|Judy's twin-needle results|
Peggy tried various embroidery stitches on her machine to applique designs. In one case she accidentally combined several settings and wound up with an unexpected stitch, but liked the look of it anyway. As the painter Bob Ross would say, there are no mistakes, just happy accidents!
|Embroidery stitches attach applique|
|Embroidery stitch used to for blind hem on right.|
|Buttonhole with tapered satin stitches|
|Decorative stitch for top-stitching|
Maura also used her machine's embroidery stitches, one for top-stitching a pocket edge, another for adding emphasis to buttonholes, and a third could be used as a blind-hem stitch.
There was show and tell - photos are included below. Next month's topic is Fabric Manipulation, which could include felting, pleating, tucking, fabric embellishment, etc. Ronnie wants to experiment with pin-tucking and smocking and she will try to bring samples of that. If anyone else wants to claim a particular technique to demonstrate with samples, please let the group know.
|Fleecy baby blanket in the works|
|Pocket detail - decorative top-stitching|