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September 2015 Volume 9/2015 WUSF TV
 
Tuesday, Sep 01

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 1" Nancy shows tried and true methods for simple sewing. Over the years Nancy tweaked sewing and
quilting steps to make them easier and for the best looking results. In this program she shares some
of the easiest ways to layout, cut, and mark fabric; sew darts; gather four different ways; and add
elastic. Whether you're a new sewer or looking for a refresher class, these techniques are the
easiest!

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Dye and Marble" Don't be intimidated about dyeing fabric. Cheryl Sleboda shares a technique for marbling fabric using
shaving cream and inks. Linda Friedman achieves the look of hand-dyed fabrics by applying inks with a
pipette, and then setting the color in the microwave. Susie Krage discusses how to use Shibori
techniques to dye cotton fabric creating amazing looks.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Job Interview and Business" It's important to make a good first impression. Learn to use one jacket pattern with a variety of
fabrics, trims and closures for an array of professional looks.

Wednesday, Sep 02

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 2" Nancy takes the most requested sewing techniques and simplifies them. Nancy minimizes sewing effort
and makes it easy and fun to sew clothing and home dec accessories using nontraditional methods.
Learn the "hands-down easiest way" to sew collars, corners, and sleeves.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "All That Jazz - The 1920s" As the 1920s roared in, women bared their shoulders and danced to the latest jazz. Angela Wolf
creates a cutwork tank top using today's computer software and digital cutter. Amber Eden adds color
and detail to a classic black sheath dress with silk flower embroidery.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Swimwear Style, Michelle Lesniak" Make a swimsuit that suits your style, plus learn tips for working with swimwear fabrics.

Thursday, Sep 03

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 Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Pixie Wings" A quilt that dazzles the eye with curves that flow from block to block - Pixie Wings will be the next
on your "I have to make it" list. Mary and her guest Amy Ellis present one our newest template sets
that enables you to create wonderful curves with accuracy.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Table Toppers Placemats" Make a Checkerboard Placemat with Amy Herzog using a slip stitch knit pattern. Ellen Gormley
demonstrates an innovative technique for the Interlocking Crochet Placemat. Brett Bara crochets a
Checkerboard Squares scarf.

Friday, Sep 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 Quilt In A Day "Contrary Wife and Broken Sugar Bowl" Once men went off to war, "contrary" married women took over their jobs. It was also their
responsibility to make ends meet with shortages, including sugar rationing. Watch Broken Sugar Bowl
pieced quickly with half square triangles and four-patches.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Norwegian Knits" The Yarn Guys, Jeffrey Wall and Dennis Rinkenburger, share traditional ways to knit color patterns.
Contemporary Norwegian designer Marion Rindsem compares old and new. Donna Druchunas turns classic
designs into a trendy winter wearables and Tanis unravels the mystery of Latvian Braids. Vickie takes
Nordic practice swatches and creates a cozy pillow.

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