by mops Moderator 07 Feb 2017

I have been playing with the inbuilt decorative stitches of my machine. Since I have an embroidery machine (1992) I have used those very infrequently.

First I made the two denim swatches, using resp. 2 and 3 different stitches to get an overall design.
Then I mad the A5 notebook cover incorporating bias tape.
Lastly I wanted to make a flower design. So I programmed two different stitches (a 'tulip' and a leaf stitch) to one sequence, draw 3 chalk lines and made the small bouquet. The middle is just the leaves without the tulip and I added a daisy from a narrow flower lace, for no other reason than there being a small hole in my scrap. Less sophisticated than a machine embroidered flower, but a lot of fun.

I intend to use an all-over design to make the yoke of a child's dress. And the small sample I'll turn into coin purses.

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by noah 10 Feb 2017

Love to play *****get job****

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by pennifold 07 Feb 2017

These are great Martine and such perfect stitching. Great job, love Chris

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mops by mops 07 Feb 2017

Thank you. Used the Ruby and let the machine do the work.

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by toogie 07 Feb 2017

I like the use of decorative stitches. I think it takes something boring to eye catching. I have some of the stitches you do, but don't know how you did the little flower leaves/stems. Of course digitizing is Greek to me.
It all looks well and evenly spaced.

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mops by mops 07 Feb 2017

Well, I digitised nothing. On my machine you can program the single repeats of different stitches into a mixed sequence. That's what I did in the flower: tulip 1x, leaves 2x. Sketched 3 lines with tailor's chalk on the fabric and sewed along those lines.
For the spacing I used the width of the foot - and draw a line along a ruler to start straight.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 07 Feb 2017

Love the result you get. True I had not made use of my decorative stitches till I saw one of Sues trials. Now I am finishing off a Quilt where I had so much fun testing them.

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mops by mops 07 Feb 2017

I have been doing that too. Before ME I made stitch combinations to make broad stripes and that's what I had not done in a long time. Let's say I rediscovered the fun of it.

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by jenne 07 Feb 2017

I like the one u made into a flower, some of these I have on my machine I used them on my crazy patch.

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mops by mops 07 Feb 2017

I too use it for crazy patchwork. So much faster than doing by hand.

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by spendlove Moderator 07 Feb 2017

So effective - I try to use my inbuilt stitches as often as possible. They do look great on denim don't they?

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mops by mops 07 Feb 2017

Yes, they do. But the less dense benefit from a thicker thread.

spendlove by spendlove 07 Feb 2017

I like to use cotton thread.

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by sdrise 07 Feb 2017

They look so nice! I love playing with the built in stitches too.

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mops by mops 07 Feb 2017

Thank you, it's fun isn't it.

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