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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?
Showing posts with label tri-lobal polyester. Show all posts
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

LACE Handkerchief

Just like the free motion flowers I did on a previous blog post earlier... you can make a simple handkerchief, or a mini-table topper with this technique.  For all the details, see my earlier post on lace flowers here.  I made this little handkerchief item to wear in a denim jacket pocket, and I still like wearing it today! It's a great technique/project to get familiar with stabilizers, and  a fun way to get comfortable with free motion if you're just starting (or even if you're not!).  I usually have it in my teaching notebook, so if you think of it, ask me to show it to you if you are in one of my free motion classes!

All it takes is tulle, sticky back stabilizer, and a top layer of aqua film.... one spool of a pretty variegated thread... one spool of white, and brown for the contrast edging.  
Be sure to wind a bobbin with the same thread as the top... 
add your favorite free motion foot, and a wooden embroidery hoop! 
Again, see the VIP details here just in case you missed that one!

...and because I like pretty pictures, I staged this shot in my dining room, because the northern light coming through it is so cool.  The cross was a Christmas gift I received from my most beautiful daughter-in-law, Monica. 

Happy Sunday! 
Soli deo Gloria!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

SPRING FLING Placemats

Welcome in Spring! Okay.... maybe NOT just yet...blizzard conditions here in MT yesterday.  Nevertheless... the time is to sew for it is now! Soon it will be here, (truly!) and y'all will be wanting to be out in yards, gardens, and smelling that new grass!  So it's more than a couple months off here in Montana... but why not DREAM BIG?! Yeah, Baby!
And it feels good to have a small project done... set of two doncha know!

Crochet trim... 
a bit of rayon ribbon, 
silver metallic thread... 
beautiful batik fabrics...
finished quick as a bunny with fused steam a seam binding...
cut with a wave-edge rotary cutter!

Gotta have a pretty thread, too! Mine was a pretty pink pastel tri-lobal from Superior threads.

 I  sure enjoyed placing the silver metallic thread (YLI candlelight in silver) easily centered all around the outside edge!  Used that sweet little Bernina #39 Foot  See the 'how-to's in an earlier post here!
Gotta love just a bit of free motion... the flower motifs provided instant inspiration... EASY BREEZY  
free motion girls!

Notice too, just a bit more of silver metallic thread on the outside edge of the ribbon... love that little red guide on my #39 foot! Did you see the project I posted here... pick-up stix glitz?  Check it out!
For more inspiration... see the blog of Bon Bon Aelier here!  They just featured yesterday, a wonderful store in London, called "V V Rouleaux" that is amazing... a store that has ... nothing... but .... ribbons... and more ribbons, trims... embellishments.  See their blog spot here.  I want to go!
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