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February 2016 Volume 2/2016 WUSF TV
Monday, Feb 15

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Solving The Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part 1" Nancy teaches pattern fitting using her time-tested pivot and slide techniques. Choose the right pattern size, and custom-fit patterns without cutting the original pattern pieces apart. Practice along using free mini-patterns that you can download online. This first episode centers on easily fitting tops, dresses, and skirts.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Something Extra" Our recurring theme is "let the experts show you how". What experts offer is that little something extra - maybe it's a tip, or an extra step, or maybe even a shortcut - but they have that technique perfected over countless projects and want to share with you! Janet Pray is our first expert with a wonderful technique for single and double miters the professional way. Then look at patchwork just a little bit differently with a biscornu - a type of pillow design demonstrated by Rebecca Kemp Brent. Finally, Angela Wolf creates a sheer fabric scarf using free motion stitching and stabilizer.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Make It Sparkle" Create your color story, then change it. With special wire-shaping techniques, author and crystal superfan Diane Whiting creates strands of beads and crystals that are interchangeable. In the Beading Lesson, Katie creates leather and bead bracelets that can be stacked or worn alone.

Tuesday, Feb 16

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Solving The Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part 2" Gain sewing confidence when you learn Nancy's easy pattern fitting techniques. Traditional techniques are set aside and a no-nonsense approach called Pivot and Slide is taught. Once you know the basics as seen in episode one, Nancy shows how to apply these steps to patterns that have multiple pattern pieces.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Fast and Fun Gifts" The gift you make is always the most appreciated. Using feathers, fibers and jewels, Pearl Krush makes a charming owl quilt. Julie Creus shows how to create a personalized scissor fob to keep track of your favorite scissors or make as a great gift for quilting friends. Then, it is off to the grocery store with a stylish, reusable grocery tote from Kristine Lundblad.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Lining Vs. Interfacing and Seam Finishing" It what's underneath the hood that counts. Or in the case of garments, it's the lining and/or interfacing. Learn the difference along with seam finishing.

Wednesday, Feb 17

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Cabin Fever Quilts, Part 1" Easily make modern quilt blocks from the traditional Log Cabin quilt blocks. Just as architecture has changed from the original log cabin homes to our modern 21st century homes, quilting has made the same transition. Nancy and guest Natalia Bonner, a self-proclaimed quilting addict, take a fresh approach to quilting, using dramatic colors and sleek lines.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Fabric First" There are many sources for inspiration when choosing a sewing project. Sometimes we find the perfect pattern or silhouette, and sometimes it's a special occasion we want to sew for, other times we simply love a particular fabric and look for something to make out of a gorgeous cut. But each fabric has characteristics that require different techniques. We chose 3 fabrics today and projects that are unique to the fabric chosen. First, Angela shows her technique for needle felting on silk. Next, Tina Givens introduces us to one of her favorite fabrics - linen. She has some tips for quilt blocks that tell a unique story. Then, Angela returns for free motion techniques on cotton.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Stabilizer Wise, Sue Hausmann" Learn about stabilizer types and make an organizer.

Thursday, Feb 18

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Cabin Fever Quilts, Part 2" Discover tricks of modern quilting inspired by the traditional Log Cabin block. You might think that Log Cabin quilt blocks are very predictable-red center block with dark fabric strips added to one side and light strips added to the other. Nancy and guest Natalia Bonner, a modern quilt designer help you discover that with an unconventional approach the expected turns imaginative!

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Prairie Sunrise" Mary and Marianne Fons will present the techniques and the Tri-Recs templates that were used to create this earthy inspired design in blues, greens, and creams.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Mosaic Stitch Scarves" Everybody loves scarves and this week Host Deborah Norville joins Lena Skvagerson who will show you how to knit the Slip That Stich Scarf and magically make two colors appear in the same row without carrying the yarn. Ellen will show us her interpretation of a crochet mosaic scarf with the Nascha Crochet Scarf and then back to Lena in the stitch corner with her very own Knit Crocodile Stitch.

Friday, Feb 19

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Change Up Patchwork, Part 1" Create different quilt designs from a 4-patch block by changing dimensions and color. Nancy starts this mini-series with a basic quilt block, the time-honored 4-patch design, and details the piecing techniques. Then watch as she changes it up, adjusting the sizes of the 4-patch design and working with modern color options. The results are dramatic, yet the sewing techniques are the same. This is an ideal series for beginner quilters.

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 "Short Stuff" Today's theme is short stuff. Myra Wood shows how to work short-rows in a colorful scarf pattern. Online editor Kathleen Cubley gives us the long and the short of her fun job of creating knitting content for a living. Lily Chin demonstrates the crochet version of short-rowing while we make a hat. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis looks at products that offer a few knitting short cuts. Last, Vickie ties up Loose Ends by demonstrating how garter stitch makes knitting short rows a cinch.


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