Category Archives: Batik

It’s my day… and a little giveaway… °Ü°

Oh what fun it’s been seeing all the great 60’s
and batik creations made for this hop
hosted by Mary from I piece 2-Mary
and Mdm Samm over at Sew We Quilt!
Thank you ladies for another great hop!
October 3
When trying to decide what to make,
I just had to take one look at our hop button
and knew it would be a Twister project!
I loved playing Twister with my siblings
and was inspired by the game’s spinner
so I made this little mug rug to
go with the Twister mug I found on EBay!
and used some of the Island Batik fabrics I used
to create a Batik version of my new pattern, Sunday Ride
And since this hop is all about batiks…
I made this runner using my Propelled pattern
and used more fabric by Island Batik
Would you like to make this runner?
I have 2 pre-cut runner kits, each with a Propelled pattern
to giveaway to 2 of y’all!
You have until Wednesday, Oct 9 to enter
a Rafflecopter giveaway
So glad you came over for a visit
and hope you’re enjoying this wonderful hop!
Hugs,
                                        

New Blog Hop & Tutorial

Welcome to my day in
the Fall Machine Embroidery Blog Hop



I had a great time making this scarf with my embroidery machine


and Marjorie’s Snowflake embroidery design


The applique can be cut out with the Accuquilt GO! Snowflake

The top of the scarf is made with 1/4 yd cuts of (4) blue
and (1) white batik fabrics
and 1/2 yd Rose Cuddle fabric for the back


If you have a GO cutter, prepare the applique pieces
by cutting the white fabric into
(6) 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ squares,
fuse Light Steam a Seam 2 to the wrong side of the fabric,
and cut out with the snowflake die


Next, cut (2) 3″ strips by WOF from each of the blue fabrics


sew (4) strips together

and press the seams open.
Repeat with the remaining strips

Since the scarf is lined with “Cuddle” fabric and not quilted,
I decided to embellish with a pretty little stitch

 and
metallic thread  


To avoid thread breakage,
I loosened the top tension on my machine,
used a large size needle

and sewed at a slow speed


Next, measure the width of your sewn strips,

 cut (6) blocks… mine measure 10 1/2″
so I cut (6) 10 1/2″ blocks
and arrange them as follows 

Now sew them together
and embellish the joining seam

I had some leftover strips, so I cut (3) 3″ strips

to make this practice piece
Now for my favorite part… the applique
Remove the Lite Steam a Seam liner from the back of the snowflake
and finger press (do not heat fuse yet) in place onto the background fabric

Now it’s time to get the embroidery hoop ready!
Hoop a stabilizer and spray a little temporary fabric adhesive
on the center of the stabilizer 

find the center of the snowflake

align in the prepared hoop,
remove the snowflake 

place the hoop in the machine
and stitch the placement lines

place the snowflake inside the stitch lines
and press with a small iron

Return the hoop to the machine
and finish stitching the designs

Next, trim 1/2″ off on both sides of the scarf.

With the Rose Cuddle fabric right side up,
lay the scarf face down
and pin in place. 

Stitch all around with a 1/4″ seam,
leaving a 6-7″ opening to turn right side out.
Trim the excess Cuddle fabric,

turn right side out, sew the opening
and stitch the top edges down with an 1/8″ seam. 

So simple, fun to make
and super soft!

… and my little practice piece
I think I’ll make a mug rug °Ü°!

Marjorie is giving away a design from her collection of machine
embroidery designs, and the winner gets to choose!!!
To win, leave a comment telling me
which of Marjorie’s embroidery designs you would love to have
and for a second chance, comment on what kind of die
would you have custom made for the GO! cutter.
I will chose a winner next Friday, 11/16.

So glad you stopped by!