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October 2016 Volume 10/2016 WUSF TV
 
Mon, Oct 17

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Ultimate Serger Techniques, Part 1" Use your serger for more than finishing fabric edges. Take the lead from Nancy and serger pro Pam Mahshie to get your serging skills up to speed! Learn the basics, and get the confidence to gather, add puffing or textures, and serge on ribbon trim with ease. You'll be surprised as you learn new-age serging techniques for your projects.

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 "Beading with Friends" It's fun to bead with friends. With a color palette for inspiration, Erin Prais-Hintz spills her beading secrets as she and Katie plan a beading party and give you more ideas for jewelry-making get-togethers. Katie uses vintage-style sliders to make glamorous chandelier earrings.

Tue, Oct 18

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Ultimate Serger Techniques, Part 2" This fun and facts serger class will teach you the basics and beyond. If you keep your serger set at the basic 4-thread stitch, join Nancy and serger pro Pam Mahshie to take your creative sewing and serging in a new direction. Explore stitches and threading possibilities as the journey continues and you learn the basics. Then branch out into new directions with techniques you'll love, for an ultimate serger experience!

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Portrait Quilts" Today's quilt artists use applique to create compelling portraits. Textile artist Esterita Austin designs beautiful portraits with fabric and paints. Art quilter Vivika DeNegre incorporates her love of friends and family into her portrait quilts. Susan Brubaker Knapp has some tips for adjusting tension on your machine.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Lace In Fashion" Try out a new fabric trend--sewing with lace. Learn about different kinds of lace and how to use them to add interest to basic garments.

Wed, Oct 19

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing with Nancy on the Road" A road trip with Nancy is the ultimate sewing or quilting experience. Nancy steps out of the Sewing With Nancy studio-at least for one episode, and takes the show on the road. During this stop Nancy visits Quilt Expo, showing you the newest trends in quilting techniques, fabrics, and more. See an "eye-candy" quilt show and learn about the quilter's bonds of golden threads.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The Turn of the Century - The 1900s" Vintage fashions still inspire today's designers. Rebecca Kemp Brent shows how to make an elegant lantern purse perfect for an evening out then and now. Kathy McMakin sews a precious turn-of-the century child's day gown quickly and easily using today's serger techniques.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Do The Duffle, Ashley Briggs" Have fun with zippers and make a sturdy duffle bag.

Thu, Oct 20

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 1" Make easy projects all starting with rectangles and squares. Nancy creates timesaving gifts such as a cosmetic bag, tote, and luggage saddlebag using comparable sewing steps, straight stitching, and double-sided quilted fabric. Plus, all of the projects start with easy patterns-rectangles and squares!

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Red, White and Gratitude" Appreciation can be shown in a variety of ways. A quilt is a heartfelt way to show your thanks to the service men and women who have and are serving in the armed forces. Mary and Marianne will take you through the construction of patchwork that can be used in variety of setting, to honor our American veterans.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Headbands" The Thai Garden Headband by Jenny King is a real head turner, and she shows us how to make it. Drew shows how to make a Loom-Knit Meadow Moss Headband by Brenda Myers. Next up is Lena with two cowls: The Big Cable Knit Cowl and The Big Cable Crochet Cowl.

Fri, Oct 21

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 2" Streamline sewing for modern projects with a little ingenuity. Hold-it Sacks for electronic devices, fabric bins for organizing, and wall pockets with a decorator's touch create pizazz in your home. Nancy uses easy rectangles and squares for patterns. Work with cotton or laminated fabric in your own customized color range-fresh and functional!

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Tree Decorations - Yo-Yo Garland, Miniature Star Ornaments, Elf Stocking, Pine" Christmas Trees have been a holiday tradition for centuries and these festive decorations will enchant your favorite Santa. Eleanor demonstrates her techniques for three projects to make her tree memorable. Her holiday decor would not be complete without a wreath, so she pieces pine trees in a circle with cornerstones and borders for a wintery wallhanging.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Creating Drape" Today's show is all about knitting garments that feel as good as they look. Host Vickie Howell and her guests work with yarns and gauge to create garments that have beautiful drape. First, designer Barry Klein shares ways to insure your fabric flows elegantly. He'll look at yarn and stitch choices and see the different ways to create drape. Then, we go Space to Space with Minneapolis shop owner Steven Be. Next, crochet Editor Marcy Smith shows how yarn, gauge, pattern and construction all work together to affect drape. Then, Tanis discusses yarns that do all the work for you. Vickie has a last quick tip showing how to change the drape of a fabric.

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