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I learned a lot making this art quilt. Learn from my mistakes!

The Quilt I Almost Didn’t Finish

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Here are great ideas to sew for your next trip whether it's near or far. Projects from Sewing With Nancy guest Mary Mulari

Sew Travel Gear That’s Extremely Useful

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Teaching sewing can make a significant impact on others. Learn how one group reaches out to those in Nicaragua and what a difference it has made in the lives of many.

Sewing That Makes a Significant Difference

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Riley Blake Designs sent me a collection of grey and white prints that really caught my eye. Teaming them with a lime-colored solid, I knew a table runner was soon to be created. The design I chose is a nontraditional Dresden plate. No round shapes here—the wedge-shapes of the Dresden are stitched, well topsy-turvy, to create a linear look. Read the full tutorial at my blog.

Topsy Turvy Table Runner—Sew Easy!

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Learn how to add personalized touches to your knit sewing projects—as seen on Sewing With Nancy with Nancy Zieman.

Add Personalized Touches to Your Knit Sewing Projects

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Less is best when it comes to sewing knits. Simple seaming options and streamlined patterns, results in positive results. Find more info on Nancy Zieman's Blog

Sew Knits With Confidence—New Book & TV Series

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Here's a creative patchwork, sewing project, an e-reader tablet cover designed by Nancy Zieman. The design is a faux-hexagon--no "Y-Seams.!"

A Perfect Palette for Patchwork

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Handbags 2—Designer Knockoffs, Part 2 Video from Sewing with Nancy. Start with a rectangle of fabric and add unique embroidery accents such as shaped corners and precisely stitched grommet holes to make a stunning designer bag. Join Nancy and embroidery expert Eileen Roche to learn these exciting details. Get the inside scoop on customized pockets, straps, and linings.

Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 2 Video from Sewing with Nancy. Nancy transforms hexagon blocks, such as those used in Grandmother's Flower Garden, into super-sized blocks created without any "Y" seams--just simple straight stitching. Make Grandmother's dramatic dahlia or a super-sized bouquet. These sensational quilts are easy to make using Nancy's faux-hexagon technique.

Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 1 Video from Sewing with Nancy. Nancy explores traditional quilt blocks such as the time-honored tumbler. She updates the tumbler block using a super-sized template to extend block size from four to ten inches in length--and it's speedy to stitch! Fabrics make a huge difference in the design, and Nancy shows some contemporary variations.

Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects,... Video from Sewing with Nancy. Nancy and vintage quilt expert Darlene Zimmerman take a fresh look at 1930s-1940s quilt fabrics and designs, sharing quick projects and full size quilt designs. Nancy and Darlene also teach you how to create quilts to fit your decor, and how to use your stash of fabrics, no matter what the style.

Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects,... Video from Sewing with Nancy. Quilting doesn't always refer to "bed quilts." Join Nancy and guest Darlene Zimmerman for innovative ways to use reproduction fabrics and designs, 1930s--1940s inspired, to quickly stitch 21st century projects.

Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2 Video from Sewing with Nancy. Nancy takes the “ouch” out of finishing quilt tops—fearless and fun! Start by layering and pinning (or fusing), then learn easy no-fear quilting options, basic to creative, and all done on your sewing machine—no hand sewing. Quilt layers by stitching in the ditch, “decorative tie” stitches, or fearless stippling.

Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2 Video from Sewing with Nancy

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Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 1 Video from Sewing with Nancy. Nancy addresses basic border options with ideas for cutting, mitering, working with odd angles, flanges, and cornerstones. She includes pieced border techniques that are simple, yet inspiring, such as piano key, scrappy checkerboard, and 4-patch.

Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 1 Video from Sewing with Nancy

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Knock Out Knits, Part 2 Video from Sewing with Nancy. Light as a feather flounces created with circles, soft graceful ruffled strips, and easy retro pleats are among the flattering variations used to create upscale T-shirt fashions. Nancy and Designer Donna Fenske make stylish tees with ease using updated techniques, a little effort, and a lot of creative know-how.

Knock Out Knits, Part 2 Video from Sewing with Nancy

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Knock Out Knits, Part 1 Video from Sewing with Nancy. Donna Fenske, guest designer, and Nancy create easy knit ruffles using several different methods to gather and finish them. They accent tees using ruffles terraced on the yoke, down the front, and to complement a round or V-neckline. These clever ruffle variations produce “knock out” T-shirt fashions that are simple to sew, and easy on your budget.

Knock Out Knits, Part 1 Video from Sewing with Nancy

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Upcycled Shirts, Part 2 Video from Sewing with Nancy. Create easy upcycled shirts from old classics with expert advice from designer Donna Fenske and Nancy. Make a quick turn-around shirt by switching the front to the back and vice versa--a great pullover! Add some ribbon or zipper trim, slim shaping with tucks and ties, make it feminine with easy fabric ruffles, and lots more.

Upcycled Shirts, Part 2 Video from Sewing with Nancy

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Upcycled Shirts, Part 1 Video from Sewing with Nancy. Designer Donna Fenske and Nancy explain how to use trims and fabric pieces to refashion what's already in your closet. Learn to change necklines, sleeves, and hemlines. Upcycle a shirt by exchanging the elements, or adding zipper piping, a quick ribbon placket, princess trim seams, and more.

Upcycled Shirts, Part 1 Video from Sewing with Nancy

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Ultimate Serger Techniques, Part 2 Video from Sewing with Nancy. If you keep your serger set at the basic 4-thread stitch, join Nancy and serger pro Pam Mahshie to take your creative sewing and serging in a new direction. Explore stitches and threading possibilities as the journey continues and you learn the basics. Then branch out into new directions with techniques you’ll love, for an ultimate serger experience!

Ultimate Serger Techniques, Part 2 Video from Sewing with Nancy

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Ultimate Serger Techniques, Part 1 Video from Sewing with Nancy. Take the lead from Nancy and serger pro Pam Mahshie to get your serging skills up to speed! Learn the basics, and get the confidence to gather, add puffing or textures, and serge on ribbon trim with ease. You’ll be surprised as you learn new-age serging techniques for your projects.

Ultimate Serger Techniques, Part 1 Video from Sewing with Nancy

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Travel Gear Made Easy, Part 2 Video from Sewing with Nancy. Stitch travel projects with inspiration from Mary Mulari’s ingenious creations. Author and designer Mary Mulari teams up with Nancy to make travel gear perfect for gifts or yourself. Learn the basics of making a travel trio bag set, jewels and treats bag, curling iron tote, tee with secret pockets for valuables, and other travel inspired projects. Versatile designs—simple enough for beginners!

Travel Gear Made Easy, Part 2 Video from Sewing with Nancy

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Travel Gear Made Easy, Part 1 Video from Sewing with Nancy. Organize and tote your valuables for vacation, shopping, and work with quick and classy gear. Nancy’s guest, Mary Mulari, has designed unique travel accessories that are clever and trendy. She and Nancy show how to make a roll-up blanket, easy zipper pulls, a roomy fold-up tote, a tray for gathering travel supplies, and much more. Organize your stuff so you can kick back and enjoy the ride!

Travel Gear Made Easy, Part 1 Video from Sewing with Nancy

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Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, Part 2 Video from Sewing with Nancy. Nancy and embroidery guru Denise Abel teach you how to piece quilt blocks using a combination of machine embroidery and techniques borrowed from paper piecing. There’s no precise measuring or cutting needed! Piece blocks by layering fabric over guidelines that the machine stitches onto stabilizer. Perfect blocks every time!

Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, Part 1 Video from Sewing with Nancy. Nancy and embroidery guru Denise Abel teach you how to piece quilt blocks using a combination of machine embroidery and techniques borrowed from paper piecing. There’s no precise measuring or cutting needed! Piece blocks by layering fabric over guidelines that the machine stitches onto stabilizer. Perfect blocks every time!

Sewing With Nancy's 30th Anniversary Special Part Two Video from Sewing with Nancy. Gail Brown, Natalie Sewell, and Eileen Roche are among the special guests that reminisce with Nancy about past TV programs and their experiences then and now on Sewing With Nancy. See touching “Creative Kindness” and “Nancy’s Corner” excerpts and hilarious TV clips and bloopers. Plus, hear from several of Nancy’s sewing fans.