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You're in good company! 33 percent of quilters say landscape is their favorite quilt design, according to the latestQuilting in Americasurvey. The Art of Landscape Quiltingcovers all aspects of designing and quilting landscape quilts through detailed instructions and concepts you will benefit from, regardless of your skill level. This one-stop resource for landscape quilting features 16 upscale step-by-step projects, and 20 partial projects; plus tips, tricks and techniques from the authors - including foremost sewing expert Nancy Zieman. With prints and supplies available at chains and independent shops, all you need is this book and your own creative sprit.
Nancy Zieman, the nation's most recognized and revered sewing expert, teaches aspiring and experienced embroiders everything they need to know to master this craft. An easy-to-understand tutorial explains the basics of machine embroidery, and detailed photos and illustrations depict every step of using these machines for top-notch results. Readers will learn about what tools are needed, how to organize the embroidery area, types of machines, designs, templating/positioning, software, stabilizers, hooping fabrics, trouble shooting and finishing touches. The book also shows readers how to apply those skills as they use machine embroidery to embellish everything from hats and shirts to blankets and towels. Easy-to-follow tutorial for beginners in machine embroidery Features a glossary of common terms Provides inspiration or moving beyond the basics into more advanced projects
The right notion just might unlock your creativity For the past 25 years, Nancy Zieman has offered innovative ideas, inspiration and information designed to make sewing, serging, quilting and embroidering more efficient--and more enjoyable. Now she offers a guidebook to every tool you'll ever need! Nancy's Favorite 101 Notionscovers the standards--not all pins are created equal!--as well as some one-task wonders that can make the difference between a frustrating failure and a wonderful work of art. Nancy describes the features of each tool--so you can find a tool that works, regardless of brand--and details the various uses. Helpful Notes from Nancy and Budget-Friendly tips are sprinkled throughout, as are illustrated mini-demonstrations. WithNancy's Favorite 101 Notions, you can find the tools that will make sewing easier, faster, more creative and more fun!
Nancy Zieman's pattern fitting approach is easy-- no cutting, slashing, tucking or pinching-- just logical and easy pivot-and-slide techniques, providing a painless method to follow that results in a garment that is comfortable and attractive. Once you learn Nancy's techniques for fitting, you will find it easy to make every garment you sew fit your size and shape. Multiple fitting charts are included in the book, as well as an index for locating technical information at a glance.
The inspiring and encouraging tone of this book will make you feel like you've been quilting your entire life! From the nation's favorite sewing teacher comes tips and step-by-step instruction for getting started quilting, from selecting tools, to rotary cutting techniques and edge-jointed seaming, you get it all!
Learn to Serge with Confidence! Expand your skills beyond those using a traditional sewing machine to discover these ease and versatility of creating wonderful projects with a serger instead. Renowned author and sewing expert Nancy Zieman shows you everything you need to know about serging through easy-to-follow instructions featured inSerge with Confidence. First build your confidence by learning the basic techniques and tools needed on your way to serging success, and then put those skills to use by creating one of the many showcased projects. Whether you are a beginning serger or you have been using your machine for years,Serge with Confidenceis the No. 1 resource to have on hand in your quest for serging excellence. You'll find: Comprehensive overview of a serger and how to use it Overview of the types of stitches available, products and tools 18 inspirational projects, from wardrobe pieces and accessories to home decor, and holiday ideas, all fully illustrated and beautifully photographed Through guide to keeping your serger running smoothly and trouble-free
More than 35 Gift Projects from Nancy Zieman Discover a multitude of gifts to sew for your friends, family, or for yourself. From home decor to jewelry, evening bags to quilts - youll find a project perfect for any gift-giving occasion. Nancy teaches you the basics for five techniques - paper piecing, punched suede, strip quilting, embroidery, and photo transfer. Then she guides you through several gift projects utilizing those techniques. Clear step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations show the easy-sew path to successfully completing more than 35 gift projects. Paper Piecing - 7 projects Punched Suede - 5 projects Strip Quilting - 9 projects Embroidery - 8 projects Photo Transfer - 7 projects
It's sew on! What's not to love about knits? They're flexible and fashionable, extremely versatile, and completely wearable. But are they too tricky to sew? Not with expert Nancy Zieman at your side! Nancy's no-fear approach to this easy yet comprehensive guide will inspire you to try all kinds of knit fabrics in your sewing projects, for results that are truly rewarding. With this book, you will: Learn about a wide variety of knit fabrics and their best sewing uses. Practice basic techniques and pick up dozens of tips that will build your confidence. Discover how to choose the right knit fabric for your needs. Test your skills on 5 fully illustrated step-by-step projects, ready to sew and wear. Even the most challenging knit is no match for you and your sewing machine with this helpful guide. Let's sew!
Let Nancy Zieman Help You Sew with Confidence Do you think sewing is difficult? You won't after you read this book! Written for beginners by Nancy Zieman, host of the popular PBS television seriesSewing with Nancy, this guide provides all the help you need to sew like a pro. The friendly, easy-to-understand instruction starts with the basics and continuities through the process until you can easily sew all of the projects included. Clear step-by-step directions with lots of illustrations ensure your success. You'll find information on: Tools - Cutting, Measuring, Marking, Pressing Sewing Machines and Sergers Fabrics and Interfacings Patterns and Alternations Layout, Cutting, Marking, Stitching Waistlines, Gathering, Darts, Pleats, Sleeves Zippers, Hems, Closures, Pockets Step-by-step Directions for: curtains, pillows, pants, totes/gift bags
The Answers to All Your Sewing Questions! Whether you're a novice sewer or a skilled seamstress, who better to go to for sewing answers and advice than expert Nancy Zieman? Set aside your sewing fears and let Nancy guide you step-by-step through 100+ basic to advanced sewing methods and techniques. § Arranged in alphabetical order for fast and easy reference, this handy guide will make its permanent home by your sewing machine or on your workspace. § With over 100 topics ranging from Appliqué to Zippers, Nancy will help you achieve beautiful results with every project. § HelpfulNotes from Nancythroughout the book provide insights and tips for a variety of sewing techniques and skills. § Spiral binding allows the book to lay flat for hands-free reference while you sew, cut or press. § Clear, concise instructions and detailed illustrations help make even the most advanced techniques easy to understand and successfully execute. A wealth of information and instruction from your favorite sewing expert is at your fingertips in this go-to guide! Stitch with ease and assurance withNancy Zieman's Sewing A to Zby your side!
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