Monday, March 10, 2014
Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2
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.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Sew Grand Dresden Quilts
Expand the time-honored Dresden Plate quilt design to create grand quilts! Nancy demonstrates how to make Dresden Plate quilt designs small, to a super-sized 40". Or, totally update the look of the quilt by changing the design using Nancy's new "Twirling Parasols" techniques. You'll be delighted with this fanciful quilting rendition.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 3
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.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Sew Speedy Lone Star Quilts
It's about time...for a speedy version of the Lone Star quilt design. The Lone Star Quilt pattern is noted for its beauty, striking design, and hmmm, difficulty to stitch. Nancy has totally redesigned the cutting and piecing process of this traditional design and made it speedy to sew. Plus, you learn creative design options.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Hobo Totes - Casual to Classic
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.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Sewing Modkid Style, Part 1
Sew comfortable children's clothes that are fun for them to wear! Fabric designer Patty Young joins Nancy to inspire you to sew for the favorite little girls in your life. Use knit fabrics along with Patty's compelling designs, and learn to create fashions that allow children to run, stretch, and play comfortably with flair and style.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Knock Out Knits, Part 1
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.