I often decide on an idea for my blog only to find that the “bouncing ball thread” leads to unexpected but often delightful places. For example I just read an article in the Threads Magazine on seam treatments. Google decided that “seam treatments” meant a variety of things, some I didn’t know I needed to learn!
An unexpected lesson on how to pad seam allowances so they don’t show through when pressed numerous times: Make Padded Seams to Prevent Seam Allowance Impressions …
http://www.threadsmagazine.comTue, 26 Mar 2013 08:00:00 GMT
Padded seams are traditionally used with a bulkier fabric to exaggerate the appearance of a seam, to provide an additional foundation for seam embellishments, or to prop up delicate fabrics. I use silk organza strips as a …
I hadn’t even considered the art of Crazy Quilts and seam embellishment. If you need ideas for the seams on your crzay quilt, just search Google to find ideas like SuzTats: Suztats: Stitching Last Week
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added buttonhole chain stitch as well as other seam embellishments added another cutwork circle and trimmed it with cast-on stitch chains which carried along the seam. and piece #2 is finished! I’ve already begun piece #3!
I had no idea that Crazy Quilts included beading! Beautiful look and I wonder how they are cleaned or perhaps they are just for wall hangings? If anyone knows, please let me know. Now for a look at Pintangle: Work in Progress Wednesday: Lace crazy quilt block 32 – Pin Tangle
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Beautiful block! The beading looks especially lovely with the seam treatments you chose. Here’s my WIP for this week: http://magicmoonmusings.blogspot.ca/2013/04/work-in-progress-wednesday-and-some-ufos.html · Reply …
Hope you all enjoyed this!