Learn More “Stress Free” Doodle Stitching

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Learn More “Stress Free” Doodle Stitching

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Do you like to doodle? Many of us enjoy sketching or even scribbling absentmindedly, dreaming we’re budding artists! The same action can be translated to needle and thread, randomly stitching on small pieces of fabric while learning creative techniques.

Watch the Doodle Stitching TV show (Part One, Part Two, and Part Threeonline now. You’ll also find details, tips, and techniques in the Doodle Stitching bookavailable at Nancy’s Notions.

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Clip ‘n Stitch Doodling

Let’s kick off Doodle Stitching Part Three with a Clip ‘n Stitch Doodle project. Small snippets of fabric fused to a background layer are the doodling tools. This is not a lengthy process, rather a random act of creativity!

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Popsicle Garden

One of the benefits of doodle stitching is becoming comfortable with free-motion quilting. Creating a Popsicle Garden is an ideal way to learn the tricks of the trade while stitching a whimsical work of art. Circles and rectangular shapes are all that’s needed, along with a little stitching time. Watch online to see how easy it is to try free-motion quilting on this smaller scale.

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Doodle Outside the Lines

Next on Doodle Stitching Part Three, a scarf was the fabric chosen for the last of the creative projects. Nancy liked the look of doubling the sheer layers to create even more subtle shades of color. Each section was roughly stitched with sketchy stitches. We liken the stitching to coloring in a book. You can’t make a mistake when you purposely Doodle Outside the Lines.

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The Book: Doodle Stitching

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  • Nancy guides you through her fun techniques for painting with thread and scraps of fabric. You don’t need to worry about perfection—these techniques are made to give you beautiful results, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned sewist.
  • Nancy’s signature style of stress-free techniques and easy projects inspires and empowers. Plus, she shows you how to translate pencil-sketched doodles onto fabric with your sewing machine.

Doodle Stitching Book

  • Full color photographs and illustrations
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Double-wire binding so that pages lay flat when open—no more struggling to keep your page from turning or bending; plus it’s easier to keep your book right next to you as you work
  • Soft cover, 40 page book by Nancy Zieman, Sewing With Nancy

Watch Doodle Stitching—Part Three  on Sewing With Nancy online.

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Do you like to doodle and/or create fabric art? Leave a comment below to be eligible to win a copy of the Doodle Stitching Book, from Nancy’s Notions.

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Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

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  • Treva Campbell
    April 30, 2019

    I would love to win this Doodle stitching book. I would really put it to use.

  • Nancy Ice
    April 30, 2019

    I would really enjoy this book. I’m new to quilting – I’m more home decor and/or garment sewer. I really enjoy the free motion technique but find myself stressing over the ‘doing it’ part. I think this doodling would be a fantastic way to beat the stress. Thanks!

  • Ann West
    April 30, 2019

    Since I am not a “doodler”, I need this book to help me break out of my shell and experiment. Thanks.

  • Joyce Migliore
    April 30, 2019

    I have done a little bit of doodling but haven’t seen some of those techniques shown. I would love to learn more about doodling!

  • Sandra N
    April 30, 2019

    I would love to learn to doodle! It would add so much interest to otherwise plain fabrics!

  • Nancy Wrenn
    April 30, 2019

    My hands are a little jerky. Can I still do the doodling? Would love to learn. When I try to machine quilt I get points and angles in stead of round quilting. Sometimes it looks okay because it is all alike. But not always.

  • Clovis
    April 30, 2019

    Doodling can make great art.

  • Nancy
    April 30, 2019

    Would love to try this technique. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Julie Kill
    April 30, 2019

    I would love to learn to Doodle stitch! This year my goal is to learn three new techniques and to implement them on a quilt or wall hanging.

  • Dixie
    April 30, 2019

    I would love to learn to doodle to try on a quilt.

  • Karen Jencks
    April 30, 2019

    I love the thought of doodle stitching and the thought of just having fun and no stress of perfection.

  • Ellie
    April 30, 2019

    Just wanted to let you know that I can no longer open any videos since last week. Any reason that you know?

  • Teri
    April 30, 2019

    I would love to try doodle stitching.

  • Mary
    April 30, 2019

    Looks like it would be fun!

  • Carolyn T
    April 30, 2019

    My new favorite thing to do at my sewing machine is Doodle Stitching! How fun to watch the projects come together.

  • Phyllis
    April 30, 2019

    I love to doodle, so this would be fun to try. I love the Queen Anne’s Lace flowers and bird’s nest. Thanks for all your great ideas and guidance!

  • Katherine D
    April 30, 2019

    I would enjoy the opportunity to learn new techniques offered in this book and could use them to help me with my art quilts.

  • Marian Crane
    April 30, 2019

    I’d love a copy of the book! I have a free-motion head for my old Elna, but haven’t played much with doodling. As a fiber artist who (occasionally) makes money at this, I enjoy blending artplay and work.

  • Bonnye
    April 30, 2019

    I began doodling on some fabric that I will make into bags. Really fun.

  • Christi
    April 30, 2019

    I do sometimes enjoy this type of stitching.

  • Cynthia d.
    May 1, 2019

    Looks like fun. I have some scarf material that would work for this and hope to give it a try. It would be great to win & share this with my quilting group.

  • DeAnna S
    May 1, 2019

    I love creating fabric art by using doodling designs. It’s makes me feel so creative

  • Lee Ann Wagner
    May 1, 2019

    I have never tried doodling on fabric, but it looks like such fun. I love to sew and I love to create. Would love to have the book and try making beautiful artwork with my sewing machine.

  • Bonnie
    May 1, 2019

    I like to doodle on paper, but I have never tried it on fabric. This book would definitely inspire me to be more creative with fabric. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Susan
    May 1, 2019

    Doodling lets that inner artist emerge! What fun to create the popsicle garden from doodling via sewing!

  • Bridget
    May 1, 2019

    I like to doodle on fabric panels. This is something very new for me and it provides a great sense of satisfaction.

  • Lori Sawyer
    May 2, 2019

    I find myself doodling almost daily.i also love embroidery,so im excited to try doodle stitching out .Thank you for a chance at winning your book!

  • Cecilia
    May 3, 2019

    This book would be very helpful to me. Have tried machine quilting, but somewhat intimadated by the process. My desire to do this is strong, so thinking the book would get me inspired.

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