Number of Lessons: 3
Price: US$ 30.00
Tutor: Joanne Winn
Start Date: 21 July 2017
Do all of your family and friends own a tee shirt or sweatshirt that you embroidered for them? Learn how to use your embroidery module to combine embroidery with quilting. Joanne will teach you how to use either a home sewing machine with an embroidery module or a regular home sewing machine to stitch a beautiful tablerunner. The embroidery module tablerunner is stitched completely on the hoop of your embroidery module. The regular sewing machine method is not sewn in a hoop. Both methods have step-by-step instructions and photos to help you take advantage of all the wonderful stitches, motifs and embellishments your machine has to offer. Three Lessons. Skill Level: This class is not for beginners. If you have an embroidery module, you must have successfully downloaded and stitched a file prior to class. You should have some piecing experience.
Background: 1 yard of fabric for the background, also includes the backing. Hand dyes, batiks or fabrics that look like a solid fabric are a good choice. This should be lighter in value than your fabrics for the Embroidered Squares.
Embroidered Square Fabrics: This is the fun part. Go through your stash of fabrics and scraps, pull out mediums to medium darks in a variety of colors. Batiks, tone on tone or anything that will let the embroidery stitches show off will work. You do not need large pieces of fabric; fabrics from your scrap basket work great for this technique. Fat quarters or quilter’s quarters will be fine if you have to purchase fabric.
Outer border and binding: 1/2 yard. You can buy your fabric for the borders and binding at the same time that you purchase your other fabrics, but I recommend waiting. I really like to audition fabrics for borders and bindings after I have the top for the project complete. Quite often, something you thought would be perfect does work once the center is completed. You also have the choice of making an embroidered border or making a multi-fabric binding, or both. These techniques will be covered in Lesson Three.
Inner border: 1/4 yard of fabric that coordinates with the fabric for the outer border.
The remaining supplies are project-specific and are divided into Method One and Method Two.
Tip: Floriani’s Heat N Sta Fusible Tearaway works very well for this project. It is an iron-on stabilizer that completely stabilizes the background fabric.
Embroidery designs will be provided in all versions of Bernina art, exp, hus, pcs, pes. and xxx formats. If your machine requires a different format than the ones listed here, I will make sure that you get the appropriate format for your machine.
These designs will include:
Tip: Copy paper and freezer paper do not work well for this type of machine work. There is too much of the paper left behind the stitches. Muslin is too thick.