Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares – Part Three

Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares - Part Three

Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares – Part Three

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Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares - Part Three

Incorporating specialty fabrics can add functionality when sewing gifts and projects. For example, try clear vinyl. This unique fabric is the star of the Sewing With Nancy program, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares—the third episode. Watch online.  Here’s a preview of the projects that you’ll see demonstrated during the show.

Jewelry Caddies

Nancy began this episode with a Jewelry Caddy duo, which fits all of the standards set for this show. The caddies use two sizes of fabric rectangles, specialty fabric (clear vinyl with a ribbon accent trim), and all the sewing is done with straight stitches. Best of all, the projects are attractive and very practical!

Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Portable Ironing Blanket

Use the same dimensions as the jewelry caddies plus Quilted Iron Quick fabric to make a portable mini-ironing blanket. Use it next to your sewing machine for quick presses. Or, create a larger ironing blanket, any size of your choice, with the same transportability. It could easily be used as an ironing board substitute or for travel. Either way, you can custom-make these projects easily with Nancy’s sew simple techniques.

Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Closet Organizer

How about adding extra storage to your home without assembling knock-down furniture or remodeling a closet? Create portable, compact closet organizers with double-sided quilted fabric, clear vinyl, and ribbon trim. It’s another straight-stitched project that can hang in full sight or hidden behind a closet door.

Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Watch Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares (Part OnePart Two, and Part Three) on Sewing With Nancy.

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12 Complete Projects are featured in Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares

Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares, a new 3-part Sewing With Nancy series


Nancy Zieman's Giveaway

What’s your favorite project from this series? A random winner will receive a copy of Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares Book and DVD from Nancy’s Notions.

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  • Anne Z
    June 27, 2019

    I love the closet organizer. Who doesn’t need more storage space? Also, it is an attractive way to add the storage. Plus by using vinyl a person can see exactly what is there. No more searching for items. Great idea!!!!

  • Lorna
    June 27, 2019

    Portable ironing pad

  • Clovis
    June 27, 2019

    I like the portable ironing blanket. Don’t have to set up the big ironing board.

  • Peggy Bibb
    June 27, 2019

    The jewelry organizer. Looks like it would be great to fold and travel.

  • Sharon
    June 27, 2019

    Tote bag

  • Donna Fecteau
    June 27, 2019

    I have two favorites the closet organizer would be great for shoes and small clutch purses. I am also a quilter and I would love to make that small ironing blanket to have on the table next to my sewing machine.

  • Susan
    June 27, 2019

    The closet organizer looks like a real handy item to have. One can clear away shoe clutter in a closet with this. Would love to create this!

  • Dixie
    June 27, 2019

    Portable ironing pad. Also closet organizer.

  • Carolyn T
    June 27, 2019

    My favorites from Part 3 are the jewelry caddy and the ironing blankets for home and travel.

  • Linda H
    June 27, 2019

    I would make the jewelry caddie. It would be great for traveling.

  • Sue Croinex
    June 27, 2019

    Each time I read Nancy’s newsletter I want to put everything aside and do a sewing project. Small projects are so much fun.

  • Bonnye
    June 27, 2019

    I like the portable ironing blanket. I am teaching my daughter in law how to sew and since the house is small this would be useful.

  • Beverly
    June 27, 2019

    My favorite would be the ironing blanket to take to classes. It would also be handy to have near embroidery machine or sewing machine when a lot of pressing is involved so as to not have to get up and down to the ironing board.

  • L Watson
    June 27, 2019

    This is one of my favorite series from Nancy. I do like the portable ironing pad. The travel totes would be wonderful to make and use also. And then I would like to top it off with the traveling jewelry caddy!

  • Bev Bolduc Aldridge
    June 27, 2019

    Portable ironing blanket would be something I can use. Just have to find that Quilted Iron Quick Fabric.

  • Sarah
    June 27, 2019

    I would like to have a portable ironing surface, I also love the idea of having a jewelry bag for traveling.I like almost all of the items in this series of sewing projects. And I love how Nancy made them all look so easy to do/complete!

  • EllenB
    June 27, 2019

    I like the closet organizer and need one … or several!

  • Julie Kill
    June 27, 2019

    Honestly, I like all of the projects! The projects I need to make for right now/use right now would be the Portable Ironing Blanket and Closet organizer from Ep. 3 – for my daughter for college! Since your timing is perfect for finishing the projects before fall semester begins, I better get sewing!
    My ultimate favorite is the tote bag, “saddle” bag and cosmetic bag set from Ep. 1. – I would like to make one for myself for a “work bag” set, and one for our other daughter for gymnastics.

  • Noreen
    June 27, 2019

    I think my favorite would be the luggage saddlebag. It’s so nice to have so many ways to use scrap pieces of fabric!

  • Lorraine Alves
    June 27, 2019

    The travel saddle bags are my favorites. The sizes shown are perfect for most luggage. However, because they are rectangles, the sizes can be adjusted to work with all sizes of luggage.

  • Mitzi weber
    June 27, 2019

    The ironing pad to take to class.and the jewelry orgainizer.

  • Teri
    June 27, 2019

    The portable ironing pad is my favorite although I want to make several of the projects as gifts.

  • Marylou Wahl
    June 27, 2019

    Like the jewelry organizer -would make great gifts for nieces and some of my friends but also like the portable ironing pads-great for classes or quilt retreat.

  • Carol
    June 27, 2019

    The portable ironing blanket is my favorite item because it’s so useful.

  • Kar
    June 27, 2019

    Love them all, but right now, the ironing pad is on my radar. I would make one for my dad to have a small ironing surface on top of his dryer in his elder-complex apartment! Would be great for touch up ironing. My similar store-bought jewelry organizer is wearing out. That would be next on my list to make!

  • Barb K
    June 27, 2019

    The ironing pad and the tote bag are good ones for me!

  • Karen L Roop
    June 27, 2019

    I love them all, but to pick just one the closet organizer.

  • Anita
    June 27, 2019

    The closet organizer would be wonderful to organize my interfacing and other sewing goodies in.

  • Joyce
    June 27, 2019

    One favorite project is the ironing blanket. Perfect for small projects at home and to take to retreats.

  • E Watson
    June 27, 2019

    I love just about every item in this series, but my favorites are the cosmetic pouch and tote. I have already made the cosmetic pouch, with a few alterations. I made it into an electronics pouch that stores all my cords and adapters. I added special snap loops inside to keep my cords and earbuds from uncoiling. I also stitched the large front pocket into three smaller pockets.

  • Jackie Wimberley
    June 27, 2019

    The closet organizer is great for the craft/sewing room…organizing everything from stabilizers to rotary cutters!

  • Jean Fogel
    June 27, 2019

    Love the closet organizer!

  • Rosie
    June 27, 2019

    I would enjoy making many of them, but if I could only choose one, it would be the portable ironing blanket.

  • Grannie Connie
    June 27, 2019

    I would like to make the closet organizer first and then the ironing blanket for quilting club.

  • Rita Skraba
    June 27, 2019

    The portable ironing pad would be the first project I would like to make. They are all interesting things to make and use.

  • Ann West
    June 27, 2019

    I love the portable ironing pad to take to classes or retreats. Thanks Nancy!

  • Carole Plourde
    June 28, 2019

    Definitely the Closet Organizer that could be used for fabric and other sewing items,

  • beth d.
    June 28, 2019

    the baskets with grommets. I could use them in my sewing/quilting room.

  • Lillian K
    June 29, 2019

    I would like to make the ironing blanket.

  • DeAnna S
    June 30, 2019

    Oh wow so many great projects! I could really use the ironing pad and closet organizer!

  • Peggy V
    July 1, 2019

    My first project would be a portable ironing station. Thank you for the opportunity to win!!!

  • Karen King
    July 2, 2019

    I like the jewelry caddie…I think these would make great teacher gifts. Thanks!

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