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Sewing with Nancy Previous Broadcasts

Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes, Part 2 (Episode #2923H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Learn how to easily and creatively use your embroidery machine to give a plain top a new focus. Nancy Zieman and embroidery expert Eileen Roche give you the confidence and inspiration you need to update the neckline of a top with designer touches. Use embroidery to add thread motifs and programmed stitches to change the shape of a neckline.

Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes, Part 1 (Episode #2922H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Learn how to update a plain top with embroidery that is fashionable but also flawless. Nancy and guest Eileen Roche show you how to update necklines with fashionable embroidery and other easy yet creative accents. Learn how to hoop a ready made top in your embroidery machine and then watch as the programmed stitching not only adds beautiful embellishments, but changes the neckline shape.

Change Up Patchwork, Part 3 (Episode #2921H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 17, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Make a 9-patch block; then change fabric sizes to show artistic options. Nancy shows you the basics of stitching the versatile 9-patch quilt block, and then she details how to take a fresh approach toward assembling the block to change it up! Modify the size of the fabric strips, use fabric scraps to make a vintage quilt, or change the color to provide artistic options.

Change Up Patchwork, Part 2 (Episode #2920H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 17, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Make a Square Within a Square quilt block; then vary the fabric sizes for creative options. Learn to make a Square Within a Square block the traditional way; then change the mix, varying the length of the fabric pieces to stitch a Rectangle Within a Rectangle and a modern Floating Square block. All blocks and quilt designs are made with Nancy's signature streamline quilting techniques.

Change Up Patchwork, Part 1 (Episode #2919H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Create different quilt designs from a 4-patch block by changing dimensions and color. Nancy starts this mini-series with a basic quilt block, the time-honored 4-patch design, and details the piecing techniques. Then watch as she changes it up, adjusting the sizes of the 4-patch design and working with modern color options. The results are dramatic, yet the sewing techniques are the same. This is an ideal series for beginner quilters.

Cabin Fever Quilts, Part 2 (Episode #2918H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 10, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Discover tricks of modern quilting inspired by the traditional Log Cabin block. You might think that Log Cabin quilt blocks are very predictable-red center block with dark fabric strips added to one side and light strips added to the other. Nancy and guest Natalia Bonner, a modern quilt designer help you discover that with an unconventional approach the expected turns imaginative!

Cabin Fever Quilts, Part 1 (Episode #2917H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 3, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Easily make modern quilt blocks from the traditional Log Cabin quilt blocks. Just as architecture has changed from the original log cabin homes to our modern 21st century homes, quilting has made the same transition. Nancy and guest Natalia Bonner, a self-proclaimed quilting addict, take a fresh approach to quilting, using dramatic colors and sleek lines.

Solving The Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part 2 (Episode #2916H)

KQED Life: Wed, May 3, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Gain sewing confidence when you learn Nancy's easy pattern fitting techniques. Traditional techniques are set aside and a no-nonsense approach called Pivot and Slide is taught. Once you know the basics as seen in episode one, Nancy shows how to apply these steps to patterns that have multiple pattern pieces.

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