I have been spending some time with my machine trying to come up with sets of stitches for planned projects. So today I was actually surprised at how interesting my results were when I used different thread weights and made multiple passes of different stitches. In the picture below I used Wonderfil’s wool/acrylic blend thread and mostly the default settings. It is a 12 wt thread and requires using a large eyed needle and slowing way down. Here I was using a Superior 90/14 topstitch needle, default settings, and sewed slowly. I was really happy with the results. These could look great in the right places, such as a crazy quilt, or a piece of a block or on a shirt.
This sample shows the really wide stitches that engage the multi-directional function on my machine. It is amazing how it stitches. I found I only have to make sure the fabric runs through the stitching parallel to the foot at all times. It’s kind of like a wild dance with your machine. If you have this function on your machine, I encourage you to give it a try just for the sheer fun of it.
Here are a few more stitches of the many many on the machine. I do have a couple of projects I will be using some of these stitches, but it is nice to have these reference sheets. I won’t stitch them all…there are just too many, but I am selecting the ones I wanted to see stitched out.
Sew I am looking forward to the projects I am planning to use some of these decorative stitches on.
Sew happy everyone! Have fun in your studio and give the decorative stitches a whirl.