Welcome back to Tuesday and of course, The Tutorials! Just a quick reminder-The Tutorial Page is updated above-click the Red Apple in the sidebar or “Tutorials” under “Quilts” in the top menu and you will be taken to a veritable feast of quilt motifs. There is something for everyone–beginner/advanced, Domestic machine /Long Arm Quilter, Modern/Traditional, Boy/Girl…just keep scrolling!
Today we are working on a variation of The Chain Stitch from last week. It’s my NEW FAVORITE!
I know I say that every week…My husband says I suffer from the “Recency Principle”. I hope it’s that and not some sort of memory problem…
So where were we??
Oh yeah, in the computer room writing a tutorial…
In the sample below, the lines are one inch apart.
Begin stitching in between the two rails.
Stitch a leaf or a flame shape, leaving the bottom open slightly.
Stitching ON the previous line of stitching, stitch to the top of the first leaf, stopping a few stitches before the tip.
It could be another leaf–this would look very “leafy” if stitched on green fabric-giving it more context as a leaf.
Doodle this motif and try your own shape…
Whatever it is, I’m sure it will be my NEW FAVORITE!
PS This tutorial was stitched on my domestic sewing machine, a BERNINA 770 QE with a #24 darning foot–the greatest visibility–it is open and offset! I used Sulky 40 wt Rayon in white for the top and Aurifil 50 wt Cotton in the bobbin on Robert Kaufman Kona Fabric and Warm and Natural batting. And guess what??? NO GLOVES FOR ME–I’m FREE!
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