Sew Birthday Fun: Beautiful Projects for Special Celebrations
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Beautiful projects for special celebrations!
Sew Birthday Fun by Mandy Shaw includes:
- Birthday Cakes
- Birthday Badges
- Crowns and Tiaras
- And more!
from each edge. 4. Take the wooden dowel and thread it through the chimney loops. Your finished wall hanging is now ready to be hung. Techniques Binding Making a double-bound edge Cut your binding fabric into 6cm (21⁄2in) fabric strips and join to form one continuous length. Press open the seams. Fold the joined strip in half lengthways and press. Working with the right side of the quilt facing you, lay the binding along one side, matching the raw edges. Start 7.5cm (3in) from the
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Use a new needle: for best results use a sharp denim variety size 90/14 or 80/12, although for fine appliqué use a finer 70/10. Reduce your top tension a little – no bobbin thread should show on the top. Practise on identical fabric and layers first. Use bobbin fill or cotton thread in the bobbin; if there is a hole in the bobbin case arm, thread your cotton through it to improve tension. Use the machine’s needle-down facility to prevent stitches slipping. Use an open-toed embroidery/appliqué
through to complete the cross stitch. Left-handers (black dot indicates start point) Work from right to left. Bring the needle up through the fabric. Take a stitch diagonally from the top right to the bottom left and bring the needle back out at the lower right corner. Take a stitch diagonally to the top left corner and bring the needle back out where the next cross stitch is required. Pull the needle through to complete the cross stitch. Tip Cross stitch can be used to create
stitch the stitches take on a diagonal slant. Left-handers (black dot indicates start point) Work from right to left. Bring the needle up at the start point and make a stitch backward. Take a tiny stitch forwards from left to right. Pull the needle through, keeping the thread above the needle. Take another small stitch to the left bringing the needle out near the hole of the last stitch. As you continue to stitch the stitches take on a diagonal slant. Tip Keep your