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Trio of Tips for Hand-Quilting by Machine

I’ve shown Baby Lock’s Sashiko2 machine several other times on Nancy Zieman TV, showcasing quilting options. This time I’d like to show you how to add faux hand stitches to hems, binding, and couched edges—ideal finishes and accents for home décor projects. Here’s how! Get ready for Trio of Tips for Hand-Quilting by Machine this month on Nancy Zieman TV.

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87 Responses to “Trio of Tips for Hand-Quilting by Machine”

  1. Jinjiang Inn Zhengzhou Hanghai Road Says:

    December 5th, 2017 at 4:41 pm

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  2. Nancy Says:

    June 26th, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    HI Nancy, I’ll share this information with wood carver Fraser Smith.

  3. Nancy Myers Says:

    June 24th, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Watched your program on public tv, saw the man in FL that makes quilts using wood. Does he know about “Art Prize” in Grand Rapids, MI? Would love to see his work displayed here. There has been a cloth quilt win first prize, as well as a cloth quilt put together with a photo (you could hardly tell where the cloth ended and the photo began until you were up close), which also won first prize, so the art displayed can be very varied.

  4. Nancy Says:

    May 22nd, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    HI Mary, The Tumbling Tumblers Quilt pattern can be found in the Column Quilts book available at NancysNotions.com website. If this is not what you are looking for, please email me at info@ziemanproductions.com for personal assistance. http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/quick+column+quilts+book.do?extid=fbnz&code=NNOADV-1310

  5. mary engel Says:

    May 18th, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    do you have the Tumbling Charms Quilt pattern, I have been looking for it. Thanks

  6. Nancy Says:

    February 6th, 2017 at 11:43 am

    HI Becky, Sewing With Nancy reference materials may be purchased through Nancy’s Notions website. Please place an order through their website. Here’s a link to the book and DVD for Trusty Triangles. http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/trusty+triangles+book.do?extid=fbnz&code=NNOADV-1310

  7. Becky thompson Says:

    February 4th, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I just watched sewing with Nancy and loved the navy/lime/blue quilt. You gave the number BK3009. How can I get the patten BK3009 was given. Becky Thompson 1322 Meadow Lane. Sulphur LA 70663. 337 527 9852. I am on your mailing list

  8. Nancy Says:

    January 12th, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    HI Terri, All things Sewing With Nancy can be found at http://www.nancyzieman.com. Click on the word Video. Fine tune your search by using the Select Category box or Keyword box and click Apply. (In the Keyword box, type Radial Art Quilt for the segment with Maria DeGroot.) If you need further assistance, please write to me at info@ziemanproductions.com

  9. Terri Medwed Says:

    January 12th, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I am wanting to rewatch the show where the guest spoke about working with students who used their name to make a circular design-they repeated it 8 times to form a unique design and then transfered to fabric.
    Please e-mail me the show number or guest name


  10. Nancy Says:

    July 28th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    HI Julia, Thank you so much.

  11. Julia Hughes Says:

    July 28th, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Mary Mulari did a wonderful job hosting Nancy’s show. She was very professional looking. I learned a lot about applique which in my bucket list. Thank you, Nancy and Mary.

  12. Nancy Says:

    July 7th, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Hi Jan, All things Sewing With Nancy are at nancyzieman.com. However, I’d like to give you personal assistance, please write to me at info@ziemanproductions.com.

  13. Jan Wrightson Says:

    July 4th, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    On PBS WUSF on Friday June 26,2015 Nancy had a guest and they had a quilt that was white with hot pink,yellow and orange squares that were open with a leaf like design. I believe she said that there is a tribe that designed it and the quilt name was two short words,one begining with a “P”. sorry I am so vague. I would like to know how to watch that show again and or how to get the pattern. Thank you

  14. Pat McKenna Says:

    May 21st, 2015 at 7:31 am

    I’m looking for the video/show that you made a fabric and clear vinyl pocket “behind the door” storage hanging. I think it had grommets to hang it from. I don’t know if it was an older show but believe I saw it this year (2015).

  15. Nancy Says:

    April 13th, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    HI Lynne, Thank you for watching Sewing With Nancy and interest in helping those in need. Many of the Nancy’s Corner guests work with charitable causes. You can find all things Sewing With Nancy at nancyzieman.com
    Directly under the yellow words Sewing With Nancy:
    Click on Nancy’s Corner to get a list of all previous guests and links to their websites.
    Click on Video to watch online at your convenience. Fine tune your search by using the Select Category box or keyword search and click Apply.
    Click on Schedule to get a list of all PBS stations.
    Toward the bottom of the page, click on In partnership with Nancy’s Notions to purchase products.

    You’re looking for Double Wedding Ring Quilts by Victoria Findlay Wolff.

  16. Lynne Says:

    April 11th, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Watched your show this morning (live on the west coast of USA; was intrigued by the double wedding ring quilt done using both traditional and modern fabrics. What is the name of the quilter? Does she have a book?

  17. Nancy Says:

    March 25th, 2015 at 11:23 am

    You can find all things Sewing With Nancy at nancyzieman.com

    Directly under the yellow words Sewing With Nancy:
    Click on Nancy’s Corner to get a list of all previous guests and links to their websites.
    Click on Video to watch online at your convenience. Fine tune your search by using the Select Category box and click Apply.
    Click on Schedule to get a list of all PBS stations.
    Toward the bottom of the page, click on In partnership with Nancy’s Notions to purchase products.

  18. Anne Says:

    March 21st, 2015 at 8:30 am

    I cannot find the directions for “pretty pockets” on your site

  19. Nancy Says:

    March 5th, 2015 at 9:40 am

    To follow Nancy Zieman’s blog, please sign up at this website. http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog

  20. Anet Fox Says:

    February 26th, 2015 at 10:37 am

    I’ve been trying to sign up for your website blog – started on Feb 23. When you sent me a response to confirm my subscription, my laptop won’t allow me to respond. I’m out of town and haven’t been able to repair problem. Any other way to confirm my subscription? Thank you!

  21. Nancy Says:

    February 16th, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Hi Juanita, I’d like to help you. Please send a photo or link to the pinned quilt on Pinterest to me at info@ziemanproductions.com That would be most helpful.

  22. juanita Says:

    February 4th, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    She may be referring to “Circle Magic” from Missouri Star quilt co. just an idea.

    Sue Christensen Says:

    January 20th, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Hi , Nancy…Someone on Pinterest pinned a quilt created with what they called a “faux cathedral window” block…two circles stitched right sides together, slit and turned right side out. The back was pieced as well with pinwheel blocks. She wasn’t sure, but the Pinner thought that the method was demonstrated on one of your TV shows. If so, can you point me to it? Thank you. P.S. I’ve been watching your shows since I learned to sew in 4-H, and still do when they are available to me on PBS. Sign me “Another Wisconsin Girl”

  23. Nancy Says:

    February 2nd, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Diane, Thanks for watching Sewing With Nancy. The jacket I was using to demonstrate the mitered corner was my Cape Cod Jacket pattern. Here’s a link to the pattern at Nancy’s Notions website. http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/cape+cod+jacket+pattern.do?extid=fbnz&code=NNOADV-1310

  24. Diane Miller Says:

    February 1st, 2015 at 4:58 am

    I just finished watching “The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew-Part 3″ and loved the jacket that you were showing when you demonstrated the mitered corners. Will you tell me the the pattern maker & number?

  25. Nancy Says:

    January 20th, 2015 at 9:10 am

    HI Sue, Thank you for watching Sewing With Nancy and for thinking of me. However, I have not demonstrated a faux cathedral window block. Good luck in your endeavors.

  26. Sue Christensen Says:

    January 20th, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Hi , Nancy…Someone on Pinterest pinned a quilt created with what they called a “faux cathedral window” block…two circles stitched right sides together, slit and turned right side out. The back was pieced as well with pinwheel blocks. She wasn’t sure, but the Pinner thought that the method was demonstrated on one of your TV shows. If so, can you point me to it? Thank you. P.S. I’ve been watching your shows since I learned to sew in 4-H, and still do when they are available to me on PBS. Sign me “Another Wisconsin Girl”

  27. Nancy Says:

    November 11th, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Lucy, You can find ALL things Sewing with Nancy at nancyzieman.com http://www.nancyzieman.com. To purchase reference materials, click on the yellow box that says Sewing With Nancy Books and DVDs – Buy Now on the right side of the page.

  28. lucy white Says:

    October 28th, 2014 at 7:57 am

    can you get the patter from your 2014- 10 19 showontv

  29. Nancy Says:

    June 23rd, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Hi Joyce, Thank you for watching Sewing With Nancy. I appreciate your praise for my program. Please contact Patty Young through her website to ask about the fabrics used in Modkid Style. http://modkidboutique.com/

  30. Joyce Casey Says:

    June 21st, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Hi Nancy,
    I am one of your biggest fans, watch you every week. The Modkid style is wonderful. I live in a town where we have limited fabric shopping available. The fabrics that Patty and you were using are adorable and i would love for to know where I could find these type of fabrics?? The only jerseys i can find around here are the very thin slinky jerseys. If you could resource where the fabrics can be found would be wonderful. Nancy I have really learned a lot from watching your show, and I have been sewing for over 40 years. We are never to old to learn! Please resource where thes fabrics can be bought I would love to try some of these???

    Thanks again, you are a valuable resource.

    Joyce Casey

  31. Nancy Says:

    February 17th, 2014 at 11:33 am

    HI Edward, You can find ALL things Sewing With Nancy at nancyzieman.com http://www.nancyzieman.com
    Under the words Sewing with Nancy are tabs. Click on:
    * “Videos” tab – You can watch the newest 52 programs online at your convenience. Videos are sorted in alphabetical order by title. To fine tune your video search, use SELECT CATEGORY’s drop down box, make a selection and click Apply.
    * “Nancy’s Corner” tab – You get a complete list of all Nancy’s Corner guests including their information and links to their websites.
    * “Schedule” tab – will give you a list of all PBS stations.

  32. Nancy Says:

    February 17th, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Hi Debbie, Thank you for your kind words. They are very much appreciated. Even after all these years, I am always learning new techniques from my guests and just from the process of sewing. Sewing is a creative outlet. Enjoy the process!

  33. edward meawasige Says:

    February 11th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    been watching your shows for many years now, love doll clothing making, and there was an episode that I recorded but not all was taped. It was about felting with different tools and using a punching methods. interference caused some loss. Also, my wife and I with my little girl had to move into a larger apartment since last august. Cable company had to change source. Lost all episodes of the whole year. Is your anniversary shows still available? I am a stay at home dad and disabled am looking to make clothing for my daughter and dolly clothing. have some sewing machine that may not stitch all of your beautiful items. but looking for a second hand baby lock machine. thank you for your teaching of sewing with you. attend sewing shows when I can afford to here in Toronto, collecting designs and great ideas, have small fabric collections, looking forward to part 2 of modern quilting. have a really lot of designs and own patterns to work on. great to see you back!!!!

  34. Debbie Wilson Says:

    February 10th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Nancy, I’ve been meaning to write you about the Sewing with Nancy Event you did in Frederick via distance. I know you were disappointed you couldn’t be there in person. In my case you did me a great favor. I am in my sixties and learning to sew. Had a bad experience in Jr. High Home Ec and didn’t try again for many years. I would get very frustrated watching sewing shows and then trying to do it myself. For some reason I thought everything should be easy and come together like it did on TV. What was I thinking? You weren’t feeling well and had a number of things not go smoothly. What you did was give me permission to stop expecting perfection. How could I expect to do what someone with years of sewing could do and even with that experience a sewist could have challenges. Something happened to my attitude and now I try anything and accept that this is a learning thing and to have fun along with way. Thank you for getting me to stop the impossible expectations I had. Just finished your book. Wow. Never give up. Really inspired me to just not quit and still have fun along the way. Thank you so much.

  35. Nancy Says:

    February 6th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Christine, You may watch the 52 newest Sewing With Nancy programs at http://www.nancyzieman.com. As to your other questions, please write me at info@ziemanproductions.com so I may be of further assistance.

  36. Melody Says:

    February 5th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Really loved the Sewing with Nancy on the Road episode this week!

  37. Christine Says:

    January 28th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Nancy, I can not believe I can write directly to you. Many years ago I purchased some utility towels from your website. Ok they were not the prettiest, however they were recycled cotton. I was wondering if you could bring them and other recycle products back. I would also like to know if you do any political work. especially in areas of interest (recycling, product labeling, etc.)? I was hoping to find the big pattern show, and I know where to look next, I just had to say Hi. Thanks Nancy PS I did get the binder tool and did not even think about corners til I read this post and I think they need to be mitered so I need to stop an inch or 2 before and then do I do a temp corner or stop, change the foot … Thank you PSS I hope to get your book, are you coming to Denver?

  38. Gary Swigert Says:

    January 28th, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I am looking for the pattern for the Big Quilt Blocks.

  39. Nancy Says:

    January 13th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Hi JayDee, Please contact Little Dresses for Africa through their website. http://www.littledressesforafrica.org/blog/contact-little-dresses/

  40. JayDee Edgell Says:

    January 11th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I sew dresses for little girls in Africa. I have a friend in Richmond Virginia who is looking to donate some fabric to people in her area that sew these dresses. Can you provide me a contact or place to find a contact?

    Thank you,

  41. Nancy Says:

    January 2nd, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Hi Pat, You can watch the newest 52 Sewing With Nancy programs online at http://www.nancyzieman.com. Then click on Videos to get a complete listing.

  42. pat morgan Says:

    January 2nd, 2014 at 8:59 am


  43. Nancy Says:

    December 12th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Sarah, Sewing With Nancy is made available to PBS stations. You would need to call Direct TV and ask what channels are their PBS channels. However you can watch the newest 52 programs online at http://www.nancyzieman.com

  44. sarah Says:

    December 12th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    What channel on direct tv?

  45. Nancy Says:

    November 14th, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Bonnie, Please contact Nancy’s Notions Customer Service for assistance.

  46. Bonnie Lusardo Says:

    November 13th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I purchased the “Circles Sew Simple” (SN2626) DVD and was very disappointed when my Windows XP media player wouldn’t play it. I kept getting a message that I didn’t have the correct codec. No where on the the DVD package does it state that I need anything special in order to view it. I’ve never had this problem before with other DVDs; I would like to know what the problem is and how to correct it.
    Thanks in advance,

  47. Nancy Says:

    September 9th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Mary Kay, You may purchase items at Nancy’s Notions website. You’re looking for Big Quilt Block patterns. Here’s a direct link.

  48. Mary Kay Hluch Says:

    August 30th, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I watched a show on our PBS channel the other day it was making a quilt with big blocks, it was kind of framed by two other fabrics, I loved the quilt and missed the end where it said how to order the pattern the only part I got was M107 or something like that. Can you tell me how to order this quilt pattern, I looked on your website and couldn’t find it. I think this was an older program.

  49. dorothy ricke Says:

    August 29th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I watched your program on circle quilts and cannot find it on the web. Please let me know where I can purchase the circle tool that you attach to your sewing machine?

  50. Nancy Says:

    August 26th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Hi Jeanne, I do not recognize the title “Quilt on the Go.” You may rewatch the most recent 52 Sewing With Nancy programs at http://www.nancyzieman.com. Click on Videos, then you can define your search by Selecting a Category and click on apply. Program titles are in alphabetical order. Or email more details about the program at info@ziemanproductions.com

  51. Jeanne Says:

    August 12th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Last Saturday, 8/8/13 on our PBS, I’m told you did a series on “Quilt on the Go”. I’m trying to find it, but am having difficulty. Where shall I look to see it online? Thank you.

  52. Nancy Says:

    August 12th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Judy, Thanks for your interest in sewing for kids in need. The organization is Quilts for Kids. You’ll find it on this listing of all Nancy’s Corner guests with links to their websites. http://www.nancysnotions.com/jump.do?itemID=5&itemType=LANDING&page=nancyscorner

  53. judy Says:

    August 7th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    nancy ,I am trying to find the info on the show about quilts for kids , they send you the material for free and you make it and send it back , I would love to make some ,but I got on the show to late and didn’t catch the mans name if you could please send me the info or the web site I would greatly appreciate it

  54. Bonnie Blanchard Says:

    June 9th, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Dear Nancy,
    This morning I saw your program featuring Tula Pink and her wonderful quilting! I’ve stayed away from quilting
    because it’s TOO EXACTING. And Tula is the perfect answer. Her latest book is sold out. Do you have sourcing from your show? I love watching your serging program and learn so much, even at 6:30 am on a Sunday morning.
    Thanks again Nancy
    Bonnie Blanchard

  55. Nancy Says:

    May 21st, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Hi Lisa, You can find all things Sewing With Nancy at http://www.nancyzieman.com then look for the tabs at the left-hand side. Click on Nancy’s Corner Videos. I believe you are looking for Ken Wing of Woman’s Cooperative in India.

  56. Nancy Says:

    May 1st, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Beverly, My Google search brought me to this link. Hope it’s what you’re looking for. http://www.sewnews.com/blogs/sewing/2012/09/17/attaching-satin-blanket-binding/

  57. Beverly Hoffman Says:

    April 23rd, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Hi Nancy,
    I am making a baby blanket and I’m using blanket binding but I’m not sure how to do the mitered corners and how to line it up on both sides evenly. Is there an episode that i can watch that will teach me how?

  58. Nancy Says:

    April 22nd, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Jill, Thanks for watching Sewing With Nancy. At the end of my program with Eileen Roche, Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lessons, Part 1, my Nancy’s Corner guest shared her organization hints using S.P.R.I.N.G. At this link, scroll down to find my interview with Gretchen Hudock. http://www.wpt.org/sewingwithnancy/nancyscorner.cfm

  59. janie Says:

    April 20th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    nancy, you had a lady on that took a circle and made it into a square and turned the edges under and one side was a square and the other side of quilt was the turned under edges. I need to know what to do about sewing them together and any thing else instructions. Thanks

  60. Jill Zupich Says:

    April 20th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I enjoyed your program with Eileen Roche. My cat interviened when you were describing the S.P.R.I.N.G. organization she uses. It is similar to what I used when we moved the last time however that was almost 20 years ago. Where can I find what the letters stand for again? My sewing/computer room is only 10 ft square with a very small closet, two desks (sewing machine and computer), 2 drawer file cabinet, two large standing shelves for fabric(which is full) an old table for cutting, two standing book shelves, 4 various sized totes, three drawer units and an office chair. The rest is out in our garage in a trunk. HELP!

  61. Nancy Says:

    March 18th, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Thanks, Sue. You brightened my day!

  62. Sue Buchanan Says:

    March 14th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Thank you for your years of dedication to teaching us better ways to sew. I had the chance to meet you at your booth at Sew Expo in Puyallup, WA a few years ago, and it was a real pleasure. After high school home ec. in the 70’s using the difficult methods of sewing and tailoring and then giving up, it was people like you who brought me back to sewing with the newer, easier techniques. I have taped many of your shows so that I can watch when I like, and am thrilled to have found you on the internet. Congratulations on a job well done, a fantastic career!

  63. Nancy Says:

    March 14th, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Deloris, For additional fitting assistance, please write me at info@ziemanproductions.com

  64. Deloris B Says:

    March 12th, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I have a question. My daughter and granddaughter both have the shoulder blades stick out and look like angel wings. It is very hard to sew for them, because they small busted, small waists and tall. Please expain to me how to extend a pattern to accommodate their angel wings. Thanks.

  65. lisa Says:

    January 28th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you so much for the information on Ken Wing.

  66. Nancy Says:

    January 22nd, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Hi Lisa, You are looking for Ken Wing of Leilani Arts. Here’s a link to watch the segment again. http://video.wpt2.org/video/2287560994 And a link to his website. http://www.leilaniarts.net/ If you need further assistance, write to me at info@ziemanproductions.com

  67. TJ Says:

    January 21st, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Nancy: Congratulations on 30 years of your show! I’ve learned so much watching you. I look forward for each new segment to see what you’ve brought to the table to share. I hope you keep it up for a long time. It wouldn’t be the same without you. You are an inspiration to me. God bless!

  68. lisa Says:

    January 21st, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I am hopeful you can direct me the the TV show that was broadcasted on PBS local WGTE in Toledo, OH on 1-20-13. I only caught the tailend of the show and I would like to view it again or read about this. I can only tell you there was an oriental man using what I believe was called dropped silk and they used the words “bathwash or wash bath.
    Could you direct me to this information.
    Thank you for your time

  69. Nancy Says:

    January 16th, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Mary, You’ll find what you’re looking for in “Sensational Scarves” at Nancy’s Notions website. We used a wash-away stabilizer. Please go to NancysNotions.com

  70. mary kelly Says:

    January 14th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    please tell me which episode demonstrated how to make a scarf using yarn, fabric and solvy sticky stabilizer – then sewing it all together. Also where can I purchase the sticky stabilzer at a GREAT $. Thanks

  71. Nancy Says:

    December 31st, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Ginny, Thank you for your words of praise. You brightened my day.

  72. Ginny Says:

    December 28th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I have been sewing for many years and have always watched Nancy when she is on one of the stations. She is, bar none, the best sewing teacher and demonstrator I have ever seen. Her “Serger Workshop” showed me simplified techniques on the serger and it encouraged me to use it more frequently than i did; I have even started quilting on it because it makes a perfect quarter inch finished seam. I also love some of the unique templates and instructions for quilts and “in the hoop” embroideries. She is amazing, and certainly one of the people I admire the most. Nancy, you are the best!

  73. Nancy Says:

    October 25th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Monta, Thank you for the sweet comment of praise. You’ve touched my heart.

  74. Monta Reina Says:

    October 25th, 2012 at 10:05 am

    This email is a “Thank You” for dedicating your life in sharing with others your love of sewing. I have watched you since you first began your shows. You are indeed as far as I am concerned the number one sewing whiz of our time.

    My sister, Bunnye Botter is also a fan of yours. Gotta keep you in the family. Bunnye is my little sis and my friend who I look up to. She has always been per say, “My hero”. She is the sewing whiz, whom she followed in our Mom’s sewing abilities.

  75. Pam Warrington Says:

    October 14th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I’ve watched Nancy for 30 years, and have learned a lot and easy ways of doing difficult tasks. I teach children to sew and use her ideas. She is wonderful. I admire her a lot!!

  76. Beverly Jane Says:

    October 5th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I can’t wait to get all of Nancy’s Books. All of the most professional sewing people that I “meet” on the internet, lover her and tell me how wonderful her pictures and explanations are. I WISH we had her on TV. I would never miss a session. 40 years ago, I stitched every piece of clothing for our 5 children. On a treadle machine. All of them looked like they came from the store. Now our children are grown and I need to learn my Baby Lock’s twists and turns. It is great to be sewing little girls dresses again for a group that help others. Donating pretty things makes me feel good and seeing a young lady smile from ear to ear is worth millions to me. Thanks in advance Nancy. I should be receiving your A to Z book this week, I hope.

  77. Jennifer Says:

    September 26th, 2012 at 7:09 am

    WOW! Karla, you were pretty harsh. Of all the DIY shows on TV, I can say, without a doubt, I’ve learned the most from Sewing With Nancy. She is a brilliant woman, very good at what she does, always poised and articulate. Thank you Nancy, for years of wonderful instruction!

  78. Kenneth Says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I think Nancy is one of the best in my book I have watch her when she first started on TV and she is still on so she got to be doing something right.Who said sewing was easy?Is it fun to sew you bet.I have been sewing on and off for 20 years now and it still gets me mad at time but I still like to sew I sew bicycle bags for touring with duck cloth and some home stuff for the house.

  79. Sue Says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    It’s not easy to sew a seam while trying to look at the camera and sit in such a way to engage with the camera. I know I probably wouldn’t even be able to tie my shoes on camera and look as good as Nancy looks.

  80. Sheri Says:

    September 13th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Don’t be so hard on her. She’s just like us and I think seeing her not perfect everytime just shows us that sewing is a learned skill. She has always been a great teacher.

  81. Karla Says:

    September 12th, 2012 at 5:34 am

    My second comment is that she showed us the binder, but what good is a binding on one side of a scrap? I’d like to see a video on something real — like a placemat. How do you go around the corners of a square using the binding tool? How to you “finish” the ends once you get back to where you started? Without knowing these techniques, the binding tool is useless in real situations.

  82. Karla Says:

    September 12th, 2012 at 5:14 am

    I was shocked to see that she FAILED the hemmer test and they didn’t retake the video! She’s sewing along and then at about 7:42 it switches to a different view (clearly not the same piece of fabric) and her stitching was going OFF the hem! (Look at the fabric behind the foot — the stitching is no longer on the hem and is stitching too far to the right.) She keeps going and then takes the fabric off and holds it in her hand and hides the spot where the stitches didn’t catch! I found this unbelievable! I don’t have a Babylock, but I do use a hemming attachment on another brand of machine and one of the hardest things with hemming attachments and binders is to get the stitches to be perfectly aligned so they don’t go off and I was hoping to see how she did it and only saw that she has the same problem I have! As a professional, she should have addressed the issue and explained to us how to fix it, but she just ignored it and acted like it was perfect when it was not! I’ve lost trust in these videos.

  83. Barbara McKenna Says:

    September 11th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I do not have a Baby Lock Machine so these tips are not good for me. My machine, a Janome, and my sergers are 15 to 20 years old, so I would like to see tips on these kind of machines.

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