Sewing with Nancy
TV's longest-running sewing program continues the tradition of bringing the best in contemporary sewing, quilting and home decorating ideas to viewers. Host Nancy Zieman and her guests share their love of the sewing arts by exploring the latest ideas in one of the country's most popular crafts.
Sewing with Nancy Previous Broadcasts
Double Wedding Ring Quilts, Part 1 (Episode #2823)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
Create a modern version of the Double Wedding Ring Quilt design. Victoria Findlay Wolfe, called a "mod-quilt celebrity" by the Wall Street Journal, is Nancy's guest. Learn how to take a traditional Double Wedding Ring Quilt design and give it a modern interpretation. The results are breathtaking in their originality and diversity.
Today's Crazy Quilting with your Embroidery Machine, Part 2 (Episode #2822)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
Accent your crazy quilt blocks with decorative in-the-hoop designs. Crazy quilting has come a long way! Learn an easy stitch and flip technique and embellish quilt blocks with delicate and decorative stitches-all in the hoop. Nancy and machine embroidery specialists Eileen Roche show you all the details.
Today's Crazy Quilting with your Embroidery Machine, Part 1 (Episode #2821)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
Create digital crazy patch designs that look like handwork. Nancy and guest Eileen Roche, machine embroidery expert, show you how to duplicate your grandmother's crazy quilt hand embroidery stitches with today's digital techniques-all in the hoop.
Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 2 (Episode #2820)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
Create free-motion quilting designs with confidence. Learn how to master all the fundamentals of free-motion quilting. Nancy and guest Molly Hanson show you how to confidently stitch different quilting designs, including stippling variations, swirls, and woodgrain.
Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 1 (Episode #2819)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
Free-motion quilt with ease it's fast and fun! Learn to free-motion quilt on your sewing machine and you'll never look back. Nancy and guest Molly Hanson show how to quilt like a pro and create finished projects without using a long-arm machine.
The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 3 (Episode #2818)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
Nancy shares straightforward advice for making sewing fun using easy techniques. Sew simple pockets, facings, and even an invisible zipper-Nancy shows you how, using the absolute easiest techniques. She includes the easiest method for mitering a corner, grading seam allowances, stitching facings that lie flat, and a new approach for stitching an invisible zipper.
The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 2 (Episode #2817)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
Nancy takes the most requested sewing techniques and simplifies them. Nancy minimizes sewing effort and makes it easy and fun to sew clothing and home dec accessories using nontraditional methods. Learn the "hands-down easiest way" to sew collars, corners, and sleeves.
The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 1 (Episode #2816)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
Nancy shows tried and true methods for simple sewing. Over the years Nancy tweaked sewing and quilting steps to make them easier and for the best looking results. In this program she shares some of the easiest ways to layout, cut, and mark fabric; sew darts; gather four different ways; and add elastic. Whether you're a new sewer or looking for a refresher class, these techniques are the easiest!