Sewing Newsletter

January 2015 Volume 1/2015 WUSF TV
Thursday, Jan 1

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 2" Use large prints to make spectacular contemporary quilts. Quilt designer Debbie Bowles joins Nancy to make magnificent quilt blocks with large print fabric squares plus angled side blocks. Fussy-cutting, one-way design, and large print block know-how are among the techniques used, in addition to ideas from Debbie's BQ3 pattern designs.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "S Thank You Stars" In this episode you will be introduced to diagonal seams to create simple star blocks and how to trim an over-sized block to the correct dimension. Marianne and Mary will also guide you thru the recording process for registering a Quilt of Valor.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Footstools" Covering a simple footstool is a simple way to change the decor of your room. Robyn shows how to make a granny square cover and Kristin shows us a knit strip cover. Crochet Tricolor is the square.

Friday, Jan 2

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 1" Frame your quilt with beautiful borders that are not only artistic, but "fearless." Nancy addresses basic border options with ideas for cutting, mitering, working with odd angles, flanges, and cornerstones. She includes pieced border techniques that are simple, yet inspiring, such as piano key, scrappy checkerboard, and 4-patch.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Radio Windmill and Sky Rocket" News of the greatest single event that shaped the history of America came over the airwaves on December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Eleanor shows how to make a patriotic block beginning with a star center and then adds template cut rockets.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Woven Look" Weave your way to beautiful garments. First, Gwen Bortner introduces entrelac and shows how to create the building blocks of the fabric. Next, we travel virtually to India, land of fabulous woven fabrics, for a glimpse into the contemporary knitting scene. Then, Lily Chin uses her join-as-you-go knitting technique to create a weaving-inspired pillow. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis talks covet-worthy tools and yarn to add to your collection. Last, on Loose Ends, Vickie creates a woven fabric with mesh crochet.

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