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Sewing With Nancy

Alzheimer's Activity Mat as seen on Sewing With Nancy

Sew an Alzheimer’s Activity Mat

How to sew 1/4-square triangles by Nancy Zieman

No-Hassle 1/4-Square Triangles

Mitering Corners Made Simple with the No Math Miter Tool from Nancy Zieman and Nancy's Notions

Perfectly Miter Quilt Borders Without the Math!

How to make 1/2-square triangles the easy way by Nancy Zieman

Create No-Hassle 1/2-Square Triangles

Thirty-one quilts were sewn or donated at the 3-day Quilt Expo Event in Madison. Get your free "Quilt to Give" pattern online at

Choose your favorite Nancy Zieman Styled handbag.

It’s Great Fun to Sew Handbags!
  • Margaret Graczyk

    Nancy has such a great eye for colors and prints! I think I'd like to make the large RicRac Hobo bag it's so very pretty :)

  • Pat Halvorson

    Love the fabric colors.

  • Patricia Ballas

    Love Nancy's handbags but then I have been a big fan of Nancy's Notions forever it feels like. I really am wanting to get my hands on the tablet cover patterns I have ereaders and can't wait to make covers for mine and everyone else lol

  • Paula Somers

    I love all the bags and am a fan of the ease that the patterns give to making them.

  • Vickie Stanley

    Love the black and white with green handles (center of picture).

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Nancy Zieman/Sewing With Nancy/Amy Barickman/Magic Patterns | Nancy Zieman Blog. Sew a coat? Certainly! Working with patterns that have carefree styling is what makes it doable. Learn more by watching Sewing With Nancy. Watch the second episode of "Magic Patterns" online a

Magic Patterns: Sewing Options for a Cardigan, Dress & Coat

Nancy Zieman Shows How to Make an Easy Sunflower Table Topper | Nancy Zieman Blog

Sew a Dresden Sunflower from Fabric Scraps

Magic Patterns by Amy Barickman as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Magic Patterns: Tops and Skirts

Now Nancy Zieman's top 5 blog project are available as downloadable project sheets. Convenient!

Top 5 Sewing Projects from My Blog

Downloadable Topsy Turvey table Runner Project Sheet

Top 5 Sewing Projects from My Blog

Here's a new version of Handbags 2—Designer Knockoffs by Nancy Zieman and Eileen Roche. It's a cinched tote. Kinda clever!

A Designer Handbag Exclusive—Cinched Tote
  • Barb Neighbor

    I have the pattern for the original, now I have to make this one. Love the quilted fabric.

Be creative yet economical when creating quilt backs by Nancy Zieman

Sew Creative Quilt Backs

The Quick Column Quilts miniseries is coming soon to PBS, or watch online by clicking here. Column quilts are ideal projects for quilting newbies and fresh concepts for quilting enthusiasts. During this 3-part series and in the book, I’ll show you how to replace traditional quilt blocks with sleek columns of fabric.

Learn updated tips on embroidering a towel. One of the keys to keep the stitching from imbedding into the napped fabric is to use tulle or netting. As seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lessons Blog Tour

Nancy Zieman's 25 Favorite Quilting Techniques Webcast September 13 2014

Incorporating specialty fabrics can add functionality when sewing gifts and projects. For example, try clear vinyl. This unique fabric is the star of the new “Sewing With Nancy” program, “Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares”—the third episode. Watch the TV show online or on PBS.

How to Sew with Clear Vinyl—A Noticeable Difference!

Learn to laminated fabric and bagmaking techniques in one tutorial! From TV's "Sewing With Nancy."

New on “Sewing With Nancy,” learn to make Hold-it Sacks for electronic devices, fabric bins for organizing, and wall pockets with a decorator’s touch create pizazz in your home. Nancy uses easy rectangles and squares for patterns. Work with cotton or laminated fabric in your own customized color range—fresh and functional! Read about it:

10 Sewing Tips for Using Chalkboard Fabric by Nancy Zieman

From my studio to your computer on September 13, 2014, join me for a fun and interactive webcast featuring my 25 Favorite Quilting Techniques. If you have never participated in a webcast, it’s a 90-minute class that comes to your home via computer.

Nancy Zieman Live Webcast on September 13

"Sew Simple With Rectangles and Squares," a new 3-part series on Sewing With Nancy.

26 New “Sewing With Nancy” Programs

It's Quilt to Give Week, hints on making full-sized bed quilts for charity. Learn to use a striped fabric and a column design for attractive yet quick-to-make quilts.

There are online instructions on how to make a "Quilt to Give" design. This blog from Nancy Zieman shows how to make the easiest of the Quilt To Give designs, using striped fabric as the middle column unit. Go to to view the 10-lessons.

It's great to see how another quilter made my design, "Twirling Parasols" Quilt Pattern from the Sewing With Nancy "Sew Grand Dresdens". Nice job!

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