Sewing Newsletter (Page 3)

September 2014 Volume 9/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, Sept 15

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Bargello Quilts with a Twist, Part 2" Create a classic Bargello quilt block with almost limitless design options. Author and prolific quilter Maggie Ball joins Nancy to present her ingenious Bargello quilt block. Maggie and Nancy share the secrets for planning the blocks, choosing color and value, and making versatile designs by combining strip sets. They show how to make a one of a kind quilt using 24 identical blocks with various layout options. Maggie showcases several of her Bargello quilts.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The Fashionable Baby" It's never too early to inject a little style into life beginning with babies. What are the fashionable babies wearing today? You can be sure it's not boring disposable diapers. Meet Krista Tracy with a lesson on adding embroidery to custom diaper covers. Next is designer Pearl Krush with a modified diaper bag with added insulation for busy moms. We finish up with jacket designer Angela Wolf. It's time to sew the collar and facing.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Needle Tatting and Chainmaille" Lauren Andersen, The Chainmaille Lady has a new take on mixing other materials with chainmaille, including needle tatting and premade cuffs. Lauren also shares a tip for making your own jump rings. Katie makes a beaded cluster bracelet in her Beading Lesson.

Tuesday, Sept 16

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Column Quilts, Part 1" Make an easy quilt with columns of color and square inserts. Nancy explains the simple process of quilting in columns instead of the traditional squares, triangles, and blocks. The color flow is continuous with one color leading into another color. Learn to do reversible quilting using flannel or conventional batting, and how to transform a quilt to a larger size by simply adding length and more columns.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Ribbon and Floss" Have you noticed the beautiful designer ribbons available these days? Jane Sassaman demonstrates how to make lovely ribbon rosettes to wear as a pin, or use as an embellishment. Susan Brubaker Knapp's technique of using simple embroidery and then free-motion machine work brings out the personality of special fabrics. Carrie Bloomston's pillows feature inspirational words and motifs make with silk sari ribbon.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Yoga Pants - Out of the Gym to the Office" Discover the versatility and fit of yoga pants. Women wear them for more occasions than just exercise class.

Wednesday, Sept 17

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Column Quilts, Part 2" Learn to create a linear design using dimensional scrappy pieces or traditional blocks. Use leftover fabrics to make an easy to sew Scrappy Column Quilt with dimensional inserts. Folding and pressing are the secrets to making this fun quilt with interesting shapes. Also learn new tricks with batting, and add bridging strips to traditional blocks to create a column concept.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Aprons and More Aprons" Even beginners can make changes to patterns. Aprons are the perfect beginning garment. There's virtually no fitting, and many ways to change them. Joy Macdonell has made aprons her signature look on her TV show Crafting at the Spotted Canary. Then, it's an apron party with designer Trish Preston. Make an apron as a party favor for the birthday girls and their favorite dolls. Last up, Angela Wolf continues the jacket and hemming the sleeve and vent.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Picnic Party, Beth Chandler" Embrace the great outdoors with a custom-fit picnic tablecloth that has pockets to hold river rock weights.

Thursday, Sept 18

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Landscape Quilting Workshop, Part 1" Take a practical approach to create the elements of a picturesque landscape scene. Nancy and her quilting mentor Natalie Sewell show you how to cut, shade, paint, and stipple trees. Their landscape quilt designs feature light and dark plus distant and close-up trees. Learn "messy cutting," shading/highlighting with various mediums, and learn how to stipple in a way that adds dimension to the trees.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Neapolitan" Block Exchanges, what are they? How do I organize one? What kinds of things should you consider? Mary Fons and Liz Porter will guide you through all the considerations and details required to set up a successful block exchange program.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "In The Home" Working in the home this week with a knit pillow by Mary Beth Temple and a lamp shade cover by Drew. The square is knit "Diamond Brocade" and Kristin will show us how to sew knit seams and the kitchner stitch.

Friday, Sept 19

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Landscape Quilting Workshop, Part 2" Practice making floral landscape elements with a simple piece by piece approach. In the second episode of this mini workshop class, landscape artists Natalie Sewell and Nancy teach you to make gorgeous blooms, buds, and leaves. Shade and highlight blossoms, buds, and leaves for a 3D effect, and resize to add realism to your artwork. Stipple details, and outline petals, grasses, and leaves-let your fabric and design dictate how you stitch.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Quick Quarter" Quilt made quick, Eleanor adds lilies for a new look.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Vintage Knitting" Knit something straight out of a period drama, or add a pretty detail to lend a vintage touch. Andrea Jurgrau demonstrates a Downton Abbey inspired jabot and cuff. On our Space to Space segment, we gain a wealth of knowledge on fashion history from the 1920s and 30s with designer Annie Modesitt. Next, Andrea Jurgrau returns with a segment on vintage lace doilies. Then, Tanis shows that even yarn and notions can be stately and elegant. Last, Vickie shows how to add a lacy trim for a vintage feminine look.

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