Sewing Newsletter (Page 5)

January 2015 Volume 1/2015 WUSF TV
Monday, Jan 26

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, Part 2" Turn your embroidery machine into a quilting machine. Easily achieve amazing results when you combine quilting and machine embroidery. Nancy and Denise Abel, embroidery guru, demonstrate how to get the look of free motion quilting without the stress-let your embroidery machine do the quilting for you! Quilting in the hoop creates superb consistency for prize-winning quilts.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Sleepy Time" The experts have adorable projects for the little ones in your life. We begin with a pillow from Vanessa Vargas Wilson. Open up the pillow for a play mat that might double as a naptime or car trip blanket. Then, we move on to another lesson from Angela Wolf for the Little Black Dress. Alter the neckline curve and make a new facing. Finally, meet expert Pearl Krush with a kid's bedroll.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Wire Coiling" Inventor Sandra Lupo uses the ancient art of wire coiling to make wire-wrapped cones for end caps, tassel toppers and other creative embellishments. Learn to create a Kumihimo board to create a braid finished with cones and a clasp. Katie shows how to make a riveted leather strap bracelet with crystals.

Tuesday, Jan 27

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Grand Dresden Quilts" Expand the time-honored Dresden Plate quilt design to create grand quilts! Nancy demonstrates how to make Dresden Plate quilt designs small, to a super-sized 40". Or, totally update the look of the quilt by changing the design using Nancy's new "Twirling Parasols" techniques. You'll be delighted with this fanciful quilting rendition.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Quilting Simplified" Today's show features some simplified versions for common quilt techniques. First, Vivika DeNegre demonstrates a nine patch rearranged quilt for a modern spin on this common block. Then, Julia Wood introduces an unconventional hexagon technique that doesn't require paper piecing. Last, Carolyn Friedlander has a raw edge applique project using bobbin work.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The Bodice and Why Darts Are A Woman's Best Friend" Learn why darts are an essential clothing design element when creating contemporary fashions.

Wednesday, Jan 28

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Speedy Lone Star Quilts" It's about time...for a speedy version of the Lone Star quilt design. The Lone Star Quilt pattern is noted for its beauty, striking design, and hmmm, difficulty to stitch. Nancy has totally redesigned the cutting and piecing process of this traditional design and made it speedy to sew. Plus, you learn creative design options.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Specialty Sewing" Create your own fashion "opportunity" when you make your own specialty garment. Kathleen Cheetham starts out with pattern alterations to change your favorite top into a maternity top. Then, in our Little Black Dress lesson, Angela Wolf attaches facing and under stitches on a round neckline. Finally, Melissa Stramel features the ruffling foot as she makes a party dress- sewing for a little girl is a great sewing opportunity.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Color Me Mine, Jessica Giardino" Use crayons to print fabric in unique ways, plus make easy accents for your tabletops.

Thursday, Jan 29

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing Modkid Style, Part 1" Sew comfortable children's clothes that are fun for them to wear! Fabric designer Patty Young joins Nancy to inspire you to sew for the favorite little girls in your life. Use knit fabrics along with Patty's compelling designs, and learn to create fashions that allow children to run, stretch, and play comfortably with flair and style.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Serger Techniques - Ruffles and More" The return of the apron has inspired this episode. Mary Fons and guest Jenny Doan demonstrate how to use a tea towel to make an apron and then embellish it using a serger to create ruffles. Jenny will also share techniques for using the serger to finish edges, sew seams, and attach ruffles.

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..

Friday, Jan 30

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing Modkid Style, Part 2" Create colorful and wearable knits designed with a little fashionista in mind. Kids and knit fashions fit together like hand and glove, so why not sew, serge, and create fashions for your favorite little girls? You'll have fun; they'll reap the benefits! Guest Patty Young joins Nancy to continue the series designed to make mom/grandma smile, and to make little girls twirl with delight!

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Airplane Block and Propeller" Two traditional blocks are combined to recognize the efforts of the WASP, the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, who flew every mission the male pilots flew except combat.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily " Crochet Day!" First, Robyn Chachula demonstrates adding color and texture in a plaid-inspired scarf. Then, meet fashionistas the Double Stitch Twins, Monika and Erika Simmons, who make crochet cool. On Tools of the Trade, get hooked on crochet with these fun hook and yarn ideas from Tanis. Finally, Gayle Bunn demonstrates a simple crocheted baby hat and shows an easy, on-trend embellishment.

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