Nancy Zieman is my sewing hero, and I bet that most of you feel the same way! I’ve been watching her show Sewing With Nancy ever since I’ve been able to sew. (In tracking down that link, I discovered you can watch SWN episodes online for free — hooray!). She has a new book out, Sewing A to Z. In it, she compiles sewing tips and techniques that she has “tweaked and personalized” over her 35+ years of sewing expertise, and put them in convenient alphabetical order. The format makes it a book that’s great for browsing as well as to have on hand while you work.
I was thrilled to be asked to host a stop on Nancy’s blog tour, and even more thrilled that she agreed to participate in Fabric Fives. So, take it away, Nancy!
Five Favorite Fabrics in Your Stash Right Now
Landscape quilting is my favorite pasttime! This fabric collection includes four leaf prints that are out of print, and a hand dyed fabric from Wendy Richardson.
Five Fabrics on Your Wish List
Amy Butler — Delhi Blooms Corduroy in Grass
Amy Butler – Solid Corduroy in Lime (image from Hawthorne Threads)
Anna Maria Horner Laminated Fabric (to make a great tote)
Hand-dyed fabric by Laura Wasilowski, Moss green
A blue hand-dyed fabric from Friestyle (ed. note: not shown in image above)
Five Fabrics You Could (or Do) Consume by the Bolt
Not exciting, but totally crucial! In my sewing studio, we literally consume these fabrics by the bolt. From bags to garments to quilt projects, we’re always using stabilizers and interfacings.
Five Most Recent Acquisitions (and your plans for them, if any)
This collection (various supplies) is currently being made into a new product that will launch at the fall ’12 (yes, 2012) Quilt Market! Sorry, can’t disclose just yet!
A Favorite Five Fabric Combo
Thanks so much, Nancy!
Nancy is giving away a grand prize package of various sewing goodies worth $450. For a chance to win, leave a comment on Nancy’s blog here, and a winner will be chosen at the end of the tour.
Follow the tour:
8/15/11 Nancy Zieman’s blog
8/17/11 Sew Mama Sew
8/18/11 Diary of a Quilter
8/20/11 Amy’s Creative Side
8/23 Crap I’ve Made
8/24/11 Eileen Roche’s blog
8/25/11 I’m Just a Guy Who Quilts
8/26/11 The Free Motion Quilting Project
8/27/11 Sew Serendipity
8/29/11 Lazy Girl Designs
8/30/11 Pat Sloan Blog
8/31/11 Tallgrass Prairie Studio
9/1/11 You Are Here!
9/2/11 Sew News
9/6/11 Off the Cuff Sewing Style
9/7/11 V and Co.
9/8/11 The Cottage Home
9/9/11 Colette Patterns