Design smart and innovative bags by making easy changes to your pattern. Add a strap variation, work with a palette of fat quarters, use gathers and ruching accents for piping, plus more. You ll learn ways to make a bag with panache for a fraction of the cost of a designer bag.
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.
Create flirty textured scarves in a matter of minutes using a few knots and a little sewing. This program features Knot Your Average Scarf, 20-Minute Scarf, S-Curve Scarf, Flirty Scarf, and All Knotted Up Scarf as easy as it gets! Learn new and innovative techniques that are perfect for scarves.
Serger specialist Barbara Goldkorn and Nancy team up to serge projects that are chic, easy, and fun. Learn new applications for basic serger stitches, fabulous attachments, and delightful projects using cover and chain stitches. They create a textured pillow, a sheer gathered scarf, beaded fabric accessories, and an elastic smocked sundress.
Upgrade your sewing ability with popular presser feet and instructions from Nancy. Nancy s techniques are amazingly simple for using the Invisible Zipper Foot, Roller Foot, Walking Foot, and Satinedge Foot as you make samples for this workbook lesson. Basic techniques and new ideas merge for a comprehensive class on presser feet.
Nancy demonstrates how to make Dresden Plate quilt designs small, to a super-sized 40'. Or, totally update the look of the quilt by changing the design using Nancy s new Twirling Parasols techniques. You ll be delighted with this fanciful quilting rendition.
Nancy commemorates 30 years on TV with a trip down memory lane. She introduces her family, friends, special guests, and several coworkers in this celebratory show with old TV clips, bloopers, and more. Nancy s friend, Mary Mulari, and coworkers chitchat about crazy things that happened on and off the set over the years.
Beth Hartford, from the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI), is committed to the group's mission of raising awareness and funding research for Alzheimer's disease. She discusses two types of quilts that make up the mission of this quilter-driven charity.
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.
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.
Designer and author Amy Barickman shares sewing history about correspondence courses offered in the 1920s at the Women's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences. Inspired by institute founder Mary Brooks Picken, Amy wrote a book featuring some of Mary's beautiful artwork and material.
Make a personalized cover for your e-tablet or paper tablet. Learn how to sew covers for your electronic devices and paper tablets using templates or commercial patterns. Then embellish them with appliqu , quilting, techie circles, undercover stitching accents, plus more. With Nancy s expert guidance, your personalized cover is fast, fabulous, and fun to make.
Sonya Nash, project manager from Elkhart County, Indiana, joins Nancy via Skype to share information about the Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail. Sonya tells about the beautiful patchwork quilts made, not from fabric, but from thousands of glorious blooms!
Lynda Pracht, coordinator for the Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, shares how she found a niche market to sell the Nicaraguan women's creations in order to supplement their income. The women use their free motion embroidery skills to embellish 18' doll dresses they make. Most of the work is done on treadle machines.
The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, is a must-see destination for quilt and fiber enthusiasts. Terri Kirchner, president of this all-volunteer organization, tells how this project evolved from a quilt history project to a destination for viewing beautiful quilts and fiber arts, and a quilter's haven for classes in the large lower level classrooms.
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