||Mon, May 16
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 1" Make big quilts that are easy to piece, yet have great designer impact. Nancy and quilt designer
Debbie Bowles use 18" blocks to make large quilts using ideas from Debbie's versatile BQ pattern
designs. Basic cutting and assembly are combined with creative variations such as a T-shirt quilt,
cut-up panels, combining 9" and 18" blocks with style, and more.
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Decorating at Home"
When the pathway leads to a new house or apartment, make it feel like home by sewing decorator
accents. Lisa Shepard Stewart, author, designer and fabric expert, makes designer-quality pillows
with faux piping trim. Angela Wolf, custom fashion designer, has a tip for cutting buttonholes. Quilt
designer and fiber artist Kim Montagnese adds color and texture to a contemporary wall-hanging with
thread painting on a frame.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Leather and Chainmaille Jewelry" Author Laura Poplin combines the ancient art of leatherwork and chainmaille to make beautiful
contemporary jewelry. Learn to make colorful dyed and painted leather rectangles and finish them into
jewelry using classic leatherworking techniques. Laura shows how to connect leather pieces with
Byzantine chainmaille weave to make a cuff style bracelet. Katie demonstrates a quick and easy cup
|Tue, May 17
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 2" Use large prints to make spectacular contemporary quilts. Quilt designer Debbie Bowles joins Nancy to
make magnificent quilt blocks with large print fabric squares plus angled side blocks. Fussy-cutting,
one-way design, and large print block know-how are among the techniques used, in addition to ideas
from Debbie's BQ3 pattern designs.
8:30 AM Quilting Arts " Free-Motion Stitching" Free yourself from traditional stitching with free motion. Long-arm quilt artist Nancy McNally
explores free-motion stitching on a long-arm machine. Cyndi Souder writes on her quilts to add depth
and meaning. Susan Edmonson reaches below the surface to paint-dye batting for special effects.
9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Beach and Outdoor Activities" When you head outdoors, be stylish and smart. Learn to make an on-trend wide-brimmed hat. Then, with
just two pattern pieces, make a cool cover up.
|Wed, May 18
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 1" Frame your quilt with beautiful borders that are not only artistic, but "fearless." Nancy addresses
basic border options with ideas for cutting, mitering, working with odd angles, flanges, and
cornerstones. She includes pieced border techniques that are simple, yet inspiring, such as piano
key, scrappy checkerboard, and 4-patch.
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "What's Trending" Step off the traditional path and sew your own signature style. Designer Kay Whitt adds decorative
hem bands to create colorful on-trend fashions. Pattern designer and custom clothier Angela Wolf
shows how to create a perfect hem. Then, she redesigns vintage ready-to-wear to channel today's
9:00 AM Sew It All "All About Silk, Katrina Walker" Learn the ins and outs of sewing silk, plus make an impressive table runner.
|Thu, May 19
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2" Finish up those stashed quilts with simple layering and quilting techniques and...no stress. Nancy
takes the "ouch" out of finishing quilt tops-fearless and fun! Start by layering and pinning (or
fusing) , then learn easy no-fear quilting options, basic to creative, and all done on your sewing
machine-no hand sewing. Quilt layers by stitching in the ditch, "decorative tie" stitches, or
8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Glorified Nine Patch Quilt" The Glorified Nine Patch design begins with a simple varied nine patch, but with the use of a
wonderful template set we show you how to create curves without end. Patrick joined by Colleen Tauke
will give you expert techniques and tips for piecing graceful curved seams.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Baby Blankets" Kristin Nicholas uses a classic knitted ripple pattern for the Ripple Stripe Blanket. Ellen Gormley
explains Bavarian crochet in the Bavarian Baby Blanket. Brett Bara uses an unusual knit stitch for
the Bubble Wrap scarf.
|Fri, May 20
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 3" Are your stashed quilts "in a bind?" Overcome the fear of applying binding with Nancy's easy methods.
Learn how to cut and apply traditional binding and binding for unique shapes (curves, hexagons, and
more) including effortless mitered corners. Plus, Nancy shares ideas for using prepackaged binding
with perfect results.
8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "How Charming" A charming quilt using squares with a scalloped edge.
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Thick of It" Bigger is better for a quick knit or last-minute gift. Nicole Winer demonstrates how to knit a mega
bulky hat and fiber artist Kait Brink chats about her meta-mega yarn project. Tanis Gray knits a fun,
loopy fur stitch with chunky yarn that could become a home dec item or a doll. Becca Smith explains
the magic of scale and shows how to knit with really huge needles and giant yarn.