|| Mon, Jul 27
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Handbags 2-Designer Knockoffs, Part 2" Stitch a designer handbag with simply sophisticated embroidery details. Start with a rectangle of
fabric and add unique embroidery accents such as shaped corners and precisely stitched grommet holes
to make a stunning designer bag. Join Nancy and embroidery expert Eileen Roche to learn these
exciting details. Get the inside scoop on customized pockets, straps, and linings.
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Trousers"
Your "go to" garment whatever the occasion is a pair of perfect fitting trousers. Styles and details
will vary by your body type and the fabric you choose but today we feature the basic construction of
trousers. Angela Wolf, our couture expert, is our only guest and we'll break down pants into a few
lessons. She begins with a muslin and alterations to make your trousers fit. Then, it's pressing
darts and seams. Next, we move to hidden zippers. And finally, waistband options and how to alter
your pattern. Then, stay tuned next week for pockets.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Raid Your Craft Closet" With tools from her craft closet, author and designer Eva Sherman shares clever ways to emboss metal
to add new interest and detail. A well-equipped workspace lets you focus on creativity. Katie shows
how to set up your workspace for maximum efficiency and fun.
|Tue, Jul 28
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, Part 1" Piece perfect quilt blocks with ease using your embroidery machine. Nancy and embroidery guru Denise
Abel teach you how to piece quilt blocks using a combination of machine embroidery and techniques
borrowed from paper piecing. There's no precise measuring or cutting needed! Piece blocks by layering
fabric over guidelines that the machine stitches onto stabilizer. Perfect blocks every time!
8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Everything Old Is New Again" Today we look back in time for inspiration. Karen Gloeggler's obsession with writer Jane Austen got
even stronger when she discovered that Jane was a quilter, too! Learn how to make a beautiful
pin-tucked fabric piece for Karen's "Persuasion" quilt. Catherine Redford teaches how to make the
clamshell pattern, an old-fashioned English paper piecing favorite, and embellish it with big
stitching. Cheryl Sleboda's tie-dyeing method, which uses ink pens, will take you back to the groovy
9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The Trench Coat - Look at Me Now!" Every traveler needs a great all-weather trench coat. Your road trip ends tips you need to make this
fashion basic that is great wherever you travel.
|Wed, Jul 29
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 "Pockets" Where would we be without pockets? We love adding them to every garment but especially pants. They
are obviously functional but they can also add style and line. Angela Wolf starts us out as we finish
up our trouser lesson from last week with pockets. Then, join Gretchen Hirsch for a complete lesson
on a different style of pockets for pants and skirts. Welt pockets are more than functional as they
add a design element to your construction.
9:00 AM Sew It All "Pretty Peplum, Kim Davis" Create a top with a flirty peplum.
|Thu, Jul 30
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 Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Zig A Zag Table Runner" Mary Fons and guest, Eleanor Burns, zip together an artistic quilt using pre-cut 2 1/2" strips or cut
your own 2 1/2" strips of fabric. With fast strip sewing, you can easily create this strong,
geometric pattern that dances across your quilt.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Head Warmers" Color knitting expert Kristin Nicholas shows how to make the Vineyard Hat, and Ellen Gormley crochets
the Bobble Tweed. Brett Bara explores lace knitting with the French Quarter scarf.
|Friday, Jul 31
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 Quilt In A Day "Introduction and 1941 Nine-Patch" Eleanor Burns shares the patriotic Victory Quilt with 20 traditional blocks that tell the story of
the 1940's. The blocks were published in newspapers or magazines in that time period. To kick off the
series, she shows how to make the 1941 Nine-Patch block, published by the Kansas City Star, when life
was good in America!
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "In Living Color!" Today we're living in color! First, designer Annie Modesitt talks color theory and creates a vibrant
slip-stitch cowl. Then we enter the colorful world of wearable artist Nicholas James White in our
Space to Space segment. Next Laura Bryant demonstrates painting with yarn to create spectacular
effects with hand-painted fibers. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis presents tools and yarns that brighten
up to your knitting life. Finally, Vickie rambles about the bramble stitch on Loose Ends.