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You Can Make This made Suburbyurbia with:

Stupendous Stitching

Online Class

Stupendous Stitching

with Carol Ann Waugh

  • cotton batik fabric
  • cotton solid fabric
  • fusible interfacing

Q&A with

Starling425 asked:
I love how you made changes to the original directions on this and took off in your own way. Your binding came out amazingly well too. answered:
Thanks! I think the video on binding that is on Carol Ann's own web site is really helpful. I still find the corners difficult.
Carol Ann Waugh asked:
Are you kidding??? This is an amazing piece. Love how you created such interesting shapes with couching and hand embroidery. About the corners, since practice makes perfect, make a sandwich, quilt and cut into 4" squares and keep practicing rattail binding on these small pieces. Believe me, you will soon get the hang of it! answered:
I think the key to good corners is where the needle is when you stop to turn the corner. I stopped with the needle at the outside edge, at the very bottom, then turned. Does this make sense and is this what you do?
Beckawese asked:
Love this piece! It evokes the feeling of traffic in "suburbia" in a playful and energetic way! Up close and far away... I smile when I study it! answered:
Thanks so much--glad you like it--my husband had pretty much the same reaction, hence its name!
Sewknitcro asked:
Your stitching looks like traffic. The colors give the feel of the suburbs. WOW!!!! answered:
My husband names my pieces and he is always spot-on!
RosemarieW asked:
Fabulous design and execution! answered:
Many thanks!

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