October Fall Sewing and Quilting Project Round-Up by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

With the leaves changing and the weather cooling, it is a perfect time to get stitching on fall sewing and quilting projects. You’ll find something for all skill levels, and all time-commitments, in this project round up.

Faux Hexagon Wall Hanging

Create a prairie-inspired wall hanging. At first glance, hexagon quilt block shapes can cause many quilters to think three-intersection-Y-seams! Not so with this Prairie-Style Faux-Hexagon Wall Hanging.

In this blog-exclusive free project, each hexagon shape is created with two halves, eliminating the intersection of three seams, otherwise known as Y-seams. With this technique, faux-hexagon halves are stitched in columns, with all straight seams, and with relative speed and ease. Plus, the results are dramatic!

How to Make a Prairie Style Quilted Wall Hanging by Nancy Zieman

Write-on Table Runner

A Chalkboard Table Runner is great for all seasons and occasions, plus it’s fast to create. Use this fun design at your next holiday potluck or dinner. Choose your favorite Christmas fabric, seasonal fabric, or a novelty fabric to frame the runner, and you’ll instantly add fun to your next gathering. Your guests will enjoy labeling their dishes to pass, or writing quick messages with chalk. What a novel idea!

Fast and Easy Dresden Sunflower

With this popular sewing tutorial, sew a fast and festive sunflower table topper using fabric scraps and Clover’s Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Dresden Collection. In as little as an afternoon, you’ll update your décor in time for the changing season.

Three-Block Fall Table Runner

We’d like to share a quilt block pattern that’s ideal for a table runner. Featured is the Box Quilt Block, which dates back to 1898, each 12-1/2″ block is made with eight half-square triangles and a center square. This pattern is included in the No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks book, a quilt block sampler pattern book. Streamline the piecing process by using the No-Hassle Triangle tool. Find the complete sewing tutorial here. Please note: This free design was part of the Fall Table Runner Challenge 2015. The challenge is no longer open for entries.



Sew Strip by Strip Patchwork Quilts

Continuing with our theme of using strips of fabric to create a focal design, with the Tumbling Leaves design we introduce you to offsetting the strips and offsetting the cutting of the fabric. Create this version of strip by strip patchwork in fall shades or spring colors—you get to choose. Learn the easy techniques for construction on Sewing With Nancy.

Sew a Fall Fiber Art Piece

Almost 20 years ago, Nancy was introduced to landscape quilting techniques by Natalie Sewell, nationally known landscape quilt artist. Natalie and Nancy became best friends and scheduled two or three quilting dates each year. During the three-part Sewing With Nancy series, Beginning Landscape Quilting, They simplified the process so that everyone interested could enjoy the pleasure of creating outdoor scenes in fabric.

How to create a landscape quilt by Nancy Zieman and Natalie Sewell

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For a chance to win a Clover’s Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Dresden Collection by Nancy Zieman, please leave a comment below, sharing your favorite fall sewing or quilting project.

Trace 'n Create Quilt Templates - Dresden Collection by Nancy Zieman

The randomly selected winner of a copy of Nancy Zieman’s book, I Sew For Fun, from Nancy’s Notions is Judit Z.

I Sew For Fun Book Cover Image

Her comment is: What a beautiful legacy to leave behind. A new generation of sewers who will be creating for the joy of it all. Thank you Nancy and the whole company of helpers who have supported you in the show for so many years. I now have three great granddaughters who are wanting to learn. One 7 already sewed her first lines tote bag for her mom with great success.

Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

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