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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.

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

Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story - A Memoir of Faith Family and Friends by Richard Zieman.

Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story – A New! Book by Richard Zieman

As we celebrate Nancy’s legacy, we remember her strength and perseverance during tough times. Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends—A NEW! book by Nancy Zieman’s husband Richard Zieman—is a moving and inspiring account of an unexpected journey with life’s final challenges. Richard, along with family and friends, … Continue Reading

Free Kitchen Towel Topper Pritable Pattern

Kitchen Towel Topper Tutorial

Stitch a quick gift for you and/or a friend! This super-easy Free Kitchen Towel Topper Printable Pattern, with envelope-style closure, is a breeze to make with our free sewing tutorial and printable pattern! You’ll love to keep this practical, yet pretty, cotton towel close at hand. Finished Size: approximately 6 1/4″ wide x 18″ long … Continue Reading

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Quick Stitch to Wear Again: Zipper Repair

  Replacing a broken zipper, mending jeans, sewing on buttons—these clothing repair tasks sometimes get a 2-thumbs down rating in the topic of sewing entertainment! Clothing repairs are important, but they don’t have to be difficult. In this 2-part Sewing With Nancy series, Nancy takes a lighter approach to fixing what’s broken, while breaking most sewing rules. … Continue Reading

Quick Stitch to Wear Again- Hem Jeans- Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Quick Stitch to Wear Again: Hems

Mending! That’s a sewing topic that some try to avoid. Have you ever thought, Oh goodie, today I get to replace a zipper! Can you relate? Mending doesn’t need to be a trial. You can cheat! No demerits, rather legitimate—although unconventional—sewing repairs with minimal effort. You’ll find four common mending repairs in the first episode of … Continue Reading

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Team Nancy Zieman is Heading to the Sewing & Stitchery Expo

The 2018 Sewing & Stitchery Expo is just over two weeks away—March 1–4, 2018—held each year at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington (near Seattle). The Sewing & Stitchery Expo is celebrating 34 year in 2018! Over 22,000 sewing enthusiasts from across the world attend this annual gathering to get inspired with new ideas … Continue Reading

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