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See the most popular blog posts and Sewing With Nancy episodes featuring sewing. Nancy Zieman has years of experience sewing and stitching and shares that wisdom with all her readers and viewers. Find your next sewing project with Nancy Zieman.

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How do you mark fabrics?

How do you mark your fabrics when sewing?  That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest.  It’s fantastic to see such a range of marking ideas for so many projects. Think beyond the washable pen and chalk.  Enjoy the selected responses below, plus a spotlight on one featured reader. Here’s what … Continue Reading

Red, White, and Blue Sewing Round Up by Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy - Red, White, and Blue

Red, White, and Blue Sewing Round-Up

Enjoy our July Project Round up featuring projects in Red, White, and Blue! Quilt To Give After modifying the original column quilt, I created this super-quick quilt design—to make and donate to individuals and families in need. The quilt is easily made from a fabric stash with perhaps few purchased fabric additions. The center of … Continue Reading

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

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

Designer Border Print Bag | Hobo Tote by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Designer Handbag Sewing Tips

Plan your next bag around a border-print fabric! Fussy cutting fabric isn’t just for quilting. Inspired by a designer handbag, I knew a readily-available border-print will make quick work of the fussy cutting. If you aren’t familiar with the term, fussy-cut, it means to feature a certain portion of the textile print in your sewing design. … Continue Reading

Sew a Color-Blocked Top for Summer | McCall Pattern Company M7600 | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Color-Blocked Top for Summer

  Welcome summer with a quick and easy wardrobe addition. My new color-blocked knit top, with The McCall Pattern Company is simple to create and color placement will accent your best features. Paired with a skirt, pants, or shorts, M7600 will give you a fresh new look for the summer season. Find my newest pattern at your … Continue Reading

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

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 my favorite summertime sewing projects: Mermaid Dress Up Grab this quick … Continue Reading

Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle Sewing With Nancy PBS Show hosted by Nancy Zieman

Pattern Fitting Doesn’t Need to be Puzzling

Have you purchased or sewn a garment that doesn’t fit? Likely the answer is yes. Well, we can’t have that happen! So, in this featured Sewing With Nancy episode, Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle Part Two, I’ll share that fitting patterns doesn’t need to be puzzling. Learning to fit sewing patterns is definitely a sewing necessity … Continue Reading

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Describe Your Favorite Quilting Pattern

Describe your favorite quilting pattern? Appliqué? Pieced? Large? Small? That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest. Enjoy the selected responses below, plus a spotlight on one of my followers. Here’s what you are saying: Geometry “I like anything geometric.  I tend to like more modern patterns and I like to piece … Continue Reading

Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle Sewing With Nancy PBS Show hosted by Nancy Zieman

Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle

Learn each of my pattern fitting techniques for your next garment sewing project. During the next two Sewing With Nancy episodes featuring the new show, Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, I’d like to share with you my favorite pivot and slide methods that are easily mastered, without cutting the original pattern pieces apart! Fitting sewing patterns can be … Continue Reading

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