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July 2015 Volume 7/2015 WUSF TV
 
Monday, Jul 06

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 2" Use large prints to make spectacular contemporary quilts. Quilt designer Debbie Bowles joins Nancy to
make magnificent quilt blocks with large print fabric squares plus angled side blocks. Fussy-cutting,
one-way design, and large print block know-how are among the techniques used, in addition to ideas
from Debbie's BQ3 pattern designs.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy
"Pillows" The first expert is Valori Wells teaching the professional way to create a pillow with a flange in
just about any fabric. Then, Eileen Roche's clothing tattoo is a sports design and team number for
the back neckline. Last, Donna Babylon creates a free motion stitched pillow that's a perfect
practice piece for free motion and a great way to let thread add texture and color.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Creative Embellishments" Author Nealay Patel embellishes knitted wire with seed beads to create beautiful chandelier earrings
that light up any occasion. In her Beading Lesson, Katie embellishes trendy leather cuff wrap
bracelets three different ways to suit any style.

Tuesday, Jul 07

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 1" Frame your quilt with beautiful borders that are not only artistic, but "fearless." Nancy addresses
basic border options with ideas for cutting, mitering, working with odd angles, flanges, and
cornerstones. She includes pieced border techniques that are simple, yet inspiring, such as piano
key, scrappy checkerboard, and 4-patch.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Inspired By Nature" There are so many plants and animals giving us patterns, colors and simply inspiring us to create.
Fiber artist Sue Reno talks about finding creative inspiration in her environment; her work features
native plants, as well as images of animal skeletons. Close inspection of nature is also evident in
the work of Jane Sassaman's quilts. She shows how to abstract plant images and use them in your
quilts.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Handicap Dressing - Each of Our Needs Is Different"
No journey is the same. We all have different needs along the way. Learn how to design and sew to
accommodate physical differences.

Wednesday, Jul 08

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2" Finish up those stashed quilts with simple layering and quilting techniques and...no stress. Nancy
takes the "ouch" out of finishing quilt tops-fearless and fun! Start by layering and pinning (or
fusing) , then learn easy no-fear quilting options, basic to creative, and all done on your sewing
machine-no hand sewing. Quilt layers by stitching in the ditch, "decorative tie" stitches, or
fearless stippling.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Sewing As Business" Couture expert Angela Wolf demonstrates her main passion, making custom jeans. Then June Mellinger
shares some ideas for starting your own sewing business. Last, Janet Pray creates a denim clutch-a
project she has used to teach sewing nationwide.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Do The Duffle, Ashley Briggs" Have fun with zippers and make a sturdy duffle bag.

Thursday, Jul 09

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 3"
Are your stashed quilts "in a bind?" Overcome the fear of applying binding with Nancy's easy methods.
Learn how to cut and apply traditional binding and binding for unique shapes (curves, hexagons, and
more) including effortless mitered corners. Plus, Nancy shares ideas for using prepackaged binding
with perfect results.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Choosing Thread" Deciding which thread is best for the job can be a bit daunting. Mary Fons and guest, Sara Gallegos,
discuss the things to consider the next time you find yourself selecting just the right thread for
your current project.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Baby Blankets" Every baby needs a blanket or two. Learn intarsia knitting with Kristen Nicholas in a quick-knit
striped blanket. Ellen Gormley demonstrates crocheted shells in a three-color version. Brett Bara
shows you the African Flower crochet motif for an eye-catching scarf.

Friday, Jul 10

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Hobo Totes - Casual to Classic" Showcase creative options on a basic tote that's roomy and simple to make. Nancy starts with tote
basics and adds variety with fabric, trim, and techniques. She adds belt loops to hold a partial belt
or a scarf for interest. Pre-quilted fabric makes a speedy serged bag, and faux sheepskin warrants
new sewing techniques. Finishing tips, like attaching legs and adding a hanging snap, are handy
options for other bags.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "All Star Quilts: Feathered Star, Part 1" Eleanor simplifies challenging Feathered Star with no inset seams.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Woven Look" Weave your way to beautiful garments. First, Gwen Bortner introduces entrelac and shows how to create
the building blocks of the fabric. Next, we travel virtually to India, land of fabulous woven
fabrics, for a glimpse into the contemporary knitting scene. Then, Lily Chin uses her join-as-you-go
knitting technique to create a weaving-inspired pillow. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis talks
covet-worthy tools and yarn to add to your collection. Last, on Loose Ends, Vickie creates a woven
fabric with mesh crochet.

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