Sewing Newsletter (Page 3)

March 2015 Volume 3/2015 WUSF TV
Monday, Mar 16

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Delightful Dresden Appliques, Part 1" Take a simple approach to Dresden quilting-applique. Designer Kate Bashynski and Nancy demonstrate classic appliqued Dresden designs. After showing how to stitch and applique wedges to a fabric background, they add traditional or dimensional yo-yo centers. Then they showcase innovative design options using full, three-quarter, and half fan blocks, including a Patches & Plates Quilt, a Serpentine Table Runner, and a Poinsettia Table Topper.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy " Tradition Meets Fashion" On this show, piecework like you've never seen it before - as traditional quilting meets fashion. Think a little outside of the box as Angela Wolf makes a color block dress that's really just a variation on a large patchwork design. Then, quilter Jeni Baker demonstrates piecework on a smaller scale with a half square quilt perfect for beginners.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Beadwork" Cindy Holsclaw takes traditional beadwork in a whole new direction using half-Tila beads to make a bezel setting for a crystal Rivoli. She creates beautiful earrings, a bracelet and more with a circular peyote beadweaving stitch using two-hole beads. In Katie's Beading Lesson, learn to make a wire-wrapped leather cuff.

Tuesday, Mar 17

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Delightful Dresden Appliques, Part 2" Take the annoyance out of creating quilt blocks that contain triangle shapes. Nancy demonstrates how Try a new twist on Dresden designs with simplified applique, scalloped edges, and design transformations. Nancy teams up with designer Kate Bashynski to continue exploring interesting variations for the Dresden applique process. They show a never-fail method of shaping scalloped edges using fusible interfacing. They make four projects, including a Dresden Dahlia quilt, a mini Christmas Tree Skirt, a Peacock Table Runner, and an Eleven Pines Wall Hanging.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts " Tradition with a Twist" Time-honored traditions spark inspiration for today's quilt artist. Sue Spargo connects dyers and spinners of yesteryear with today's fiber artists as she creates a pincushion from hand-dyed wool. Leslie Tucker Jenison cuts and pieces a quilt with giant hexagons using cutting and sewing innovations.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Pants - Even Quilter's Need Pants" Understand how pants patterns are made, then how to change them to flatter and fit properly.

Wednesday, Mar 18

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sensational Scarves, Part 1" Learn quick and easy techniques to sew several fashionable scarves. Transform a rectangle into a drapable spiral scarf, tuck and gather challis fabric for a cascading scarf, or create clever knit infinity ring scarves. Nancy and guest Donna Fenske share the simple process for making creative new fabric accessories-sensational scarves!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Quilt Techniques for All Types of Sewing" We apply quilting concepts to all sorts of different finished projects from pillows to skirts on this show. If you're a fashion sewer, quilting is a little break from fitting and if you're a quilter we have garments that incorporate your techniques in garments. First, Paula Reid shares her creative method for doing trapunto. Then, Jeni Baker has an easy but modern feeling quilt project - this time it's the log cabin as coasters. Finally, Angela Wolf takes a quilt technique for seaming and uses it on a patchwork style skirt.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Picnic Party, Beth Chandler" Embrace the great outdoors with a custom-fit picnic tablecloth that has pockets to hold river rock weights.

Thursday, Mar 19

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sensational Scarves, Part 2" Create stylish scarves that are easy to sew and fun to wear. Designer Donna Fenske joins Nancy to showcase textured scarf creations using fabrics ranging from light and airy bridal illusion to a lofty fleece. Traditional techniques like making chenille give way to unique designs such as the no-sew Fairy Dust Scarf. Whether you're ruffling, tying, cutting, or felting, the results are dramatic!

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Appliqued Mini Mats" Mary Fons and Patrick Lose will show you how to create beautiful applique designs. They will also teach a great economical way to create continuous bias binding so you can finish projects like a pro.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Handwarmers" The Butterfly Tee is up next, with Lena showing you how to knit this special project, and lastly the Drew is back to try his "hand" at knitting with the Scalloped Fingerless Gloves and Robyn shows us her crochet Doily Wristlets. Lena demonstrates a knit Star Stitch Cowl.

Friday, Mar 20

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Copy Cat Patterns, Part 1" Make a pattern from a purchased garment without taking the garment apart. Nancy demonstrates how to create a pattern from a ready-made garment with a reverse sewing process, using a front-opening jacket to illustrate. After discussing basic tools, she reveals the tricks of tracing. She shows how to transfer grainline, seams, seam and hem allowances, side panels, collars, buttonholes, and sleeves, as well as how to replicate a garment section with a center fold.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Love The Log Cabin Quilt" Eleanor continues her walk down memory lane as she discusses her beginnings as the Queen of Strip Quilting with memorabilia from the early days. Celebrate with Eleanor as she embellishes the Quarter Log Cabin with appliqued half circles to create a heart out of the Quarter Log Cabin square.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Arm Yourself" Barry Klein shows some great ideas for finishing off your sleeve caps. Chat with the Tech Knitter about her popular blog. Leslye Solomon demonstrates how to attach set-in sleeves and Tanis Gray shows why diamonds and bobbles are a girl's best friend. Vickie Howell shows how details really matter, right down to the cuffs.

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