February 27, 2013

Put to good use


I enjoyed the stabilizer I reviewed in my last post so much I wanted to try it on something without batting. This time I photocopied some ginkgo leaves and embroidered some kitchen towels*. Love!


I did one denser than the other. I like the denser one better.


When I do free motion stitching on something that doesn't have batting, I find I need something on the backside so the stitches won't make the fabric pucker. I use a wash away stabilizer called Paper Solvy. I just cut the size I need from a sheet of paper, so one pack goes a long way.

Now the towels are being used in a happy new home. I love to see something I've made getting used. So much better than waiting in a drawer or on a shelf until it goes out of style. 

*photocopied in the fall when leaves were around, but not stitched until the new year. That's the sort of timeline I'm on right now! You understand.

21 comments:

Kathrin said...

So beautiful, I love Gingko leaves too, especially when they are stiched.

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pennydog said...

They look fantastic! I need some of this washable paper stabiliser stuff!

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Gene Black said...

I love your method. I may have to try this.

Jenny K. Lyon said...

I hadn't heard of paper wash away-must try it! Love that ginkgo leaf.

pragmaticpatchwork said...

Hello! Shameless self-publicity, but I couldn't avoid thinking that this is the mystic sister of the ginko free motion quilting http://pragmaticpatchwork.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/more-free-motion/
(then see the entry on what it became a few posts later)
Well done for your beautiful work! It has a friend in Switzerland... JJ

Kay Lynne said...

Very beautifully stitched! Thanks you for the link to the paper you use.

Elsa said...

Oh, these towels are really lovely ~ what a great and quick way to do embroidery! Thanks for the information.

SIMPLESEW said...

Wonderful info, I use tissue paper from the dollar store..

Becky said...

Very nice! I may have to try this out!

Gail said...

The gingo leaves are so pretty! Great idea!

Elle said...

Those are fabulous! I'm so impressed!

Val said...

Oh I just LOVE them!

Sewgirl said...

You did a beautiful job with your free motion quilting. It looks like you didn't have any trouble with the ink from your printer rubbing off on your project either?

Home with my girls said...

I didn't know where else to ask this, so I chose the most recent post hoping you will read it and answer. Did you ever finish the double disappearing nine patch you posted back in August of 2011? If so, will you post a picture of it? Thanks!

miss-perea's said...

madre mia!!! que pasada...me parece estupendo y de una delicadeza impresionante.
Besos
Paqui y Maria Jose
Miss-Perea's

Mama Pea said...

That is some intense stitching! Great job!

Suzanne said...

You have a steady hand!

Goldogmom said...

these are lovely, they are graceful with the leaves in one color. Did you hand embroider them?

I am inspired by your creative projects and feel the encouragement to trust my voice and try what feels right for me.

thank you!


Michelle
in Seattle

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

That is awesome.. I am working on a wallhanging quilt with gingko leaves applique on it.. and falling in love with gingko leaves.. I like this idea!
Amira@http://littlemushroomcap.blogspot.com

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