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August 2015 Volume 8/2015 WUSF TV
Monday, Aug 24

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 2" Make 1/4-square and 1/2-square triangles without cutting a single triangle! Learn to make 1/4-square
triangles and modified 1/4-square triangles-Nancy teaches an easy method where no actual triangles
are cut, only squares. Quilt blocks featured in this program range from beginner to experienced
levels including the 1/4-Square Dance, Boy's Nonsense, Silent Star, Ohio Star, Star of Hope, and Card
Trick blocks.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "On The Surface"
Let the experts introduce you to some interesting and simple techniques for decorating the surface of
your fabric. A little stitching goes a long way in adding unique styles. First up, Rebecca Kemp Brent
returns for decorative work with your utility stitches. Straight, zig zag, and satin stitches are on
virtually every sewing machine. Use them to create pictures, from snowflakes to insects, and discover
why full coverage isn't always the right option. As a bonus find out what you can do with the button
attaching stitch that doesn't require a button. Then, it's blind hem stitching with Angela Wolf. We
finish up with Louis Carney and thread work at its best, plus couching techniques to add decorative
pizzazz to any garment.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Make It from Scratch" When the creative urge strikes, it's great to have the right tools at hand. Author and teacher Kate
Richbourg cuts, forms and textures metal using hand-held tools to create a leaf-shaped pendant. Katie
embellishes tassels with crystals to add a little sparkle.

Tuesday, Aug 25

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 1" Foster a child's imagination with fanciful costumes for an 18" doll. Joan Hinds, author and designer,
joins Nancy to share her latest doll costume patterns and sewing tips. They sew up a fairy, princess,
bride, southern belle, and mermaid-they're all easy to sew, using flat construction and fabulous tips
from Joan and Nancy.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Quilting Medley" Today's program is a quilt medley - three very different techniques but all resulting in a beautiful
project. Vivika DeNegre shows how to make a nest using scraps of fabric, paper, and ephemera. Author
Linda Hahn's new book takes the New York Beauty block to new heights; she demonstrates an easy way to
make this seemingly complicated block. Artist Sue Reno shares some of her work, which includes
cyanotype, collagraph, and heliographic printing. She also demonstrates the amazing echo quilting
that is a hallmark of her work.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Sewing Tips That Simplify It All" Simple factory sewing methods will get you sewing like a profession in no time.

Wednesday, Aug 26

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 2" Nurture imaginative play with little ones-make doll costumes for them to envision their dreams!
Attend a make believe rodeo, jump tall buildings in a single bound, become a mod-style witch, or try
a bug's life with these 18" doll costumes. Guest Joan Hinds uses a minimum of pattern pieces in her
easy-to-sew designs. Nancy and Joan sew doll costumes from unique fabrics and include a variety of

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The Turn of the Century - The 1900s" Vintage fashions still inspire today's designers. Rebecca Kemp Brent shows how to make an elegant
lantern purse perfect for an evening out then and now. Kathy McMakin sews a precious turn-of-the
century child's day gown quickly and easily using today's serger techniques.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Patternmaking Prowess, Lynn Strobel" Learn expert fit tips and stitch a summer staple.

Thursday, Aug 27

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "All Occasion Fabric Wraps, Part 1" Wrap it up in style-make easy-to-sew fabric wraps to accessorize your wardrobe . Nancy and guest Mary
Mulari present quick to sew coverups for elegant evenings, travel, to the beach, and more. They start
with clever and useful ways to wear classic shawls, and ways to keep them in place. Nancy and Mary
then demonstrate how to make unique wrap shapes that are easy to cut out and sew or serge.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Country Fair" Classic patchwork patterns stand the test of time. Mary's guest is Deb Tucker for this episode and
the Country Fair quilt is our focus. We present the tools and techniques you can use to make this
classic with simplified construction. The Carpenter's Wheel block in a scrappy version will be your
next favorite.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Cozy Cushions Pillows" Kristin Nicholas knits a Geometric Pillow using different techniques for each side. Ellen Gormley
crochets a fun Color Block Pillow. Brett Bara shows how a striping yarn and easy slipped stitches
make the Mock Plaid scarf.

Friday, Aug 28

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "All Occasion Fabric Wraps, Part 2" Enhance your wardrobe with fun fabric wraps made easily with casual clothing. Transform specialty
fabrics and clothing into fabulous fabric wraps with the help of Nancy and designer Mary Mulari. See
the magical morphing of a sweatshirt and necktie into a casual wrap designed by Mary. These cozy
wraps, both practical and stylish, are a great gift or personal wardrobe accessory.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Army Star and Hope of Hartford" Eleanor demonstrates the Army Star, honoring the 150,000 WACS that served in World War 11. The second
block is for Hartford, CN, and the hope the Pratt Whitney Aircraft Factory brought to the town.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Transitional Knits" Knitwear is for every season. Designer Andi Smith teaches a bi-colored cable cowl for when it's too
warm for a scarf. Knitted miniatures-maker Althea Crome creates the tiniest knits around. Transition
to boot weather with Stephannie Tallent and the beautiful textures of Aran lace. Tanis Gray knits
filigree cables lace and Vickie Howell shares a mesh stitch for a market bag.

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