I have an embroidery machine. It’s OLD and the hoops are small. At work, I was told that I needed to learn to use the embroidery machine. A big one. It’s nice. But I don’t have it at home. I can work my way around it and have designed several things, using the designs that are build in.
This little pooch finishes at 3¼”. I used the 4″ size pattern.
Sew – what did I learn? What would I do different?
- it’s fun to do appliqué and zipper insertion this way.
- When the pattern says “you may need to move the zipper pull” it should read, “Watch carefully, because you will need to move the zipper pull.”
- Make sure that the thread spools are not caught up on anything.
- If I made another pouch this size, I would likely not use batting.
- The stitching in the ear should be a bit lighter, not as dark as the nose.
- I should have left more than ¼” at the opening where I needed to turn it.
- This project took about 10 hours … (maybe a bit of an exaggeration! grin!)
- The instructions are well written and easy to follow!
A few projects in progress (sorry, no pictures)
- Sudoku quilt
- Fire burst Mystery Quilt
- Sea Shells
One kangaroo quilt waiting for binding.
No finishes for July … yet … a few in progress and nearing completion!
The little pouch used about a fat quarter – all total.
Fabric Used this Week: 0.25 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 171.35 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 49 yards
Net Fabric used for 2017: 122.35 yards
Check out what others in the quilting world are doing.
- Caroline @ SewCanShe
- Sunday Stash @ quiltpaintcreate
- Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework
- Peaceful Sunday @ Janda Bend Quilts or Linky Party
- Monday Making @ Love, Laugh, Quilt
- Main Crush Monday @ Cooking up Quilts
- Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
- Moving it Forward Monday @ Em’s Scrapbag
- Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River