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October 2016 Volume 10/2016 WUSF TV
Mon, Oct 03

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 1" Create carefree curved designs without ever cutting a curve! Nancy takes the stress out of piecing traditional quilt block designs such as the Drunkard's Path, Blackbird Pie, and Mill Wheel. Learn the secret that eliminates concave and convex curves as you create easy quilt projects.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Active Style" Today's active lifestyle demands fashion that fits and functions. Sewing educator Joanne Banko selects fabrics, notions and shows her favorite techniques to sew a custom-fit swimsuit. Cheryl Sleboda has a style tip to make jeans fit better. For active days indoors and out, designer Angela Wolf creates well-fitting leggings with today's sportiest look.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Getting Started In Jewelry Making" With a few supplies and cold connection techniques, designer Abbi Berta quickly creates mixed media earrings. She also makes a textured cuff with a torch-fired patina to introduce metalwork. Viewer Leslie Rocha tells how her first jewelry class and love of music blossomed into a passion for making jewelry from guitar wire and picks.

Tue, Oct 04

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 2" Make traditional to super-sized quilt blocks with easy carefree curves. Tedious quilting methods are a thing of the past! Nancy gives a facelift to timely quilt block designs such as Hearts and Gizzards, Fan, and Wagon Wheel. Learn unconventional yet simple techniques for quilting curves, plus options for making big, dynamic quilt blocks.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "What Color Is Your Garden?" Bright colors create excitement and make an impression that lingers. Improvisational quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe creates dynamic floral designs as she shows how to piece Y-Seams. Fiber artist Lea McComas evaluates and chooses colors based on value.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The Yoga Skirt" Begin your sewing journey with a simple project with guaranteed success. The Yoga Skirt is a perfect travel garment for your sewing road trip.

Wed, Oct 05

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "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.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Casual Style" Just kick back and go casual. Lifestyle blogger Caroline Hulse mixes woven and knit fabrics to make a super-stylish tunic. Fashion and sewing expert Angela Wolf restyles a classic A-line skirt to reflect today's trends. Fitting and style educator Judy Kessinger creates many top styles from just one pattern.

9:00 AM Sew It All " Pick Pocket Skirt, April Rhodes" Learn how to insert inseam pockets into a skirt or dress.

Thu, Oct 06

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "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.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "New Hampshire Nights" Quilters collect fabrics that "speak" to them. Marianne loves to collect reproduction prints and tiny shirting prints. When combined they create a soothing, classic quilt. Inspired by a house quest from New Hampshire the quilt was sashed with stars from the night sky.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Necklace" Andi Javori designed a very special knit beaded necklace, The Paloma Necklace & Bracelet, which Drew shows us how to make. Ellen will demonstrate the crochet Boho Circles & Ring designed by Joyce Bragg. The Chunky Lace Scarf is this week's "Scarf of the Week" with Lena.

Fri, Oct 07

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " 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!

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Baskets of Cheer" Sew along with Eleanor and special guest, designer Sue Bouchard, and light up your wall with this lovely wallhanging of baskets filled with holiday cheer. She will guide you through each step of piecing the quilt and making a folded border for the perfect frame. This wallhanging brings the best of the season into your home.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Brioche" Don't be intimidated by brioche. First, you'll meet Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark who has some basic brioche techniques. Then, Amy Singer is featured in a virtual interview right in her own home studio. Next, Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark returns with amazing brioche techniques for both flat and circular knitting. Then, Tanis shows some tools for beginning in brioche. Vickie has a final tip for brioche on big needles.

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