Sewing Newsletter

July 2014 Volume 7/2014 WUSF TV
Tuesday, July 1

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Applique-Large & Small, Part 2" Learn fast and easy applique tricks! Mary Mulari guest hosts and teaches new and different applique techniques. When there's little time to sew, but you want to stitch something fun, learn how to add a modern applique-large or small. No more detailed satin stitching! Use common machine stitches that often never get used.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "The Quilting Lifestyle" Quilting can become an everyday activity. Surround yourself with quilting, including your studio. Up first is Lynn Krawcyk. Dress up your studio with fabric bunting. Then, meet color expert Luana Rubin. She's made quilting more than just a business - it's a passion. Learn about quilters donating to those in need and different fundraising projects. Last, Ana Buzzalino has a nifty dye technique to be done after the project is quilted - not before. We'll take a look at her thread book and samples of what each fiber looks like after it's dyed.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Beautiful Fitting Silk Blouses for All" Learn to understand silk and why making a silk blouse is the best option for today's woman.

Wednesday, July 2

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 "Pillows" The first expert is Valori Wells teaching the professional way to create a pillow with a flange in just about any fabric. Then, Eileen Roche's clothing tattoo is a sports design and team number for the back neckline. Last, Donna Babylon creates a free motion stitched pillow that's a perfect practice piece for free motion and a great way to let thread add texture and color.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Bubble Yum, Elizabeth & Liz Evans" Make a bubble skirt pattern for a little girl in your life, plus learn beginner pattern-drafting techniques.

Thursday, July 3

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 Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Chasing Chevrons" Marianne and Mary show how to make a foundation pieced oblong hexagon block, how to join hexagon blocks with set-in seams, and they share how to create flannel patchwork successfully.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "American Wool Gloves" Make embroidered fingerless gloves using American-grown wool. Kristin Nicholas shows you a knitted version, while Ellen Gormley brings you the crocheted pair. Brett Bara knits the Smocked Rib Scarf.

Friday, July 4

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 Quilt In A Day "Rosebud" Using half-square triangles, Eleanor's garden grows in beautiful roses in shades of red, pink, and yellow. Enjoy a history lesson on FDR's New Deal and the most beautiful quilt from the Depression Era designed by Ruth Finley and gifted to Eleanor Roosevelt.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Graphic Color" Get graphic with knitting colorful shapes. Eunny Jang starts out with a lesson on shaped intarsia. She demonstrates how to knit color shapes in small areas. Then, on the How-to segment, color expert Laura Bryant shows how magic numbers and repeats lead to fabulous results when working with hand-dyed yarns. On today's Yarn Spotlight, Eunny and Clara Parkes look at which yarns really pop when knitting colors in combination. Finally, Eunny wraps up with Quick Tips on intarsia knitting.

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