|March 2014||Volume 3/2014||WUSF TV|
|Monday, March 3|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Expressive Sweatshirts, Part 2" Learn novel embellishing and impressive sweatshirt revamping ideas. Nancy teams up with Mary Mulari to make a fashionable cowl neckline by using the bottom ribbing in the Bottom to Top Sweatshirt. Then they trim the neck and cuffs of the Denim Do-Over with denim strips and buttons. A shirt and sweatshirt are recycled for the layered Calico Country top, while the asymmetrical Oriental top is styled with shaped hems, cuffs, and a V-neck.
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Classic Details" Today's show looks at a few classic details. Amy Alan has a serger lesson. She reviews the basic serger stitches and teaches when to use them and tension adjustments for each. Then, Angela Wolf introduces princess seams - why you use them, how to adjust for fit, and then how to sew them. Finally, Kenneth D. King has a couture technique for curved tucks on a fabulous top.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Stitch It" All you need is a needle and thread to stitch your way to beautiful detailing with an embellished
leather cuff bracelet using blanket stitch, bead embroidery on a block print with Jennifer Van
Benschoten, and flat and circular square stitch with Jean Campbell.
|Tuesday, March 4|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Bargello Quilts with a Twist, Part 1"
Learn an alternative method of making Bargello quilt blocks that yields a plethora of versatile
designs. Nancy and Maggie Ball, author and quilt designer, demonstrate easy to piece Bargello quilt
blocks and twist them to yield a variety of designs. They teach a basic plan to select fabric,
arrange and stitch the strips, cut strips into segments, and layout the blocks. Then they make a
Tessellating Butterflies runner with 12 identical blocks and sashing strips. Maggie showcases several
9:00 AM Martha's Sewing Room "Circular Embellishments" Circular embellishment on a linen Designer Suit; Sew Quick, Sew Easy embellished towels with ruffles;
And Sew On segment on how to sassafras your skirts; Joan's Flower Hand Embroidery. Guests: June
Mellinger, Kari Mecca, Gloria McKinnon.
|Wednesday, March 5|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Bargello Quilts with a Twist, Part 2" Create a classic Bargello quilt block with almost limitless design options. Author and prolific
quilter Maggie Ball joins Nancy to present her ingenious Bargello quilt block. Maggie and Nancy share
the secrets for planning the blocks, choosing color and value, and making versatile designs by
combining strip sets. They show how to make a one of a kind quilt using 24 identical blocks with
various layout options. Maggie showcases several of her Bargello quilts.
9:00 AM Sew It All "Tank Girl, Vanessa Wilson" Create your own tank top pattern that fits and flatters.
|Thursday, March 6|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Column Quilts, Part 1"
Make an easy quilt with columns of color and square inserts. Nancy explains the simple process of
quilting in columns instead of the traditional squares, triangles, and blocks. The color flow is
continuous with one color leading into another color. Learn to do reversible quilting using flannel
or conventional batting, and how to transform a quilt to a larger size by simply adding length and
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Scarves"
Robyn will show how to make a Tunisian scarf designed by Kim Guzman and then Kristin shares a color
work knit scarf by Irina Poludennko. Afghan square is crochet Pretty in Pink.
|Friday, March 7|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Column Quilts, Part 2"
Learn to create a linear design using dimensional scrappy pieces or traditional blocks. Use leftover
fabrics to make an easy to sew Scrappy Column Quilt with dimensional inserts. Folding and pressing
are the secrets to making this fun quilt with interesting shapes. Also learn new tricks with batting,
and add bridging strips to traditional blocks to create a column concept.
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Stranded Colorwork"
Today's show highlights stranded color knitting techniques. Learn how to work Fair Isle patterns
seamlessly with designer Simona Merchant-Dest. We travel virtually to Iceland to meet Ragga
Eriksdotter and spend some Space to Space time from her studio. Then, Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney
Kelley demonstrate the Swedish technique of Bohus knitting. Next up is products perfect for colorwork
with Tanis. And finally, learn how a palette change can make a traditional Fair Isle pattern fashion
forward with Vickie.