Good day everyone! If you're reading this, then you're probably here for another installment of Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z Book Blog Tour! Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoy my thoughts on the book.
Nancy Zieman, executive producer of Sewing With Nancy and founder of Nancy's Notions is no doubt an expert in the field of sewing and quilting. In her new book, Sewing A to Z, she's compiled over 100 basic to advanced sewing and quilting methods and techniques. Relying on her 35 years experience teaching and lecturing, this book is sure to become the cornerstone of any sewist’s library, whether novice or professional.
Full of step-by-step illustrations, tips and thorough explanations, this book contains a wealth of information and will be an invaluable guide to fine-tuning sewing skills. The spiral binding allows you to follow along easily right at your machine or worktable.
Among the many topics covered in the book of interest to quilters like myself, including: applique, binding, thread, half square & quarter square triangles, machine quilting, needles, etc, I found the tutorial on mitered quilt borders to be excellent.
What a great alternative to straight borders and a simple, easy way to frame your quilt. Nancy's instructions are precise and thorough, as always. The illustrations throughout the book are well labeled and clearly drawn.
You can watch Nancy herself talking about her new book in the video here.
Need a quick answer about sewing with knits? Want to know the best way to install a zipper? The alphabetized index at the back of the book will direct you to the proper section quickly and have you back behind the sewing machine in no time. All and all, I believe this book will give me a better understanding of my quilting hobby and perhaps encourage me to expand my talents and branch out to garment sewing. We'll see!
I want to thank Nancy for allowing me to preview Sewing A to Z and hope my readers will benefit from the information contained therein.
If you're interested in winning your very own copy of Sewing A to Z, please leave a comment here on this post. I will draw a winner and announce their name here on Monday, August 29th!
Nancy has also put together an amazing grand prize package worth $450 for one lucky reader. Visit Nancy’s blog and comment on her blog tour post for another chance to win!
If you've missed any Sewing A to Z tour stops here is the complete schedule including the remaining stops. Toot toot!
15-Aug Nancy Zieman’s blog
17-Aug Sew Mama Sew
18-Aug Diary of a Quilter
20-Aug Amy’s Creative Side
23-Aug Crap I’ve Made
24-Aug Eileen Roche’s blog
25-Aug I’m Just a Guy Who Quilts
26-Aug The Free Motion Quilting Project
27-Aug Sew Serendipity
29-Aug Lazy Girls Designs
30-Aug Pat Sloan Blog
31-Aug Tallgrass Prairie Studio
01-Sep True Up
02-Sep Sew News
06-Sep Off the Cuff Sewing Style
07-Sep V and Co.
08-Sep The Cottage Home
09-Sep Colette Patterns
Enjoy your day!