Dates Added

I just added dates to the patterns under "Links to my patterns" so you will know where to find the tutorials that go with them. Please find the tutorials under the year, month and day listed next to the pattern listed. Thanks and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to write me at the address in my profile.

Remember these are my own patterns that I drew the patterns for and wrote the tutorials for. I offer these patterns for free for you to make for yourself, as gifts, or even to sell BUT please do NOT claim my patterns as your own or put them on your website. You may put a link to my site on your website. Please be respectful. You would want the same respect for your patterns. Thank you. God bless.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

DIY fringe! Or fringe benefits!

I am working on a quilt called BOM Basket of Flowers by Marian Shenk. Some of the flowers have fabric fringe. I have never had success with making fringe out of fabric and I know there are embroidery designs with fringe, but I don't have an embroidery machine. I thought why not make my own. The embroidery machine and only zigzag so wide and my machine can do that!   Here is what I did:







First draw a circle where you what the fringe to be





 Set your machine to the widest zigzag and close together--satin stitch.   Then sew around the circle.  The needle should hit the circle on the inside of it.  Go around the circle at least twice to get the fullness.


Sorry for the blur. But it should look something like this.









Now sew the inside of the ZZ with a smaller ZZ stitch to hold it in place. You will remove the bobbin stitching later but the larger ZZ has to be secured first. Go around twice, at least with your small ZZ stitch.




Again, I am sorry for the blur.  But you can see the longer ZZ stitches and then the shorter ones on the inside.  Remember the shorter ZZ stitches on the inside are to secure to longer ones.







Sew on the center of the flower with top stitching.  Now the center of the flower (fringe) is secure. 






 Now carefully cut the bobbin thread of the longer ZZ with you seam ripper.  The LONGER ones ONLY.







Loosen the fringe with some blunt like tweezers.  Remove any loose bobbin threads.









Flowers with fringe! I hope this will be a help.







Let me know if this has been a help to you and if you use this technique.  If you do send me a picture and I will post it!!  God bless!

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Dates Added

I just added dates to the patterns under "Links to my patterns" so you will know where to find the tutorials that go with them. Please find the tutorials under the year, month and day listed next to the pattern listed. Thanks and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to write me at the address in my profile.

Remember these are my own patterns that I drew the patterns for and wrote the tutorials for. I offer these patterns for free for you to make for yourself, as gifts, or even to sell BUT please do NOT claim my patterns as your own or put them on your website. You may put a link to my site on your website. Please be respectful. You would want the same respect for your patterns. Thank you. God bless.

Pre-Op for Sweaters and Shrugs

This "Pre-Op for Sweaters and Shrugs" is to help you with sizing. There is a place for arm length, body length, wrist size---every thing you need to keep track of to make my sweaters and shrugs. The download button is on the right. You can copy off as many as you need sweaters and shrugs for. If you have any questions about this please let me know and I will try to help.