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February 2017 Volume 2/2017 WUSF TV
Mon, Feb 13

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 It's Sew Easy "Style for Evening" Evening-wear for men and women offers endless style opportunities. Designer and educator Louis Carney adds glitz and glamour to men's fashions with metallic thread and crystals. Embroidery educator Joanne Banko creates beautiful, Asian-inspired sleepwear with embroidered details and stylish closures.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Mix Up Your Daily Schedule" Get out of the design rut and mix things up. Artist Anne Potter transforms recycled tea tins into fashionable earrings. Then, she gives tips on hosting a jewelry party so you can work out design ideas with friends. Cool down as clay sculptor Syndee Holt creates colorful seascapes on polymer clay pendants.

Tue, Feb 14

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2" Finish up those stashed quilts with simple layering and quilting techniques stress. Nancy takes the "ouch" out of finishing quilt tops-fearless and fun! Start by layering and pinning (or fusing) , then learn easy no-fear quilting options, basic to creative, and all done on your sewing machine-no hand sewing. Quilt layers by stitching in the ditch, "decorative tie" stitches, or fearless stippling.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Free-Motion Stitching" Free yourself from traditional stitching with free motion. Long-arm quilt artist Nancy McNally explores free-motion stitching on a long-arm machine. Cyndi Souder writes on her quilts to add depth and meaning. Susan Edmonson reaches below the surface to paint-dye batting for special effects.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "One Pattern, An Array of Styles" Two patterns, lots of different looks. Learn to make your sewing quick, easy and well-fitted.

Wed, Feb 15

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 3" Serge designer styles and accessories using Barbara Goldkorn's streamlined techniques. SergerAre your stashed quilts "in a bind?" Overcome the fear of applying binding with Nancy's easy methods. Learn how to cut and apply traditional binding and binding for unique shapes (curves, hexagons, and more) including effortless mitered corners. Plus, Nancy shares ideas for using prepackaged binding with perfect results.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Shape and Style" Good fit compliments any style. Fitting expert Judy Kessinger creates a variety of pant styles from one pattern. Couture designer Angela Wolf shares tips for selecting and cutting out knits. Fashion and sewing blogger Gretchen Hirsch adds eyelets to create a lace-up bodice to accent the feminine shape.

9:00 AM Sew It All "True Collars, Deborah Moebes" Apply one of two collars to a simple blouse pattern for a one of a kind look.

Thu, Feb 16

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Hobo Totes - Casual to Classic" Showcase creative options on a basic tote that's roomy and simple to make. Nancy starts with tote basics and adds variety with fabric, trim, and techniques. She adds belt loops to hold a partial belt or a scarf for interest. Pre-quilted fabric makes a speedy serged bag, and faux sheepskin warrants new sewing techniques. Finishing tips, like attaching legs and adding a hanging snap, are handy options for other bags.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Glorified Nine Patch Quilt" The Glorified Nine Patch design begins with a simple varied nine patch, but with the use of a wonderful template set we show you how to create curves without end. Patrick joined by Colleen Tauke will give you expert techniques and tips for piecing graceful curved seams.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Colorful Hats" Learn how to crochet an African Flower Slouch with Robyn and work 2-color knit magic with Kristin's Hat. Lena goes through the steps of a crochet Motif Cowl.

Fri, Feb 17

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 Quilt In A Day "Silent Star and Comfort Quilt" America was determined to stay out of World War 11 raging in Europe by remaining silent. To demonstrate USA's conviction, Eleanor pieces a block called the Silent Star. A strip pieced block, the Comfort Quilt, represents how sympathetic church groups sent warm quilts to war torn countries.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Great Beginnings" Today we learn how to make garments that fit. Designer Anne Hanson shows how to take measurem Have you ever felt at a loss when trying to start a project? Learn to choose the right yarn and fiber with Patty Lyons, and meet up with designer Cirilia Rose in her Seattle studio. Stephannie Tallent shares tips on provisional cast-ons and Tanis Gray teaches an unusual vertical slit cable. Vickie Howell wraps up Loose Ends with an easy triangle shawl that's worked tip-to-tip.


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