Today it's time to show you what happened when I started stitching around my Peculiar Posies. It's fun to see what happened with the velvet when I stitched around it with thread. It's fun to see the contrast between the velvet and the straight lines. The velvet was very stiff, but when I fluffed it up it got better.
This was a lot of fun to stitch too. The bottom pink piece was hard to pick a color of thread to use.
Sometimes stitching on leather can catch the presser foot and you don't move as smoothly as you want. I've been working on how to combat this. Sometimes I use a teflon presser foot, and sometimes I don't. It's something I'm working on. I'd love any advice you might have!
This was really fun to do. I stuck the piece through the other one. This is something I definitely want to do more of. It's really fun.
I like leaving holes in piece too. It's surprising and adds interest.
Here's a tip: when your fabric is really large, roll it up and pin it before you do your stitching. It makes it easier to manipulate under the machine.
I use a stabilizer on the back to help keep my stitches even and provide stabilization for silks and chambray. I then rip off the extra area and only leave it under the applique pieces. It adds a little puff to the finished quilt.
I hope you get to quilt today!