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December 2016 Volume 12/2016 WUSF TV
Mon, Dec 05

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.

Tue, Dec 06

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part 1" Don't junk those old jeans! Nancy shows you how to use deconstructed denim jeans in a variety of new ways to decorate your kitchen. See how durable potholders, pretty placemats, a stylish casserole carrier, and darling bibs are all constructed using the 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew philosophy.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "A Little Different" Today's artists add texture and dimension with all sorts of materials. Spirited quilter Cathy Wiggins uses leather panels to create richly-textured garments and accessories. Textile artist Nancy Wick thread-paints and embellishes fabric on the long-arm machine to create a 3-D sculptured bowl.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The Skirt, for All Ages" Discover how the skirt becomes a simple shaped silhouette to flatter and make the most of all figure types.

Wed, Dec 07

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part 2" What's old is new again! Restyle your old jeans into useful and decorative home accessories. Nancy applies her 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew philosophy to create Soft-sided Bins, the Double Duty Mat for sewing and pressing, the Crossbody Jeans Bag, and the Two-for-One Apron.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Sewing for Babies and Children" Babies and children are a great inspiration to sew. Couture fashion expert Angela Wolf transforms a simple t-shirt into a super cute girl's dress. Then, she shows how to make spaghetti straps quickly. Pattern designer Krista Tracy makes a trendy waterproof backpack to use as a diaper bag or a pool or gym bag.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Patternmaking Prowess, Lynn Strobel" Learn expert fit tips and stitch a summer staple.

Thu, Dec 08

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Trusty Triangles - A Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, Part 1" Nancy explains how to arrange simple half-square triangles into beautiful row-by-row designs. Learn how to make half-square triangles, and assemble three rows of a six row sampler quilt. Designs include - Opposing Arrows, Teetering Triangles, and Twirling Triangles.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Row Quilt, Part 1" Quilts are designed in many formats. A very classic design is the row quilt. It can be created using a variety of patterns, it can have a theme or it can be created as a team project. The perfect duo teamed up to make blocks for this traditional quilt. Mary and Marianne will present the Weathervane Block made by Marianne and the Texas Star Block made by Liz Porter.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Downton Abbey-Inspired Gloves" This week designer Rohn Strong joins Deborah Norville with not one but two pairs of fingerless knit and one crochet. The knit Unger Mitts feature a cable and the Riviera Crochet Mitts has an elegant filet cuff, both of which would be suitable for a dinner party at Downton Abbey! In the stitch corner Ellen is demonstrating a Crochet Motif.

Fri, Dec 09

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Trusty Triangles - A Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, Part 2" Half-square triangles serve as the foundation for three stunning row-by-row quilt designs. Nancy demonstrates how to create Perpetual Pinwheels, Star Gazer, and Flying Home. Incorporate these rows into the Trusty Triangles Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, or use the techniques to create your own work of fiber art.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Finishing" Professional quilter, Sandy Thompson, joins Eleanor to teach machine quilting techniques. Sandy discusses the phases of preparing the quilt top for finishing and gives tips on sewing machine maintenance. From "layering" the quilt components to clamping and pining, learn the steps involved in stenciling, free motion and stippling your quilt.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "No-Needles Knits" You don't always need needles to knit. Today on Knitting Daily, Isela Phelps demonstrates the knitting loom and shows how to make a mitered-square blanket. Then, Stitch Diva Jennifer Hansen chats online about her new favorite tool, the lucet. Next, weaver Stephanie Flynn Sokolov introduces knitters to basic loom weaving with an easy scarf. Then, on Tools of the Trade, Tanis shows us more cool no-needles-needed products. On Loose Ends, host Vickie Howell invites viewers to join the latest craze with a demonstration of arm knitting.

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