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April 2017 Volume 4/2017 WUSF TV
Mon, Apr 10

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 1" Nancy shows tried and true methods for simple sewing. Over the years Nancy tweaked sewing and quilting steps to make them easier and for the best looking results. In this program she shares some of the easiest ways to layout, cut, and mark fabric; sew darts; gather four different ways; and add elastic. Whether you're a new sewer or looking for a refresher class, these techniques are the easiest!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Traveling with Pets and Kids" It's fun to travel with pets and kids. Author and instructor Donna Babylon makes portable bed for pets. Pattern designer Angela Wolf sews a hooded towel that kids and adults will love. Sewing educator Joanne Banko creates her own fringe for trims and embellishments.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Precious Metal Clay and Crystals" Create something to treasure. Jewelry-making expert and author Tammy Honaman creates a silver 3-D pendant with precious metal clay and then adds crystals. In her Beading Lesson, Katie uses flat wire and some of her favorite focal beads to make beaded bangle bracelets to match any outfit.

Tue, Apr 11

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 2" Nancy takes the most requested sewing techniques and simplifies them. Nancy minimizes sewing effort and makes it easy and fun to sew clothing and home dec accessories using nontraditional methods. Learn the "hands-down easiest way" to sew collars, corners, and sleeves.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Transfer Techniques" Transfer images from paper to fabric. Mixed media artist Jane Davila uses a special solution to transfer photos and drawings from paper to fabric. Art quilter Ana Buzzalino edits photos on her computer and transfers them to her quilts. Kristine Lundblad shows how to pack a quilt for shipping.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Leather Play" Peggy shares the secrets of working with leather - don't' be intimidated - it's more forgiving than you ever believed.

Wed, Apr 12

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 3" Nancy shares straightforward advice for making sewing fun using easy techniques. Sew simple pockets, facings, and even an invisible zipper-Nancy shows you how, using the absolute easiest techniques. She includes the easiest method for mitering a corner, grading seam allowances, stitching facings that lie flat, and a new approach for stitching an invisible zipper.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Weekend Get-Away" Grab a bag and get away. Kay Whitt, innovator and designer, creates a colorful bag with sturdy dividers. Author Donna Babylon makes a roomy weekender bag with padded handles. A monogram adds extra style. Angela Wolf, designer and sewing expert, shares a tip for starting and stopping a serger stitch.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Pick Pocket Skirt, April Rhodes" Learn how to insert inseam pockets into a skirt or dress.

Thu, Apr 13

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 1" Free-motion quilt with ease it's fast and fun! Learn to free-motion quilt on your sewing machine and you'll never look back. Nancy and guest Molly Hanson show how to quilt like a pro and create finished projects without using a long-arm machine.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Autumn Starshine" Our quilts reflect the experiences of our lives. The autumn season turns our attention quilting as the nights become cool and the leaves begin to take on the colors of fall. Autumn Starshine is a great example of capturing that fall palette. Patrick and Lynette Jensen will present techniques for making star blocks, piecing perfect borders and a beautiful binding.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Lacy Shawls" Jenny King demonstrates her beautiful crochet Blue Lagoon Shawl-perfect for many occasions. Caryl Piere's knit Rhea Capelet is next with Kristin. Lena shows how to make a Tunisian Scarf.

Fri, Apr 14

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 2" Create free-motion quilting designs with confidence. Learn how to master all the fundamentals of free-motion quilting. Nancy and guest Molly Hanson show you how to confidently stitch different quilting designs, including stippling variations, swirls, and woodgrain.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Liberty Star" This traditional star pattern, with set together diamonds with Y seams, is an especially appropriate block to celebrate the end of an era, World War 11.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Crochet Home" Crochet some style for your home. Editor Marcy Smith highlights a unique, colorful rug and Toni Rexroat talks about crochet and home decor. Marcy Smith shows a charming log cabin afghan and Tanis Gray shares a perfect stitch for a house warming gift. Vickie Howell transforms a doily pattern into a chic throw rug with multiple strands of yarn and a big hook.

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