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September 2017 Volume 9/2017 WUSF TV
 
Mon, Sep 25

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Free-Motion Quilting 1-2-3, Part 2" Learn techniques to abolish the intimidation of free-motion quilting. Nancy and guest, author Lori Kennedy, show how sketching before stitching builds muscle memory. See how easy it is to make the basic leaf, the elegant feathered leaf, whimsical schools of fish, and a fleet of sailboats.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Coast to Coast" From coast to coast, today's designers have you covered. Blogger and sewing educator Joanne Banko embellishes a western-inspired shirt with embroidery and decorative stitches. An old subway map becomes a versatile tote in the hands of sewing expert Rebecca Kemp Brent. Angela Wolf shares a tip for sewing with tweed fabric.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Shape Up" Bend it, twist it, shape it, wear it. Jewelry designer Sandra Lupo warms up by bending and shaping sheet metal with a tool she invented. Then, she enhances the designs with patterns, texture and color. Host and designer Katie Hacker make a quick and easy charm bracelet to cool down.

Tue, Sep 26

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Strip-By-Strip Patchwork Quilts, Part 1" Wrap it up in style-make easy-to-sew fabric wraps to accessorize your wardrobe . Nancy and guest MaVariegated fabrics and simple-to-stitch fabric strips known as strata, give these quilt designs great visual interest. Great as stash busting projects, Nancy and quilt designer, Donna Fenske, show you techniques to transform fabric strips into beautiful quilts to decorate your home.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Feline Fever" Find inspiration close to home in cat companions. Fiber artist Laurie Russman celebrates her furry friends through intricate pet portraits. Quilt designer Cathie Hoover uses double-reverse applique to create a small quilt inspired by an ancient cave drawing.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Black Or White Tie Events" Step beyond basic black and create a sophisticated formal look. Select narrow or wide stripes and sew a stunning skirt to wear to other events, too.

Wed, Sep 27

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Strip-By-Strip Patchwork Quilts, Part 2" Nancy and quilt designer, Donna Fenske, explore the use of color and design to achieve a rich depth of tone and dimension by using fabric strips to construct quilt blocks. Learn how fabric and block dimension changes produce an entirely new look. Projects include Jeweled Illusion and Tumbling Leaves table runners, and the Fractured Sunlight quilt.

8:30 AM Fresh Quilting "Design As You Go" Seize creative opportunities that pop up along the way. Color enthusiast Anne Sullivan shares design principles that inspire her improv quilts. Get ideas for hosting a hand-sewing happy hour. Quilt artist Samarra Khaja adds a whimsical touch to a fun family game using thread sketching.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Tee Style, Stephanie Ohnmacht" Discover different sleeve treatments for ready-made tops.

Thu, Sep 28

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Nancy's Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques, Part 1" Create fashion forward handbags by making easy changes to your bag pattern. Learn easy functional handbag changes, add ribbon inspiration accents, create a recessed zipper closure or clutch handles, and more. Nancy's favorite handbag techniques make personalized bags with designer appeal.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Shooting Stars" A traditional, 8-pointed star design by Debra Finan is the featured quilt on this episode. It scrappy look is ideal for fat quarter or 2-1/2" strip collections. Debra and host Sara Gallegos even show you how to re-size the quilt block into larger and smaller versions.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Kiddie Toys" Special guest Jenny King drops by to show off her crochet Rupert The Rabbit toy, and on the knit side Kristin makes an adorable Amigarumi Cat by Michele Wilcox. The crochet Mosaic Scarf is demonstrated by Lena.

Fri, Sep 29

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Nancy's Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques" Learn Nancy's secrets for making a designer handbag with panache. Add grommets and piping to a cinched tote, embroider monograms on faux leather, or create a continuous strap to hold a yoga mat or baby blanket. Nancy's easy handbag techniques can be adapted for your favorite bag pattern.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Quick Quarter" Quilt made quick, Eleanor adds lilies for a new look.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Arm Yourself" Barry Klein shows some great ideas for finishing off your sleeve caps. Chat with the Tech Knitter about her popular blog. Leslye Solomon demonstrates how to attach set-in sleeves and Tanis Gray shows why diamonds and bobbles are a girl's best friend. Vickie Howell shows how details really matter, right down to the cuffs.

 

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