Sewing With Nancy® Encore Series Program
Prog. 1801: Embellishment 101—Blank to Beautiful (Uplinks Feb.
Creatively embellish purchased shirts and jeans with stitching
Host Nancy Zieman offers ideas for adding creative touches to
readymades, called “blanks.” She adds framed stitches, confetti
appliqué, and embroidery to detachable collars, plus gives new
life to purchased jeans with embroidery, trims, and rhinestones.
Prog. 1802: Embellishment 101—Blank to Beautiful (Uplinks Feb.
Add unique accents to readymade baby blankets and purchased hats
Purchased baby blankets become sleepytime treasures as Nancy
Zieman adds machine appliquéd or embroidered fleece appliqués.
She accents purchased hats and scarves with an embellisher
machine and machine stitched fleece yarns.
Prog. 1803: Embellishment 101—Blank to Beautiful (Uplinks March
Transform “blanks” to beautiful by adding chenille trim,
stitching, and stenciling.
Host Nancy Zieman uses bias fabric strips to make chenille trim
and transforms a blank shirt into a fashionable wardrobe
component. She adds bartacked flowers and optimized stitches to
readymades, then enhances a tote with stenciling and stitching.
Prog. 1804: Fold & Finish Reversible Quilts (Uplinks March 12,
Cut, stack, and stitch a reversible quilt showcasing the Gentle
Pattern designer Betty Cotton joins host Nancy Zieman in
featuring Betty’s Gentle Pines quilt pattern. They explain how to
select and cut fabrics; stack, channel stitch, and join strips;
and finish seams to make this reversible quilt.
Prog. 1805: Fold & Finish Reversible Quilts (Uplinks March 19,
Use dimensional seaming to stitch the Camp Wilderness reversible
Host Nancy Zieman and pattern designer Betty Cotton demonstrate
making Betty’s Camp Wilderness pattern. They illustrate making a
reversible quilt in which quilting is one of the first steps,
with dimensional seam allowances finished on the outside.
Prog. 1806: Fold & Finish Reversible Quilts (Uplinks March 26,
Transform fabric fat quarters into the Pine Tree Plaid reversible
Fat quarters of fabric create a plaid-like pattern in the Pine
Tree Plaid quilt showcased on this program. Pattern designer
Betty Cotton joins host Nancy Zieman in showing how to combine
one-way and highway seams to make this totally reversible quilt.
Prog. 1807: Sewing Fitness (Uplinks April 2, 2006)
Learn exercises and techniques that foster good health as you sew
Practice sewing and quilting techniques that promote good health
as certified trainer Mary Deeb joins host Nancy Zieman. They
demonstrate proper positioning plus breathing, stretching, and
resistance exercises that increase flexibility and reduce stress.
Prog. 1808: Quilted Closet Jackets (Uplinks April 9, 2006)
Combine quilting and sewing to create a Santa Fe jacket.
Quilted jackets that are as enjoyable to wear as they are to
create are the focus of this program, hosted by Nancy Zieman with
guest pattern designer Elaine Waldschmitt. They explain how to
piece the patchwork and construct Elaine’s Santa Fe jacket.
Prog. 1809: Quilted Closet Jackets (Uplinks April 16, 2006)
Complement your fabric stash with buttons as you sew a Button-up
Host Nancy Zieman and quilter/pattern designer Elaine Waldschmitt
show how to combine a fabric stash and a button stash with
patchwork, quilting, and sewing techniques to make Elaine’s
Prog. 1810: Quilted Closet Jackets (Uplinks April 23, 2006)
Blend brilliant colors and geometric shapes to make a Tropical
Combine fun geometric shapes and bright colors to make the
Tropical Twilight jacket designed by Elaine Waldschmitt. She and
host Nancy Zieman piece fabric strips, then cut the strips into
quarter triangles to create the jacket’s three unique quilt
Prog. 1811: Very Easy Vintage Quilts (Uplinks April 30, 2006)
Duplicate the look of antique quilts with easy timesaving
Vintage fabrics plus high tech notions and machines make it easy
to re-create the look of antique quilts. Guest quilt historian
Carol Butzke details the history of 16 patch, 9 patch, and Triple
Irish Chain quilts, and host Nancy Zieman shows contemporary
methods for making a 16 patch table runner and a scrappy 9 patch
Prog. 1812: Very Easy Vintage Quilts (Uplinks May 7, 2006)
Use timesaving techniques to re-create vintage quilts based on
After quilt historian Carol Butzke details the history of Square
within a Square and Saw Tooth quilt designs, host Nancy Zieman
demonstrates updated, simplified methods for constructing similar
Prog. 1813: Very Easy Vintage Quilts (Uplinks May 14, 2006)
Reproduce the dramatic Orange Peel quilt design without piecing a
single curved seam.
Host Nancy Zieman demonstrates timesaving techniques for
stitching the traditional two-color Orange Peel design, as well
as a modified version using an envelope technique. Quilt
historian Carol Butzke traces the history of the Orange Peel and
Cottage Tulips designs.
Prog. 1814: More Polar Magic (Uplinks May 21, 2006)
Take sewing high loft fleece to a new level by adding dimensional
Nancy Cornwell joins host Nancy Zieman in sharing ideas for
sewing high loft fleece. Nancy Cornwell demonstrates how to
stitch and cut two-layer chenille fleece, while Nancy Zieman
shows how to make polar ribbing. They also offer tips for making
a chenille vest, eliminating side seams and finishing cut edges
with fat piping.
Prog. 1815: More Polar Magic (Uplinks May 28, 2006)
Learn easy options for adding no-ravel appliqués and edge
finishes to fleece projects.
Nancy Cornwell illustrates blunt-edge appliqué, while host Nancy
Zieman shows a comparable appliqué technique using an embroidery
machine. They also explain how to do reverse appliqué, show how
to finish blanket edges with a lacing technique, and present a
showcase of fleece projects.
Prog. 1816: More Polar Magic (Uplinks June 4, 2006)
Explore additional ways of speed finishing blanket edges and
making reversible fleece garments.
Learn how easy it is to finish blanket or scarf edges with Nancy
Cornwell’s quick double fringe or “bunny ear” fringe. Then watch
host Nancy Zieman detail how to make reversible fleece garments,
adding decorative snaps as closures.
1801–1826 Program Descriptions, page 4
Prog. 1817: Quilted Photography (Uplinks June 11, 2006)
Use 24 fabrics and a gridded system to interpret photographs in
Guest Tammie Bowser joins host Nancy Zieman and explains how to
select an appropriate photograph for making a mosaic quilt
simulating a photograph. They show how to choose and arrange 24
fabrics according to light, medium, and dark values as the basis
for making the quilt.
Prog. 1818: Quilted Photography (Uplinks June 18, 2006)
Transform a favorite photograph into a family heirloom.
Nancy Zieman and guest Tammie Bowser begin by detailing options
for converting a photo into a computer file, then show how to use
computer software to transform that file into a tiled full size
gridded quilt pattern. Nancy demonstrates how to cut and organize
the quilt fabrics.
Prog. 1819: Quilted Photography (Uplinks June 25, 2006)
Convert a gridded paper pattern into a quilted fabric
Working with a gridded pattern created from a photo, Nancy Zieman
and guest Tammie Bowser show how to place strips, squares, and
triangular fabric sections to create a mosaic that mimics a
photograph. Nancy details finishing the quilt with free motion
stippling or echo stitching.
Prog. 1820: Embroidery Appliqué (Uplinks July 2, 2006)
Add easy appliqué accents using an embroidery machine.
Author/designer Mary Mulari joins Nancy Zieman in creating
“automatic appliqués,” using an embroidery machine to simplify
the process and add thread highlights. Variations include stitch
and trim appliqué, as well as reverse, dimensional, liberated,
and allover stitch appliqué.
Prog. 1821: Serge & Sew for Babies (Uplinks July 9, 2006)
Create attractive gowns and tops for babies using a sewing
machine and a serger.
Stitching layette garments using a sewing machine and a serger in
tandem is host Nancy Zieman’s focus. She shows how to set up the
serger, then outlines a sequence for serging and sewing a top or
gown. She also adds serged facings and cover stitch topstitching
as decorative accents.
Prog. 1822: Serge & Sew for Babies (Uplinks July 16, 2006)
Sew and serge for the little ones in your life.
Host Nancy Zieman demonstrates easy gathering techniques using
both a serger and sewing machine, then shows how to make ruffles
with serged rolled edges and lettuce edges. She also makes
receiving blankets, finishing edges with serged wavy edges and
stitched and scalloped edges.
Prog. 1823: Serge & Sew for Babies (Uplinks July 23, 2006)
Make an heirloom heart garland and a baby bonnet to showcase
Serged pintucks, diamond tucks, serger twists, flatlocking, and a
serged cover stitch add decorative accents to a heart garland.
Host Nancy Zieman also makes a tailored version of an heirloom
baby bonnet and shirt featuring cover stitching.
Prog. 1824: Makeover Magic (Uplinks July 30, 2006)
Transform garments from ordinary to extraordinary by adding
embroidery and trims.
Embroidery expert Eileen Roche is Nancy Zieman’s guest, as they
show how to totally change the look of a simple, yet elegant silk
jacket by adding embroideries and detachable fringe. They give
machine setup tips, plus show how to use sizing and editing
software and autodigitizing software.
Prog. 1825: Makeover Magic (Uplinks Aug. 6, 2006)
Use readymades as the perfect palettes for magical sewn and
Host Nancy Zieman and guest Eileen Roche use embroidery to
enhance a shirt and basic black pants. They explain how to
select, combine, and modify designs; choose thread colors; and
hoop and embroider the designs. Nancy also shows simple
construction changes that give a new look.
Prog. 1826: Makeover Magic (Uplinks Aug. 13, 2006)
Add embroidery to unique fabrics, including silks, sheers, knits,
“If you can stitch on a fabric, you can embroider it,” host Nancy
Zieman and guest Eileen Roche contend. They add embroidery to a
silk shawl, an organza scarf, a sweater, and a suede vest. They
give positioning tips, plus show how to use software to modify
designs and reduce stitch density.