Due to the holiday, we weren’t able to post a FREE STUFF FRIDAY on Facebook. To make up for it, we’re having MANIC MONDAY today! Comment on this blog post below with an answer to this question: What would make you tune in to a brand new sewing show on PBS?

One random winner will be chosen from the comments below to receive TIDINGS, an Art to Heart project book, featuring 12 fabulous projects from Nancy Halvorsen.


Thanks for playing and good luck!

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70 Responses to MANIC MONDAY!

  1. Just tell me what channel and time!! I watch all the re-runs so something new would be great.

  2. Gail says:

    I don’t need to win anything to tune into a sewing show. I have been sewing for years but I always learn something new whenever I watch a sewing show, but I would love to win a new book. Love those too!

  3. Kathy says:

    I watch any craft, sewing or beading show that I can. That’s where a lot of inspiration comes from. I especially love sewing clothes – there aren’t a lot of magazines or shows that specialize in making clothing. So go for it. I’d love to see a new show.

  4. Debi says:

    It wouldn’t take much, since I can never find the sewing shows in this area now. Every once in a while, I stumble on one. I like new techniques mostly.

  5. Janice says:

    I would tune in to the PBS show if it had a variety of sewing projects and tips like Sew News Magazine has. Some fun things, and alterations, and tailoring.

  6. Pam says:

    I would love a new sewing program that was on when I could watch it. Maybe 7 or 8 at night. Actually would watch ANY sewing show as long it wasn’t a repeat I had seen 10 times. Also, since so many people are trying to save money, maybe some short bits about mending/re-purposing. (even though I HATE to mend)

  7. Patty says:

    I would love a new sewing program with a contemporary “feel”. Not necessarily contemporary project all the time, but just a different “fun” feel to it. A mystery quilt could be done or a BOM or something fun like that and a different tip could be given each week or time. New products on the market could be showcased, also. New fabrics could also be shown and different pattern and fabric designers could be guests. It just needs to be more of a “fun” show to get people excited and wanting to tune in.

  8. Irene Holmes says:

    I would watch a sewing show that really specialized in garment sewing. Not so much couture as just tips and tricks. Pattern adjustments for various body “issues”, which is why most people don’t sew. Latest sewing tools to make your sewing less stressful. It would also be great to see shows show the latest colors for the various seasons with places to purchase the fabrics. I’d love to see some of the shows via internet as well.

  9. Kim says:

    I record 2 sewing shows from PBS. Sewing with Nancy and Martha’s Sewing Room & Uncommon Threads when I can get it. Would quick easy projects.

  10. Jen P. says:

    I would tune into a sewing show that demonstrated how to making it do. Like recycling, updoing with things we already have. LOVE Nancy Halvorsen’s designs….


    I would watch a new sewing show if they would dedicate certain days of the week to different types of sewing – Monday/quilting – Tuesday/heirloom sewing – Wednesday/children’s wear. etc. That way you would know which days of the week to tune in to see the type of sewing that floats your boat!!

  12. Cathy says:

    Some old/new projects sewing tips, quilting tips, online websites for supplies. By old I mean things our grandmothers, great grandmothers sewed for around the home.

  13. Sereen Hunter says:

    I would like to see new easy projects, machine felting ideas, tips and home decor.

  14. Connie says:

    I’d watch in a minute if it was offered early in the evenings….I work full time and go to bed early!! I’m always looking for new ideas….just need the time to do them…If it can’t be offered then, teach me how to tape on my TV, and i’ll do that!!!

  15. I am so new to sewing that I would watch any show on PBS that relates to learning to sew!

  16. ReFashioned by Lisa says:

    I would love to see a program that has beginner to novice projects on it. But would love to have a host that doesn’t talk over your head and make you not want to watch or even try. I would also like to have the host talk about how to use sewing & other machines. Timeless projects would be great also projects that get everyone from young to old wanting to sew.

  17. Sandy Stephens says:

    Any in the hoop project for the embroidery machine! I love how simple and easy they are and when your done, that’s it!
    take it out, press it and you can give it away or keep it! Simple projects is a short amount of time is what I would love to see in a PBS show! we watch PBS programming often!

  18. Linda Boothman says:

    I would watch any show that had quick, practical ideas for sewing. I will watch any sewing show except about machine embroidery…we all don’t have computerized embroidery machines! Hand embroidery and applique is much more relaxing to me.

  19. E. Sharon says:

    I just like to WATCH someone! I gain so much knowledge just watching and seeing their techniques.

  20. Sherry M. says:

    A show that would feature projects from artists like Nancy Halvorsen, Little Windows, Kaleidescope Kreator, Art Glitter, Steampunk Jewelry making….anything CURRENT!

  21. leslie watova says:

    I would tune into any sewing show–nothing is available in this area. Sewing is becoming a lost art form.

  22. amethyst mier says:

    I would love to watch something about tailoring ur clothes…learn the secrets like putting two threads in ur needle for sewing a button…

  23. Susi Ripple says:

    I would watch a show that offered all it’s ideas online in a downloadable form.


  24. Margaret F. says:

    I would tune into a new show at first glance because it’s a sewing show. I would stay tuned in if the projects were realistic, i.e. detailed instructions, not instructions where it is assumed you know something specific. Also, a website that corresponds with the show that also has the instructions, along with maybe fabric used. Something original with current projects, not something that my grandmother would do.

  25. Barb Stickle says:

    Just tell me when it airs and I will be there.

  26. Joanne Deschenes says:

    So much to do and so little time…. I always have good intentions, but something comes up, like and emergency room visit and my doctor telling to take it easy….

  27. Kathy says:

    I would tune in because of it being a sewing show. I love sewing and am always looking for new project ideas.

  28. Mary Ann Coleman says:

    I would tune in because I don’t think we have any sewing shows in our viewing area.

  29. Susan Brooks says:

    I would like a new sewing show that not only has new projects but also skill building segments that are not dependent on expensive new sewing machines. I would like to up date my garment making and home decor skills.
    I love Nancy Halvorsen’s fabric lines.

  30. Linda says:

    I love PBS sewing shows. I’d like to see quick, frugal projects that could be done with any machine. Projects for different sewing levels. Honest reviews on machines, books, etc. I get tired of hearing that every machine is perfect and every new book should be in my library.

  31. Alma says:

    I love her book from last year and would LOVE to have the new book for this year’s projects.

  32. Shelly Weickum says:

    I love the PBS sewing and craft shows and welcome any and all. I’m a very visual person and get lots of ideas from watching them. Learning is good! I’m 65 but I still have a lot of learning to do.

  33. DebbieW999 says:

    I’d like to see a sewing show for home dec projects, ie pillows, seat cushions, curtains, crafts, etc. Not into quilting that much. I love PBS and Sew News!!

  34. Sharon says:

    Love to see sewing shows that have the directions available as a download.

  35. Kimberly Porter says:

    Very Nice looking patterns, would love to have one!!

  36. Julie S. says:

    love love love quick and cute projects! almost as much as I love Christmas!! combine the two – and a chance to win a free book- wooo hooo! :)

  37. Nancy Lee says:

    new fresh modern ideas with different guests….

  38. Susan McLaughlin says:

    Sure would like more projects to do !

  39. Andrea says:

    I would tune in if the show aired in the evening or weekends… would love to have a show that aired when I am not working.

  40. Dawna says:

    New projects. Updated ideas for traditional projects. Fun upbeat shows. Projects for beginners – expert. Projects that are useful and fun and interesting but not so different you can’t find the materials for them. All of which I am sure you all have thought of. What day and time?

  41. Cheryl says:

    Let’s get real – real sewing that is on some interesting projects. All I seem to see is computerized embroidery. Not everyone is interested in that or has the machine.

  42. Karen A says:

    I’d like to see quick and easy projects that showcase all kinds of sewing. Especially so many of the cute recycling/upcycling projects I see on blogs.

  43. Melinda says:

    projects for practical items to be used, not just looked at

  44. Jody says:

    I would totally enjoy a brand new sewing show on PBS……Just let me know when it starts!

  45. Jeny says:

    Pretty much, an offer of a free sewing book would have me doing all kinds of things, even watching PBS! I love the sewing shows on PBS, but about the only time I ever watch one is if I happen to be visiting someone in the hospital and they have it on. Not much of a TV watcher, though I really do learn more from a visual than from reading a block of text.

  46. Virginia says:

    I would like to see a show featuring simple, quick sewing projects for those of us who love to sew, but do not have a lot of time to do so. I am especially interested in home decor, crafts, and accessories.

  47. Janet says:

    Projects that are simple to do, fast, yet elegant!

  48. Jessica says:

    Fun projects that i haven’t seen 3840 times. I’m sure that already what you have in mind though. ;-)

  49. Diane Neuman says:

    I would tune into a show that would show me the latest ways to get the most out of my sewing machine. I have seen neat little tricks for different feet for my machine, but hesitate to buy new feet without a reference. Would love quick tricks and tips to make my sewing more professional within the limits of a domestic machine.