Fabric Scrapping: Creative and Fun Sewing Ideas for the Home by Katie Ebben

By Katie Ebben

It’s a query each stitching fanatic asks—what to do with all these leftover odds and ends? ask yourself not more, since you can take these scrap materials, buttons, lace remnants, and different fabrics and create this huge collection of enjoyable and inventive tasks. utilizing buttonhole and chain stitches, make a adorned Apron with cloth adornments comparable to appliqu#s. subscribe to a number of materials to place jointly a Patchwork Tea comfortable and Coffeepot Sleeve, or leisure effortless on a Silk shawl Bolster pillow. They’re all uncomplicated adequate for beginners to take on, yet supply intermediate or even complex crafters a wealth of serious principles. Embroidery, stitching, utilizing ribbons and trims, and patchwork recommendations are all lined, as are stitching field fundamentals.

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Mark the finished 8˝ × 8˝ perimeter line of the block and sew over the marked line. Optional: Interface the back of the block with fusible knit interfacing. 10. Sew along the length of both edges of the trim with clear monofilament thread. After embellishing the block, trim it to 81/2˝ × 81/2˝, which includes 1/4˝ seam allowances (or, if you prefer, to 9˝ × 9˝ for 1/2˝ seam allowances). Then zigzag stitch around its perimeter before assembling it into a quilt as an 8˝ × 8˝ finished block. 34 Allie Aller’s Crazy Quilting Basically you will sew two scraps of fabric right sides together, even if the two scraps are of different shapes and the seam allowances don’t line up perfectly (as they must in chain piecing).

Iron the fabric scraps. 3. Place 2 scraps right sides together and run them through your sewing machine, sewing along one side. 4. Without cutting the threads, run the next pair of scraps through the machine. Continue until you have many pairs; then clip them all apart. 7. Make additions to the chunks so that the entire foundation is covered. Press under the edges of each chunk where it overlaps its neighbor and pin them into place. Chunks pinned on the foundation, ready to be sewn 8. Use clear monofilament thread to appliqué the chunks into place, using a narrow zigzag stitch.

Beads added to cretan stitch create extra interest. B Bugle and seed beads added to featherstitch A C S eed beads threaded onto embroidery thread and used to create a blanket stitch D S equins sewn in place with seed bead stoppers add sparkle and complexity to chevron stitches. ) B C D d Small or large pressed-glass beads (and buttons) can be integrated into seam treatments and motifs. In the sampler (below), various large beads were perched as flowers atop a row of large buttonhole stitches.

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