Sewing Newsletter (Page 5)
Monday, August 25
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Retro Hankies, Part 1"
Be inspired with creations made from vintage hankies. Amy Barickman and her staff of designers have
created fashions and home decor using vintage and modern hankies to give a nostalgic feel to the
projects. Nancy and Amy show how to incorporate hankies into wearable art, and give a multitude of
designer tips for additional ways in which to utilize beautiful retro hankies.
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "On The Surface"
Let the experts introduce you to some interesting and simple techniques for decorating the surface of
your fabric. A little stitching goes a long way in adding unique styles. First up, Rebecca Kemp Brent
returns for decorative work with your utility stitches. Straight, zig zag, and satin stitches are on
virtually every sewing machine. Use them to create pictures, from snowflakes to insects, and discover
why full coverage isn't always the right option. As a bonus find out what you can do with the button
attaching stitch that doesn't require a button. Then, it's blind hem stitching with Angela Wolf. We
finish up with Louis Carney and thread work at its best, plus couching techniques to add decorative
pizzazz to any garment.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Learn How to Viking Knit" Stephanie Eddy shares some of her secrets about Viking knitting - making a bracelet and ways to add
beads to Viking knit. Katie has some special tips for making stretchy bracelets more durable in her
Tuesday, August 26
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Retro Hankies, Part 2" Express yourself by using beautiful hankies as a focal point in your projects. Amy Barickman and
Nancy continue this nostalgic series by incorporating vintage hankies into ready-made garments as
well as home decor accents. Amy's designer styles and decorations are expressive as well as
economical to sew.
8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Mixed Bag" Quilting has many variations, themes and ideas - it's hard to define it just one way. First, Barbara
Schneider has a lesson on digital cloth printing. Begin with a photograph and software and end up
with custom cloth. Then, it's literally a "bag" with Vanessa Christenson. This little girl's tote
features twisted flowers. Last, Ana Buzzalino shares a technique for applying facing to an art quilt
instead of using traditional binding.
9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Proportions and Sewing Slim"
Learn how adding a belt and some darts can create a slimming silhouette to sewn garments.
Wednesday, August 27
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Delightful Dresden Appliques, Part 1" Take a simple approach to Dresden quilting-applique. Designer Kate Bashynski and Nancy demonstrate
classic appliqued Dresden designs. After showing how to stitch and applique wedges to a fabric
background, they add traditional or dimensional yo-yo centers. Then they showcase innovative design
options using full, three-quarter, and half fan blocks, including a Patches & Plates Quilt, a
Serpentine Table Runner, and a Poinsettia Table Topper.
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Altering Patterns" This season is all about changing or altering, beginning with patterns. Don't be limited by what's in
the pattern envelope, simple steps can change a pattern to fit personality and size. Londa Rohlfing
starts out with easy flat pattern alterations and adding a cowl neck to a simple top for elegant
draping. Then, it's Peggy Sagers, the fitting expert, with many looks from just one basic tee shirt
pattern. We finish up with Angela Wolf, our couture expert, as she begins a beautiful jacket that
will be completed over the series.
9:00 AM Sew It All "Collar Cuties, Lindsay Wilkes" Sew a freestanding collar to accessorize a dress or shirt, plus learn tips for DIY piping.
Thursday, August 28
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Delightful Dresden Appliques, Part 2" Try a new twist on Dresden designs with simplified applique, scalloped edges, and design
transformations. Nancy teams up with designer Kate Bashynski to continue exploring interesting
variations for the Dresden applique process. They show a never-fail method of shaping scalloped edges
using fusible interfacing. They make four projects, including a Dresden Dahlia quilt, a mini
Christmas Tree Skirt, a Peacock Table Runner, and an Eleven Pines Wall Hanging.
8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Random Acts of Happy" This modern version of an antique "crazy quilt" is sure to inspire. Update the color palette and fall
in love with the simplicity and freedom of crazy quilting.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Felting" This week we have a real treat for you with two beautiful felted projects. A stunning felt purse by
Marta McCall and a crochet felted clutch by Robyn Chachula. Both also feature needle felting
techniques. Our square this week is crochet "Tile Pattern" and we will have some fun with a felting
machine in the tip segment.
Friday, August 29
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sensational Scarves, Part 1"
Learn quick and easy techniques to sew several fashionable scarves. Transform a rectangle into a
drapable spiral scarf, tuck and gather challis fabric for a cascading scarf, or create clever knit
infinity ring scarves. Nancy and guest Donna Fenske share the simple process for making creative new
fabric accessories-sensational scarves!
8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Finishing Sampler One" Eleanor shows you how to stitch together and frame 12" blocks with lattice and cornerstones to fit a
9:00 AM Knitting Daily " What A Heel!"
Learn a couple of new heel tricks, plus a cool way to stitch toes together on today's show. First,
step into sock knitting with author Kate Atherley, who demonstrates different types of heel turns.
Then, meet Anne Merrow, editor of Sockupied, in her home studio. Next, its sock maven Andi Smith with
easy "after-thought" heels and why they're the perfect solution to seamless sock knitting. Then,
Tanis has the tools to step help you into sock knitting with ease. Vickie closes with at tip for
putting your toes together with the Kitchener stitch.