Blog Book Tour: "Sewing A to Z" by Nancy Zieman

Welcome to Nancy Zieman’s “Sewing A to Z” blog tour!  The tour has been going on for a little while now, but today is my day to host and I’m so thrilled to do so.  Nancy Zieman (of the show “Sewing with Nancy“) has recently come out with this fabulous new sewing reference book called “Sewing A to Z“.  And it is just that, Nancy addresses just about every sewing technique there possibly is…….from A to Z.

When I received my copy of the book from the publisher, I sat down that very night to check it out.  I immediately looked over at my husband and said…….”This is a great book!”  Now my husband probably doesn’t care too much about sewing books, but I just had to tell someone right then and there.  Not only is “Sewing A to Z” a great book for a beginner sewer, but it is a great reference for sewers of many different levels.  I love to see what techniques and tricks other fellow sewers use to complete different tasks such as piping, quilting, ect……

Nancy has a very friendly writing style, so you don’t feel overwhelmed by all the wonderful information.  Not only does she give great instructions on different techniques, she provides wonderful tips on different sewing notions and ways to make your sewing life a little bit easier.

As you can see in the picture above, this book is loaded!  Nancy covers everything from applique technique, basting, edge stitching, piping, serging, and the list goes on and on.

As most of you know, I love piping so I really enjoyed reading all about Nancy’s piping technique.  I’ve never used a piping foot before, but I found it very intriguing and may have to look into getting one in the future.  She covers how to make your own piping and inserting it as well.

Quilting is a whole other story.  I would definitely say I am a beginner when it comes to quilting, so I gained a wealth of knowledge through her information about different types of quilting, quilting feet for your sewing machine, as well as the different notions that can be used.

And finally, thread.  The thread section of a sewing store can be extremely overwhelming for someone who is just starting out sewing.  What to use?  Polyester, cotton, embroidery?  Well, no need to be overwhelmed, Nancy goes through them all so that you can feel confident the next time you make your thread selection!

You’ve got to head over to Nancy’s blog and check out her “Sewing A to Z” post.  She is having a HUGE grand prize giveaway (worth over $450) that I’m sure you are going to want to enter.  She will be choosing one random winner that comments on her blog post throughout the tour.  Here’s a peak at the prize package, which includes this book as well…….

If you would like to check out some other reviews about “Sewing A to Z” from other blogger’s hosting the tour, click on any of the links below.

Sewing A to Z blog tour:
15-Aug Nancy Zieman’s blog
16-Aug Whipstitch
17-Aug Sew Mama Sew
18-Aug Diary of a Quilter
20-Aug Amy’s Creative Side
22-Aug Quiltville
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
1-Sep True Up
2-Sep Sew News
6-Sep Off the Cuff Sewing Style
7-Sep V and Co.
8-Sep The Cottage Home
9-Sep Colette Patterns 

If you are new to sewing, I highly recommend this book.  I am pretty much a self-taught sewer and this book would have saved me a lot of time and headache during my first years of sewing! 

Click HERE to purchase “Sewing A to Z” by Nancy Zieman.

Thanks for joining me on this tour and I hope you enjoyed learning about this great new book!

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  1. I want this book and this prize! where I have to leave any comments?

  2. what a wonderful resource. I could really use this book and would LOVE to win this!

  3. Looks like a fabulous, very comprehensive book. Please count me in for the giveaway and thank you for this opportunity!

  4. What a wonderful resource to have! I am going to have to add it to my wish list! Thanks for the review!

  5. Nancy does a wonderful job of explaining things in a way people can understand. I would love to have a job like hers.

  6. Thanks for sharing this Lindsay!

  7. ooh please pick me 🙂 i’d lurve to win!

  8. Awesome book!

  9. I really love what I’ve seen during the blog tour about this book. It is one for sure that I MUST have.

  10. What an amazing package! Where do we comment on her blog or yours?

  11. Please comment on Nancy’s blog to enter to win!!


  12. Thanks for sharing your review of Nancy’s book. Looks and sounds like one that would be great to have around for a reference and to learn new things from as well.

  13. Thanks for the review!! Everyone seems to love it and I’m sure I’ll buy if I don’t win 🙂 And maybe gift it, too.

  14. I want this book!

  15. I’ve been following the book tour and have fallen in love with this wonderful resource!