Beaded Border Strings 6


If I decide this is the next project to start  I will need to spend some time playing with quilting designs for those blank borders.

Note that there are three different ways of turning the corners … This project was started to concentrate on corner designs. I like the first and last corners in the borders, not too keen on the middle one.

Plenty of time for that though.

I spent far too much time in the garden because the weather was lovely for that purpose … then had to spend a long time sorting scraps, and it is hard to read instructions while my hands are busy holding the cutting mat and the stylus of the Brother ScanNCut.

However, I cut the magnificent total of three beads, but they are cleanly cut, and ready to iron onto a background fabric. From small beginnings ……………!

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4 Responses to Beaded Border Strings 6

  1. Laura says:

    Whew! That is a lot of applique!


    • Laura,

      I have made three of these designs, one by hand, and though repetitive they are easy applique to do when fused.

      Judy B

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      • Laura says:

        Do you machine stitch your fused applique? Do you use a satin stitch, buttonhole, blind stitch, or something else?


        • Laura,

          I machine stitch some and have worked out that a short but fairly narrow zigzag is my preferred option. I have tried buttonhole stitch, won’t do that again as with the zigzag I just follow the curve from one bead to the next, alternating sides, then turn around and do the opposite sides with that same gentle curve stitching line. I don’t think satin stitch is necessary with a good fusible, but sometimes the solid outline might make an interesting detail … and could be done following the same curve as with the zigzag.

          By hand I use buttonhole stitch, either smallish an in matching thread so it disappears, sometimes a bit bigger with a contrast thread, maybe a heavier thread even, but I follow the curve from one side of the string of beads right across a block … or sometimes the quilt.

          Where I add a cluster over a join I add that after the first stitching is done so I can follow the curves, starting and finishing in the centre.

          Judy B

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