Sewing Newsletter

July 2015 Volume 7/2015 WUSF TV
Wednesday, Jul 01

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Knits with Confidence, Part 2" Upstyle your wardrobe by sewing fashionable new knits-Nancy shows you how. Learn easy techniques to add finishing touches to knits-ruffles, flounces, embroidery, floral embellishments, and more. Nancy teaches creative techniques to accent knits, plus she features several new knit projects designed to make for yourself or as gifts-a flouncy tee, texting gloves, a T-shirt makeover, and more.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Signature Style" Lisa Shepherd shares her love of hand-woven fabrics. She shows how they require special consideration and techniques to utilize them professionally. Next, Eileen Roche has a clothing tattoo for a man's dress shirt. Then, Project Runway designer Valerie Mayen demonstrates her signature style with a zippered tank top. Last, Angela Wolf has a sewing lesson on fringe.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Put A Pin In It, Jennifer Davey" Make chevron patchwork pincushions in three sizes.

Thursday, Jul 02

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Circles Sew Simple" Sewing in circles? Create intriguing projects with a little circle magic and some free-spirited designs. Join Nancy and guest Donna Fenske as they stitch quilts with head-turning simple circle techniques. Learn to make a Scrappy Orange Peel quilt-no tedious backing and binding-a Crazy for Circles quilt with chic circle appliques, a Wedding Ring quilt stitched in circles, and more. Express yourself using these momentous new circle concepts!

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Ralli Pop" This quilt features small applique blocks and was inspired by a quilt created by women in Pakistan. Mary and Marianne will present techniques for needle-turn applique. They will also cover the steps of raw-edge machine applique..

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Golf Club Covers" Every golfer wants to protect their clubs with covers. Maggie Pace goes classic with a knitted spiral rib cover. Robyn Chacula goes for cute with a crocheted cover made to look like an owl. Brett Bara shows you a simple knit slip stitch pattern for a scarf suitable for men or women.

Friday, Jul 03

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 1" Make big quilts that are easy to piece, yet have great designer impact. Nancy and quilt designer Debbie Bowles use 18" blocks to make large quilts using ideas from Debbie's versatile BQ pattern designs. Basic cutting and assembly are combined with creative variations such as a T-shirt quilt, cut-up panels, combining 9" and 18" blocks with style, and more.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "All Star Quilts: Mark's Star"Fourth stellar Star is added to All Star Quilt constellation.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Everyday Lace" Lace is not just for dress up; learn how to make lace an every day technique. First, author Heather Zoppetti shows how to begin a circular lace piece and finish a lacy beret. Next, we chat virtually with Lorna's Laces' Beth Casey. Then, editor Amy Palmer talks about the "big lace" trend of combining big needles and chunky yarn with delicate stitches and demonstrates different double decreases. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis looks at lace needles, and gives us a behind the scenes look at how knitting needles and crochet hooks are manufactured. Last on Loose Ends, Vickie adds an easy 'picot' edging for a stress-free lacy touch.


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