Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bobbin stitching - Applying fusible web binding part 2

After applying the binding I like to top stitch the edge of my quilts. You don't really have to, but I like the way it looks.

Some times I just use a matching or a contrasting thread, almost always the 30 wt Madeira Rayon. I like the colors and how it sits on the surface of the work.

But sometimes I like to use heavier weight threads in the bobbin to get a more decorative look to the top stitching.

I have found that I can put all kinds of heavy thread in the bobbin and sew from the backside of the quilt and end up with a very unique and different finish to the top stitching.


In this video I am using the 4mm silk ribbon that I dye on the edge of Woodland Treasures.

Enjoy.

6 comments:

Sally said...

Thank you for sharing the entire process with us. Such lovely work and a great job with the video.

Annie said...

I'm glad to see this technique might be making a comeback. For people with a removeable bobbin case, it's a great idea to purchase an extra bobbin case and use it only for decorative threads and adjust the tension as desired for different threads and ribbons. This way you can control the look of the stitch on the front for a more uniform stitch look.

Jean said...

I enjoy your videos...thanks so much for the lessons!!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Wow, Frieda, what a great video! I love the idea of the ribbon in the bobbin, I'm gonna have to try it! Thanks for sharing the videos.

Cornwoman said...

Thanks for showing us how to do the fused bindings. I'm going to have to give this a try!

Judy said...

Frieda, many thanks for this demo I have wanted to try bobbin work, but did not think my machine would be suitable. I notice you were using a machine similar to mine, so I am going to give it a go. Thanyou again for sharing your technique.

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