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Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

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What materials did you use? Benetex cotton fabric, fussy cut butterflies from fabric stash, satin cording, felted yarn, rick-rack, embroidery floss, beads.

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What are you most proud of? The quilting! I am coming back to sewing after a hiatus of 15 years, and am just learning to machine quilt. Free motion quilting is proving quite a challenge!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Practice on scraps, but practice, it's the only way to improve.

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I love the butterflies! Nice combination of machine appliqu and stupendous stitching!

12/11/2013 Flag

Thank Carol! My machine, Babylock 1550, doesn't have very many decorative stiches, so I find that I have to use other elements.

12/12/2013 Flag

Very smart idea!

12/18/2013 Flag