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October 2016 Volume 10/2016 WUSF TV
Mon, Oct 24

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 "Doing More with Less - 1910-1919" Supplies were scarce during the First World War Fabric details replaced laces and trims. Londa Rohlfing shows how to create beautiful ruching for a contemporary blouse. Terry McNeely uses fabric and feathers to make a charming fascinator hat. Joanne Banko uses the cording foot to add extra flair to home decor.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Trendspotting: Parachute Cord & Flowers" Using parachute cord in a whole new way, author Ashley Bunting adds beads from her stash to make a charming, colorful floral brooch. Katie rides the floral jewelry wave with pendants made with leather flowers, wire and crystals.

Tue, Oct 25

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 Quilting Arts "Scraps" Inspiration often leaps out of the scrap pile and leads to beautiful designs. Improv quilt artist Victoria Findlay Wolfe creates with die cut shapes using her ample fabric collection. Leather quilt designer Cathy Wiggins uses scraps of leather to make amazing wall art. Esterita Austin creates colorful still-life designs with sheer fabrics.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Collar Options" Details make the difference. Give any garment a whole new look by changing the collar. Learn about various collar options and how to apply them.

Wed, Oct 26

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Hobo Totes - Casual to Classic" 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 It's Sew Easy "All That Jazz - The 1920s" As the 1920s roared in, women bared their shoulders and danced to the latest jazz. Angela Wolf creates a cutwork tank top using today's computer software and digital cutter. Amber Eden adds color and detail to a classic black sheath dress with silk flower embroidery.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Dress for Success, Christine Haynes" Experiment with different pattern elements to create a dress all your own.

Thu, Oct 27

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quick Column Quilts, Part 3" Artistic quilts start with the joining of linear columns of fabric using Nancy's quick techniques Nancy uses columns of fabric and straight stitching to create magical quilts, which include floating squares, 3-D Flying Geese (with no half-square triangles), and Wind Chimes. She demonstrates techniques such as angled strips, Prairie Points, color shuffling, and lots more! Plus, she presents a Carefree Column Quilt.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Quilting with An Accent: Embellishment Techniques" Quilt tops can be seen as a canvas. Our patchwork can be enhanced and accented, becoming a new creation. Mary and her guest Jerry discuss sewing machine needles, threads and techniques for generating a secondary layer - quilting that adds dimension and interest to our patchwork.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Versatile Shawls" We are pleased to have new host Deborah Norville join us and this week it's all about shawls. Once upon a time shawls were mostly for warmth, but today they are very much a fashion item. Joining Deborah are Kristin Nicholas, who shows us how to knit up the lovely lace Rafael Shawl, and Ellen Gormley demonstrating the unique Star Zag Shawl. Ellen also joins us in the "Stitch of the Week" corner, giving tips and tricks on how to crochet the Solomon's Knot.

Fri, Oct 28

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Magic Patterns, Part 1" Add a touch of imagination to patterns using a concept that originated over 90 years ago! Nancy and author/designer Amy Barickman show how to use contemporary patterns and add creative touches to inhance a wardrobe. Tiling computer printable patterns with ease, changing a tank top to a retro or modern design, and stretching creativity with a magical swirl skirt with several fashion possibilities.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day " Flying Geese Technique - Reach for the Stars, Flying Geese Tree Skirt" Using the Flying Geese Ruler, Eleanor makes quick work of projects with Flying Geese Patches. Follow along as she sews a joyous star wallhanging and a Christmas Tree Skirt to grace your favorite pine.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Tiny Details" Today's show looks at knitting and fitting baby, kids, and doll clothes. First, designers Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley demonstrate shaping and construction techniques that are especially important when knitting for babies. Then, we'll spend some overseas Space to Space time in the home studio of Erika Knight in Brighton, England. Next, Brandy Fortune demonstrates a sweet skirt, for a doll or daughter. Then, Tanis is in the yarn spotlight. Vickie closes with a tip for turning a basic baby hat into an heirloom gift by adding a simple crochet flower.

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