Nancy Prince
Thread Painting

Welcome to Thread Painting with Nancy Prince
Award Winning Quilter
National Teacher and Lecturer
Best Selling Author
HGTV 'Simply Quilts' Guest
PBS 'Creative Living' Guest
The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims


 
Thread painting and I had a natural love affair from the first stitch. Being able to capture a favorite photo or familiar scene in thread and fabric has been an amazing adventure for me, one in which I would like to share with you. I invite you to stay a while and explore the world of thread painting.

Nancy
National Bernina Artisan






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The International Quilt Festival in Houston

October 27 - November 2 2014

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Add Excitement and Pizzazz
to
Your Quilting and Sewing Projects


Thread painting is easy to learn and adds excitement and pizzazz to many of your quilting and sewing projects.  Throughout my website you will find many thread painting examples that hopefully will arouse your creative juices and give you ideas for your own projects.  As far as the type of sewing machine you need for thread painting, any machine will do as long as it has a straight stitch and zigzag stitch.  You don't need a fancy sewing machine!

For those of you that are new to thread painting we have created a Build Your Own Thread
Painting Start-up Kit that allows you to customize your kit to suit your needs. To help you  learn some basic "how-tos" about thread painting we provide three free videos. One shows how easy it is to thread paint, one shows you how to setup your sewing machine for free motion and the other shows you how to execute the two stitches you need for thread painting.

Once you have your Build Your Own Thread Painting Start-up Kit, click on the Thread Painting tab above and try your skill with three free mini workshops. If you want an upfront and personal workshop click on the Teacher's Schedule tab above to find a city near you where Nancy will be teaching.  Below are the links to the items you need to start your quilting or sewing adventure. Enjoy!



What is thread painting all about?

All Star Review Paducah 2012







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Exciting New Quilting and Sewing Products

 

Nancy is always looking for unique quality products for her quilting and sewing friends.  Here are some recent finds!


Perfect Scissors in 4” and 7 1/2” sizes

These Perfect Scissors have a special blade that pulls the fabric into the scissors rather than pushing them away like traditional scissors. They are the best scissors I have found.
Lapel Stick

Lapel stick is a glue stick for fabric and is the best quilter’s tool I have seen in awhile. It spreads smoothly when rubbed on fabric and is great for appliqué, attaching binding, basting,  attaching quilt labels and sleeves -  just to mention a few of its great characteristics.  Once you have tried this amazing little glue stick, you will be hooked??
Project Bags

This bag is the perfect project bag. The clear window allows you to see exactly what is in the bag and the strap makes it convenient to travel with or hang on display so at a glance you can see what is in each project bag. The bag comes in two sizes – 12” x 13” and 16” x 16”. This bag will become you favorite go-to-workshop bag.
 Click here to see all the new products!


Join Nancy on The Quilt Show
with
Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims



In the summer of 2011, I had the pleasure of being invited by Alex and Ricky to tape a show for The Quilt Show (episode 1004) which aired on February 13, 2012 . The show was great fun and best of all there is a ton of new information on thread painting and sketching.  Read more ....








Nancy's New Book is Here!
Thread Painting with Style

 

Thread PaintingIn this comprehensive reference guide, Nancy shows you how to thread paint with style.  This highly detailed instructional book walks you through thread, supplies, stitches, methods shading, blending, highlighting, sketching and distortion and includes a very useful trouble shooting section.  This ultimate thread painting techniques book concludes with six projects so you can practice everything you need to know about thread paint and thread sketching.


For those who have already purchased this book

  Background Fabric

To buy custom printed background fabric for the book projects

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  Free Quilting Details

Quilting details for Searching for Butterflies and four circle quilts

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Machine Embroidery Landscapes
A Unique New Concept!


Sketching the Seasons 


If you are a machine embroiderer looking for an exciting new way to create eye catching projects, my new product, Sketching the Seasons could be just what you have been looking for!  I spent two years perfecting these heartwarming landscape scenes that will bring a whole new excitement to your favorite projects.  The CD includes files for all popular embroidery machines.  For Bernina 830 Series 8 and multi-needle machine owners, the designs will fit in a jumbo hoop! 
                                 



Free Machine Embroidery
Placemats and Napkin Holders


 

 The January/February 2012 issue of 
Designs in Machine Embroidery showcases one of the vistas from my Sketching the Seasons embroidery CD used to create a cute placemat and napkin holder.  Read more...


Videos           

 What is Thread Painting?                                                                             

Anyone can do it!!  Nancy shows you how thread painting can add a new dimension to your quilting and sewing projects!

 2
Minutes

 Video Workshop - Stitches With Attitude!                                     

This is the first step in learning how to thread paint.  Nancy will show you her secrets to using the two "paint brushes"!

 9 1/2
Minutes

 Video Workshop - Setting Up Your Machine for Free Motion         

In this workshop you will learn how to adjust your top and bottom tension so that the bobbin thread will not pop its pesky head to the top.

15
Minutes

 Video Workshop - Seasons in My Garden                                  
 
A great project for beginning students or seasoned thread painters alike.  This 90 minute plus video features stitch-by-stitch close ups of four seasonal garden vignettes – each season of the year depicting flowers and shrubs relevant to its season.  

90+
Minutes





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