Sewing Newsletter (Page 2)
Monday, August 4
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Top 12 Embroidery Tips - Part 2" Incorporate designer tips to simplify the embroidery process. Embroidery specialist Kate Bashynski
and Nancy share useful embroidery tips for stitching flawless-looking designs. They show ideas for
hiding background colors, stabilizing with spray for extra support, using grid and ghost templates
for placement, creating dimensional projects, and adding sparkle with beads and crystals.
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy
"Insider Tips"We're going to let you in on some very important secrets. The experts are on hand to show you some of
the tips they use for specialty garments. Did you ever see a dress on the runway and wonder just how
did they do that? Jim Suzio is here to show you - with fabulous insider tips for totally amazing
gowns. Get ready to be dazzled. We finish up with expert Gretchen Hirsch. Learn one of the techniques
shown by Jim as Gretchen demonstrates the hairline seam for sewing with sheers - this insider tip
creates a beautiful and perfect garment.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Hammering, Torching and Shaping" Author and metal artist Mary Hettmansperger has some great ideas for hammering, texturing and
coloring metal, plus using eyelets and rivets for cold connections. Katie's Beading Lesson is using
snap finding to make jewelry quickly and easily.
Tuesday, August 5
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew-Green Makeovers - Part 1" Evoke a passion for recycling and repurposing as you learn to sew green. Guest Mary Mulari and Nancy
repurpose and recycle as they share delightfully simple ideas and projects. Learn to felt and reuse
wool sweaters for mittens, gauntlets, glass cases, scarves, and tea cozies. Plus, make an ingenious
variety of bags from scarves, curtains, ties, and more.
8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Quilting on the Go" First is Vanessa Christenson creating fast fabric flowers to embellish pillows or baby quilts. Then,
Heather Jones is featured in a segment on the scrappy quilting movement - learn more about it and its
premise of moving quickly. Finally, we feature the concept "on the go" literally - with functional
quilter Debbie Grifka and a car trash bag.
9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The Sleeve. Up, Down and All Around"
Explore how easy sleeves and armholes can be, get them to fit perfectly for style and wear ability.
Wednesday, August 6
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew-Green Makeovers - Part 2" Become a makeover advocate as you sew green projects for yourself and others. Make a unique bistro
apron from a vintage tablecloth, or repurpose men's shirts into children's or adults' aprons, gift
bags, a dog collar, and more. Nancy and her friend Mary Mulari demonstrate creative makeovers that
not only transform the items, but emit a spirit of change in America-time to recycle and sew green!
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Technologies" The world of sewing is constantly changing - sometimes it's hard to keep up and take advantage of all
of these new advances. Technology and innovation can be your best friend when you sew. Embroidery
expert Eileen Roche is first with the basics for using an embroidery machine; this eyeglass case,
filmed on location, is a great beginner project. Then, meet designer Rebecca Kemp Brent - she'll be
visiting the show a few times this season with innovative stitch techniques. Today, she's using
decorative stitches already on your machine to simplify or add a bit of couture to clothing
constructions. Find out how to hide a patch pocket's stitching or bring a touch of reinforcement into
the limelight with these easy ideas. Finally, Deepika Prakash is back with more machine feet and
techniques - using the right foot at the right time makes all the difference.
9:00 AM Sew It All "Lace Elegance, Kay Whitt" Learn tips for working with lace fabrics and make a customized dress for a night out.
Thursday, August 7
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Applique Know How, Part 1"
Learn how to applique with Nancy's easy and creative variations. Nancy presents an applique
techniques primer in these workbook style lessons, using the same simple design as the foundation for
each technique. She starts with the basics, then shows how to stitch inner details, minimize the use
of fusible web, incorporate decorative stitches, and create easy folk art variations.
8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Calypso Tote" National Sewing Educator Pam Mahshie demonstrates to Mary how to stitch long accurate seams, with
different techniques, how to add dimension to your project, and how to successfully stitch on heavy
or uneven fabric surfaces.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! " Hats" For something a little different we have a hat that is made from the Bloom Loom with a crochet border
and a knit hat by Kristin Nicholas. The square this week is the knit "Bargello" and the on the tip
segment we will show you how to make a crochet magic loop and a knit on cast on.
Friday, August 8
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Applique Know How, Part 2" Discover interesting applique techniques with Nancy in this creative session. Host Nancy Zieman
inspires you to explore the many facets of applique. She illustrates several favorite applique
techniques including couching, free-motion zigzagging, innovative confetti appliques, and varying the
width of satin stitching.
8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Peony" Join Eleanor in the garden for her "easy to grow" Peony wallhanging. Pieced with flying geese patches
and easy applique, this elegant quilt will add grace and charm to any home.
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Cables" All about cables - cables in the round, cables combined into stitch patterns, and working cables
without a cable needle. Meet knitting editor Lisa Shroyer. She discusses how to work a combination
cable and drop stitch pattern. Then, we travel virtually, in our Space to Space segment, to Cork,
Ireland, and talk Celtic cables with Irish designer Carol Feller in her home studio. Next, author and
designer Simona Merchant-Dest shows how to work cable patterns seamlessly. Then, learn about exciting
cable products with Tanis Gray. Last, a tip from host Vickie Howell for creating cables without a