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December 2016 Volume 12/2016 WUSF TV
Thu, Dec 01

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "The Best of Sewing with Nancy's Super-Sized Quilts, Part 1" Nancy breaks traditional sewing "rules" to show you how to achieve better results with quilt blocks. Learn her secrets to creating stunning, super-sized quilts, including some previous Sewing With Nancy favorites-the Lone Star, the Sew Grand Dresden, and a Christmas tree skirt.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Core Connection" Some quilt patterns just speak to us. Someday you know you will have to make one. The Apple Core template makes Core Connection a "snap" to cut, now to polish the curve piecing skill. Patrick Lose and Colleen Tauke will present how to use a template to cut and then piece with accuracy this beautiful quilt.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Dolly Long Legs" Lena Skvagerson and Robyn Chachula are going to show how to knit and crochet versions of our Dolly Long Legs...which we have named "Deborah Dolls" in honor of new host Deborah Norville. These are sure to be the special doll that gets dragged everywhere. Ellen is in the stitch corner showing how to crochet the Fishbone Stitch.

Fri, Dec 02

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "The Best of Sewing with Nancy's Super-Sized Quilts, Part 2" Create quilt blocks with impact. Nancy shares some new as well as time-tested tips and techniques that make difficult to piece blocks-like Drunkard's Path, and Hearts and Gizzards-assemble quickly and more easily.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day " Quick Wallhanging - Candy Cane Lane" Time is running short and still so much to do! Eleanor teaches techniques for a quick quilt that will stand the test of time but can be made in a day! For Candy Cane Lane, she sews strips together, forms a tube, and snips a seam! So simple that 10 year old Jackie joins Eleanor to make "kid's work" of this pattern. Great gift, great fun!

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Literary Knits" Visit the knitting library as former costume designer Annie Modesitt talks about knitting's place in literature. Then, Nikol Lohr shares some of her amazing literature-inspired knits virtually, from the old schoolhouse she calls home. Next, author and designer Joanna Johnson's love for Anne of Green Gables inspired her to create a book of her own. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis reviews books for readers (and knitters) of all ages in which knitting plays a prominent role. Last is Vickie tying up Loose Ends with a crocheted bookmark tutorial.

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