Creative Machine Stitching: Special Effects for Quilts and More

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Create shimmering waves with silver thread. Make flowers out of fluffy yarns. Start a snowfall with iridescent threads. Stitch delicate leaves, stars, vines, and much more-no fancy sewing machine required! A world of ideas for easy machine embroidery is packed into this authoritative guide.
  • Eleven exquisite projects include quilts, linens, pillows, and curtains
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Overview

Create shimmering waves with silver thread. Make flowers out of fluffy yarns. Start a snowfall with iridescent threads. Stitch delicate leaves, stars, vines, and much more-no fancy sewing machine required! A world of ideas for easy machine embroidery is packed into this authoritative guide.
  • Eleven exquisite projects include quilts, linens, pillows, and curtains
  • Learn thread, bobbin, crewel, and ribbon embroidery, plus a host of finishing touches
  • Find out how to choose threads, needles, and stabilizers for machine-guided and free-motion embroidery
About the Author:
Hometown: Athens, Pennsylvania
Patricia Nelson has taught machine-related sewing classes for more than 20 years. She has won numerous ribbons for her wearables, including Best of Show at the AQS Fashion Show, the International Quilt Show in Houston, and the Hoffman Challenge. She has also been invited to participate in the prestigious Bernina Fashion Show. Patricia has been published by American Quilter, Threads, and Country Crafts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564774620
  • Publisher: Martingale & Company
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Your Sewing Machine 5
Embroidery Supplies 8
Surface Embroidery with Thread 23
Built-In Stitch Embroidery 25
Garden Sampler Pillow 26
Free-Motion Embroidery 32
Practice Samples 33
Purple Posies Pillow 36
Fish Hand Towel 41
Snowflake Floor Pillow 43
Hearts and Flowers Wall Hanging 48
Photo Gallery 54
Surface Embroidery with Yarns and Ribbons 58
Practice Samples 61
Cinderella Jumper 65
Photo Gallery 67
Bobbin Embroidery 71
Practice Samples 73
Snowman Wall Hanging 77
Tree in a Blue Sky Picture 81
Photo Gallery 85
Special Effects 89
Fringing 90
Practice Sample 91
Mixed Media Pillow 92
Candlewicking 94
Practice Sample 94
Blue Flowers Table Runner 95
Gimping 99
Practice Sample 99
Texture with Lines Pillow 100
Photo Gallery 102
Finishing Touches 104
Resources 111
Bibliography 111
About the Author 112
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