When it comes to creating a quilt, stitching is like the icing on the cake. After all the piecing and surface design are complete, we quilters use needle and thread to add a final element of design, texture, and color, truly bringing the piece to life.
This free eBook contains several ideas for allowing your stitching to take center stage. First, Laura Wasilowski uses hand stitching to add vibrancy and color. Then, Jackie Cardy shows how to create samplers of serendipitous hand stitching inspired by mid-century motifs. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with all of those programed pattern stitches on your machine, you’ll love Carole Redlich’s article on using these designs to create Impressionist-style pieces. Finally, Terry White describes the basics of thread painting, and shares one of her patterns to get you going.