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September 2016 Volume 9/2016 WUSF TV
Mon, Sep 12

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "The Best of Sewing with Nancy's Super-Sized Quilts, Part 1" Nancy breaks traditional sewing "rules" to show you how to achieve better results with quilt blocks. Learn her secrets to creating stunning, super-sized quilts, including some previous Sewing With Nancy favorites-the Lone Star, the Sew Grand Dresden, and a Christmas tree skirt.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Stylish Home" Your home reflects who you are. Using an easy smocking technique, sewing enthusiast Cheryl Sleboda makes colorful, patterned pillows to showcase her style. Blogger Heather Valentine combines unusual materials to create a handy caddy for her studio. With hand-dyed wool and nubby fibers, author Lisa Shepard Stewart stitches a lush wall-hanging.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Metalworking In Style" Express your style in metalwork and with lettering, too. Mary Hettmansperger adds a window in metal work to make a versatile bezel. She adds style by layering metals and putting a variety of motifs behind the window. Creative collaborator Brenda Schweder shares her favorite tips on soldering metalwork. Katie Hacker puts her style into words with lettering in Katie's Beading Lesson.

Tue, Sep 13

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "The Best of Sewing with Nancy's Super-Sized Quilts, Part 2" Create quilt blocks with impact. Nancy shares some new as well as time-tested tips and techniques that make difficult to piece blocks-like Drunkard's Path, and Hearts and Gizzards-assemble quickly and more easily.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Inspired by a Photo" While on a trip to the East coast, California quilt artist Jane LaFazio was inspired by a plant she had never seen before. She photographed it and then used the photo to inspire an artful quilt. Artist Pat Pauly shares ways to use photos to help jumpstart her abstract designs.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Have Fun with Fabrics" Why do you choose a certain car? We all have our favorite make from sporty to classic but most importantly because they are fun to drive! Learn why fabric is the fun vehicle for your sewing journey.

Wed, Sep 14

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 1" Make big quilts that are easy to piece, yet have great designer impact. Nancy and quilt designer Debbie Bowles use 18" blocks to make large quilts using ideas from Debbie's versatile BQ pattern designs. Basic cutting and assembly are combined with creative variations such as a T-shirt quilt, cut-up panels, combining 9" and 18" blocks with style, and more.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Personalized Style" Make a truly personal style statement. Embroidery expert Eileen Roche restyles a t-shirt with embroidery, then laces it up to create a boutique look. Designer Angela Wolf has a style tip for quickly updating a classic jacket. Educator Rebecca Kemp Brent uses basic computer fonts and a sewing machine to create beautiful monograms.

9:00 AM Sew It All "In The Loop, Beth Bradley" Create an infinity scarf and learn tips and tricks for stitching specialty fabrics.

Thu, Sep 15

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 2" Use large prints to make spectacular contemporary quilts. Quilt designer Debbie Bowles joins Nancy to make magnificent quilt blocks with large print fabric squares plus angled side blocks. Fussy-cutting, one-way design, and large print block know-how are among the techniques used, in addition to ideas from Debbie's BQ3 pattern designs.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Anna's Starflake" Striking designs are created through a variety of methods. In this episode Patrick and Nancy McNally will examine the fun of working with batiks, the steps taken in paper foundation piecing and the way to create a secondary design with sashing choices. Techniques and tips for quilters at all levels of experience.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Kiddie Toys" Special guest Jenny King drops by to show off her crochet Rupert The Rabbit toy, and on the knit side Kristin makes an adorable Amigarumi Cat by Michele Wilcox. The crochet Mosaic Scarf is demonstrated by Lena.

Fri, Sep 16

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 1" Frame your quilt with beautiful borders that are not only artistic, but "fearless." Nancy addresses basic border options with ideas for cutting, mitering, working with odd angles, flanges, and cornerstones. She includes pieced border techniques that are simple, yet inspiring, such as piano key, scrappy checkerboard, and 4-patch.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Corn and Beans & Hens and Chicks" Two blocks using a unique technique for half square triangles.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Stranded Colorwork" Today's show highlights stranded color knitting techniques. Learn how to work Fair Isle patterns seamlessly with designer Simona Merchant-Dest. We travel virtually to Iceland to meet Ragga Eriksdotter and spend some Space to Space time from her studio. Then, Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley demonstrate the Swedish technique of Bohus knitting. Next up is products perfect for colorwork with Tanis. And finally, learn how a palette change can make a traditional Fair Isle pattern fashion forward with Vickie.


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