October Fall Project Round Up

October Fall Sewing and Quilting Project Round-Up by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

October Fall Project Round Up

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October Fall Sewing and Quilting Project Round-Up by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

With the leaves changing and the weather cooling, it is a perfect time to get stitching on fall sewing and quilting projects. From tunics to table runners, you’ll find something for all skill levels, and all time-commitments, in this project round up.

Faux Hexagon Wall Hanging

Create a prairie-inspired wall hanging. At first glance, hexagon quilt block shapes can cause many quilters to think three-intersection-Y-seams! Not so with this Prairie-Style Faux-Hexagon Wall Hanging.

In this blog-exclusive free project, each hexagon shape is created with two halves, eliminating the intersection of three seams, otherwise known as Y-seams. With this technique, faux-hexagon halves are stitched in columns, with all straight seams, and with relative speed and ease. Plus, the results are dramatic!

How to Make a Prairie Style Quilted Wall Hanging by Nancy Zieman

Write-on Table Runner

A Chalkboard Table Runner is great for all seasons and occasions, plus it’s fast to create. Use this fun design at your next holiday potluck or dinner. Choose your favorite Christmas fabricseasonal fabric, or a novelty fabric to frame the runner, and you’ll instantly add fun to your next gathering. Your guests will enjoy labeling their dishes to pass, or writing quick messages with chalk. What a novel idea!

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Fast and Easy Dresden Sunflower

With this popular sewing tutorial, sew a fast and festive sunflower table topper using fabric scraps and Clover’s Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Dresden Collection. In as little as an afternoon, you’ll update your décor in time for the changing season.

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I’d like to share a quilt block pattern that’s ideal for a table runner. Featured is the Box Quilt Block, which dates back to 1898, each 12-1/2″ block is made with eight half-square triangles and a center square. This pattern is included in the No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks Book, a quilt block sampler pattern book. Streamline the piecing process by using the No-Hassle Triangle tool. Find the complete sewing tutorial here. Please note: This free design is part of the Fall Table Runner Challenge 2015. The challenge is no longer open for entries.

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Fall Wardrobe Addition

Sometimes we just need a comfortable go-to knit top in our wardrobe. My newest pattern with The McCall Pattern Company is casual and whimsical with fashionable style lines. M7474 is a long tunic-style top. Like other knit garments, this completed piece is lightweight and travels well, too. Watch how easy this tunic is to create on Sewing With Nancy.

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Sew Strip by Strip Patchwork Quilts

Continuing with our theme of using strips of fabric to create a focal design, with the Tumbling Leaves design we introduce you to offsetting the strips and offsetting the cutting of the fabric. Create this version of strip by strip patchwork in fall shades or spring colors—you get to choose. Learn the easy techniques for construction on Sewing With Nancy.

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Sew a Fall Fiber Art Piece

Almost 20 years ago, I was introduced to landscape quilting techniques by Natalie Sewell, nationally known landscape quilt artist. Natalie and I became best friends and scheduled two or three quilting dates each year. During the three-part Sewing With Nancy series, Beginning Landscape Quilting, we simplify the process so that everyone interested can enjoy the pleasure of creating outdoor scenes in fabric.

How to create a landscape quilt by Nancy Zieman and Natalie Sewell

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  • Melani
    October 14, 2017

    I love what you do. It is invaluable to the creative mind.

  • Bev Donaldson
    October 14, 2017

    My day is brighter when I receive your posts!

  • Terri Alsobrook
    October 14, 2017

    I enjoy the elegance of your presentations. I’ve learned a great deal from you. My best wishes to you and yours. The Lord is with you and loves you dearly.

  • Sunni
    October 14, 2017

    What a cheerful, inviting and fun compilation of projects. Your blogs are warm, homey and always inspiring. Loving thoughts to you Nancy, family and crew.

  • BevM
    October 14, 2017

    You are a blessing.

  • Constance
    October 14, 2017

    I love all your ideas for fall table covers.

  • Carol Netzler
    October 14, 2017

    You’re tickling my interest to try a fabric art piece.

  • Rosemary
    October 14, 2017

    I love the landscape piece.

  • Jeanette Withrow
    October 14, 2017

    Love the landscape

  • Grannie Connie
    October 14, 2017

    I really enjoy your blog. You brighten my day. Thank you and God bless you and yours.

  • Linda E
    October 14, 2017

    Thanks for all of the fall inspiration. I’d like to try several of the projects. I hope to start with the Dresden mat. I always enjoy your newsletters and wish you well.

  • Dorothy Martin
    October 15, 2017

    What great fall projects that inspire, Nancy! Good time of year to unwrap the fabric and stitch up our dreams!

  • Chrisdooni
    October 17, 2017

    test soft

  • Debbie Brown
    November 14, 2017

    Dear Zieman Family:
    This is such a sad day and you are all in my prayers. It is impossible for me to tell you how much I learned from Nancy. She was a wonderful teacher and friend. I will miss her greatly
    Debbie Brown

  • sal massimino
    November 14, 2017

    So saddened by Nancy’s passing. She will be so missed by me and all of her sewing buddies. God Bless , Sally M.

  • Pat
    November 15, 2017

    Such a great teacher. Always sharing her knowledge of sewing and quilting. She will be sadly missed.

  • Cinda Lou Goodrich
    November 17, 2017

    The sew world is saddened by the loss of Nancy. For all the people that can not travel to workshops but want to learn what is new, we thank Nancy for the great gift of sewing. I have learned so much from that early Sat. morning show. The heavens have opened the door to someone that gave much more than she ever took. God bless Nancy and her family now. Know that she was loved by many.

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