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June 2016 Volume 6/2016 WUSF TV
 
Mon, Jun 27

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 3" Organize accessories, update decor, or travel with these simple yet handy projects-great gifts! Start
with rectangles and squares, then add specialty fabric and trim to create attractive usable projects.
Nancy highlights projects such as jewelry caddies, ironing blankets, a closet organizer, and a pillow
wrap. Sew these simple projects using straight stitches, unique fabrics, and easy sewing techniques!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Aprons and More Aprons"
Even beginners can make changes to patterns. Aprons are the perfect beginning garment. There's
virtually no fitting, and many ways to change them. Joy Macdonell has made aprons her signature look
on her TV show Crafting at the Spotted Canary. Then, it's an apron party with designer Trish Preston.
Make an apron as a party favor for the birthday girls and their favorite dolls. Last up, Angela Wolf
continues the jacket and hemming the sleeve and vent.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Meaningful Gifts and Talismans" Artist Catherine Bickford presents ideas for meaningful gifts, including the symbolism of color and
design motifs. Catherine discusses the meaning and symbolism behind various design motifs and
materials. She shows how to combine themes, materials, techniques and motifs to create a talisman
necklace that has significance and well-wishes for the recipient. Fair trade beaded bangles are
featured on Katie's Beading Lesson.

Tue, Jun 28

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quick Column Quilts, Part 1" Replace traditional quilt blocks with sleek columns of fabric. Nancy sews Heartbeat Columns and
Interrupted Columns-both provide pleasing movement. The Heartbeat Quilt looks much like an EKG. It's
a perfect baby quilt in bold colors! Interrupted strata columns teach basic color coordination, and
the horizontal strips provide artistic interruptions.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Let's Take It Slow" Let's take it slow. Lynn Krawczyk explores artful wool felt color studies with hand stitching. Mark
Lipinski, who is at the forefront of the "Slow Stitching Movement", explains the philosophy of the
movement, and why it is important to slow down when quilting.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Dirty Dozen Fitting Issues" Peggy discusses the twelve items we need to take into account when making garments.

Wed, Jun 29

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quick Column Quilts, Part 2" Substitute a column of fabric for a traditional quilt block and a speedy approach to quilting. Use
Nancy's quick method to make the time-honored Tumbling Tumblers block-turning a traditional quilt
into a modern one. Learn to audition fabric, use templates, and stitch with ease! Create a speedy
column quilted table runner using hexagon shapes with a template that eliminates the dreaded
Y-seam-it's fast!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Fashion Accessories" This season is all about altering, modifying or changing. Texture is what makes these projects
different. Runway designer Christopher Straub is back for a lesson on texture and creating a custom
bag. Next is couture designer Kenneth D. King. He's known for wow embellishments. Today is ribbon
techniques for embellishment. We finish up with Angela Wolf. It's time to prep the sleeve.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Cute Combo, Nicole Blum" Create a tank top combining a knit and woven fabric for the ultimate in style and comfort.

Thu, Jun 30

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Quick Column Quilts, Part 3" Artistic quilts start with the joining of linear columns of fabric using Nancy's quick techniques
Nancy uses columns of fabric and straight stitching to create magical quilts, which include floating
squares, 3-D Flying Geese (with no half-square triangles), and Wind Chimes. She demonstrates
techniques such as angled strips, Prairie Points, color shuffling, and lots more! Plus, she presents
a Carefree Column Quilt.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Shortcuts for Free-Motion Quilting Feathers" Free-motion quilting feathers look at home on many different kinds of patchwork but learning how to
stitch them can be challenging. Mary and her guest Angela Huffman will present the anatomy of a
quilting feather and a shortcut method to quilting easy feathers.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Hot Water Bottle Covers" Ellen Gormley crochets joined motifs into the Guest Room Hot Water Bottle Cover, while Kristin
Nicholas knits cables for the Jamieson Hot Water Bottle Cover. Brett Bara knits short rows for the On
the Bias scarf.

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