Sewing Newsletter

October 2014 Volume 10/2014 WUSF TV
Wednesday, Oct 1

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing Then and Now, Part 2" Take a virtual trip to sewing in the past, and then fast-forward to convenient sewing of the present. Nancy demonstrates how easy sewing has become over the years. She compares the sewing techniques from decades ago with present techniques made fast and fun with one-task wonders and other tools made to simplify our sewing, quilting, and embroidering.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Pillows Plus" You'll never run out of sewing projects when you expand your experience to include pillows. It's the quick and easy way to perfect a new technique on a small scale and create functional and fashionable home decor. Donna Babylon, the home dec expert, is up first with an economical design. Create a pillow cover to change with the season. Then, Rebecca Kemp Brent has the first steps in pieced quilting. Learn to manipulate strips for a basic pattern that will open the door to hundreds of designs. We end with Angela Wolf and time to topstitch and add trim to a jacket.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Put A Pin In It, Jennifer Davey" Make chevron patchwork pincushions in three sizes.

Thursday, Oct 2

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 1" Make easy projects all starting with rectangles and squares. Nancy creates timesaving gifts such as a cosmetic bag, tote, and luggage saddlebag using comparable sewing steps, straight stitching, and double-sided quilted fabric. Plus, all of the projects start with easy patterns-rectangles and squares!

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Ralli Pop" This quilt features small applique blocks and was inspired by a quilt created by women in Pakistan. Mary and Marianne will present techniques for needle-turn applique. They will also cover the steps of raw-edge machine applique.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Loom Knitting" Something new this week, loom knitting. We have two projects, a quick scarf and a baby hat. Both projects are great for beginners. The square is knit "Quail" and then we will share a few more advanced loom knitting tips.

Friday, Oct 3

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 2" Streamline sewing for modern projects with a little ingenuity. Hold-it Sacks for electronic devices, fabric bins for organizing, and wall pockets with a decorator's touch create pizazz in your home. Nancy uses easy rectangles and squares for patterns. Work with cotton or laminated fabric in your own customized color range-fresh and functional!

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "How Charming" A charming quilt using squares with a scalloped edge.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Winter Games" Get ready to keep warm this winter and be cool when it's cold outside. First, yarn shop owner Laura Zander demonstrates a gaiter and mittens inspired by X Games medalist Devin Logan. Then, we meet an Olympic medalist at his home - Jayson Hale has a great story to share. Next, Drew Emborsky shows how to design and crochet a cool hat using the yarn you have on hand and absolutely no math! Then, get in the game with Tanis and support your favorite team. Last, Vickie shares some finish line touches.

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