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Thread: Libby on TQS

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    Libby on TQS

    Libby has been doing a series on The Quilt Show on "Name That Stitch." Today was using your Zig Zag and I took a stab at doing the letters. As you can see, I did not put the stabilizer on the back so I had some puckers but I am pleased for my 5 minute exercise. I know all you members with a fancy embroidery machines can do better but this is pretty good for just my hopping foot.
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    If you created that with a zig zag stitch, I think you did a marvelous job!

    As for stabilizer, you can even use a regular sheet of paper, although that will dull your needle faster than using stabilizer.

    Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x View Post
    If you created that with a zig zag stitch, I think you did a marvelous job!

    As for stabilizer, you can even use a regular sheet of paper, although that will dull your needle faster than using stabilizer.

    Well done!
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    I bought pads of newsprint at Staples, and I can run them through the printer for designs, or use them for tear away stabizer on some projects. Cheap thin paper. Great Job on the project.

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    Really good, I like it.
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    Great job!!!!!

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    Very nice ~ you did a great job!

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    They are wonderful. Do you use a heavier thread to create the letters in zigzag or reg. thread. Sorry I have never thread painted or tried embroidery on a machine so I am clueless.
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    I just used plain polyester sewing thread and my zigzag stitch. I didn't concentrate on getting it really thick on the first time around and just went over the letter twice. The second time over filled it in nicely. I was not kidding when I said 5 minutes, that is really all it took to do the letters. I did mark the fabric with my Frixion pen for getting my letters straight and then just ironed away the lines.

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    great job, looks good

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    That is so cool! I would never have thought of doing that (although now it seems so obvious!) so thank you for this tip.

    Maybe we should start a challenge for people writing "QB" in different techniques...you could start with this...

    Alison

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    Nicely done!
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    Hey Tartan, just saw your letters, great job on the satin stitching!!
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    Great job satin stitching!!
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