So now you know about my new obsession - my Janome 500e embroidery machine. A logical question might be what do I intend to do with the amazing embroideries I'm stitching? If you've been a reader for a while you already know that I love to use embroidery in my quilting and have made many quilts and wall hangings featuring machine embroidery like this baby quilt
or these sweet red work birds.
I wanted to try out the built-in Flourish alphabet on my new machine and had a pillow band embellishment in mind. Here's how it went:
|First the stitch out|
|Beautiful stitch out.|
|Tearing away the second layer of stabilizer. Needle nose tweezers come in very handy here. I won't be taking out the stabilizer in those leaf points, too fiddly.|
Using my new found skills learned when I made infinity scarves I sewed a tube of focus fabric on one side and bleached muslin on the other. (Here's the post where we learned how to make infinity scarves.) I didn't have enough length in my pretty fabric so I had to sew a seam to stretch it. It really doesn't show but next time I'll plan better in advance.
|Press those tube seams flat and finish just like an infinity scarf.|
I love how it looks in my living room!
Let me know if you try it.
It's Design Wall Monday!
Until next time,