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Saturday, November 15, 2014

More fun today with free motion and thread painting at Sew N Sew, Glendora

Images are all from the same original picture-4completely different looks

Linda's image really is fresh looking with the blue and rust borders.

Carol used black threads to give the image a sketched look and enhanced with other thread colors too.

Cheryl added two earthy rust colored borders and lots of thread to create texture.
When Anita looked at her fabrics she really loved the yellow and it sure make the sunflower pop.

During class we used Electric Quilts, printable fabrics that were sent through the computer and added borders before we thread painted our images.  Each student learn how to relax, breathe and enjoy free motion thread painting.  Thanks to everyone that attend the classes this week at Sew N Sew, Glendora.

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fussy Cut and Free Motion Class

Today I taught an all day class at Sew N Sew in Glendora, California.  We had sew much fun! Just take a look at a few images that I took during class. The ladies all learned a few things and each project looked different from their neighbors.

First time doing free motion and she concurs the task.

Designing from 10" squares works for Bunnies background

Smiles continue as the class progresses.

Using a pressing sheet sure protects our iron

The green poly thread really adds a nice element

It's a graduating class! Great job ladies.
Tips from class to help when doing free motion and fussy cutting applique:
Using a 90/14 top stitching needle for free motion
Tension may need to be adjusted for the free motion
No rules in this class - anything goes
Use many thread weights and colors to create texture
If you like texture add a bit of yarn couching
Don't beat yourself up! 
Thanks for attending class with us at Sew N Sew.
Sew N Sew
160 N Glendora Ave
Glendora, CA 91741

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Happy Quilting, 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Up Coming Events and Show to Close Out 2014

Fall is ending soon and winter is just around the corner and we will have time to sew many stitches. There are a few more events and shows before this year ends and I thought it would be good to share these with you where I will be.


Tucson, AZ

November 6 - 8, 2014

3750 E. Irvington Road
Tucson, AZ 85714