The lucky winner of the Wisteria Binder Kit and Contemporary Machine Embroidered Quilts is…Sara!
“Sara said… April 27, 2010 4:21 PM
There’s a great little rotary cutter that does a fine job of slicing open the circles. It has a guide for your index finger. It takes a minute or two to get used to it but it’s ideal for going around tight curves – like a 1” circle! Look for it at your local craft store.
The grommet designs are basically an applique but instead of adding fabric you are removing fabric. Hoop your fabric (my sample is actually a quilt sandwich) and stabilizer. Stitch the first two colors. Remove the hoop from the machine and place it on a cutting mat. Use the small rotary cutter to slice away the fabric and stabilizer from the inner circle. Reattach the hoop to the machine and stitch the final color, the satin stitch outline.
I opted to skip the satin stitch and apply large plastic grommets to the quilt sandwich (this will eventually be a handbag).
I love these grommets – you’ll find them in the home décor department of most fabric chain stores. They have two sides, one male and one female.
Stitch the first two colors of the grommet design (stitch a sample to make sure it fits your purchased grommets). Remove from the hoop and place it on a cutting mat.
Use the small rotary cutter to cut open the inner circle.
Slice close to the stitching.
Insert the male grommet from the wrong side of the fabric.
Place the female side on top and press together.
Voila! It’s so easy, I love these things! You’ll find dozens of uses for grommets.
We want to hear about your first embroidery project! Did you make a garment, a quilt or perhaps monogrammed linens? Was your first project a success? A complete disaster? What did you learn from the experience?
Post your comments between April 30 and May 6 for your chance to win. The winner will be announced on May 7 along with a new giveaway!!
The Little Black Details:
Watch Designs Editor Eileen Roche, as she transforms simple tee shirts and turtlenecks into fabulous, fashionable tops with embroidered lace. The CD includes 4 basic t-shirt makeovers, 30+ minute instructional video, printable instructions and 6 lace embroidery designs.
Embroidery formats include ART, DST, EXP, PES, SHV, XXX
(Minimum 5” x 7” hoop required)
Total Value: $49.99!