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March 2017 Volume 3/2017 WUSF TV
 
Mon, Mar 06

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, Part 1" Piece perfect quilt blocks with ease using your embroidery machine. Nancy and embroidery guru Denise Abel teach you how to piece quilt blocks using a combination of machine embroidery and techniques borrowed from paper piecing. There's no precise measuring or cutting needed! Piece blocks by layering fabric over guidelines that the machine stitches onto stabilizer. Perfect blocks every time!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Style and Technology" Design options explode using today's technology. With the most current sewing and embroidery software and machines, embroidery designer Eileen Roche adds flair to a traditional skirt. In the style tip, she'll show how to place embroideries in a flattering way. Then, fabric artist Kim Montagnese combines computer technology with traditional sewing techniques to capture vacation memories in a pillow.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Bodybuilding with Resin" Bulk up your jewelry design skills. Designer Susan Lenart warms up and works out by adding tints, glitter, graphics and bits of nature to layers of resin. She adds feathers, leather, threads and wires to create organic jewelry designs. Ana Piliguian cools downs by polishing resin elements to create high-gloss finishes.

Tue, Mar 07

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, Part 2" See how to turn your embroidery machine into a quilting machine with Nancy and guest, Eileen Roche, embroidery specialist. Nancy and Eileen show how the traditional way of quilting can be revolutionized, letting the computerized machine do the tricky stitching. Learn four of the eight embroidery lessons.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Beautiful Backgrounds" Beautiful results begin with a beautiful background. Quilt designer Andrea Brokenshire uses fabric confetti to create lush backgrounds. Susan Purney Mark screen prints color block fabric designs. Susan Edmonson stitches free-motion embroidery that adds charm and personality to her designs.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Sleeves" Peggy shares the details for fitting the perfect sleeve. She shows how to use garments already in your wardrobe as a start for the perfect fit.

Wed, Mar 08

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "The Best of Sewing with Nancy's Super-Sized Quilts, Part 2" Create quilt blocks with impact. Nancy shares some new as well as time-tested tips and techniques that make difficult to piece blocks-like Drunkard's Path, and Hearts and Gizzards-assemble quickly and more easily.

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 Sew It All "Dress for Success, Christine Haynes" Tackle bulky, heavyweight fabric and make a cozy bathrobe.

Thu, Mar 09

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Grand Dresden Quilts" Expand the time-honored Dresden Plate quilt design to create grand quilts! Nancy demonstrates how to make Dresden Plate quilt designs small, to a super-sized 40". Or, totally update the look of the quilt by changing the design using Nancy's new "Twirling Parasols" techniques. You'll be delighted with this fanciful quilting rendition.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Dressed-Up Patchwork: Piecing with Alternative Fabrics" Creating an original quilt, sometimes takes in a different direction. As quilters we work with cotton fabrics a majority of the time. Have you been curious about all the other fabrics available, denim, velvet, taffeta, and knits just to name a few. Can they be used in quilts? If so, what type of quilts and how do we approach them successfully. Patrick is joined by Jerry Granata an award winning quilter who teaches us the methods for working with alternative fabrics.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Terrific T-Shirts" We've got plaids for your pooch and hoodies for your hound dog! Today Deborah is joined by Lena KThe Butterfly Tee is up next, with Lena showing you how to knit this special project, and lastly the Stripes and Short Rows scarf.

Fri, Mar 10

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Speedy Lone Star Quilts" It's about time...for a speedy version of the Lone Star quilt design. The Lone Star Quilt pattern is noted for its beauty, striking design, and hmmm, difficulty to stitch. Nancy has totally redesigned the cutting and piecing process of this traditional design and made it speedy to sew. Plus, you learn creative design options.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Contrary Wife and Broken Sugar Bowl" Once men went off to war, "contrary" married women took over their jobs. It was also their responsibility to make ends meet with shortages, including sugar rationing. Watch Broken Sugar Bowl pieced quickly with half square triangles and four-patches.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Norwegian Knits" The Yarn Guys, Jeffrey Wall and Dennis Rinkenburger, share traditional ways to knit color patterns. Contemporary Norwegian designer Marion Rindsem compares old and new. Donna Druchunas turns classic designs into a trendy winter wearables and Tanis unravels the mystery of Latvian Braids. Vickie takes Nordic practice swatches and creates a cozy pillow.

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