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.
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
|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.
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.
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.