Sewing Newsletter (Page 2)

July 2014 Volume 7/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, July 7

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Handbags 2-Designer Knockoffs, Part 2" Stitch a designer handbag with simply sophisticated embroidery details. Start with a rectangle of fabric and add unique embroidery accents such as shaped corners and precisely stitched grommet holes to make a stunning designer bag. Join Nancy and embroidery expert Eileen Roche to learn these exciting details. Get the inside scoop on customized pockets, straps, and linings.

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 Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Torch-Fired Enameling" Metal artist Mary Hettmansperger demonstrates torch-fired enameling and how to create three dimensional surfaces. She also shares tips for cutting metal. Then, enjoy an online visit with author and teacher Kate Richbourg from her studio with advice for caring for and cleaning your tools.

Tuesday, July 8

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 Quilting Arts "Pets" We love our pets almost as much as our quilting. Pauline Salzman starts out with a postcard necklace featuring her favorite pooch. Then, Sue Bleiweiss has a pet postcard that can be personalized to your favorite breed. Last, host Pokey Bolton shares a charity project featuring pet postcards.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "One Pattern, An Array of Styles" Two patterns, lots of different looks. Learn to make your sewing quick, easy and well-fitted.

Wednesday, July 9

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, Part 2" Turn your embroidery machine into a quilting machine. Easily achieve amazing results when you combine quilting and machine embroidery. Nancy and Denise Abel, embroidery guru, demonstrate how to get the look of free motion quilting without the stress-let your embroidery machine do the quilting for you! Quilting in the hoop creates superb consistency for prize-winning quilts.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Top Shop" Visit the It's Sew Easy "top shop" for fantastic tops, tees, and blouses. On today's show Angela Wolf shows how to make her signature color block top - color blocking is a fashion trend for this season and it always has a graphic look. She alters a simple pattern to create color blocking by adding seam allowances and mixing fabrics. Then, Eileen Roche offers technique tips for embroidering on pockets. We finish up with Peggy Sagers and the basics of blouse construction.

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

Thursday, July 10

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 "Flower Power" Sewing educator Judy Hansen shares with Marianne how to use fusible web successfully. Judy will also demonstrate how to make a paper pieced crazy block and how to join blocks in a diagonal set.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Tips and Tricks" Amy Herzog and Ellen Gormley present a variety of tips and tricks to make you better at knitting and crocheting. Brett Bara shows you how to make the Wavy Rib Scarf using a Knook.

Friday, July 11

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 "Old Maid's Puzzle and Double Ax Head" Eleanor adapts two 1930's traditional applique patterns to the 21st century with her fusible interfacing technique. "Waste not - Want not"was the motto of the 1930's and Eleanor shares some of the clever ways quilters used up every bit of their fabric.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Lace" Working with lace stitches can be tricky, but the results are always rewarding. Eunny Jang begins with a primer on lace knitting. Next, knitting and crochet designer Kristin Omdahl teaches how to shape with lace stitches. On the Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes discusses the ideal qualities for a lace yarn and tricks for knitting them doubled. Finally, Eunny wraps up with a Quick Tip on grafting lace to preserve patterns.

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