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« on: May 15, 2012 10:17:44 AM »

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Decorative Stitching Adventures using the BERNINA 350PE

When I got the BERNINA 350 Patchwork Edition out of the box, the very first thing I did was try out the decorative stitches.  They immediately reminded me of the stitches in a crazy quilt, which I've always admired, so I decided to try it out.  I have a lot of black, white, and gray fabrics.  I knew they would make a good background for my experiment so I stitched up a random crazy quilt block onto a piece of white cotton fabric that measured 14 by 16 inches.



The BERNINA's stitch pattern reference card had a LOT of stitches I wanted to try.  Luckily, I had a lot of seams that needed embellishment!  



I loaded some bright red thread into the machine, selected the stitch number I wanted to play with and started sewing.  Here's what the first pass looked like.  Delightful!



Each pattern was more fun than the last!  





Here it is finished, a successful experiment.  Now I have a lovely piece of crazy quilted fabric, what shall I do with it?  I've been meaning to make one of those dish drying mats, so that's the plan.



I rounded off the corners.



Then I pinned the decorated side onto a white terrycloth towel and sewed around the edges with a 1/4 inch seam.  I made sure to leave a few inches open along one of the sides so it could be turned rightside out.  After trimming away the excess terrycloth, I turned it rightside out and handstitched the opening shut.  



Clipped the corners...



And done!  




I loved this project.  It was fun to play with the different stitches and I'm so happy with the functional finished product!
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012 11:36:43 AM »

I love how the decorative stitches look.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012 06:42:33 AM »

I'm impressed with your crazy quilting skills - that looks like something that would get way out of control if I got going!  HA!  The red stitching is perfect - NICE!
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012 06:53:19 AM »

Thanks a bunch, it was a fun project.
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