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Auditioning Crazy Quilting Stitches in My Quilt Embellisher

 

My Quilt Embellisher features 50 crazy quilt stitches that can be combined, sized, rotated and morphed to create hundreds of gorgeous stitches.  The stitches are so easy to add to any quilt block – just select a block from the block library and then left click on the Crazy Quilting icon. CQ2

Select a stitch from the drop down menu. One of my favorites is Stitch10.

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Once selected, the cursor changes to a small crosshair. Left mouse click and drag the mouse to create the motif. The longer you drag, the larger the motif. Each motif can be dropped individually creating an organic, hand-stitched look.

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Let’s take a look at how fun it is to play with the stitches and blocks. Click on the Block Library icon, Circle Blocks and Dresden Plate #3. CQ4a

The block appears on the screen. CQ5

Let’s remove half of the block by selecting (left mouse click) and deleting (delete on the keyboard) each section. CQ6

Select the Shape Tool and click on the circle to show the points. CQ7

Select half of the points by dragging the cursor over the points. CQ8

Left mouse click and select delete points. CQ9

Now that the block appears as desired it’s time to embellish. CQ10

Select the Crazy Quilting icon and select Stitch04 from the drop down menu. Position the cursor over the first seam line, left click and drag the cursor to the end of the seam. Release the mouse. Repeat for each seam moving in a methodical manner around the plate. Start at the inner point of a seam and travel to the outer point. Release the mouse and move it to the next seam line. Left click at the outer end of the seam and move to the inner point. Applying the stitches in this manner will command the machine to stitch efficiently. CQ11

To apply stitches around the curved outer edge, select the run stitch icon. In the properties box, select Motif, number 178. CQ12

Apply the first point at the edge of the plate. Move to the center of the scalloped edge, hold the CTRL key while left clicking on the mouse to apply a curved point. Continue around the outer edge of the plate. When complete, right click to set the stitches. How easy was that?

My Quilt Embellisher opens a world of opportunities since many of us struggle to quilt our quilts. Control over the stitches allows us to turn our embroidery machines into longarms! You’ll be learning more about that in upcoming weeks and months as I’ve been working on a number of exciting new techniques to share with you. I really appreciate your patience as we grow our Inspired by DIME division. Our dealer network is growing every day so if you haven’t received notice from your dealer, please be patience, it’s coming to a dealer near you very soon!

 

 

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