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Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Some more fun things to try.

1. Set your machine to a zig zag stitch, drop the feed dogs and get ready to play.
2. If you move your fabric in a vertical direction you will get a zig zag stitch. If you slow your fabric down enough you will eventually get a satin stitch.
3. If you move it from side to side or horizontally you will get a fat uneven line.
4. If you move the fabric diagonally you will cover a lot of the fabric and lay colour down quite thickly.
5. Try to make a leaf shape. The effects can be quite fab. Check below.

Now , find a design, back it with a fusible web like Wonder Under, cut it in half and iron it onto a quilt sandwich. Now the fun is to free motion the shape and then add the missing half. It doesn't need to be perfect as it will look quite artsy.

Cut out some flower and leaf shapes from fabric scraps that have a fusible web ironed to them. Finish the design with free motion.

If free form cutting is not your thing , cut the flowers from a floral fabric.
Have fun playing. If you have questions you can contact me at

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