Sewing with Nancy

Travel Gear Made Easy, Part 1

Episode: Organize and tote your valuables for vacation, shopping, and work with quick and classy gear. Nancy’s guest, Mary Mulari, has designed unique travel accessories that are clever and trendy. She and Nancy show how to make a roll-up blanket, easy zipper pulls, a roomy fold-up tote, a tray for gathering travel supplies, and much more. Organize your stuff so you can kick back and enjoy the ride!

Air Date 10/27/12

Upcoming Air Dates
  • #2702 — Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 2 |
    Monday, May 2 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2703 — Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 1 |
    Wednesday, May 4 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2704 — Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2 |
    Friday, May 6 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2705 — Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 3 |
    Monday, May 9 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2706 — Hobo Totes - Casual to Classic |
    Wednesday, May 11 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2702 — Sew Big Quilt Blocks, Part 2
    Use large prints to make spectacular contemporary quilts. Quilt designer Debbie Bowles joins Nancy to make magnificent quilt blocks with large print fabric squares plus angled side blocks. Fussy-cutting, one-way design, and large print block know-how are among the techniques used, in addition to ideas from Debbie's BQ3 pattern designs.
    Monday, May 2 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2703 — Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 1
    Frame your quilt with beautiful borders that are not only artistic, but "fearless." Nancy addresses basic border options with ideas for cutting, mitering, working with odd angles, flanges, and cornerstones. She includes pieced border techniques that are simple, yet inspiring, such as piano key, scrappy checkerboard, and 4-patch.
    Wednesday, May 4 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2704 — Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2
    Finish up those stashed quilts with simple layering and quilting techniques and...no stress. Nancy takes the "ouch" out of finishing quilt tops-fearless and fun! Start by layering and pinning (or fusing) , then learn easy no-fear quilting options, basic to creative, and all done on your sewing machine-no hand sewing. Quilt layers by stitching in the ditch, "decorative tie" stitches, or fearless stippling.
    Friday, May 6 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2705 — Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 3
    Are your stashed quilts "in a bind?" Overcome the fear of applying binding with Nancy's easy methods. Learn how to cut and apply traditional binding and binding for unique shapes (curves, hexagons, and more) including effortless mitered corners. Plus, Nancy shares ideas for using prepackaged binding with perfect results.
    Monday, May 9 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2706 — Hobo Totes - Casual to Classic
    Showcase creative options on a basic tote that's roomy and simple to make. Nancy starts with tote basics and adds variety with fabric, trim, and techniques. She adds belt loops to hold a partial belt or a scarf for interest. Pre-quilted fabric makes a speedy serged bag, and faux sheepskin warrants new sewing techniques. Finishing tips, like attaching legs and adding a hanging snap, are handy options for other bags.
    Wednesday, May 11 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2707 — Knock Out Knits, Part 1
    Use a little creativity to make stylish changes to a basic knit T-shirt. Donna Fenske, guest designer, and Nancy create easy knit ruffles using several different methods to gather and finish them. They accent tees using ruffles terraced on the yoke, down the front, and to complement a round or V-neckline. These clever ruffle variations produce "knock out" T-shirt fashions that are simple to sew, and easy on your budget.
    Friday, May 13 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2708 — Knock Out Knits, Part 2
    Learn to make trendy flounces, ruffles, and pleats to update a basic tee. Light as a feather flounces created with circles, soft graceful ruffled strips, and easy retro pleats are among the flattering variations used to create upscale T-shirt fashions. Nancy and Designer Donna Fenske make stylish tees with ease using updated techniques, a little effort, and a lot of creative know-how.
    Monday, May 16 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2709 — Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 1
    Sew easy scarves with amazing style using one yard or less fabric. Finish the edges of a fashionable "O" Sew Easy pattern, create double layer bias scarves, or add the latest pendants and jewels to scarves for smart and chic creations. Learn easy sewing techniques and creative draping ideas.
    Wednesday, May 18 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2710 — Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 2
    Use a little fabric and some creativity for instant success making these fashionable scarves. Create flirty textured scarves in a matter of minutes using a few knots and a little sewing. This program features Knot Your Average Scarf, 20-Minute Scarf, S-Curve Scarf, Flirty Scarf, and All Knotted Up Scarf-as easy as it gets! Learn new and innovative techniques that are perfect for scarves.
    Friday, May 20 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2711 — Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 3
    Sewing ideas for scarves abound in this program with a potpourri of amazing techniques. Nancy shows her infamous wrapped corner, elastic thread shirring options, embroidery, fringing, and more. Create easy scarves such as the Loop and Tuck, Fringed Folly, and Embroidered Elegance that are chic, stylish, and fun to wear!
    Monday, May 23 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2712 — Applique-Large & Small, Part 1
    Put a new twist on applique with innovative techniques that make a creative impact. Mary Mulari, "Queen of Applique," guest hosts as Nancy takes a well deserved break. Mary details easy up-to-date appliques. She features many new techniques using "chips to chunks" of fabric, texturing, and even Kaleidoscope ideas.
    Wednesday, May 25 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2713 — Applique-Large & Small, Part 2
    Learn fast and easy applique tricks! Mary Mulari guest hosts and teaches new and different applique techniques. When there's little time to sew, but you want to stitch something fun, learn how to add a modern applique-large or small. No more detailed satin stitching! Use common machine stitches that often never get used.
    Friday, May 27 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2714 — Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 1
    Create carefree curved designs without ever cutting a curve! Nancy takes the stress out of piecing traditional quilt block designs such as the Drunkard's Path, Blackbird Pie, and Mill Wheel. Learn the secret that eliminates concave and convex curves as you create easy quilt projects.
    Monday, May 30 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2715 — Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 2
    Make traditional to super-sized quilt blocks with easy carefree curves. Tedious quilting methods are a thing of the past! Nancy gives a facelift to timely quilt block designs such as Hearts and Gizzards, Fan, and Wagon Wheel. Learn unconventional yet simple techniques for quilting curves, plus options for making big, dynamic quilt blocks.
    Wednesday, Jun 1 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2716 — Handbags 2-Designer Knockoffs, Part 1
    Love the look of designer bags, but hate the price? Embroider a "knockoff" bag for less. Tame the trickiest tasks of stitching a designer handbag using sewing and embroidery tips from Nancy and embroidery specialist Eileen Roche. Learn how to add grommets for function and flair. Take sewing handbags to a new level.
    Friday, Jun 3 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2717 — Handbags 2-Designer Knockoffs, Part 2
    Stitch a designer handbag with simply sophisticated embroidery details. Start with a rectangle of fabric and add unique embroidery accents such as shaped corners and precisely stitched grommet holes to make a stunning designer bag. Join Nancy and embroidery expert Eileen Roche to learn these exciting details. Get the inside scoop on customized pockets, straps, and linings.
    Monday, Jun 6 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2718 — Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, Part 1
    Piece perfect quilt blocks with ease using your embroidery machine. Nancy and embroidery guru Denise Abel teach you how to piece quilt blocks using a combination of machine embroidery and techniques borrowed from paper piecing. There's no precise measuring or cutting needed! Piece blocks by layering fabric over guidelines that the machine stitches onto stabilizer. Perfect blocks every time!
    Wednesday, Jun 8 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2719 — Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, Part 2
    Turn your embroidery machine into a quilting machine. Easily achieve amazing results when you combine quilting and machine embroidery. Nancy and Denise Abel, embroidery guru, demonstrate how to get the look of free motion quilting without the stress-let your embroidery machine do the quilting for you! Quilting in the hoop creates superb consistency for prize-winning quilts.
    Friday, Jun 10 at 8am TPT LIFE
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