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Ultimate Serger Techniques, Part 2 (#2725) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This fun and facts serger class will teach you the basics and beyond. If you keep your serger set at the basic 4-thread stitch, join Nancy and serger pro Pam Mahshie to take your creative sewing and serging in a new direction. Explore stitches and threading possibilities as the journey continues and you learn the basics. Then branch out into new directions with techniques you'll love, for an ultimate serger experience!

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 2, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Sewing with Nancy on the Road (#2726) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A road trip with Nancy is the ultimate sewing or quilting experience. Nancy steps out of the Sewing With Nancy studio-at least for one episode, and takes the show on the road. During this stop Nancy visits Quilt Expo, showing you the newest trends in quilting techniques, fabrics, and more. See an "eye-candy" quilt show and learn about the quilter's bonds of golden threads.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 2, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 1 (#2801) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Make easy projects all starting with rectangles and squares. Nancy creates timesaving gifts such as a cosmetic bag, tote, and luggage saddlebag using comparable sewing steps, straight stitching, and double-sided quilted fabric. Plus, all of the projects start with easy patterns-rectangles and squares!

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 9, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 2 (#2802) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Streamline sewing for modern projects with a little ingenuity. Hold-it Sacks for electronic devices, fabric bins for organizing, and wall pockets with a decorator's touch create pizazz in your home. Nancy uses easy rectangles and squares for patterns. Work with cotton or laminated fabric in your own customized color range-fresh and functional!

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 9, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 3 (#2803) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Organize accessories, update decor, or travel with these simple yet handy projects-great gifts! Start with rectangles and squares, then add specialty fabric and trim to create attractive usable projects. Nancy highlights projects such as jewelry caddies, ironing blankets, a closet organizer, and a pillow wrap. Sew these simple projects using straight stitches, unique fabrics, and easy sewing techniques!

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 16, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Quick Column Quilts, Part 1 (#2804) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Replace traditional quilt blocks with sleek columns of fabric. Nancy sews Heartbeat Columns and Interrupted Columns-both provide pleasing movement. The Heartbeat Quilt looks much like an EKG. It's a perfect baby quilt in bold colors! Interrupted strata columns teach basic color coordination, and the horizontal strips provide artistic interruptions.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 16, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Quick Column Quilts, Part 2 (#2805) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Substitute a column of fabric for a traditional quilt block and a speedy approach to quilting. Use Nancy's quick method to make the time-honored Tumbling Tumblers block-turning a traditional quilt into a modern one. Learn to audition fabric, use templates, and stitch with ease! Create a speedy column quilted table runner using hexagon shapes with a template that eliminates the dreaded Y-seam-it's fast!

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Quick Column Quilts, Part 3 (#2806) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Artistic quilts start with the joining of linear columns of fabric using Nancy's quick techniques Nancy uses columns of fabric and straight stitching to create magical quilts, which include floating squares, 3-D Flying Geese (with no half-square triangles), and Wind Chimes. She demonstrates techniques such as angled strips, Prairie Points, color shuffling, and lots more! Plus, she presents a Carefree Column Quilt.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Magic Patterns, Part 1 (#2807) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Add a touch of imagination to patterns using a concept that originated over 90 years ago! Nancy and author/designer Amy Barickman show how to use contemporary patterns and add creative touches to inhance a wardrobe. Tiling computer printable patterns with ease, changing a tank top to a retro or modern design, and stretching creativity with a magical swirl skirt with several fashion possibilities.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 30, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Magic Patterns, Part 2 (#2808) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The magic is in changing basic patterns to easy stylish designs with a spark of originality Mary Brooks Picken's idea from the 1920s to "take what's given and add a spark of originality" is the concept Nancy and Amy Barickman use in this program. They transform a cardigan into several styles, mix and match features of a magic dress with new sleeve options, and add unique closures and pockets to a coat pattern for carefree styling.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Sep 30, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me

No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 1 (#2809) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Take the annoyance out of creating quilt blocks that contain triangle shapes. Nancy demonstrates how to make no-hassle A?-square triangles using the speediest, most accurate and no-math ways. Among the A? -square triangle quilt blocks featured in this program are the Box Quilt, Shadow Play, Godey Design, Square in a Square, May Basket and Nancy's Spool blocks. Nancy uses these blocks in a sampler quilt featured in the series.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 7, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me

No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 2 (#2810) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Make 1/4-square and 1/2-square triangles without cutting a single triangle! Learn to make 1/4-square triangles and modified 1/4-square triangles-Nancy teaches an easy method where no actual triangles are cut, only squares. Quilt blocks featured in this program range from beginner to experienced levels including the 1/4-Square Dance, Boy's Nonsense, Silent Star, Ohio Star, Star of Hope, and Card Trick blocks.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 7, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 1 (#2811) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Foster a child's imagination with fanciful costumes for an 18" doll. Joan Hinds, author and designer, joins Nancy to share her latest doll costume patterns and sewing tips. They sew up a fairy, princess, bride, southern belle, and mermaid-they're all easy to sew, using flat construction and fabulous tips from Joan and Nancy.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 14, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 2 (#2812) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Nurture imaginative play with little ones-make doll costumes for them to envision their dreams! Attend a make believe rodeo, jump tall buildings in a single bound, become a mod-style witch, or try a bug's life with these 18" doll costumes. Guest Joan Hinds uses a minimum of pattern pieces in her easy-to-sew designs. Nancy and Joan sew doll costumes from unique fabrics and include a variety of techniques.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 14, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me

All Occasion Fabric Wraps, Part 1 (#2813) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Wrap it up in style-make easy-to-sew fabric wraps to accessorize your wardrobe . Nancy and guest Mary Mulari present quick to sew coverups for elegant evenings, travel, to the beach, and more. They start with clever and useful ways to wear classic shawls, and ways to keep them in place. Nancy and Mary then demonstrate how to make unique wrap shapes that are easy to cut out and sew or serge.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 21, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me

All Occasion Fabric Wraps, Part 2 (#2814) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Enhance your wardrobe with fun fabric wraps made easily with casual clothing. Transform specialty fabrics and clothing into fabulous fabric wraps with the help of Nancy and designer Mary Mulari. See the magical morphing of a sweatshirt and necktie into a casual wrap designed by Mary. These cozy wraps, both practical and stylish, are a great gift or personal wardrobe accessory.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 21, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Stitching A Sewing Community Together (#2815) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Learn firsthand about ties that bind a Sewing and Stitchery Expo together. Nancy interviews people that bring together the largest "sewing community-the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA. Among those interviewed were Pati Palmer, renowned pattern designer; Tula Pink, fabric designer; Kathy Marrone, editor of Vogue Patterns magazine; Candice Jewett, sewing/quilting teacher; Tina Torrey, Kathy Ackley, Brittany Revel, and Debbie Wilson, customers/students; and Joanne Ross, celebrating 30 years as director and founder of the expo.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 28, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 1 (#2816) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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!

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Oct 28, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Mon 8/31: KQET Signal break-up (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3)

      We are aware of the break-up issue for KQET DT25, serving the Monterey/Watsonville area. Technicians are currently working on the problem.

    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

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KQED Plus / KQET

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: IF this channel provided to customer, channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

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