For 18 count fabric I use single strands of size 5 and size 3.
For 20 – 24 count fabrics I used size 5 through size 8 threads.
If you use a higher count fabric than 24 you will probably … Read more
Hardanger is normally worked in two weights of threads. For fabric with count of 22 through 25 I use size 8 and size 5 threads. Kloster blocks are worked in the heavier, thicker size thread which would be the size … Read more
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
Below discussion is about embroidery fabric, specially Hardanger. This discussion is not about clothing and quilting fabric. These are two tutorials from Leah Day where she discusses preparing 100% cotton fabric for quilting. I do not starch my fabric as … Read more
A few comments:Length of your sewing machine stitch should be short and smooth, not the longer length for baste stitching. The raw edge of the piping sleeve points out toward the raw edge of your worked piece. You will… Read more
This photo shows a purchased piping. I liked the solid purple color of this purchased piping for use with this pillow but decided to instead create a piping that matched the back fabric of the pillow.
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