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March 2017 Volume 3/2017 WUSF TV
Mon, Mar 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 It's Sew Easy "On The Go" Convertible active-wear gives lots of easy options. Blogger Mom Caroline Critchfield stays organized with a colorful wallet made from fabric scraps. Pattern designer Angela Wolf creates zip-off sports pants that change from long pants to shorts. Angela Wolf shares a tip for trouble-shooting serger stitches.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Get Connected to Fitness" Connect your designs in new ways. Warm up as host Katie Hacker designs with colorful stones. She adds beads and metal spacers to enhance the stone elements in necklaces. Author Lisa Crone works out with memory wire to create a sparkling necklace. Then, she cools down by making matching earrings.

Tue, Mar 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 Quilting Arts "Feathers" Focus on feathers. Art quilt instructor Ana Buzzalino designs, draws and free-motion quilts feathers and fills. Studio artist Susan Lenz combines fabric and fibers with a real feather to create dimensional quilt art. Quilt artist Susan Brubaker Knapp shares her favorite techniques for making realistic feathers in free motion.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Fabric Speaks, Are We Listening?" Fabric has a story. Peggy interviews a fabric importer from Europe for more insight. Then, she demonstrates how to marry fabric, pattern and body together for a personalized garment.

Wed, Mar 22

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 3" Organize accessories, update decor, or travel with these simple yet handy projects-great gifts! Start with rectangles and squares, then add specialty fabric and trim to create attractive usable projects. Nancy highlights projects such as jewelry caddies, ironing blankets, a closet organizer, and a pillow wrap. Sew these simple projects using straight stitches, unique fabrics, and easy sewing techniques!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Versatile Packables" Make your travel clothes and accessories do double duty. Embroidery expert Eileen Roche makes a fashionable laptop bag. Sewing educator Joanne Banko adds a fashion statement to a simple knit dress with embroidery and accessories. Serger expert Angela Wolf has a tip for serging a rolled hem.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Lovely In Leather, Justine Abbitt" Discover tips and tricks for sewing with leather, plus make a stylish skirt.

Thu, Mar 23

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quick Column Quilts, Part 1" Replace traditional quilt blocks with sleek columns of fabric. Nancy sews Heartbeat Columns and Interrupted Columns-both provide pleasing movement. The Heartbeat Quilt looks much like an EKG. It's a perfect baby quilt in bold colors! Interrupted strata columns teach basic color coordination, and the horizontal strips provide artistic interruptions.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Freshly Pieced Vegetables" Quilters love to find ways to surround themselves with art. The kitchen, being a place we spend a large portion of our time, is the perfect place to show off a "little" pieced project. Mary and Kelly Bowser will teach you techniques for paper foundation piecing that can be used for fanciful, garden-inspired kitchen accessories.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Ottomans" Decorate your home with these two special Ottomans: the knit Garter Stripe Ottoman with Kristin and the Motif Ottoman designed and demonstrated by Ellen. Lena shows how to make the knit Bubbles Cowl.

Fri, Mar 24

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quick Column Quilts, Part 2" Substitute a column of fabric for a traditional quilt block and a speedy approach to quilting. Use Nancy's quick method to make the time-honored Tumbling Tumblers block-turning a traditional quilt into a modern one. Learn to audition fabric, use templates, and stitch with ease! Create a speedy column quilted table runner using hexagon shapes with a template that eliminates the dreaded Y-seam-it's fast!

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Airplane Block and Propeller" Two traditional blocks are combined to recognize the efforts of the WASP, the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, who flew every mission the male pilots flew except combat.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Accessorize It!" glitz. Shelby Allaho shares her love of crocheted accessories, and editor Louisa Demmitt show how to make warm, stylish mittens. Tanis Gray adds texture with the oyster stitch. Vickie Howell shares a stranding technique to make a cozy cowl.

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