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Change Up Patchwork, Part 1 (#2919H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 -- 2:00pm

Change Up Patchwork, Part 2 (#2920H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 -- 2:30pm

Change Up Patchwork, Part 3 (#2921H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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

Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes, Part 1 (#2922H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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

Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes, Part 2 (#2923H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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

Hoop It Up - Guide to Successful Embroidery, Part 1 (#2924H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Use your embroidery sewing machine to create unique gift bundles for a baby, kids, or friends. Wondering if you're up to the task? Let Nancy and guest, Marie Zinno, show you how to hoop for success on a variety of standard gift items such as baby bibs, tote bags, and hooded towels. You'll soon find that learning the right way to attach fabrics to an embroidery hoop leads to embroidery success.

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

Hoop It Up - Guide to Successful Embroidery, Part 2 (#2925H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Learn how to successfully use stabilizers and embroidery designs to stitch top-notch projects. Embroidery pro Marie Zinno joins Nancy to share her tips on how to successfully embroider by machine. As a professional, Marie knows the ins and outs of attaching a ready made T-shirt, baby onesie, tote, or slippers to an embroidery hoop, and she's willing to share all her trade secrets.

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

Cuddle Buddies Hats and Scarves (#2926H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Learn to create hat and scarf sets that have adorable animal features. Nancy Zieman and her guest, Donna Fenske, share techniques to create hats and scarves with adorable animal features. Nancy shows how to applique as you add dimensional elements like faces, ears, paws, feathers and more.

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

Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 1 (#2701) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Make big quilts that are easy to piece, yet have great designer impact. Nancy and quilt designer Debbie Bowles use 18" blocks to make large quilts using ideas from Debbie's versatile BQ pattern designs. Basic cutting and assembly are combined with creative variations such as a T-shirt quilt, cut-up panels, combining 9" and 18" blocks with style, and more.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 2 (#2702) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Use large prints to make spectacular contemporary quilts. Quilt designer Debbie Bowles joins Nancy to make magnificent quilt blocks with large print fabric squares plus angled side blocks. Fussy-cutting, one-way design, and large print block know-how are among the techniques used, in addition to ideas from Debbie's BQ3 pattern designs.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 9, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 1 (#2703) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Frame your quilt with beautiful borders that are not only artistic, but "fearless." Nancy addresses basic border options with ideas for cutting, mitering, working with odd angles, flanges, and cornerstones. She includes pieced border techniques that are simple, yet inspiring, such as piano key, scrappy checkerboard, and 4-patch.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 16, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2 (#2704) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Finish up those stashed quilts with simple layering and quilting techniques and...no stress. Nancy takes the "ouch" out of finishing quilt tops-fearless and fun! Start by layering and pinning (or fusing) , then learn easy no-fear quilting options, basic to creative, and all done on your sewing machine-no hand sewing. Quilt layers by stitching in the ditch, "decorative tie" stitches, or fearless stippling.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 16, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 3 (#2705) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Are your stashed quilts "in a bind?" Overcome the fear of applying binding with Nancy's easy methods. Learn how to cut and apply traditional binding and binding for unique shapes (curves, hexagons, and more) including effortless mitered corners. Plus, Nancy shares ideas for using prepackaged binding with perfect results.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Hobo Totes - Casual to Classic (#2706) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Showcase creative options on a basic tote that's roomy and simple to make. Nancy starts with tote basics and adds variety with fabric, trim, and techniques. She adds belt loops to hold a partial belt or a scarf for interest. Pre-quilted fabric makes a speedy serged bag, and faux sheepskin warrants new sewing techniques. Finishing tips, like attaching legs and adding a hanging snap, are handy options for other bags.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Knock Out Knits, Part 1 (#2707) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Use a little creativity to make stylish changes to a basic knit T-shirt. Donna Fenske, guest designer, and Nancy create easy knit ruffles using several different methods to gather and finish them. They accent tees using ruffles terraced on the yoke, down the front, and to complement a round or V-neckline. These clever ruffle variations produce "knock out" T-shirt fashions that are simple to sew, and easy on your budget.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Mar 30, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Knock Out Knits, Part 2 (#2708) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Learn to make trendy flounces, ruffles, and pleats to update a basic tee. Light as a feather flounces created with circles, soft graceful ruffled strips, and easy retro pleats are among the flattering variations used to create upscale T-shirt fashions. Nancy and Designer Donna Fenske make stylish tees with ease using updated techniques, a little effort, and a lot of creative know-how.

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

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    • Tues 12/15: KQET DT25 signal restored

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) The new part arrived this morning, was successfully installed, and our DT25 Over The Air signal restored apx 12:30pm. Due to the outage, some OTA viewers may need to do a rescan to re-acquire the DT25 signal. Paid provider services should have restored their signal by now as well. Thanks for your […]

    • Sun 12/13: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal down

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) UPDATE Mon 12/14 4:50pm: Unfortunately, we are unable to repair our fried equipment, and will need to order/find a replacement. At this point, we do know the signal will definitely not return tonight, and do not yet have an estimated time re: when it will be back. Thanks for your patience and […]

    • Wed 11/10: KQEH Over The Air planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Wednesday 11/10, 11am The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels late Wednesday morning for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna mid-afternoon when work is completed. The change should be for a […]

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

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

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

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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