Tried and True Sewing & Quilting Tips Book

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"You've heard the expression, 'It takes a village…' Well, this is my village." –Nancy

A lifetime of experiences in one book. The beauty of sewing is how collaborative the learning process can be. No one learns from just one source. Gain indispensible sewing and quilting tips from Nancy and her friends. Economize and gain efficiency when sewing, quilting, and embroidering—without sacrificing quality.
This Sewing With Nancy book helps you stay organized, save time, and eliminate frustration with today's top sewing authorities.
Whether you're just getting started, or have been sewing for years, this book makes it fun and easy to learn from a time-tested compilation of tips and techniques.
Watch the DVD and learn even more tips with Nancy and friends. 60-minute runtime.

Tried and True Sewing & Quilting Tips Book

  • Contributors include Nancy Zieman, Mary Mulari, Eileen Roche, Jenny Doan, Mark Lipinski, Wendy Butler Berns, Pam Damour, Rita Farro, Jill Repp, Steve Butler, Pam Mahshie, and Donna Fenske
  • Tried and True Tips include:
    • 37 Sewing and Embroidering Tips…
      • Perfectly Folded Fabrics—keeping fabric organized
      • Level Out the Stitching Field—achieve perfect stitches when stitching multiple layers
      • Laminated Fabric Sewing Tips—special tips for a specialty fabric
      • Versatile Wrapped Corners—ensure perfect sewn points and corners
      • Less is Best for Knits—essential steps for sewing knits
      • Fusible Piping—super easy steps to achieve terrific results
      • Reverse Serging—a simple two-step technique to remove stitches
      • Zipper Sandwich—shortening zippers
      • Sew-Easy Mitered Corners—perfect for napkins, table runners, and lots more
      • No-more Runaway Elastic—the easiest methods of adding elastic to your project
      • Ironing Board Organizers—make your ironing board a pressing organizer
      • Easy Snipping—get spot-on accuracy when clipping close to a stitch line
      • Ever-Ready Needles—save time and frustration by pre-threading a "chain" of needles
      • Pattern Folders—a simple tip for hassle-free pattern organization
      • A Sewing Calendar—an easy and novel way to record your sewing projects
      • Clean Wayward Fusibles—inexpensive ways to clean fusibles from the bottom of your iron
      • Gather Sheer Fabric—create flattering and easy gathers in sheer fabric
      • Quick Grainline Finder—line up the pattern grainline with the fabric grainline with no measuring
      • Hassle Free Openings—a foolproof technique for whenever your project needs an opening for turning
      • "Attract"-ive Rotary Blades—give your rotary cutters a little TLC
      • Pattern Saver—a little extra care for your patterns assures a long life
      • Know When to Pivot—learn how a simple mark on your machine's throat plate shows exactly when to pivot at a corner
      • Two Zipper Pulls Are Better Than One—customize a long zipper for large totes and bags
      • Tips for Making Bias Tape—create custom bias tape for binding projects with style
      • Ezy Easing—a clever technique to ease fullness without the need for basting stitches
      • Paper Glue Stick to the Rescue—tame seam allowances from shifting while stitching
      • Prepress Hems—a simple trick to make pressing hems a breeze, even on small areas
      • Perfectly Spaced Blanket Stitches—two options for a perfect edge accent
      • Revealing Hint for Threading with Clear Thread—eliminate frustration with one quick tip
      • Eco-Hooping—money saving way to use any stabilizer on rolls
      • Press with Care—the finishing touch to preserving the beauty of an embroidered project
      • Sew an Exposed Zipper with Ease—get even and pucker free zippers fast
      • Reversible Fat Quarter Apron—a quick and easy apron from four fat quarters
      • Fabulous Flange Binding—add color and interest with an easy-to-sew flange binding
      • Wrinkle Free Embroidery—simple steps to hooping fabric for best results
      • Clever T-Shirt Fringe—the perfect accent to add interest to clothing and home decor
      • Embellish with Free-Motion Machine Stitching—make embellishing any project enjoyable
    • 13 Quilting Tips…
      • Quilting Roll Ups—Organize and store your in process quilt project in mere minutes
      • Fuse Baste Quilt Layers—an easy alternative to spray adhesives and pin basing
      • Tie Quilt Layers with Decorative Stitches—a fun and easy technique to quilt and accent a quilt
      • Adopt a Block—give new life to leftover blocks
      • Flip-Flop Dresden—give Dresden plates a makeover and create a linear accent
      • Pattern Window for Large Prints—fussy cut fabric for quilt blocks with no special templates required
      • Bravo for Bindings—join binding edges accurately and with ease
      • Scrappy Binding—transforms even small fabric pieces into eye-catching trims
      • Clear Starch Tips for Quilting—make cutting and stitching easier
      • Creative Faux Cathedral Window Blocks—take Cathedral Window blocks from tedious to ingenious
      • Reversible Piecing Tip—assure that your quilt-as-you-go quilt back is as presentable as the quilt front
      • Easy Half-Square Triangles—Create four half square triangles without stitching diagonal seams
      • Slotted Ruler Magic—Cut Diamonds and Hexagons—use a slotted ruler to cut more than just strips and squares
  • Full color photographs and illustrations
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Soft cover, 24 page book by Sewing With Nancy, Nancy Zieman and friends
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