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August 2015 Volume 8/2015 WUSF TV
 
Monday, Aug 10

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 1" Make easy projects all starting with rectangles and squares. Nancy creates timesaving gifts such as a cosmetic bag, tote, and luggage saddlebag using comparable sewing steps, straight stitching, and double-sided quilted fabric. Plus, all of the projects start with easy patterns-rectangles and squares!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Technologies" The world of sewing is constantly changing - sometimes it's hard to keep up and take advantage of all of these new advances. Technology and innovation can be your best friend when you sew. Embroidery expert Eileen Roche is first with the basics for using an embroidery machine; this eyeglass case, filmed on location, is a great beginner project. Then, meet designer Rebecca Kemp Brent - she'll be visiting the show a few times this season with innovative stitch techniques. Today, she's using decorative stitches already on your machine to simplify or add a bit of couture to clothing constructions. Find out how to hide a patch pocket's stitching or bring a touch of reinforcement into the limelight with these easy ideas. Finally, Deepika Prakash is back with more machine feet and techniques - using the right foot at the right time makes all the difference.

 

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Trendspotting: Tassels and Knotting" Tassels are the next big trend in jewelry-making. Designer Wyatt White shows how to wrap, tie and finish beautiful tassels for earrings and other accessories. Katie adds a modern twist to traditional knotting techniques to make bracelets with crystal pearls.

Tuesday, Aug 11

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 2" Streamline sewing for modern projects with a little ingenuity. Hold-it Sacks for electronic devices, fabric bins for organizing, and wall pockets with a decorator's touch create pizazz in your home. Nancy uses easy rectangles and squares for patterns. Work with cotton or laminated fabric in your own customized color range-fresh and functional!

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Fun and Easy" Just because a project is small doesn't mean you can't learn a new technique. Learn several fabric manipulation techniques while crafting Julie Creus' colorful Buttercup Brooch. Lyric Montgomery Kinard shows how much fun it is to stack beads to make fringe or loops, or in a beaded bezel that can be used to attach an embellishment onto your quilt. Vivika DeNegre demonstrates a fast and easy mug rug.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Great Ez Sewing Styles for Everyone" Learn about some wardrobe choices in fitted clothing, with simple patterns that sew quickly and fit well.

Wednesday, Aug 12

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 3" Organize accessories, update decor, or travel with these simple yet handy projects-great gifts! Start with rectangles and squares, then add specialty fabric and trim to create attractive usable projects. Nancy highlights projects such as jewelry caddies, ironing blankets, a closet organizer, and a pillow wrap. Sew these simple projects using straight stitches, unique fabrics, and easy sewing techniques!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Practical Sewing" Make your sewing functional and practical. You can solve problems in your very own home and business with projects you design! On today's show, function is foremost but we never forget style! Designer Lisa Shepard Stewart is first with functional covers for tablets made from exotic placemats - these are beautiful as well as practical. Then, it's Sarah McFarland with a lesson on reading a pattern. We take this for granted, but selecting the right size, choosing the correct fabric, and cutting and sewing a garment is on or within the pattern envelope. Sarah shows how to decipher the terms and symbols on the envelope, guide sheet, and pattern tissue to put you on the right track to great results. We finish up with a return visit from Pearl Krush and a cuddly pet bed - practical can also be pretty when you add iron on appliques and boxed corners to make the perfect bed for your favorite pet.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Rectangle Skirt, Linda Lee" Create a wrap skirt using your measurements and a simple rectangle.

Thursday, Aug 13

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quick Column Quilts, Part 1" Replace traditional quilt blocks with sleek columns of fabric. Nancy sews Heartbeat Columns and Interrupted Columns-both provide pleasing movement. The Heartbeat Quilt looks much like an EKG. It's a perfect baby quilt in bold colors! Interrupted strata columns teach basic color coordination, and the horizontal strips provide artistic interruptions.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Anchors Aweigh" Vintage quilts can be a great source of inspiration for a quilter. Marianne took on the challenge to re-create a 1940s Victory Quilt design using more modern methods of cutting and piecing.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Baby Blankets" Kristin Nicholas uses a classic knitted ripple pattern for the Ripple Stripe Blanket. Ellen Gormley explains Bavarian crochet in the Bavarian Baby Blanket. Brett Bara uses an unusual knit stitch for the Bubble Wrap scarf.

Friday, Aug 14

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quick Column Quilts, Part 2" Substitute a column of fabric for a traditional quilt block and a speedy approach to quilting. Use Nancy's quick method to make the time-honored Tumbling Tumblers block-turning a traditional quilt into a modern one. Learn to audition fabric, use templates, and stitch with ease! Create a speedy column quilted table runner using hexagon shapes with a template that eliminates the dreaded Y-seam-it's fast!

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Silent Star and Comfort Quilt" America was determined to stay out of World War 11 raging in Europe by remaining silent. To demonstrate USA's conviction, Eleanor pieces a block called the Silent Star. A strip pieced block, the Comfort Quilt, represents how sympathetic church groups sent warm quilts to war torn countries.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Great Beginnings" Have you ever felt at a loss when trying to start a project? Learn to choose the right yarn and fiber with Patty Lyons, and meet up with designer Cirilia Rose in her Seattle studio. Stephannie Tallent shares tips on provisional cast-ons and Tanis Gray teaches an unusual vertical slit cable. Vickie Howell wraps up Loose Ends with an easy triangle shawl that's worked tip-to-tip.
 

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