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ohsosparkly
« on: February 09, 2007 09:35:08 AM »

My question to all you excellent folks is how do I satin stitch a large area such as Sublime Stitching's Atomic robot? I love the one pictured below, but I'm not sure how to go about it.   Do I break up the area in smaller parts and create 'rows' of satin stitch? HOw do you keep that looking neat?  I am trying to stitch the space girl from Atomic and finding that it looks very messy, and I want to have a technique in place before I move on to the robot.

thanks and hope this question makes sense....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43845945@N00/199255912/
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007 12:09:05 PM »

from the picture you linked to, it looks like the stitching was done in rows, in a way to mimic the way light reflects off sheets of metal.  If I were stitching it I would probably draw a guide line for my rows.
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ohsosparkly
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007 01:30:15 PM »

thanks i will try that.
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white trash hero
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007 03:01:18 PM »

you could try it in a brick stitch too, it fills up large areas really neatly....just do a satin stitch staggered so the stitches ar elaid out like a brick wall Smiley
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LuluB
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007 08:43:47 PM »

i did that robot a few years back!
i did the fill in a split stitch and it looks stellar and has held up very well through many, many washings. 

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2007 10:36:48 AM »

ohsosparkly - That is my picture and I did small rows of satin.  It has held up very well with several washings, but I think you should do what LuluB said with the split stich.  I modeled my Robot after hers I loved it so much.

Hope that helps.
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