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.