You don't have to have scores of computerized embroidery stitches on your sewing machine to create beautiful machine embroidery designs. Just a few stitches and tutorials from free-motion embroidery experts will allow you to achieve the artistry you're looking for.
In our free eBook including two added tutorials, How to Machine Embroider Quilts: 5 Free Embroidery Designs and Techniques, four award-winning quilters offer their tips and tricks for free-motion machine embroidery success.
A simple, perfectly quilted circle can add visual stimulation to your fiber art. In Quilting in Circles, Carol Taylor shares her technique for creating circular embroidery patterns on your quilts with no marking or tedious preparation.
Many new stitchers think zigzag and satin stitch embroidery settings are just for appliqué. Not so! In the Versatile Satin Stitch article, Kathy York explains how satin stitch embroidery can be used to create design, join quilt blocks, and finish the edges of a quilt. And Ellen Anne Eddy will show you how to use wild zigzag free-motion embroidery to add depth and shading to An Embroidered Garden.
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by Ellen Anne Eddy.
If you're new to machine embroidery projects, you might want to start with Ellen Anne Eddy's tutorial Defining the Line: Free-motion Embroidery Skills. Ellen gets you off on the right foot, literally, showing you which foot to use on your machine and other hints and tips for machine embroidery success.
Finally, if you're up for a bit of a challenge, try Reverse Appliqué & Bobbin Embroidery with a Twist. Yvonne Brown explains how to machine embroider with the bobbin thread. You'll be amazed at the results you can achieve.
With How to Machine Embroider Quilts: 5 Free Embroidery Designs and Techniques, you will begin to use your sewing machine–and your creativity–to the fullest.
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