Sewing Newsletter (Page 2)

 
January 2015 Volume 1/2015 WUSF TV
 
Monday, Jan 5

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 "Fabric First" There are many sources for inspiration when choosing a sewing project. Sometimes we find the perfect pattern or silhouette, and sometimes it's a special occasion we want to sew for, other times we simply love a particular fabric and look for something to make out of a gorgeous cut. But each fabric has characteristics that require different techniques. We chose 3 fabrics today and projects that are unique to the fabric chosen. First, Angela shows her technique for needle felting on silk. Next, Tina Givens introduces us to one of her favorite fabrics - linen. She has some tips for quilt blocks that tell a unique story. Then, Angela returns for free motion techniques on cotton.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Heirloom Cabochons" Using colorful fabric, blogger Mandi Ainsworth fashions cabochons to create heirlooms using a new twist on traditional techniques. Mandi makes a bezel with seed beads to create timeless pendants, bracelets and necklaces. Katie shows how to tie knots in leather strips to create a fashion-forward necklace..

Tuesday, Jan 6

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 Quilting Arts "Contemporary Approaches to Traditional Technique" We begin with easy projects to get you started. Candy Glendening is There is always a lot of discussion on what makes a traditional technique have a contemporary feel. It could be the colors, it might be the simplicity of the design, and sometimes it's even negative space. Today's show features current artists sharing their interpretation of some traditional techniques. Cheryl Sleboda demonstrates dimensional fabric manipulation of circles. Then, Michelle May has an introduction to folk art fusion. The fun and whimsy of folk art is fused together with the freedom of art quilting. Finally, Max Hamrick, a dye expert from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, has a lesson on organic dyes passed down thru the years.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch " The Wrap Dress" Learn to make the universally flattering wrap dress. See how easy it is to create this classic addition to your wardrobe.

Wednesday, Jan 7

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 It's Sew Easy "Tucks and Texture"There are many different ways to manipulate fabric for a textural look and feel. Especially in a monochromatic color scheme texture really stands out. Rebecca Kemp Brent starts out with a tucked bolster pillow - it's a traditional technique and look that complements many different decor styles. Then, it's a traditional quilting technique in a nontraditional way as Angela Wolf uses a walking foot to quilt a jacket. We finish up with flat felled seams - common in quilting but incorporated into clothing with Janet Pray.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Apron In Reverse, Sharon Madsen"Create a reversible apron using fat quarters and easy binding techniques.

Thursday, Jan 8

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Knock Out Knits, Part 1" Use a little creativity to make stylish changes to a basic knit T-shirt. Donna Fenske, guest designer, and Nancy create easy knit ruffles using several different methods to gather and finish them. They accent tees using ruffles terraced on the yoke, down the front, and to complement a round or V-neckline. These clever ruffle variations produce "knock out" T-shirt fashions that are simple to sew, and easy on your budget.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Speaking of Thread" Patrick Lose our guest discusses the variety of threads that are available and how to select the right thread for your project. Mary and Patrick will also address the use of tear-away stabilizers in your applique projects. They will demonstrate how to create flawless inside and outside corners and points when using the satin stitch.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! " Beading with Knit and Crochet" If you want to learn how to knit or crochet with beads these two coin purses are the perfect starter project. Each on features a metal frame. Afghan Square is the Diagonal Bobble Stitch.

Friday, Jan 9

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Knock Out Knits, Part 2" Learn to make trendy flounces, ruffles, and pleats to update a basic tee. Light as a feather flounces created with circles, soft graceful ruffled strips, and easy retro pleats are among the flattering variations used to create upscale T-shirt fashions. Nancy and Designer Donna Fenske make stylish tees with ease using updated techniques, a little effort, and a lot of creative know-how.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Army Star and Hope of Hartford" Eleanor demonstrates the Army Star, honoring the 150,000 WACS that served in World War 11. The second block is for Hartford, CN, and the hope the Pratt Whitney Aircraft Factory brought to the town.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily " If It Knits, It Fits" Today we learn how to make garments that fit. Designer Anne Hanson shows how to take measurements, and the most important fit points of a garment. Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby discusses designing crochet-wear to fit women of every size. Next Laura Bryant goes in-depth on the bust dart, explaining how to customize a sweater. Then, in Tools of the Trade, Tanis has some tools that simplify knitting and fitting. Vickie ties up Loose Ends with tips with a demo of knitting a fully fashioned decrease.

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