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July 2015 Volume 7/2015 WUSF TV
 
Monday, Jul 13

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Knock Out Knits, Part 1" Use a little creativity to make stylish changes to a basic knit T-shirt. Donna Fenske, guest
designer, and Nancy create easy knit ruffles using several different methods to gather and finish
them. They accent tees using ruffles terraced on the yoke, down the front, and to complement a round
or V-neckline. These clever ruffle variations produce "knock out" T-shirt fashions that are simple to
sew, and easy on your budget.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Top Shop"
Visit the It's Sew Easy "top shop" for fantastic tops, tees, and blouses. On today's show Angela Wolf
shows how to make her signature color block top - color blocking is a fashion trend for this season
and it always has a graphic look. She alters a simple pattern to create color blocking by adding seam
allowances and mixing fabrics. Then, Eileen Roche offers technique tips for embroidering on pockets.
We finish up with Peggy Sagers and the basics of blouse construction.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Beading with Friends" It's fun to bead with friends. With a color palette for inspiration, Erin Prais-Hintz spills her
beading secrets as she and Katie plan a beading party and give you more ideas for jewelry-making
get-togethers. Katie uses vintage-style sliders to make glamorous chandelier earrings.

Tuesday, Jul 14

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Knock Out Knits, Part 2" Learn to make trendy flounces, ruffles, and pleats to update a basic tee. Light as a feather flounces
created with circles, soft graceful ruffled strips, and easy retro pleats are among the flattering
variations used to create upscale T-shirt fashions. Nancy and Designer Donna Fenske make stylish tees
with ease using updated techniques, a little effort, and a lot of creative know-how.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Focus On Feet" Sewing machine feet can make all the difference when you quilt. Catherine Redford uses a walking foot
to quilt a beautiful contemporary table runner and placemats. Sarah Ann Smith explains how to get
started with free-motion quilting, and explains all the basics, including feet.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch " Off-The-Rack Sewing" Take a detour on your sewing journey and learn off-the-rack sewing techniques like welt pockets,
pleats and specialty sleeve insertion.

Wednesday, Jul 15

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 1" Sew easy scarves with amazing style using one yard or less fabric. Finish the edges of a fashionable
"O" Sew Easy pattern, create double layer bias scarves, or add the latest pendants and jewels to
scarves for smart and chic creations. Learn easy sewing techniques and creative draping ideas.

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 Sew It All "Dress for Success, Christine Haynes" Experiment with different pattern elements to create a dress all your own.

Thursday, Jul 16

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 2" Use a little fabric and some creativity for instant success making these fashionable scarves. Create
flirty textured scarves in a matter of minutes using a few knots and a little sewing. This program
features Knot Your Average Scarf, 20-Minute Scarf, S-Curve Scarf, Flirty Scarf, and All Knotted Up
Scarf-as easy as it gets! Learn new and innovative techniques that are perfect for scarves.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Endless Chain" Ideas for quilts come from many places and we can honor vintage quilters by creating contemporary
versions of their design. Mary Fons and Jodi Davis will show you how a paper foundation pieced block
is constructed, with great tips to create fabulous and precise angles.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Lace Collar and Cuffs" Dress up a plain pullover or cardigan with these great accessories designed by Lee Gant. Maggie Pace
will show you how to knit the scalloped lace collar and cuffs, while Robyn Chachula demonstrates the
more tailored crochet version. Brett Bara makes a quick-crochet scarf with three colors of chunky
yarn.

Friday, Jul 17

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 3" Sewing ideas for scarves abound in this program with a potpourri of amazing techniques. Nancy shows
her infamous wrapped corner, elastic thread shirring options, embroidery, fringing, and more. Create
easy scarves such as the Loop and Tuck, Fringed Folly, and Embroidered Elegance that are chic,
stylish, and fun to wear!

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "All Star Quilts: Feathered Star, Part 2" Feathered Star is completed with stunning results.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "If It Knits, It Fits" Today we learn how to make garments that fit. Designer Anne Hanson shows how to take measurements,
and the most important fit points of a garment. Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby discusses designing
crochet-wear to fit women of every size. Next Laura Bryant goes in-depth on the bust dart, explaining
how to customize a sweater. Then, in Tools of the Trade, Tanis has some tools that simplify knitting
and fitting. Vickie ties up Loose Ends with tips with a demo of knitting a fully fashioned decrease.

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