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Sew colorful woven coasters
Sew colorful woven coasters
Woven coasters make great gifts for bridal showers,
birthdays, and party hostesses.

Clothing and Accessories

Add a machine embroidery design to a T-shirt in 5 easy steps Add a machine embroidery design to a T-shirt in 5 easy steps
In the time it takes to embroider a design, you can have a completed T-shirt ready to wear or to give as a gift. Use these 5 easy steps to achieve perfect results.
Create a pattern from your favorite garments Create a pattern from your favorite garments
Learn Nancy's top tips for successfully making patterns from your favorite garments
 
Create an evening scarf with magical texture Create an evening scarf with magical texture
Nancy and guest Donna Fenske show in 4 easy steps how to make a quick and fashionable scarf using simple straight stitching
Easy Pullover Bibs Easy Pullover Bibs
Little ones will be so cute in these adorable but functional bibs.
 
Learn how to convert a pullover sweatshirt into an expressive top Learn how to convert a pullover sweatshirt into an expressive top
Nancy and restyling expert Mary Mulari show you an innovative sweatshirt renovation. The expressive sweatshirt idea combines zippers and appliqué for function and style.
Learn how to create easy, adorable dresses for little girls Learn how to create easy, adorable dresses for little girls
In this short video, Nancy shows you the steps to making a simple summer dress for a little girl. Sew two—one for someone special in your life and another for a little girl in Africa.
 
Learn how to create your very own couture fabric Learn how to create your very own couture fabric
Nancy Zieman and guest Linda Lee demonstrate how to combine decorative threads and decorative stitches to create a fabric with dramatic results.
Learn how to pull patterns from garments with inner detailed seams Learn how to pull patterns from garments with inner detailed seams
Nancy shows you step-by-step how to pull patterns from garments with inner detailed seams. This demonstration will help you to make a new garment with seaming in the same spot.
 
Make perfect buttonholes Make perfect buttonholes
Nancy's easy technique takes the fear out of buttonholes
Weave 'n Wave Scarf Weave 'n Wave Scarf
Nancy creates a knit scarf using simple cutting and weaving techniques.
 
Create Piping Create Piping
Nancy demonstrates 3 ways to create piping for accents to your next project.
Fringed Flowers Fringed Flowers
Watch as Nancy shows you how easy it is to make three different sizes of fringed flowers.
 
Overcome your fear of sewing with a double needle Overcome your fear of sewing with a double needle
Double needles are great for decorative stitching, hemming, and heirloom sewing. Discover Nancy's favorite double needle tips so you, too, will enjoy the process—and the results
Learn how to add yo-yo smocking accents Learn how to add yo-yo smocking accents
Watch as Nancy demonstrates the quick steps to create a decorative and fun smocking accent using traditional yo-yo shapes in a very non-traditional way
 
Learn how to turn a functional zipper into a fabulous embellishment Learn how to turn a functional zipper into a fabulous embellishment
Nancy Zieman and guest Mary Mulari take a carefree approach to zippers, stitching stress-free zipper creations.
     

Home Decor

Create a simple pot holder in 30 minutes Create a simple pot holder in 30 minutes
Practice your quilting skills by creating the smallest of quilt projects—a quick and easy pot holder.
Create quick rod pocket curtains Create quick rod pocket curtains
Donna Fenske shows you step-by-step how to make quick curtains with style
 
Embroider a towel Embroider a towel
Learn how to successfully embroider a towel
Learn the Stitch 'n Turn Quilting Technique Learn the Stitch 'n Turn Quilting Technique
Nancy Zieman demonstrates the Stitch 'n Turn quilting technique while making quick quilted placemats.
 
No-hassle fleece blankets No-hassle fleece blankets
Create 3 quick and easy fleece blankets using simple no sew and low sew options
Serge a Christmas napkin Serge a Christmas napkin
Learn how to create a serged Christmas tree napkin in minutes
 
Sew a decorative pillow Sew a decorative 14" pillow
Nancy Zieman demonstrates her favorite tips and techniques for sewing an easy and affordable decorative pillow to put the finishing touch on your home décor.
Huck Toweling Embellishments Huck Toweling Embellishments
Nancy demonstrates how to use two presser feet to create embellishments on Huck Toweling.
 
Learn how to make dimensional blooms using an innovative felting technique Learn how to make dimensional blooms using an innovative felting technique
Nancy and Isabella Hoffman show you step-by-step how to add dimension to your home décor and accents using clever machine needle felting techniques.
Create Piping Create Piping
Nancy demonstrates 3 ways to create piping for accents to your next project.
 
Fringed Flowers Fringed Flowers
Watch as Nancy shows you how easy it is to make three different sizes of fringed flowers.
Easy Coiled Fabric Projects Easy Coiled Fabric Projects
Watch as Nancy shows you how to make quick kitchen décor with coiled fabric in four simple steps.
 
Sew a finger-protecting pot holder in just 60 minutes Learn to make a pot holder in 4 easy steps
Feature fabric prints to match your kitchen décor, or choose a fun novelty print.
     

Machine Embroidery and Embellishment

Add a machine embroidery design to a T-shirt in 5 easy steps Add a machine embroidery design to a T-shirt in 5 easy steps
In the time it takes to embroider a design, you can have a completed T-shirt ready to wear or to give as a gift. Use these 5 easy steps to achieve perfect results.
Create a unique frame stitch around your appliques Create a unique frame stitch around your appliques
Learn how to successfully add an easy 3-pass stitching detail to appliques
 
Learn how to make dimensional blooms using an innovative felting technique Learn how to make dimensional blooms using an innovative felting technique
Nancy and Isabella Hoffman show you step-by-step how to add dimension to your home décor and accents using clever machine needle felting techniques.
Learn how to turn a functional zipper into a fabulous embellishment Learn how to turn a functional zipper into a fabulous embellishment
Nancy Zieman and guest Mary Mulari take a carefree approach to zippers, stitching stress-free zipper creations.
 
Turn Embroidery “Lemons” into “Lemonade” Turn Embroidery “Lemons” into “Lemonade”
With machine embroidery, there are times when you might experience an embroidery hiccup. Nancy shows you how to turn some of your embroidery lemons into lemonade.
6 Simple Steps to Continuous Machine Embroidery 6 Simple Steps to Continuous Machine Embroidery
Watch Nancy Zieman demonstrate easy continuous machine embroidery.
 
Create a quiet book using machine embroidery Create a quiet book using machine embroidery
Nancy shows you how to create a quiet book using machine embroidery.
Embroider a towel Embroider a towel
Learn how to successfully embroider a towel
 
Huck Toweling Embellishments Huck Toweling Embellishments
Nancy demonstrates how to use two presser feet to create embellishments on Huck Toweling.
Treat Bags Treat Bags
Personalize treat bags in 5 easy steps
 
Easy Christmas Ornaments Easy Christmas Ornaments
Learn how to use your embroidery machine to create beautiful, dimensional ornaments for your Christmas tree.
Quilt Stencil Design Quilt Stencil Design
Learn how to add bling with quilt stencils.
 
Stick it to your hard-to-hoop embroidery projects Stick it to your hard-to-hoop embroidery projects
Discover 3 easy ways to hoop the collars, cuffs, and plackets of your shirts and jackets.
Success with metallic thread starts with these 3 simple steps Success with metallic thread starts with these 3 simple steps
It's easier than you think to get perfect results when adding decorative details with metallic thread.
 

Quick Projects

Oilcloth Lunch Bag Oilcloth Lunch Bag
Learn how to sew an insulated lunch bag with oilcloth
Create a Christmas tree skirt in an evening Create a Christmas tree skirt in an evening
Nancy has streamlined the sewing without compromising the designs. Use a few easy steps to create a holiday accessory in an evening.
 
Create a simple pot holder in 30 minutes Create a simple pot holder in 30 minutes
Practice your quilting skills by creating the smallest of quilt projects—a quick and easy pot holder.
Easy Pullover Bibs Easy Pullover Bibs
Little ones will be so cute in these adorable but functional bibs.
 
Create quick rod pocket curtains Create quick rod pocket curtains
Donna Fenske shows you step-by-step how to make quick curtains with style
Learn the Stitch 'n Turn Quilting Technique Learn the Stitch 'n Turn Quilting Technique
Nancy Zieman demonstrates the Stitch 'n Turn quilting technique while making quick quilted placemats.
 
No-hassle fleece blankets No-hassle fleece blankets
Create 3 quick and easy fleece blankets using simple no sew and low sew options
Serge a Christmas napkin Serge a Christmas napkin
Learn how to create a serged Christmas tree napkin in minutes
 
How to print photos on fabric How to print photos on fabric
Adding your own personal photos to sewing projects is easy if you have a digital camera, an inkjet printer, and a few supplies.
Crazy Quarter Table Runner Crazy Quarter Table Runner
Watch as Nancy demonstrates a simple technique to make a table runner using five fat quarters
 
Treat Bags Treat Bags
Personalize treat bags in 5 easy steps
Easy Coiled Fabric Projects Easy Coiled Fabric Projects
Watch as Nancy shows you how to make quick kitchen décor with coiled fabric in four simple steps.
 
Sew a finger-protecting pot holder in just 60 minutes Learn to make a pot holder in 4 easy steps
Feature fabric prints to match your kitchen décor, or choose a fun novelty print.
Make your own design wall Make your own design wall
Discover how easy it is to sew your own design wall.
 
Sew colorful woven coasters Sew colorful woven coasters
Woven coasters make great gifts for bridal showers, birthdays, and party hostesses.
     

Quilting

Create a wall or lap quilt using pre-printed fabric panels Create a wall or lap quilt using pre-printed fabric panels
Get a jump-start by using pre-printed panels. Nancy Zieman demonstrates in 6 easy steps.
Learn an innovative technique to make Bargello quilts easier to construct Learn an innovative technique to make Bargello quilts easier to construct
Bargello quilts can be made easier with blocks. Nancy and author Maggie Ball discuss and demonstrate how to construct a Bargello block.
 
Learn the Stitch 'n Turn Quilting Technique Learn the Stitch 'n Turn Quilting Technique
Nancy Zieman demonstrates the Stitch 'n Turn quilting technique while making quick quilted placemats.
Learn how to expand your design possibilities Learn how to expand your design possibilities
Nancy shows you 3 step-by-step techniques to add innovation to your beautiful landscape quilts
 
Transfer stencil designs to your quilts—1-2-3 Transfer stencil designs to your quilts—1-2-3
Nancy shows you 3 step-by-step techniques to transferring stencil designs to your quilting projects—no hassles, no fuss, no problem!
Free Motion Quilting Free Motion Quilting
Nancy shows you tips for no-hassle free motion quilting.
 
Easy Fusible Appliques Easy Fusible Appliques
Appliques can be easy using Nancy's step-by-step details and time-saving notions.
How to create your own bias tape How to create your own bias tape
Nancy demonstrates 2 fool-proof tools to help you create perfect bias tape
 
Double Fold Quilt Binding Technique Double Fold Quilt Binding Technique
Learn Nancy's favorite double fold binding technique and get perfect mitered corners every time.
Crazy Quarter Table Runner Crazy Quarter Table Runner
Watch as Nancy demonstrates a simple technique to make a table runner using five fat quarters
 
Basting Quilt Layers Basting Quilt Layers
Learn Nancy's favorite techniques for basting a quilt.
Scrappy Twisted Triangles Quilt Scrappy Twisted Triangles Quilt
Learn how to use the Twisted Triangle Template to create a beautiful scrappy quilt top.
 
Discover 3 fast-and-easy ways to make perfect half-square triangles Discover 3 fast-and-easy ways to make perfect half-square triangles
Perfect half-square triangles can be a hassle, but they're so important to achieving perfectly square quilt blocks.
Create a landscape quilt with dark trees Create a landscape quilt with dark trees
Nancy and guest Natalie Sewell give a landscape quilting mini lesson on creating scenes with dark trees.
 
Make your own design wall Make your own design wall
Discover how easy it is to sew your own design wall.
Discover the secrets to prize-winning quilt seams Discover the secrets to prize-winning quilt seams
What's the difference between a good quilt and a prize-winning quilt? It isn't as much as you might think.
 
Sew colorful woven coasters Sew colorful woven coasters
Woven coasters make great gifts for bridal showers, birthdays, and party hostesses.
     

Other Videos

Create fusible bias with your serger Create fusible bias with your serger
Learn how to use your serger's cover stitch to create quick and easy fusible bias
Give your rotary blades some TLC Give your rotary blades some TLC
Prolong the life of your rotary cutter blades by sharpening them when they begin skipping.