Saturday, December 7, 2013
Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 1
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.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Handbags 2-Designer Knockoffs, Part 1
Love the look of designer bags, but hate the price? Embroider a "knockoff" bag for less. Tame the trickiest tasks of stitching a designer handbag using sewing and embroidery tips from Nancy and embroidery specialist Eileen Roche. Learn how to add grommets for function and flair. Take sewing handbags to a new level.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 2
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.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Handbags 2-Designer Knockoffs, Part 2
Stitch a designer handbag with simply sophisticated embroidery details. Start with a rectangle of fabric and add unique embroidery accents such as shaped corners and precisely stitched grommet holes to make a stunning designer bag. Join Nancy and embroidery expert Eileen Roche to learn these exciting details. Get the inside scoop on customized pockets, straps, and linings.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 1
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.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, Part 1
Piece perfect quilt blocks with ease using your embroidery machine. Nancy and embroidery guru Denise Abel teach you how to piece quilt blocks using a combination of machine embroidery and techniques borrowed from paper piecing. There's no precise measuring or cutting needed! Piece blocks by layering fabric over guidelines that the machine stitches onto stabilizer. Perfect blocks every time!
Saturday, December 28, 2013
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.