Sewing Newsletter (Page 5)

July 2014 Volume 7/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, July 28

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Appli-Curves, Part 2" Create a seemingly complicated New York Beauty block with the easy appli-curve technique. Stitch quilt designs with curves without traditional seaming using the appli-curve technique. Nancy and her guest Elaine Waldschmitt demonstrate easy paper piecing for the spike designs, and then position the arcs with the help of fusible web to create perfect New York Beauty blocks.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Pockets" Where would we be without pockets? We love adding them to every garment but especially pants. They are obviously functional but they can also add style and line. Angela Wolf starts us out as we finish up our trouser lesson from last week with pockets. Then, join Gretchen Hirsch for a complete lesson on a different style of pockets for pants and skirts. Welt pockets are more than functional as they add a design element to your construction.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Beaded Embellishments for Your Home" Add a touch of glamour to your life. Laura Timmons has rings for your fingers and beaded napkin rings for your table decor. Laura also has tips for adding crystals to fabric. Katie's Beading Lesson is on creating your own beading storage station.

Tuesday, July 29

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Versatile Ombre Quilting, Part 1" Use versatile ombre fabrics to create a lovely gradation of color in home decor and quilting. Nancy shows how to create beautiful color gradations using only two ombre fabrics for the Ombre Symphony table topper or wall accent, and four ombre fabrics in the small Gradation Medley quilt. Strips of fabric in a variety of widths and easy straight stitching are all that are required to produce these lovely gradation projects.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Functional Quilting" We all love to quilt - but not every piece belongs on the wall. It's fun to include quilting in the items we use every day. Debbie Grifka start out with a triangular shaped carry all pouch - perfect for carrying makeup and it features piping. Then, see what Iliana McGrath does with die cut fabric in a segment taped on location. Decorate your baby's room with a total ensemble created in a very short time. Last is Linda McLaughlin with an exercise in daily hand stitching. Learn why she has this routine and how she sets herself up to succeed.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The Skirt, for All Ages" Discover how the skirt becomes a simple shaped silhouette to flatter and make the most of all figure types.

Wednesday, July 30

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Versatile Ombre Quilting, Part 2" Subtle to dramatic gradations of ombre fabrics are ideal for landscape quilting. Nancy enlists the help of designer Natalie Sewell to create gorgeous art quilts with a sense of depth using ombre fabrics. They quickly cut trees, branches, and sky from a single ombre, and fussy cut leaves from another. Natalie demonstrates how a change in the stitching motion on one piece of ombre fabric creates both sky and water.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Baby" The inspiration for many first sewing projects is a new baby. Whether this is your own first baby, or you're a grandma many times over - we love to make baby projects. Today's first expert is Pearl Krush with a rag style baby quilt using an absolutely precious fabric. Then, Sheree Schattenmann creates a simple baby blanket and bib - for a quick gift. Finally, June Mellinger features a personalized, heirloom baby quilt adapted to today.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Color Me Mine, Jessica Giardino" Use crayons to print fabric in unique ways, plus make easy accents for your tabletops.

Thursday, July 31

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Versatile Ombre Quilting, Part 3" Use ombre fabrics to create super-sized quilt blocks that are fast and fun to make. Nancy makes large quilt blocks with gradated fabric for an Ombre Fan quilt with Asian influence and an Amish Ombre Shadow quilt. She stitches super-sized fans using Dresden wedges of ombre fabric, then pairs an ombre with black fabric for another dramatic quilt.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Fluttering By" Marianne and Mary show how to construct a memory star block and how to use diagonal seams to make flying gees units. They will also demonstrate how to make dinnerware to match a table runner.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Doll Clothes" Darling doll clothes this week feature a knit dress by Maggie Pace and a crochet sweater by Robyn Chachula. Our square is the crochet "Cable" and the tip is all about gauge.

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