Sunday, May 29, 2011

Not Just Sergers

This is pic of a sleep mask that I made. I embroidered the eyes on. Made me laugh and others too!

Of course I love sergers and all the wonderful things that it can do to make things easy 4 me.

But I also love embroidery, quilting, home dec and crafts. So once in a while I will tell you about something else I have had the opportunity to try and enjoy.

I love The Artistic Sewing Suite software package! I have made so many fun and impressive projects using the software. In addition, I am tickled silly since I started using Krinkle Magic to make large decorative flowers. You know that big flowers on purses, totebags, hair bands etc is all the rage, again.

Just in case there are any of you out there that are interested in embroidery, software and new notions - thought I would pass it along.

Feel free to ask me questions, keeps my heart thumping! :-D

Have a Happy Holiday weekend!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Different way to edge a quilt

I forgot to take a picture - so here is a graphic that I hope is helpful....
I was at a friends last week and she had a quilt she had finished that had a ruffled edge instead of binding. Of course she serged it all right sides togehter with the ruffle sandwiched in between and then turned right side out. I am sure we have all seen baby quilts finished that way - but never a full size. It was beautiful.

First she rolled hem enough lengths of strips of fabric to go around the entire quilt twice. Then she gathered the raw edge of the long strip (you could do it in sections for a faster finish). Finally she layered the gathered edge between right sides of the raw edges of the quilt. She serged all four sides and left a small portion open for turning right side out.
Turned it right side out and WOW!!!
Close the opening by hand sewing. :-)

I just loved the way this quilt looked. Ruffles instead of binding!! Kind of looked like it had a bed ruffle attached.
Sweet idea. Give it a try and let me know. I plan to make one this summer.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Accessory Feet

Love this picture!!!!

I may be traveling down the same road as before, but I have had many inquiries about accessory feet.

I have the following feet
1. Blind hem foot
2. Beading/pearl foot or attachment
3. Gathering Foot
4. Cording foot
5. Piping Feet (2)
6. Elastic attachment foot
7. Ribbon attachment foot
8. And more that I can't remember the names of.

Some I use more than others, but when an accessory foot makes the application easier - I USE IT!

If you check the website for your machine, there usually is a list of accessory feet available for each model. I just saw for the first time a "Curve Guide" for one of my machines. I am going to order it and try it out. Get back to you later.....

Sergerama Mama