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
Landscape Quilting Workshop, Part 2 (Episode #2418)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
Practice making floral landscape elements with a simple piece by piece approach. In the second episode of this mini workshop class, landscape artists Natalie Sewell and Nancy teach you to make gorgeous blooms, buds, and leaves. Shade and highlight blossoms, buds, and leaves for a 3D effect, and resize to add realism to your artwork. Stipple details, and outline petals, grasses, and leaves-let your fabric and design dictate how you stitch.
Landscape Quilting Workshop, Part 1 (Episode #2417)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Take a practical approach to create the elements of a picturesque landscape scene. Nancy and her quilting mentor Natalie Sewell show you how to cut, shade, paint, and stipple trees. Their landscape quilt designs feature light and dark plus distant and close-up trees. Learn "messy cutting," shading/highlighting with various mediums, and learn how to stipple in a way that adds dimension to the trees.
Column Quilts, Part 2 (Episode #2416)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
Learn to create a linear design using dimensional scrappy pieces or traditional blocks. Use leftover fabrics to make an easy to sew Scrappy Column Quilt with dimensional inserts. Folding and pressing are the secrets to making this fun quilt with interesting shapes. Also learn new tricks with batting, and add bridging strips to traditional blocks to create a column concept.
Column Quilts, Part 1 (Episode #2415)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Make an easy quilt with columns of color and square inserts. Nancy explains the simple process of quilting in columns instead of the traditional squares, triangles, and blocks. The color flow is continuous with one color leading into another color. Learn to do reversible quilting using flannel or conventional batting, and how to transform a quilt to a larger size by simply adding length and more columns.
Bargello Quilts with a Twist, Part 2 (Episode #2414)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
Create a classic Bargello quilt block with almost limitless design options. Author and prolific quilter Maggie Ball joins Nancy to present her ingenious Bargello quilt block. Maggie and Nancy share the secrets for planning the blocks, choosing color and value, and making versatile designs by combining strip sets. They show how to make a one of a kind quilt using 24 identical blocks with various layout options. Maggie showcases several of her Bargello quilts.
Bargello Quilts with a Twist, Part 1 (Episode #2413)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Learn an alternative method of making Bargello quilt blocks that yields a plethora of versatile designs. Nancy and Maggie Ball, author and quilt designer, demonstrate easy to piece Bargello quilt blocks and twist them to yield a variety of designs. They teach a basic plan to select fabric, arrange and stitch the strips, cut strips into segments, and layout the blocks. Then they make a Tessellating Butterflies runner with 12 identical blocks and sashing strips. Maggie showcases several quilts.
Expressive Sweatshirts, Part 2 (Episode #2412)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
Learn novel embellishing and impressive sweatshirt revamping ideas. Nancy teams up with Mary Mulari to make a fashionable cowl neckline by using the bottom ribbing in the Bottom to Top Sweatshirt. Then they trim the neck and cuffs of the Denim Do-Over with denim strips and buttons. A shirt and sweatshirt are recycled for the layered Calico Country top, while the asymmetrical Oriental top is styled with shaped hems, cuffs, and a V-neck.
Expressive Sweatshirts, Part 1 (Episode #2411)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Use fabric strips and some ingenuity to decorate innovative tops and vests styled from sweatshirts. Nancy and guest Mary Mulari express creativity using 2-1/2" strips to embellish a top with faced and folded stripes, and a fitted vest with staggered stripes that are pinked and fused to form cross bars. Then they serge and twist strips for a shaded striped vest, and make 3D bias vines and chenille blossoms the focal point on another top. These expressive tops and vests all start with sweatshirts!