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Sewing with Nancy Previous Broadcasts

Ultimate Serger Techniques, Part 1 (Episode #2724)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 -- 2:30 PM

Use your serger for more than finishing fabric edges. 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.

Sewing Modkid Style, Part 2 (Episode #2723)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

Create colorful and wearable knits designed with a little fashionista in mind. Kids and knit fashions fit together like hand and glove, so why not sew, serge, and create fashions for your favorite little girls? You'll have fun; they'll reap the benefits! Guest Patty Young joins Nancy to continue the series designed to make mom/grandma smile, and to make little girls twirl with delight!

Sewing Modkid Style, Part 1 (Episode #2722)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 2:30 PM

Sew comfortable children's clothes that are fun for them to wear! Fabric designer Patty Young joins Nancy to inspire you to sew for the favorite little girls in your life. Use knit fabrics along with Patty's compelling designs, and learn to create fashions that allow children to run, stretch, and play comfortably with flair and style.

Sew Speedy Lone Star Quilts (Episode #2721)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

It's about time...for a speedy version of the Lone Star quilt design. The Lone Star Quilt pattern is noted for its beauty, striking design, and hmmm, difficulty to stitch. Nancy has totally redesigned the cutting and piecing process of this traditional design and made it speedy to sew. Plus, you learn creative design options.

Sew Grand Dresden Quilts (Episode #2720)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 -- 2:30 PM

Expand the time-honored Dresden Plate quilt design to create grand quilts! 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.

Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, Part 2 (Episode #2719)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

Turn your embroidery machine into a quilting machine. Easily achieve amazing results when you combine quilting and machine embroidery. Nancy and Denise Abel, embroidery guru, demonstrate how to get the look of free motion quilting without the stress-let your embroidery machine do the quilting for you! Quilting in the hoop creates superb consistency for prize-winning quilts.

Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, Part 1 (Episode #2718)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 2:30 PM

Piece perfect quilt blocks with ease using your embroidery machine. 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!

Handbags 2-Designer Knockoffs, Part 2 (Episode #2717)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

Stitch a designer handbag with simply sophisticated embroidery details. 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.

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