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February 2016 Volume 2/2016 WUSF TV
Monday, Feb 01

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew The Perfect T-Shirt, Part 1" Add a designer touch to an easy-to-make T-shirt-fast and fun! Designer Pamela Leggett joins Nancy to share fitting techniques that flatter "real" figures and to show simple knit sewing tips for T-shirts. Pamela's easy T-shirt pattern has a flattering style that gives options for the necklines that are featured.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Quilt Techniques for All Types of Sewing" We apply quilting concepts to all sorts of different finished projects from pillows to skirts on this show. If you're a fashion sewer, quilting is a little break from fitting and if you're a quilter we have garments that incorporate your techniques in garments. First, Paula Reid shares her creative method for doing trapunto. Then, Jeni Baker has an easy but modern feeling quilt project - this time it's the log cabin as coasters. Finally, Angela Wolf takes a quilt technique for seaming and uses it on a patchwork style skirt.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Hourglass Shapes" Shape the story with wirework. Sandra Lupo, an inventor and designer, creates hourglass cone shapes using a variety of wire types and colors for fabulous effects with beads and crystals. Jill McKay introduces Katie to die-cut leather jewelry in the Beading Lesson.

Tuesday, Feb 02

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew The Perfect T-Shirt, Part 2" Sew a classic tee dress with easy fitting, sewing, and designing techniques. Nancy and designer Pamela Leggett show how to apply sewing and fitting techniques from a T-shirt pattern to a wardrobe classic-a comfortable tee dress. Also learn tips for several neckline variations and hemming options ideal for dresses.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Memory-Keeping" Live alongside your memories everyday with memory quilts. Tammie Bowser translates a child's drawing into a beautiful art quilt. Using principles of color, scale and design, Leslie Riley selects and customizes a historic family photo and handwritten letter to create a stunning, quilted portrait.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Handicap Dressing - Each of Our Needs Is Different" No journey is the same. We all have different needs along the way. Learn how to design and sew to accommodate physical differences.

Wednesday, Feb 03

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Beginning Landscape Quilting, Part 1" Learn landscape quilting using this simplistic approach and easy techniques. Nancy and her quilting mentor Natalie Sewell streamline the landscape quilting process using a beginner's prospective. Learn to use inspirational photos, choose fabric, and master messy and fussy cutting techniques. Create trees easily with raw-edge applique techniques and give them dimension with fabric markers or oil pastels.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Recreate" Simple finished items are the base for today's projects. Our experts give them some added pizzazz. Eileen Roche starts out with a simple tee shirt - add some embroidery and it begins an amazing infinity scarf. Then, Joanne Banko has the secrets for embellishing a plain sheer wrap and turning it into a fabulous accent.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Sew It Seams, Sandra Betzina" Learn several seam finishes for different fabrics and applications.

Thursday, Feb 04

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Beginning Landscape Quilting, Part 2" Learn to create a garden scene in fabric with this easy landscape quilting process. Natalie Sewell, landscape quilt artist, and Nancy create beautiful foliage, groundcover, and floral accents in their landscape quilt designs-learn the easy process in this program. Nancy and Natalie guide you in choosing fabric, cutting, clustering, highlighting, and adding dimension for beautiful detail in your quilt garden.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Thread Embellished Coasters" Unique gifts and one of-a-kind creations will inspire you to try your hand at thread embellishment.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Slip Into Slippers" Everybody's got feet, and when it gets cold, those feet get chilly! Today Lena Skvagerson shows Deborah Norville how to stitch up the Walk of Fame textured unisex slippers with a wrap around cuff and Rohn Strong shows us how to crochet the Fireside Slippers, which are moccasin style slippers for both men and women. Lena's in the stitch corner with the Knit Blackberry Stitch.

Friday, Feb 05

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Beginning Landscape Quilting, Part 3" Spontaneous landscape quilting techniques are the secret to creating picturesque scenes. Nancy and her quilting buddy Natalie Sewell have fine-tuned the process of landscape quilting. You'll learn to cut blooms, accents, and mountains creatively and enhance them easily with fabric, paint, or markers. Then, give life to your designs as you stipple, following the movement of the fabric with easy tips from Natalie and Nancy.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Road to California" Pack up your belongings and take a journey with Eleanor across the dust bowl to the promise of California. Her flying geese technique is so quick and easy, you will be soaring through this pattern. Eleanor shares a hand made cross-stitched quilt made for her by her Aunt Ann.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Through Thick-And-Thin" Take an in-depth look at working with singles and thick-and-thin yarns. Eunny Jang begins with cast-ons for singles and irregular spun yarns, and then tricks for knitting with them. Then, expert Kristin Omdahl shows how to use short-rows for knitting a scarf. On the Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes talks singles and thick-n-thin yarn constructions and their effect on stitch patterns. And finally, on this season's last Quick Tip segment Eunny has a few strong bind-offs for unevenly spun yarns.

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