Sewing Newsletter (Page 3)

August 2014 Volume 8/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, August 11

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Applique Know How, Part 3" Embellish your appliques with easy techniques detailed by Nancy. Pointers from Nancy will give you confidence to create a variety of fast and fun appliques. Nancy demonstrates multi-layer applique, button embellishment, felting, reversible applique, edge-turning techniques, and using fusible bias tape.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Practical Sewing" Make your sewing functional and practical. You can solve problems in your very own home and business with projects you design! On today's show, function is foremost but we never forget style! Designer Lisa Shepard Stewart is first with functional covers for tablets made from exotic placemats - these are beautiful as well as practical. Then, it's Sarah McFarland with a lesson on reading a pattern. We take this for granted, but selecting the right size, choosing the correct fabric, and cutting and sewing a garment is on or within the pattern envelope. Sarah shows how to decipher the terms and symbols on the envelope, guide sheet, and pattern tissue to put you on the right track to great results. We finish up with a return visit from Pearl Krush and a cuddly pet bed - practical can also be pretty when you add iron on appliques and boxed corners to make the perfect bed for your favorite pet.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Style and Color" Molly Schaller shows how she uses trend boards to design jewelry and demonstrates trendy leather bracelets with large focal beads. Then she makes a colorful statement necklace and shares great tips on storing bead strands. In Katie's Beading Lesson she shows how to organize your work space. She offers suggestions for the right supplies and tools and adds another important element - lighting, especially when working with small beads and distinguishing colors.

Tuesday, August 12

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Magical Serger Techniques, Part 1" Use versatile serger stitches to add pizzazz to your projects. Serger expert Pam Mahshie joins Nancy in showing how to creatively incorporate overlock, rolled hem, and flatlock stitches in a variety of projects from heirloom to home decor. These simple to make projects will get you serging, no matter what your level of serger expertise!

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Quilting In 3d" By nature the quilt sandwich of batting, fabric and thread creates dimension. Part of the allure of contemporary quilting is that we take dimension one step further with surface design. Barbara Schneider starts out with 3D leaf quilts. This is true three dimensional fiber art - a lesson in shape, texture, light and shadow. Then, Lynn Krawczyk has a 3D project and fabric covered pins. Finally, Vanessa Christenson has a demonstration of ruffles. Learn the different types of ruffles based on number.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "What Is Great Fit? Lcd" We define the meaning of fit and how it relates to sewing professional looking garments.

Wednesday, August 13

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Magical Serger Techniques, Part 2" Add excitement to your serging using unique serger stitches plus accessory feet and attachments. Nancy and guest Pam Mahshie serge a bit of magic into elegant handbags and children's boutique-like clothing. See the exciting effects that can be created using a chain stitch, cover stitch, specialty serger feet, and attachments.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Create Your Own Fabric" Let your creativity shine as our experts encourage you to make your own fabric. No we're not dyeing or painting, instead we're using thread and fiber to create a unique surface. Embroidery expert Cookie Gaynor is first. She shows how to create flowers and leaves with free motion sewing and three dimensional embroidery. Then, Rebecca Kemp Brent is back to create a perfect coordinating fabric every time with the stitches on your machine. Use an ordinary straight stitch to create a great plaid or layer decorative stitches to create borders and more. Finally, meet Michele Muska, fiber artist. She'll take felting to new levels as she demonstrates techniques for making felted fabrics, adding decorative fiber, and even joining pieces. And by the way she makes a pair of adorable booties too.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Good Timing, Stephanie Chan" Combine applique with buttons and trim to create a cute pillow that helps kids learn to tell time.

Thursday, August 14

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Cotton Theory Quilting-Reversible Jackets, Part 1" Learn to quilt a Reversible Cotton Theory Jacket that's perfect for business or casual events. Nancy and guest Betty Cotton construct a one of a kind reversible quilted jacket using Betty's Quilt First-Then Assemble method. This jacket is perfect for quilters who want to wear what they make! Use Betty's easy pattern or your own personal favorite-you'll learn all you need to know to master Betty's easy quilting method.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Emeralds" Marianne and Mary share how to make square in a square units that will be used to construct a rolling stone block. They will also show how to construct the rolling stone block. Marianne and Mary will demonstrate how to use a special ruler to cut setting pieces for a diagonal set.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Mosaic Stitch" We have had many requests for the mosaic stitch and today we show you both knit and crochet footstools using this unique stitch. Our knit foot stool is by Judy Lamb and the crochet footstool is by Robyn Chachula. Square of the week is crochet "Bar Relief Rose" and on the tip segment we will show you how to read a crochet chart.

Friday, August 15

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Cotton Theory Quilting-Reversible Jackets, Part 2" Complete the Reversible Cotton Theory Jacket and use the remaining quilted pieces for a tote bag. Again using the Quilt First-Then Assemble method, Nancy Zieman and guest Betty Cotton demonstrate finishing techniques for completing the reversible jacket. Use the same highway and one-way seams to create a matching tote bag.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Friendship and Christian Cross" Life in the 1930's was centered on church and home. Follow along as Eleanor revs up her sewing machine for assembly line sewing techniques for these cherished patterns.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Playing with Shapes" We're going to play with shapes, from creating graphic shapes with intarsia to using decreases to shape a garment. The first segment features editor Lisa Shroyer combining fashion and knitting with the use of color blocking. Then, we spend some virtual Space to Space time with Allyson Dykhuizen. Next, designer, author, and yarn company owner Barry Klein has a lesson on garment shaping. Then, get your knitting in shape with Tanis. Finally, Vickie shows how to crochet a chic chevron pattern.

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