How to Sew a Needle Organizer | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew an Organizer for Your Sewing Machine Needles

By Emily Jansson, Nancy’s Notions guest blogger This sewing machine needle organizer whips up in an afternoon, and boasts 32 slots for your needle packs. The clear vinyl allows you to see your whole inventory at a glance. The elastic closure lets you pack it up neatly to store out of sight or pack for class. Hope … Continue Reading

National Sewing Month | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Favorite Sewing Notions Round Up

National Sewing Month’s Notion Round-Up

September is National Sewing Month. If you ask me, it is a wonderful theme to celebrate all month long! Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite and most-popular sewing and quilting notions. These tools will make your next project assembly smoother and hopefully, more successful. Trusty Triangles—A New Row-by-Row Quilt Here’s a rhetorical question: … Continue Reading

Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3 by Nancy Zieman and Lori Kennedy | Sewing With Nancy | Machine Quilting

NEW Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3

A quilt without personality is just a blanket! That’s the insight from today’s guest whose artistry is teaching how to add character to our quilts, using machine-quilting techniques. Join today’s guest Lori Kennedy, who has developed a novel, very learnable approach to free-motion quilting techniques on Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3, today’s new episode of Sewing With Nancy.  Nearly … Continue Reading

Quilt To Give: A Quilt Expo Tradition by Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Quilt To Give: A Quilt Expo Tradition

Sewing a quilt and giving it as a gift is gratifying. Sewing a quilt for someone in need or who is going through tough times shows compassion. Most importantly, the recipient feels loved. Win. Win! This will be the seventh year that the Quilt to Give quilt pattern will be sewn and quilted during the … Continue Reading

The Set of Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Time to Say Goodbye—A Personal Note from Nancy

There are many ways to celebrate a retirement and to say goodbye. Some might choose a gathering of close family and friends, a big party, or perhaps a quiet goodbye. I’ve decided to say goodbye to you—my loyal viewers, readers, and customers—with a personal note. My retirement came as a shock to my family and … Continue Reading

Sew a Heart Shape Hat for Babies in Need | Bringing Hope 2 Others | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Nancy's Corner Segment

Hope 2 Others Heart Shaped Hat

Recently on Sewing With Nancy, I interviewed Karen Klemp and Jane Krogstad from Hope 2 Others. Karen and her husband Rick founded Hope 2 Others—a non-profit organization with a focus on birthing, new-born resuscitation projects, and survival kits to prevent hypothermia for moms and their babies in Eastern Africa. Watch our Nancy’s Corner interview at … Continue Reading

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

101 Renegade Sewing and QuiltingTips

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

Bringing Hope to Others Blanket Drive - Quilt Expo- Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Bringing Hope to Others: Blanket Drive

Behind the Scenes of Sewing With Nancy Recently on Sewing With Nancy, I interviewed Karen Klemp and Jane Krogstad from Hope 2 Others. Karen and her husband Rick founded Hope 2 Others—a non-profit organization with a focus on birthing, new-born resuscitation projects, and survival kits to prevent hypothermia for moms and their babies in Eastern Africa. They’ve … Continue Reading

Reader Experiences with Applique | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Readers Share Experiences with Appliqué

Share your experience with appliqué.  That’s the question, more of a comment, that 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. The … Continue Reading

Season 31 of Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman | Jelly Roll Quilts | Precut Fabrics for Speedy Quilts

Sew Precut Fabric Strips Into Amazing Projects

Convenience. My guess is that word is important to many of us. We search out ways to streamline our lives. In the sewing and quilting arenas, fabric manufacturers took our needs to heart, producing precut fabric bundles. Ahh, convenient! On today’s episode of Sewing With Nancy, Maria DeGroot,  a teacher of the convenient, works with the many sizes … Continue Reading

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