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Topic: Free Motion Octopus with Coloring Tute and Tips  (Read 3620 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2018 01:32:09 PM »

So, so awesome.

I love how you just gloss over your awesome free motion stitching action, like it's no biggie. Would love a free motion tute/tip post, someday, too....unless I missed it! Grin Grin
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2018 02:06:53 PM »

So, so awesome.

I love how you just gloss over your awesome free motion stitching action, like it's no biggie. Would love a free motion tute/tip post, someday, too....unless I missed it! Grin Grin

Thanks! I will absolutely do a free motion embroidery tutorial as soon as I know what I'm doing. Success probably comes from mainly knowing your machine and adjusting the tension and whatnot as necessary to avoid giant bunches of thread on the back side of the work. I've learned that choosing a tightly woven cotton helps and don't double the fabric. I used to  tack the cotton fabric to muslin before embroidering, thinking it would create a sturdier piece, but it only resulted in the fabric puckering in heavily stitched areas. My only other advice is to use a water soluble or disappearing ink pen for drawing your design because the ink can be removed with water, rubbing alcohol, or humidity, whereas transfer pencils or transfer paper like Saral are difficult to remove. The water soluble pen is easy to see too, which is good for not-so-youngish eyeballs. Hope that helps a bit and you try it out! It's like doodling with your sewing machine, which is kinda cool.
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2018 06:26:03 PM »

pottermouth. Grrr!  I would Rock this thread so hard!

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So I'll just throw you both fists!  Thank you for sharing your creation process!
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2018 05:46:24 AM »

I love the watercolor effect! Thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2018 07:52:42 AM »

This rock so hard! Thank you for sharing a tutorial too! I can't wait to try this coloring method on an embroidered piece..
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2018 12:14:40 PM »

So, so awesome.

I love how you just gloss over your awesome free motion stitching action, like it's no biggie. Would love a free motion tute/tip post, someday, too....unless I missed it! Grin Grin

Thanks! I will absolutely do a free motion embroidery tutorial as soon as I know what I'm doing. Success probably comes from mainly knowing your machine and adjusting the tension and whatnot as necessary to avoid giant bunches of thread on the back side of the work. I've learned that choosing a tightly woven cotton helps and don't double the fabric. I used to  tack the cotton fabric to muslin before embroidering, thinking it would create a sturdier piece, but it only resulted in the fabric puckering in heavily stitched areas. My only other advice is to use a water soluble or disappearing ink pen for drawing your design because the ink can be removed with water, rubbing alcohol, or humidity, whereas transfer pencils or transfer paper like Saral are difficult to remove. The water soluble pen is easy to see too, which is good for not-so-youngish eyeballs. Hope that helps a bit and you try it out! It's like doodling with your sewing machine, which is kinda cool.

Thank you!! I have a free motion foot that craftlittlemonkey sent me a while ago. My initial attempts to use it attest to your points about tension and knowing your machine. I think I need to take my machine out on a date or something to get to know it better. Wink Will definitely use these tips for my next attempt! Love your results. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2018 05:52:18 AM »

a beautiful piece, thank you for sharing your tutorial
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