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Tips on using decorative sewing machines stitches from quilt artist and fabric designer?Jane Sassaman.

Many people are afraid of using the decorative stitches on their sewing machines. I suspect they are afraid the stitches may look too mechanical or that they won’t be able to control them. But if the stitch is thoughtfully applied and adjusted according to its use, machine embroidery stitches can look very organic. And if you take it slow and easy as you guide the fabric the machine will take care of the rest.

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Even the satin stitch, which is the most mundane and mechanical stitch on the planet, can become lyrical by simply adjusting the stitch width as you sew. I usually give myself a formula to follow. When I sew around a wavy edgeaccent pillow case baby burlap baby decoration, for example… every time it wiggles “out” I make the stitch narrower and every time it wiggles “in” I make it wider. On another quilt it formula may be different, but whatever the formula is, it needs to be consistent throughout the piece.

I also like to create different textures for quilting, like the floating triangles. These spaced triangles are used to “tack”; the layers together and make a very different effect than a quilting “line”. I adjust the length and wide according to the space that needs filling and set the machine to stitch just a single unit. I love this feature, as the machine stops stitching automatically when each shape is completed.

Jane talks about her first sewing machine, learning to quilt, manipulating stitches, and digitizing designs in this short video:

Joann’s Fabric & Crafts emailed me with a challenge. ?Make a video to demonstrate a simple and easy craft that would inspire others to want to create! ?It’s part of their Creativity Made Simple campaign and I just LOVE the idea behind it. ?It’s all about inspiring others to carve out time in their day for a little creative time.

Hey friends! Today I am doing something a little bit different because I've gotten a lot of questions about cutting machines lately. I'm going to give you my 100% unbiased review of Silhouette vs. Cricut cutting machines. Now, I always share my honest opinions even in sponsored posts, but to eliminate ANY DOUBT, I have chosen to write this post as an unsponsored post. Neither company is compensating me in any way to write this post, nor would I want them to.I want everyone to be able to read this completely unbiased post and decide which cutting machine is best for them, because the answer may not be the same for everyone!

If you are in need of last-minute project ideas to make for Easter, we’ve pulled together some of our very favorite free patterns and tutorials from around the web! Stitch up an Easter basket, create a cuddly Easter bunny stuffie, or create custom table décor.