Sewing Newsletter (Page 3)

July 2014 Volume 7/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, July 14

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing Modkid Style, Part1" Sew comfortable children's clothes that are fun for them to wear! Fabric designer Patty Young joins Nancy to inspire you to sew for the favorite little girls in your life. Use knit fabrics along with Patty's compelling designs, and learn to create fashions that allow children to run, stretch, and play comfortably with flair and style.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Learn to Sew" Whether you're an experienced sewer or just starting out, there are some key concepts in sewing everyone needs - the basics that you'll use to make professional garments. Angela Wolf shows how to use an iron and some other tools for perfect pressing - perfect pressing can make or break a garment. Then, join Deepika Prakash for the first lesson of a 3 part lesson on sewing machine feet. Learn the purpose and uses for various feet. Finally, Stephani Miller has a lesson on how and why to make a muslin. It's a test drive or a first draft of a pattern.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Stringing Projects Using Double-Drilled Beads" Author and designer Kristal Wick has some fabulous stringing projects featuring double drilled beads. She shows how to design coordinating necklace and bracelet using double drilled beads. Kristal also has a segment discussing metal clay. Katie shows how to store and organize seed beads.

Tuesday, July 15

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing Modkid Style, Part 2" Create colorful and wearable knits designed with a little fashionista in mind. Kids and knit fashions fit together like hand and glove, so why not sew, serge, and create fashions for your favorite little girls? You'll have fun; they'll reap the benefits! Guest Patty Young joins Nancy to continue the series designed to make mom/grandma smile, and to make little girls twirl with delight!

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "On Display" Every artist approaches their art quilting in a different way - whether it's the medium or the technique. What they have in common is the desire to share their quilts. Color and dyes is Judy Coates Perez's favorite medium. She demonstrates dye pouring techniques to create beautiful fabrics. Then, designer Pauline Salzman has an art quilt show and tell. Finally, Ana Buzzalino shares a technique for mounting an art quilt on pre stretched canvas.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Sewing Tips That Simplify It All" Simple factory sewing methods will get you sewing like a profession in no time.

Wednesday, July 16

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Ultimate Serger Techniques, Part 1" Use your serger for more than finishing fabric edges. Take the lead from Nancy and serger pro Pam Mahshie to get your serging skills up to speed! Learn the basics, and get the confidence to gather, add puffing or textures, and serge on ribbon trim with ease. You'll be surprised as you learn new-age serging techniques for your projects.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Modern Patchwork" Combine traditional techniques with a contemporary aesthetic with modern patchwork. Color, graphics, and even stitch style provide a new look for a time honored tradition. Victoria Findlay Wolfe, a leader in the Modern Quilting movement, begins with a tutorial on making your own quilt fabric. Making fabric can jump start your creativity by following your instincts and building your confidence in making choices about color through play. Then, Angela Wolf turns the fabric created by Victoria into a simple pillow with a zipper accent. Finally, Lisa Sipes, another guild member with an eye for contemporary design, creates a pillow sham that embodies this fresh look, but also includes very basic machine techniques. This pillow uses circular sewing and features cording and braid feet.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Box Bag, Stacy Schlyer" Experiment with different interfacing weights to make a sturdy toiletry tote.

Thursday, July 17

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Ultimate Serger Techniques, Part 2" This fun and facts serger class will teach you the basics and beyond. If you keep your serger set at the basic 4-thread stitch, join Nancy and serger pro Pam Mahshie to take your creative sewing and serging in a new direction. Explore stitches and threading possibilities as the journey continues and you learn the basics. Then branch out into new directions with techniques you'll love, for an ultimate serger experience!

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Checkboxes" Marianne and Mary show how to make album cross blocks in two sizes. Marianne and Mary will demo using a special tool to trim block corners. They will also share how stepping out of your comfort zone when choosing fabrics can change the look of your quilt.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Baby Sweaters" Today we have an adorable knit baby tux by Judy Lamb and a crochet dress by Robyn Chachula. We will also begin our afghan square of the week with the crochet "Crown" pattern and our tip is how to make button holes in both knit and crochet.

Friday, July 18

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing with Nancy on the Road" A road trip with Nancy is the ultimate sewing or quilting experience. Nancy steps out of the Sewing With Nancy studio-at least for one episode, and takes the show on the road. During this stop Nancy visits Quilt Expo, showing you the newest trends in quilting techniques, fabrics, and more. See an "eye-candy" quilt show and learn about the quilter's bonds of golden threads.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Dresden Plate" From her German heritage, Eleanor shares the history of this beloved pattern. She demonstrates the versatility of the pattern by color selection to create a totally new look: a wreath to adorn the home for the holidays and a scrappy sunflower quilt to brighten the sewing room.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "A Good Rib" Almost every knitted project requires ribbing. Join Eunny Jang on the Getting Started segment for ribbing beyond the ordinary. She shows fisherman's rib, cabled rib, and lace rib. Then, on the How-to segment, Kristin Omdahl shows how to draw in the waist of a sweater by using crocheted ribbing. Next, Clara discusses the yarn qualities needed for producing outstanding stitch definition in your ribbing. Then, Eunny finishes with a Quick Tip for measuring gauge in rib stitches.

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