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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, Jun 29, 2016 -- 2:00pm

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, Jun 29, 2016 -- 2:30pm

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, Jul 6, 2016 -- 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, Jul 6, 2016 -- 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, Jul 13, 2016 -- 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, Jul 13, 2016 -- 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, Jul 20, 2016 -- 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, Jul 20, 2016 -- 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, Jul 27, 2016 -- 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, Jul 27, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 2 (#2817) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 3 (#2818) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 1 (#2819) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 2 (#2820) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Today's Crazy Quilting with your Embroidery Machine, Part 1 (#2821) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 17, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Today's Crazy Quilting with your Embroidery Machine, Part 2 (#2822) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 17, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Double Wedding Ring Quilts, Part 1 (#2823) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 24, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Double Wedding Ring Quilts, Part 2 (#2824) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Diversify basic techniques to create an original Double Wedding Ring Quilt Nancy's guest, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, is a unique quilter whose work is rooted in tradition, yet she produces quilts that push the proverbial quilting envelope. Learn the basic technique to create a Double Wedding Ring Quilt, and then how to diversify the technique.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 24, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me

How to Sew Art, Part 1 (#2825) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVG

Start with a digital photo and create an awesome quilted fabric photograph. Nancy's guest, Tammie Bowser, award winning quilter, shares her amazing technique of transforming a digital photo into quilted photography. Learn how to change a photo into pixels, choose fabrics by color value, and create a unique wall hanging.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 31, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me

How to Sew Art, Part 2 (#2826) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Add the finishing touches to a gorgeous photograph wall hanging. During this second episode with guest Tammie Bowser, learn how to put the finishing touches on a quilted photograph wall hanging. Also, learn how to improve your design by using specific fabric values and positioning of the fabric pieces in an random manner.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 31, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Mon 6/27: DT9 PSIP issue for Over the Air viewers

      RESOLVED: PSIP was restored at apx 2:50pm Monday. Our signal should be ID’g as 9.1, 9.2 & 9.3 again. – – – – – (DT9.1, 9.2 & 9.3) Our Over the Air (OTA) signal for DT9 is still transmitting. However, we are aware that the PSIP information line in our OTA signal has stopped. Engineers […]

    • Mon 6/13: RESOLVED – KQED Plus (KQEH) Transmitter Off the Air (DT54.1 through 54.5)

      UPDATE: The signal was restored apx 5pm Monday. Most TVs will have recovered the signal on their own, but some viewers may need to do a rescan in order to re-acquire the signal. – – – – – – – – – – – – Our KQEH transmitter in the San Jose area has suffered […]

    • Mon 5/09/16: KQEH DT54 planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Monday 5/09 The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels at some point Monday (most likely early afternoon) for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna late-afternoon when work is completed. The change […]

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

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Wave 157

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Wave 154

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