Buttonhole edge stitch

Buttonhole stitched edge

There are several edges that I have seen on Hardanger worked pieces: turned hem, fringed and buttonhole. I mainly finished my worked Hardanger designs with a buttonhole worked edge so that I can trim off excess fabric.

This stitch edge … Read more

Purchasing Hardanger fabric

22 count fabric

I found purchasing fabric and thread a bit baffling when I first moved from kits to putting together my own choice of fabric and threads. I have found out what I need to know is how many fabric holes there … Read more

Sewing the piping onto the front fabric

A few comments:

Shorten the length of your sewing machine stitch. The raw edge of the piping points out toward the raw edge of your worked piece. You will be sewing such that the worked side of your design is… Read more

Creating your own piping

Getting Ready:

I used Wright’s 1/4-inch 100% cotton cording that I purchased (50-yard spool) on Amazon.com. Cut off a length of the cord (this is used as the core within the piping) that is several inches longer than you need … Read more

Sharp edge pillow without piping

sharp edge pillow without piping

Sharp edge pillow without piping

I work leaning back in a recliner chair and find myself tilting my head slightly forward as I stitch so my neck gets tired. My Starburst design, worked on 18 count mono canvas, count size… Read more

Sharp edge pillow with piping

Bargello Entwined Pomegranates pillow

I had originally thought to use purchased purple piping for my Entwined Pomegranates pillow instead of creating my own piping. The below photo shows the purchased piping. I liked the solid purple color of this purchased piping for use with … Read more

Securing Thread Ends and No Knots

Securing thread ends

Thread ends: No knots please. The ends of your threads are secured by weaving them into the back side of the worked area of your design. I like to keep these weaved thread ends in among like threads. Such that … Read more