Sewing with Nancy
Host Nancy Zieman takes the popular how-to format and presents it in a hands-on setting. Often featuring guest experts and viewer hints, she provides viewers with fun projects and effective sewing solutions.
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!
- KQED Life: Wed, Dec 24, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Dec 24, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Dec 31, 2014 -- 2:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Dec 31, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
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 ?-square triangles using the speediest, most accurate and no-math ways. Among the ? -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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 -- 2:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 -- 2:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 14, 2015 -- 2:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 14, 2015 -- 2:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 -- 2:00pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 -- 2:30pm email reminder
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.
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 -- 2:00pm email reminder
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!
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 -- 2:30pm email reminder