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July 2015 Volume 7/2015 WUSF TV
 
Monday, Jul 20

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Applique-Large & Small, Part 1"
Put a new twist on applique with innovative techniques that make a creative impact. Mary Mulari,
"Queen of Applique," guest hosts as Nancy takes a well deserved break. Mary details easy up-to-date
appliques. She features many new techniques using "chips to chunks" of fabric, texturing, and even
Kaleidoscope ideas.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Modern Patchwork"
Combine traditional techniques with a contemporary aesthetic with modern patchwork. Color, graphics,
and even stitch style provide a new look for a time honored tradition. Victoria Findlay Wolfe, a
leader in the Modern Quilting movement, begins with a tutorial on making your own quilt fabric.
Making fabric can jump start your creativity by following your instincts and building your confidence
in making choices about color through play. Then, Angela Wolf turns the fabric created by Victoria
into a simple pillow with a zipper accent. Finally, Lisa Sipes, another guild member with an eye for
contemporary design, creates a pillow sham that embodies this fresh look, but also includes very
basic machine techniques. This pillow uses circular sewing and features cording and braid feet.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Trendspotting: Parachute Cord & Flowers" Using parachute cord in a whole new way, author Ashley Bunting adds beads from her stash to make a
charming, colorful floral brooch. Katie rides the floral jewelry wave with pendants made with leather
flowers, wire and crystals.

Tuesday, Jul 21

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Applique-Large & Small, Part 2" Learn fast and easy applique tricks! Mary Mulari guest hosts and teaches new and different applique
techniques. When there's little time to sew, but you want to stitch something fun, learn how to add a
modern applique-large or small. No more detailed satin stitching! Use common machine stitches that
often never get used.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Designing Women" Learn the secrets of designing your own fabric on today's show. Jane Sassaman explains the complex
process of creating designs for a major fabric company. Rebekah Meier demonstrates several surface
design techniques using stencils, found items, and painting techniques to help create your own unique
fabrics. And Luana Rubin talks about curating a new line of fabrics by members of SAQA - Studio Art
Quilt Associates - called "Urban Textures."

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Lining Vs. Interfacing and Seam Finishing" It what's underneath the hood that counts. Or in the case of garments, it's the lining and/or
interfacing. Learn the difference along with seam finishing.

Wednesday, Jul 22

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 1" Create carefree curved designs without ever cutting a curve! Nancy takes the stress out of piecing
traditional quilt block designs such as the Drunkard's Path, Blackbird Pie, and Mill Wheel. Learn the
secret that eliminates concave and convex curves as you create easy quilt projects.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Bags and Totes" You can never have too many bags! They show off your skills and accent every outfit. And when you're
making gifts there is no worry about size or fit! Colbey Decker starts out with "little M's" bag - a
mini drawstring back pack featuring button holes instead of grommets, plus a hidden pocket inside.
Then, sewing expert and TV personality Sue Hausmann joins us with techniques for giving purses their
shape. She also demonstrates a truly unique duct tape purse.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Working with Wool, Katrina Walker" Learn the ins and outs of wool, plus make several upscale pillows.

Thursday, Jul 23

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 2" Make traditional to super-sized quilt blocks with easy carefree curves. Tedious quilting methods are
a thing of the past! Nancy gives a facelift to timely quilt block designs such as Hearts and
Gizzards, Fan, and Wagon Wheel. Learn unconventional yet simple techniques for quilting curves, plus
options for making big, dynamic quilt blocks.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Ohio Star" This zigzag set quilt features Ohio Star blocks created as part of a block exchange. This is a great
way to make a scrappy style quilt and have fun sharing your stash with quilt friends. Mary Fons and
Liz Porter will show you how to over-size the hourglass unit in this block design to increase the
accuracy of your piecing.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Colorful Throws" Amy Herzog shows you how to make the Shadowbox Afghan with knitted mitered Squares, while Marly Bird
demonstrates the crochet motifs that makeup the Blueberry Parfait Afghan. Brett Bara demonstrates
Broomstick Lace for a skinny scarf.

Friday, Jul 24

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Handbags 2-Designer Knockoffs, Part 1" Love the look of designer bags, but hate the price? Embroider a "knockoff" bag for less. Tame the
trickiest tasks of stitching a designer handbag using sewing and embroidery tips from Nancy and
embroidery specialist Eileen Roche. Learn how to add grommets for function and flair. Take sewing
handbags to a new level.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "All Star Quilts: Finishing All Star Quilt" Be dazzled with finale of five sharp looking stars.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Foot Forward" Put your best foot forward as Cathy Carron walks us through stockings past and present and
demonstrates a World War I-inspired sock. Next, let's cross the pond and chat with British sock
designer Rachel Coopey. Author Katie Startzman shows how to make a sweet felted slipper. On Tools of
the Trade, Tanis helps you put your best foot forward when it comes to sock knitting. On Loose Ends,
Vickie adds sole to your slippers with an easy crochet method.

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