the finishing step—the binding. The process of mitering a corner involves a few steps. The mere mechanics of carrying out the steps at four corners almost cements the technique in your … Continue Reading


The Final Quilting Step—The Rod Pocket

To showcase a quilt on a wall or at a quilt competition—whether a small wall quilt or a prized bed-sized quilt—a rod pocket is the hidden element that gives the best hanging option. I generally savor the process of handstitching the rod pocket, also known as the quilt sleeve, to the back of my finished quilt. … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman Quilt to Give

Quilt to Give Encore at Quilt Expo

Last year at Quilt Expo, 30 bed-size quilts were generously donated to the Quilt to Give community service project. Plus, an additional 10 quilts were stitched and completed by Quilt Expo attendees! All of these quilts were sent to St. John’s Hospital in Joplin, MO. They were given to families and individuals who lost their … Continue Reading

Quilt Expo Nancy Zieman

Wisconsin Quilts Videos Now Available at WIQuiltExpo.com

I am, once again, grateful to live and work in this wonderful world of sewing and quilting. Like me, I’m sure you’ve found people who sew and quilt are extremely passionate about their hobbies. Every quilter knows that each quilt has a story. Now, you can enjoy the stories behind finely stitched quilts made by talented … Continue Reading


Quilt Expo – September 6, 7 & 8, 2012

We’re gearing up for the 8th annual Quilt Expo, September 6–8, 2012 in Madison, WI, in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center. I have the pleasure of partnering with Wisconsin Public Television to produce this robust annual event for quilters. Quilt Expo Class Registrations will begin on Monday, July 9. Watch your mailbox … Continue Reading

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