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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Little Art Quilts



I finished off some art quilts this weekend and really like both of these. I experimented with bobbin stitching, which is a process that allows you to use thicker embroidery thread with your sewing machine. You wind the embroidery thread on your bobbin, and thread the machine with a matching color of thread. Then you stitch from the back, so that the bobbin thread, which would normally be on the back of your piece, is on the front. It's very cool-looking, and the only thing to watch out for is that the tension on the machine may need to be adjusted. My super-dee-duper embroidery machine that my sister bought for us several years ago adjusts the tension automatically, which makes it much easier.

6 comments:

Kikipotamus the Hobo said...

Beautiful!!! What part was hard?

Karen said...

putting the price in the blog post.

Sheri said...

oh gorgeous! i love them... i wish i could sew!

Lu said...

i really like these a lot.

Karoda said...

I love the one at the top the most! Are you considering using this design in a larger quilt? The bobbin work looks a lot like hand embroidery to me. I've been to chicken to try bobbin work since I was told I would need to adjust my bobbin case that my machine repair person told me to never touch...was he just bluffing me????!!!!! ummmm....

Lynn said...

How big are these pieces Karen?
I do like the texture this process created.