Sewing Newsletter (Page 2)

October 2014 Volume 10/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, Oct 6

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 "Tucks, Pleats and Panels" Simple garments get all dressed up with tucks, pleats and panels. Start simple and alter for unique designer looks. Susan Khalje, couture expert, begins with hemming tips for a professional finish. Then we have a double dose of Angela Wolf. First, it's her unique way of making pleats using a cover stitch style machine. And then, it's time to add buttonholes to finish up the custom jacket.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Wire It" Wire wrapping is one of our all time favorite techniques; keep it fresh with these updates on tried and true techniques. Make a layered pendant necklace, learn how to wire wrap bangle bracelets using sliders with Barb Switzer, last, make earrings with Patti Bullard. Wire it, wear it and love it.

Tuesday, Oct 7

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 Quilting Arts "Designing Women" Learn the secrets of designing your own fabric on today's show. Jane Sassaman explains the complex process of creating designs for a major fabric company. Rebekah Meier demonstrates several surface design techniques using stencils, found items, and painting techniques to help create your own unique fabrics. And Luana Rubin talks about curating a new line of fabrics by members of SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates - called "Urban Textures."

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "One Pattern, An Array of Styles" Two patterns, lots of different looks. Learn to make your sewing quick, easy and well-fitted.

Wednesday, Oct 8

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 It's Sew Easy "The Gift of Sewing" Share your sewing style with your friends. Marie Zinno is the first designer and custom embroidery expert. She shares a favorite house warming gift of personalized towels and ribbon. Next, Eileen Roche has the perfect way to dress up shoes with embroidery. Finally, we finish up with the finale to the custom jacket with Angela Wolf. All that's left is the buttons!

9:00 AM Sew It All "Do The Duffle, Ashley Briggs" Have fun with zippers and make a sturdy duffle bag.

Thursday, Oct 9

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quick Column Quilts, Part 3" Artistic quilts start with the joining of linear columns of fabric using Nancy's quick techniques Nancy uses columns of fabric and straight stitching to create magical quilts, which include floating squares, 3-D Flying Geese (with no half-square triangles), and Wind Chimes. She demonstrates techniques such as angled strips, Prairie Points, color shuffling, and lots more! Plus, she presents a Carefree Column Quilt.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Choosing Thread" Deciding which thread is best for the job can be a bit daunting. Mary Fons and guest, Sara Gallegos, discuss the things to consider the next time you find yourself selecting just the right thread for your current project.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Scarves" Everyone loves scarves and this week we have two great projects. Robyn shares her crochet motif scarf and Maggie shows how to make her "short row" knit scarf. It's time to finish up the afghan squares and then Robyn shows us how to make crochet short rows.

Friday, Oct 10

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Magic Patterns, Part 1" Add a touch of imagination to patterns using a concept that originated over 90 years ago! Nancy and author/designer Amy Barickman show how to use contemporary patterns and add creative touches to inhance a wardrobe. Tiling computer printable patterns with ease, changing a tank top to a retro or modern design, and stretching creativity with a magical swirl skirt with several fashion possibilities.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "T- Shirt Quilt" Keep the memories, make old t-shirts into an heirloom quilt.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Creating Drape" Today's show is all about knitting garments that feel as good as they look. Host Vickie Howell and her guests work with yarns and gauge to create garments that have beautiful drape. First, designer Barry Klein shares ways to insure your fabric flows elegantly. He'll look at yarn and stitch choices and see the different ways to create drape. Then, we go Space to Space with Minneapolis shop owner Steven Be. Next, crochet Editor Marcy Smith shows how yarn, gauge, pattern and construction all work together to affect drape. Then, Tanis discusses yarns that do all the work for you. Vickie has a last quick tip showing how to change the drape of a fabric.

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