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August 2015 Volume 8/2015 WUSF TV
Monday, Aug 17

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 It's Sew Easy "Create Your Own Fabric" Let your creativity shine as our experts encourage you to make your own fabric. No we're not dyeing or painting, instead we're using thread and fiber to create a unique surface. Embroidery expert Cookie Gaynor is first. She shows how to create flowers and leaves with free motion sewing and three dimensional embroidery. Then, Rebecca Kemp Brent is back to create a perfect coordinating fabric every time with the stitches on your machine. Use an ordinary straight stitch to create a great plaid or layer decorative stitches to create borders and more. Finally, meet Michele Muska, fiber artist. She'll take felting to new levels as she demonstrates techniques for making felted fabrics, adding decorative fiber, and even joining pieces. And by the way she makes a pair of adorable booties too.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Wire It Up" The right tools can unleash your creativity. Designer Brenda Schweder shows how to make wire frames and captures on a stationary jig. Illusion-style necklaces with crystals are easy and quick to make using tips and tricks from Katie's Beading Lesson.

Tuesday, Aug 18

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Amazing Scarves" Join host Nancy Zieman as she demonstrates making 20 stylish, fun to wear, yet easy to make scarves suited for all seasons and all ages, with most using one yard or less fabric and less than an hour of sewing time. Nancy shares tips that save time, simplify construction, make sewing more enjoyable, and achieve professional results. Part 1: Sew easy scarves with amazing style using one yard or less fabric. Nancy shows how to finish edges of a fashionable "O" Sew Easy scarf, create double layer scarves, and add pendants and jewels to scarves to create smart and chic accessories. Learn easy sewing and serging techniques and creative draping ideas. Part 2: Combine minimal fabric and a little creativity to make fashionable scarves. Join Nancy as she shows how to create textured scarves in a matter of minutes using a few knots and a little sewing. Learn to make a Knot Your Average Scarf, 20-Minute Scarf, S-Curve Scarf, Flirty Scarf, and All Knotted Up Scarf. Explore new and innovative techniques that are perfect for making scarves. Part 3: Learn a potpourri of amazing techniques for making scarves for all occasions. Nancy incorporates her famous wrapped corner in making scarves, she shares tips for using elastic thread for easy shirring, she offers ideas for adding embroidery, and she shows how to fringe fabrics to add unique accents. Create easy scarves that are chic, stylish, and fun to wear.

Wednesday, Aug 19

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 It's Sew Easy "Setting The Perfect Table" Set the perfect table with easy ideas from our experts. The simplest additions make the most impact. You can fit any size table, any occasion, or color scheme and choose your favorite fabrics and trims. Donna Babylon is up first with an easy trim technique to dress up a readymade tablecloth or one you made your self. Then, meet designer Deana Tierney May for reversible chair cushions that allow you to transform your dining room with a quick flip of the covers. It's easy to get two looks in one with these simple sew covers. We end up with Sheree Schattenmann and easy sew simple table settings including napkins, and more.

9:00 AM Sew It All "In The Bag, Linda Lum Debono" Incorporate different sewing techniques to create a one-of-a-kind purse.

Thursday, Aug 20

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Magic Patterns, Part 2" The magic is in changing basic patterns to easy stylish designs with a spark of originality Mary Brooks Picken's idea from the 1920s to "take what's given and add a spark of originality" is the concept Nancy and Amy Barickman use in this program. They transform a cardigan into several styles, mix and match features of a magic dress with new sleeve options, and add unique closures and pockets to a coat pattern for carefree styling.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Remembered Friends" As quilters, fabrics can trigger pleasant memories of times, places and friends. This quilt was constructed from a friends fabric stash. Mary and Marianne will present how to use tools to cut and piece with accuracy to create this beautiful tribute.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Shaped Shawls" Amy Herzog and Marly Bird show you Easy Shawls using self-striping yarn - a knit version and a crochet version. Brett Bara demonstrates an asymmetrical crochet motif for the Falling Star scarf.

Friday, Aug 21

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 1" Take the annoyance out of creating quilt blocks that contain triangle shapes. Nancy demonstrates how to make no-hassle

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Radio Windmill and Sky Rocket" News of the greatest single event that shaped the history of America came over the airwaves on December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Eleanor shows how to make a patriotic block beginning with a star center and then adds template cut rockets.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Thick of It" Bigger is better for a quick knit or last-minute gift. Nicole Winer demonstrates how to knit a mega bulky hat and fiber artist Kait Brink chats about her meta-mega yarn project. Tanis Gray knits a fun, loopy fur stitch with chunky yarn that could become a home dec item or a doll. Becca Smith explains the magic of scale and shows how to knit with really huge needles and giant yarn.

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