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Add the finishing touches to a gorgeous photograph wall hanging. During this second episode with Nancy Zieman and guest Tammie Bowser, learn how to put the finishing touches on a quilted photograph wall hanging. Also, learn how to improve your design by using specific fabric values and positioning of the fabric pieces in an organic manner.

Nancy and Eileen Roche discuss the first three easy lessons for machine embroider. Lesson one: beginning basics provides necessary information on the top six machine features to look for in an embroidery machine and using appropriate stabilizers. Lesson two: embroidery designs enlightens embroiderers as to the differences in types and categories of designs. Lesson three: placement discusses using design templates and positioning aides to enable embroiderers to get the design to stitch in a precise location, as well as embroidery blanks.

Nancy and Eileen conclude their machine embroidery lessons with four through six. Lesson four: hooping provides information on different hoops, tools, and techniques that assist with the hooping process, as well as how to hoop the fabric and stabilizer. Lesson five: stitching covers final adjustments to make just before stitching out the embroidery design and fixing mishaps. Lesson six: finishing discusses simple yet important steps to follow after your design is complete, both before and after removing the hoop.

WGBY Create
Tue Dec 3rd, 6:00am
Tue Dec 3rd, 12:00pm

Take the annoyance out of creating quilt blocks that contain triangle shapes. Nancy demonstrates how to make no-hassle 1/2 square triangles using the speediest, most accurate and no-math ways. Among the 1/2 square triangle quilt blocks featured in this program are the Box Quilt, Shadow Play, Godey Design, Square in a Square, May Basket and Nancy's Spool blocks. Nancy uses these blocks in a sampler quilt featured in the series.

Take the annoyance out of creating quilt blocks that contain triangle shapes. Nancy Zieman demonstrates how to make no-hassle 1/2 square triangles using the speediest, most accurate and no-math ways. Among the 1/4 square triangle quilt blocks featured in this program are the Box Quilt, Shadow Play, Godey Design, Square in a Square, May Basket and Nancy's Spool blocks. Nancy uses these blocks in a sampler quilt featured in the series.

WGBY Create
Tue Dec 10th, 6:00am
Tue Dec 10th, 12:00pm

Make 1/4 square and 1/2 square triangles without cutting a single triangle! Learn to make 1/4 square triangles and modified 1/4 square triangles-Nancy teaches an easy method where no actual triangles are cut, only squares. Quilt blocks featured in this program range from beginner to experienced levels including the 1/4 Square Dance, Boy's Nonsense, Silent Star, Ohio Star, Star of Hope, and Card Trick blocks. Nancy uses these blocks in a sampler quilt featured in the series.

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