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March 2017 Volume 3/2017 WUSF TV
Wed, Mar 01

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 2" Make traditional to super-sized quilt blocks with easy carefree curves. Tedious quilting methods are a thing of the past! Nancy gives a facelift to timely quilt block designs such as Hearts and Gizzards, Fan, and Wagon Wheel. Learn unconventional yet simple techniques for quilting curves, plus options for making big, dynamic quilt blocks.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Retro Style for Today" Let's play dress up! Cosplay enthusiast Cheryl Sleboda creates authentic-looking Steampunk accessories with contemporary fabrics. Designer Gretchen Hirsch shares a style tip for making miles Angela Wolf redesigns an out-of-style jacket to create an on-trend vest.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Zipper Pillows, Amanda Niederhauser" Use an exposed zipper to dress up different pillow sham styles.

Thu, Mar 02

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Handbags 2-Designer Knockoffs, Part 1" Love the look of designer bags, but hate the price? Embroider a "knockoff" bag for less. Tame the trickiest tasks of stitching a designer handbag using sewing and embroidery tips from Nancy and embroidery specialist Eileen Roche. Learn how to add grommets for function and flair. Take sewing handbags to a new level.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Kin Coterie" When you find a block pattern you love, does it also have a "sister" block? We will define the term and show you how to creatively design a quilt using that as your inspiration. Patrick and AnneMarie Chany discuss color choices, techniques and arrangement of patchwork-all decisions we address in this episode.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Comfy Afghans" Ellen shows hot to stich up the Spring Bud Afghan by Rena Stevens, then Kristin takes us through the steps of the knit Cabled Cube Throw. Lena demonstrates the crochet Popcorn Crawl, always a fashio favorite! Robyn designed this beautiful crochet Raglan Lace Tee and will show you step by step how to make it.

Fri, Mar 03

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 Quilt In A Day "Army Star and Hope of Hartford" Eleanor demonstrates the Army Star, honoring the 150,000 WACS that served in World War 11. The second block is for Hartford, CN, and the hope the Pratt Whitney Aircraft Factory brought to the town.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Transitional Knits" Knitwear is for every season. Designer Andi Smith teaches a bi-colored cable cowl for when it's too warm for a scarf. Knitted miniatures-maker Althea Crome creates the tiniest knits around. Transition to boot weather with Stephannie Tallent and the beautiful textures of Aran lace. Tanis Gray knits filigree cables lace and Vickie Howell shares a mesh stitch for a market bag.

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