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Nancy Zieman has many posts, tutorials and how-to’s on the topic of Sewing. With such a broad category, Nancy Zieman’s blog encompasses all areas of sewing, embroidery and quilting.

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Fearless Quilting Finishes Part Two on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

Today’s Sewing With Nancy online featured video is Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2. During this 30-minute show you’ll learn three quilting options: stitching in the ditch, decorative “tie” stitching, and stippling. It’s easy to show stippling, but not as effective to write about it. After all, it’s the action that causes many to shy away from this particular … Continue Reading

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Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit on Display this March in Wisconsin

Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit on Display this March in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Make plans this March to visit the Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit – hosted by the Dodge County Center for the Arts – DCCA, in Beaver Dam, Wis., February 28 through March 29, 2020. The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit features a large … Continue Reading

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Fearless Quilting Finishes Part One on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

Nancy Zieman was often asked, “How do you determine topics for your TV show, Sewing With Nancy?” Good question! There are many answers to that question—what she wanted you to learn, what she thought you’d like to know, what’s trendy in sewing, quilting, or embroidering . . . and the basics, there are always newcomers or … Continue Reading

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Quilt With Carefree Curves Part One on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

Curved seams have been in traditional quilt blocks for years. Unfortunately, curved seams are not necessarily fun or fast to sew, until now. Using two squares, yes squares, you can create a 1/4-circle block, similar to the well-known Drunkard’s Path design, without matching any opposing curved seams. Watch and learn as Nancy demonstrates the simple … Continue Reading

Quilt with an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Steps part two

Quilt With an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons Part Two on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

If you own an embroidery machine, most likely you’ve added monograms to towels or a cute design to baby clothes. But, did you ever think that your embroidery machine’s hidden talent was to quilt layers of fabric with remarkable finesse? Welcome back embroidery and quilting expert Eileen Roche, who will show you how to double … Continue Reading

Quilt With an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons Part One on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

Quilt With an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons Part One on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

The art of quilting often combines techniques. Traditional quilts are frequently appliquéd, then pieced, and finally all the layers are quilted. If you have an embroidery machine, you can streamline the processes with the touch of a button—the brainchild of Nancy Zieman’s guest Eileen Roche. The quilting technique is practically hands free! Watch as Eileen … Continue Reading

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A Modern Quilting Bee on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

  Often you hear the phrase, “Quilting Bee”. We’re sure your mind pictures images of old: Friends, family, fabric, and fun. The Modern Quilting Bee has all those elements plus more. Join Nancy Zieman as she journeys outside the Sewing With Nancy studio to celebrate the art of quilting at the The Great Wisconsin Quilt … Continue Reading

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I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge 2019 Winners Announced

Thank you to all the kids who entered the NEW! I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge sponsored by Nancy Zieman Productions, Clover Needlecraft, and Riley Blake Designs. The challenge was for youth ages 15 and under to share how they “sew for fun”— while making a cinch sack with Mr. Owl and Friends fabric … Continue Reading

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Elastic – Sew it the Absolute Easiest Way!

Okay, the above picture doesn’t look like much. That’s the point! It’s the easiest way to sew elastic to a waistline without the telltale topstitching of an elastic waistline. Over the years, Nancy tweaked and personalized sewing techniques.  Her favorites are collated in the book, The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew. She shares a bonus technique for … Continue Reading

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Sew a Pot Holder in 60 Minutes

Celebrate September as National Sewing Month and sew this quilted pot holder in 60 minutes with this free sewing tutorial. Personalize your kitchen décor and keep your hands buffered from hot dishes at the same time. You’ll need four different fabrics for this project: 1/4 yard cotton quilting fabric, 1/4 yard coordinating cotton quilting fabric … Continue Reading

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