By Pat Pease, Wendy Hill
Are you prepared to take the problem? Embark on an inventive trip to layout the type of quilts you’ve regularly desired to make! Proving that minds are higher than one, skilled quilters Wendy Hill and Pat Pease tackle 7 duvet demanding situations, together with designing a brand new twist on an outdated block and quilting with unconventional fabrics. stitch along them—by your self, with a pal, or in a group—as you nurture your individual voice of self-expression. research new instruments, tips, and strategies, together with two-sided binding for two-sided quilts and satin sewing that's guaranteed to galvanize!
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2 Pull the thread to form a loop. Slide the needle under the stitch from right to left. 3 Tighten the knot by pulling the thread gently downwards. Take the needle up to the left and insert at D to form the loop for the next stitch. Come out at E. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to continue along the row. 3 D E C Use thick thread to create raised knot Outline Stitches Coral 1 B 2 A C C ····· Other Names ····· Knotted stitch; snail trail; beaded stitch Ensure thread loop lies under needle Hold down thread with thumb or forefinger ··········· Level ··········· Easy ············ Uses ············ Straight and curved outlines; in rows as textured filling ········· Method ········· Series of closely or widely spaced single knots 3 D E C C 1 Start at A and hold the thread down along the stitching line.
Take the needle diagonally left and insert at B, then bring it out at C. 2 Insert the needle at D to complete the cross. Bring the needle out at C to work the next stitch. Border Stitches 51 Long-armed Cross 1 B ····· Other Names ····· Plaited Slav stitch; long-legged cross stitch Work stitches in pairs C A ··········· Level ··········· Intermediate ············ Uses ············ Straight frame or border; in rows as filling Work over twice as many horizontal as vertical threads 2 D ········· Method ········· Cross stitch variation worked horizontally ······· Materials ······· Evenweave fabric; thick embroidery threads – heavier threads give a more raised appearance E C 1 Come up at A and make a long diagonal stitch to B.
20). Come out to the left of A at F. 3 Insert the needle again at the top of the loop, at C, and come out at A, ready to make the next pair of stitches. Border Stitches Zigzag Chain 1 ······ Other Name ······ Vandyke chain ··········· Level ··········· Intermediate ············ Uses ············ Straight and gently curved lines and outlines 2 Needle lies at right angle to previous stitch Pass needle over thread Anchor loop to fabric with next stitch A B C C D E ········· Method ········· Chain stitches worked at alternate angles ······· Materials ······· Any fabric; twisted thread; sharp needle 55 Use sharp needle to pierce thread 1 Come up inside the previous stitch at A.