Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Machine Embroidery

      Today was dedicated to machine embroidery.  Isn’t the Santa pocket cute?  The one on the left was the first try.   
 Sunday night I pulled out the directions and loaded the design.  The directions were not clear so I had to call a friend for clarification.   I finished the first beard and stopped for the night.  This morning I started back.  It took about 1 1/2 hours for each to stitch out.  The directions said to use tear-away stabilizer but I had trouble with it.  Because of the heavy stitches, it tore away too soon so I ended up using poly-mesh cut-away.  I completed 3  Santa Pockets today and with each I learned something that worked better so the last one looks the best.   

      Sunday afternoon I made another mug rug using crumbs.  They are quick and I think they will make a nice little gift so I hope to make more. If you don’t know what a mug rug is, it is like a large quilted coaster designed to be the right size for a mug and a snack.

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth, those Santa pockets are adorable! I love the fluffy beards.