Bonus: How to be creative with your pattern using Transfer-Eze transfer paper
This is the perfect time of year to bust out a little hand work and with Spring right around the corner, some nice, bright embroidery is just what the doctor ordered. Embroidery is the perfect project – it is usually a small time commitment, will tuck into any corner, and is totally portable!
This week, we’re giving you ideas for a new project and some tools to make them easy peasy.
Marty & Teri
THIS WEEK’S QUILTING TIDBIT INCLUDES: [Table of Contents]
0:35 minutes – Stitch when you want to sit!
1:05 minutes – Product Review: Transfer-Eze Paper
1:20 minutes – How to use Transfer-Eze Paper: Step-by-step guide
2:05 minutes – Dissolving the Transfer-Eze Paper to remove from your fabrics
2:30 minutes – Humidity and how it affects the Transfer-Eze Paper
3:04 minutes – Creating a table runner with toweling as the base of your embroidery
3:45 minutes – Shaping the ends of your toweling table runner
4:10 minutes – Accenting with Ric Rack and Valdani threads
4:48 minutes – What to do when you don’t have a pattern for your image: Use Google Image Search
5:18 minutes – Using your clip art and Transfer-Eze Paper to create your border stripe design
6:12 minutes – Using clip art to create home decor that can easily be changed each season
7:46 minutes – Another home decor creation: Wall hanging design
8:20 minutes – Creating table runners with the toweling and accenting with chain stitch, backstitch, and running stitch to create embroidered flowers [using buttons & Valdani threads]
9:40 minutes – Layering with batting and creating a quilted style
10:00 minutes – Be sure to use a good set of needles. We like Chenille #10 Needles and use the Needlework Threader.
10:40 minutes – Teeny Tidbit: Attach the tiny scissors to the needle threader for your convenience
11:14 minutes – HOW TO: Use the needle threader to thread your needle easily
11:55 minutes – What to do when your finger is sore from sewing: Using the Thimblepad!
12:30 minutes – How to use Thimblepads [perfect if you don’t like using a thimble]
13:10 minutes – “Stitches at a Glance” Book – it’s a wonderful resource that shares the very basic stitches for hand embroidery. It offers very basic instructions to make it easy.
13:38 minutes – Changing your stitches from what the pattern suggests – let your creativity run wild!
14:00 minutes – Using chain stitch – it’s so easy to go around tight corners
14:30 minutes – NEW Product: “Pocketful of Posies” Wool Kit
15:50 minutes – We’re having a sale!
16:00 minutes – Valdani threads – on sale for $5.25
16:20 minutes – NEW Product: “Welcome Spring” Wool Kit
16:28 minutes – NEW Product: “Mini Butterfly Quilt” Kit
16:41 minutes – NEW Product: “Whimsical Runner” Toweling Kit
17:02 minutes – NEW Product: “Daisy Stripe Runner” Toweling Kit
17:30 minutes – Sale: Transfer Eze, Valdani Thread, and Buttons!
17:52 minutes – All of these projects are perfect for traveling, waiting for appointments, and those moments when you’re sitting still!
FEATURED IN THIS WEEK’S TIDBIT: [View all products on one page here]
– NEW PRODUCTS –
“Pocketful of Posies” Wool Kit
“Welcome Spring” Wool Kit
“Mini Butterfly Quilt” Kit
“Whimsical Runner” Toweling Kit
“Daisy Stripe Runner” Toweling Kit
Tiny Buttons: Tiny Pastel | Tiny Bright Pastel | Tiny Black and White
View our Toweling Collection
OTHER TOOLS WE USED THIS WEEK:
Our Valdani Thread Collection [Learn more about Valdani Thread by visiting their website here]
Klaer Needle Threader [Another option: Clover Desk Needle Threader]
Clover’s Gold-Eye Chenille Needle, Size 10
View our Ric Rack Collection
– THIS WEEK’S SALE –
View Our “Treat Yourself” Sale here! [Sale ends on Monday, 2/27/23]