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Sewing with Nancy Previous Broadcasts

Quilt with an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons, Part 1 (Episode #3025H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

See how to turn your embroidery machine into a quilting machine with Nancy and guest, Eileen Roche, embroidery specialist. Nancy and Eileen show how the traditional way of quilting can be revolutionized, letting the computerized machine do the tricky stitching. Learn four of the eight embroidery lessons.

Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous, Part 2 (Episode #3024H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Join Nancy and wearable art specialist Lorraine Torrance as they share how to combine fabrics that are not usually used together to change a plain fashion to fabulous. Silk organza, charmeuse, denim and velveteen can all play well together in a jacket you create, once you learn the sewing savvy tips and techniques. Be inspired to personalize your fashion sewing.

Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous, Part 1 (Episode #3023H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Make a sewing statement, starting with a basic pattern, then "fill up" spaces-a yoke, a front panel, or cuffs, with embellishments or unique fabrics. Learn how these fabric accents can create flattering illusions of a slimmer shape while learning creative sewing techniques such as discharge fabric dying and carefree threadwork. Guest Lorraine Torrence joins Nancy.

Every Last Piece (Episode #3022H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Nancy and guest, Lynn Harris, will inspire you with numerous ways to maximize how you use fabric in quilts. See how to refresh traditional designs by giving them a scrappy look while updating other quilts with a minimalist charm when all scraps are used on broad backgrounds. You'll never again be tempted to throw away fabric scraps.

Magic Inch Quilts, Part 2 (Episode #3021H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Guests Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio join Nancy to demonstrate how to create custom quilt designs of your own with a modern flair. See how to adapt the Magic Inch technique to any size block. Grab your rotary cutter and sew along while we master a fresh approach to quilting.

Magic Inch Quilts, Part 1 (Episode #3020H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Learn the secret of piecing small strips of fabric into larger section to create clever, improvisational quilts that will delight both beginner and veteran quilters. Nancy and her guests, Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio, will teach clever use of color and simple piecing techniques. Prepare to be inspired!

Second Chance T-Shirt Makeovers, Part 2 (Episode #3019H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Be creative with T-shirts that are not being worn by using the fabric from the shirts in a new way. Nancy and guest, Mary Mulari, show how to turn the T-shirts from family vacation sites, school events, and sporting games into easy-to-sew projects such as, pennant banners, headbands, neck gaiters, scarves and more. These second-chance projects are ideal for beginner stitchers.

Second Chance T-Shirt Makeovers, Part 1 (Episode #3018H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Do you have a drawer filled with once important, but seldom worn T-shirts? Give those notable shirts a second chance. Nancy and sewing makeover specialist, Mary Mulari, share ways of using the fabric from T-shirts to create more usable projects and memory makers. Learn how to make a rag-quilt, ideal for graduates, plus Christmas Stockings, luggage tags, and more.

Sew A Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish, Part 2 (Episode #3017H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

If it has been awhile since you've sewn with knits or if you've never tried sewing with knit fabrics, this series is what will give you knit-sewing confidence. See how easily a knit skirt or pants can be sewn or serged in an evening. Use Nancy's updated sewing techniques to make the process enjoyable without taking hours of time.

Sew A Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish, Part 1 (Episode #3016H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Start with a simple pattern and medium-weight knit fabric, plus a few sewing notions and you're ready to learn the basics of sewing with knits. Then, sew a versatile, yet carefree wardrobe in a minimum of sewing time with Nancy's streamline instructions. A swing jacket and top are the two wardrobe pieces featured in this first episode.

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