By Allison Ann Aller
Allie exhibits readers tips to make loopy quilting extra modern with an array of easy-to-master ideas. exhibit your buyers how you can mix conventional tools with sleek cloth tips. The photograph gallery finds simply how inventive and sleek loopy quilting can be-and an individual can do it.
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A size #3 crewel embroidery needle works well for 4mm ribbon; for 7mm ribbon, a chenille needle in size #18–#20 is good. Cut your ribbon no longer than 18˝. ) To prepare for stitching, thread one end of the cut length of ribbon through the eye of a needle and pull it through far enough so that you can pierce that end with the tip of the needle 1/2˝ from the end, as shown. Pull the ribbon snug to lock it into the eye of the needle, so it won’t slip out as you stitch. Gathered ribbon flowers Basic ribbon stitch Note: When stitching with silk ribbon, never pull it too tightly.
Variation 2 Ombré picot ribbon makes the cutest gathered ribbon flowers. ) You can get two different effects with this ribbon, depending on whether you place the dark-colored or light-colored edge in your flower center. Mokuba (see Suppliers, page 127) makes a wonderful woven rayon ombré picot ribbon. For this flower, you will need a way to seal one of the ribbon’s cut edges. The fine point of the Creative Textile Tool is ideal for this technique (see Suppliers, page 127). Or you can very carefully pass the cut end about 1/2˝ above a candle flame until it melts.
Smear fabric glue on the back and thread it onto the rose’s wire, glue side up. Slide it up to the petals and pinch it into place. Let dry. 8. To attach the rose to fabric, poke a hole in the fabric with the large needle and feed the wire through to the back. Secure the wire with a few tiny stitches on the back. There is your full and lovely rose! (D) You may add a stem if desired, of course. A B D C Petal Beaded button flower 4. Bring the needle down at the marked dot above the spot where you brought the needle up.
Allie Aller's Crazy Quilting: Modern Piecing & Embellishing Techniques for Joyful Stitching by Allison Ann Aller