Sewing Newsletter

March 2015 Volume 3/2015 WUSF TV
Monday, Mar 02

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 3" Nancy shares straightforward advice for making sewing fun using easy techniques. Sew simple pockets, facings, and even an invisible zipper-Nancy shows you how, using the absolute easiest techniques. She includes the easiest method for mitering a corner, grading seam allowances, stitching facings that lie flat, and a new approach for stitching an invisible zipper.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Start Small" Bigger is not always better! Start out with a manageable project when you want to learn a new technique. Joanne Banko appears first with a simple quilted tote. Learn the basics of an easy quilt square, and then use the technique to create a basic tote. Next, Paula Reid shares tips for working on a large project such as a bed quilt - just how do you work with all of that fabric on your machine? Last is Angela Wolf with techniques for quilting leather and fleece for warmth and style.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Metal Clay Jewelry" Colorful brick stitch creations are simple and easy to expand as your skills improve. Francie Brodie Author Cindy Pankopf shares her technique for using antique salt spoons and other found objects as molds to create beautiful clay jewelry. Learn how to use silver metal clay to create unique rings using those same molds. Katie creates a bracelet from knotted wire and beads in her Beading Lesson.

Tuesday, Mar 03

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares" Join host Nancy Zieman as she demonstrates making 12 time-saving gifts using easy rectangles and squares for patterns. Learn to use specialty fabric and trim to create handy projects and great gifts.

Wednesday, Mar 04

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 1" Free-motion quilt with ease it's fast and fun! Learn to free-motion quilt on your sewing machine and you'll never look back. Nancy and guest Molly Hanson show how to quilt like a pro and create finished projects without using a long-arm machine.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Dress Up Your Garments" Garments get a makeover on today's show. You can make the same pattern over and over again but it will look totally different depending on your fabric and color choice and other surface embellishments. Angela Wolf begins with a beautiful and traditional sheath dress. An intricate applique trim completely changes this basic silhouette. Then, embroidery expert Eileen Roche demonstrates simple monogram techniques for all different garments - it's a traditional look updated with a contemporary approach.

9:00 AM Sew It All "In The Loop, Beth Bradley" Create an infinity scarf and learn tips and tricks for stitching specialty fabrics.

Thursday, Mar 05

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 2" Create free-motion quilting designs with confidence. Learn how to master all the fundamentals of free-motion quilting. Nancy and guest Molly Hanson show you how to confidently stitch different quilting designs, including stippling variations, swirls, and woodgrain.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Splendid Stars" Mary Fons and her guest Amy Ellis will present a great project that uses diamonds cut from this "new" fabric. They will teach you a simple y-seam technique that will assist you in making great star blocks for your next project.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Ottomans" Decorate your home with these two special Ottomans: the knit Garter Stripe Ottoman with Kristin and the Motif Ottoman designed and demonstrated by Ellen. Lena shows how to make the knit Bubbles Cowl.

Friday, Mar 06

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Today's Crazy Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine, Part 1" Create digital crazy patch designs that look like handwork. Nancy and guest Eileen Roche, machine embroidery expert, show you how to duplicate your grandmother's crazy quilt hand embroidery stitches with today's digital techniques-all in the hoop.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Finishing with Swag Border" Just as WWII ended on Sept 2, 1945, the making of the Victory Quilt ends as well by piecing blocks together in a straight or on point settings. A patriotic Swag Border gives the final glorious touch.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Sweater Weather" Celebrate sweater weather! Barry Klein shows how to pick the perfect sweater for your next project. Meet designer Rohn Strong to talk about crochet sweater patterns. Louisa Demmitt hand knits a hoodie, and Tanis Gray demonstrates the simple but graphic technique of two-color corrugated ribbing. Then Vickie shows how to flatter any figure with the best sweater for your shape.

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