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July 2016 Volume 7/2016 WUSF TV
 
Mon, Jul 04

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Magic Patterns, Part 2" The magic is in changing basic patterns to easy stylish designs with a spark of originality Mary
Brooks Picken's idea from the 1920s to "take what's given and add a spark of originality" is the
concept Nancy and Amy Barickman use in this program. They transform a cardigan into several styles,
mix and match features of a magic dress with new sleeve options, and add unique closures and pockets
to a coat pattern for carefree styling.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy
"Stitch Magic" Machine stitching can be a lot more than simple straight lines. It's a design element all by itself
and creative sewing can yield impressive results. Rebecca Kemp Brent is first with the basics of free
motion quilting. Create surface design and learn about the basics of quilting. Then, meet pattern
designer Melissa Stramel for her signature faux smocking technique using bias tape rather than
traditional shirring. We end with adding lining to our feature jacket with Angela Wolf.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Creating Texture" Add texture to a simple design to create extra style. Jewelry-maker Samantha Skelton enamels a
pendant, then uses a pencil to add motifs and texture to the design. In Katie's Beading Lesson,
designer Candie Cooper joins Katie Hacker to macrame a colorful rainbow bracelet for teens and
tweens.

Tue, Jul 05

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 1" Take the annoyance out of creating quilt blocks that contain triangle shapes.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Beads and Sequins" Beads add color, dimension and sparkle to handwork and quilts. Catherine Redford demonstrates how to
make fancy beaded edges on a pin cushion. Jane LaFazio shows how to make small hand-stitched works of
art with lots of beads and sequins. Learn from Susan Brubaker Knapp about how to machine stitch
strings of beads on to quilts.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The Perfect Tank" Your go to garment! Learn how to make it fit perfectly, flatter your figure and make you feel
spectacular.

Wed, Jul 06

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 2" Make 1/4-square and 1/2-square triangles without cutting a single triangle! Learn to make 1/4-square
triangles and modified 1/4-square triangles-Nancy teaches an easy method where no actual triangles
are cut, only squares. Quilt blocks featured in this program range from beginner to experienced
levels including the 1/4-Square Dance, Boy's Nonsense, Silent Star, Ohio Star, Star of Hope, and Card
Trick blocks.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Cutwork Embroidery" The term cutwork conjures up images of ladies of years past hand stitching to create intricate
designs. Replace that picture with the modern sewer at her machine using the latest technology to
create cutwork the modern way. The only thing that stays the same is the delicate beauty of these cut
out designs. Up first is Rebecca Kemp Brent and a very simple explanation and tutorial on simple
cutwork done with just straight and zigzag stitches. Then, Eileen Roche shows the embroidered version
of cutwork. Last up, it's another jacket lesson with Angela Wolf and techniques for tacking the
jacket hem.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Teaching Techniques, Vanessa Vargas Wilson" Learn how to teach kids to sew with an intro to machine basics and a simple starter project.

Thu, Jul 07

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 1" Foster a child's imagination with fanciful costumes for an 18" doll. Joan Hinds, author and designer,
joins Nancy to share her latest doll costume patterns and sewing tips. They sew up a fairy, princess,
bride, southern belle, and mermaid-they're all easy to sew, using flat construction and fabulous tips
from Joan and Nancy.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Boughs & Berries" A striking rendition of the classic spider web design, this red and green quilt is sure to be a
family favorite. Mary and Marianne will discuss creating strip sets in conjunction with a special
tool to create the unique pattern found in this quilt.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Quick Stitch Sweaters" Marly Bird crochets chunky yarn in motifs for the Asymmetrical Cardigan. Amy Herzog uses a double
strand of yarn to knit the Chunky Cable Pullover. Brett Bara crochets self-shading yarn into the
Color Wave scarf.

Fri, Jul 08

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 2" Nurture imaginative play with little ones-make doll costumes for them to envision their dreams!
Attend a make believe rodeo, jump tall buildings in a single bound, become a mod-style witch, or try
a bug's life with these 18" doll costumes. Guest Joan Hinds uses a minimum of pattern pieces in her
easy-to-sew designs. Nancy and Joan sew doll costumes from unique fabrics and include a variety of
techniques.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Day and Night, Part 2" Eleanor uses up her scraps to make more quilts.

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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