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Scroll Stitch: Stitches to Savor
Learn hand embroidery. Watch a step-by-step demonstration of the scroll stitch as seen in the October 2014 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.the scroll stitch is one that I think is more beautiful the heavier weight thread that you have. But so that you can see how I wrap the thread, I'm going to use a size fivethis edge. And this is where if you're using a little bit heavier weight thread or something that fills in the gap a little bit more, you'll get a more loopy stitch. So experiment with different
Rosette Chain Stitch: Stitches to Savor
Learn hand embroidery. Watch a step-by-step demonstration of the rosette chain stitch as seen in the October 2014 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.chain stitch. And this is one that can be worked either in straight lines or in curves as we've got it here, around the outer edge of an applique or even in the center. Here Sue has used two different weights of pearl cotton. You can see it
Machine Quilting: Get Started!
Get started machine quilting with these tips. You'll be quilting like a pro in no time!
Machine Minute: Simple Single Irish Chain
Add setting squares to your quick and easy nine-patch blocks to form a simple single Irish Chain quilt.
Machine Minute: Quick and Easy 9-Patch Block
Hi, I'm Jennifer, here with another Machine Minute brought to you by Baby Lock and the Crescendo machine. Making nine-patch blocks is a staple for making quilters. But making them quick and easy is something that I think every quilter needs to know. Now you could, of course, cut nine small squaresthe seam allowances, because they're pressed toward the dark fabric, go in opposite directions . So when I give it a little tug, you see how those seam allowances will nest right up against each other and
Machine Minute: Super Easy Hourglass Blocks
Hourglass blocks are a popular unit in quilting. They are super easy to make with this technique!one of the short edges and sew along that edge. But a common mistake people make is trying to sew the point end going into the feed dogs . And sometimes it can get swallowed up as it goes through. Now I always like to sew with a leader cloth to make sure that I get a stitch right at the edge of my fabric, but if I turn so that the straight edge is the one going under the feed dogs , I'll actually get a cleaner start and have less likelihood that things will get swallowed up. So that's what I'm going to
Palestrina Knot: Stitches to Savor
Learn hand embroidery. Watch a step-by-step demonstration of the Palestrina knot stitch as seen in the June 2014 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.
Machine Minute: Serge Knits
Hi, I'm Jennifer, here with another Machine Minute brought to you by Baby Lock and the Imagine serger. You might be finding more great knits in the fabric shop near you. There are some terrific patterns and lots of fun choices. But, how do you sew with them? A serger can be your best friend when itthe Imagine serger. You might be finding more great knits in the fabric shop near you. There are some terrific patterns and lots of fun choices. But, how do you sew with them? A serger can be your best friend when it comes to serging on knits. Now, I have a simple little skirt pattern here that I did on a regular sewing machine . And while knits are great because they don't ravel or fray, one of the disadvantages to sewing them on a regular machine
Machine Quilting Designs: Arcs
Arcs are a fast and easy way to quickly fill in sashing and borders. They work well in irregular shapes too! Find out how to quilt this versatile design!And here you can see that I'm taking that basic straight-line piano key design and just adding a nice little curve to it." "But how do you travel when you're doing the arc design?" "It's kind