A sunny Saturday afternoon………

(Yesterday) was spent at a Handi Quilter workshop at the Quilt Corner in Sparta,WI. Led by HQ rep Mary Beth, the class, although primarily ‘aimed’ at long arm stitchers, had helpful tips for Sweet 16 users, also. I went with the focus on the new(er) couching foot that HQ has come out with. IMG_7353   The piece hanging behind Mary Beth is from the earlier presentation. She is holding an example of her couching “play” using a worsted weight yarn.IMG_7354     The process is a simple one and has so many possibilities (my mind is going a million miles an hour!!!). She, then, showed a little purse with the same technique…………….IMG_7356 IMG_7358   Another really fun piece using more of the novelty yarns. The accessory pack is 3 ‘feet’ with varying sized holes that accommodate the possible yarn diameters/bulk.IMG_7359 Whether doing a solid yarn fill (as in the first photos) or a design overlay…….Couching with variegated yarn   using a variegated yarn, or…………….. IMG_7364   feeding chenille strips as you quilt, your imagination is the only limitation! While teaching in Australia, Mary Beth acquired a piece begun by Aussie HQ rep, and internationally known quilter, Helen Godden, that was just the center design. Mary Beth continued and finished the background and this is the final result……IMG_7363    Pieces done by So. African gals were shown….IMG_7362Creative Couching Foot Set for Baby Lock Tiara  & Crown Jewel   BLQ-CCF   There are many DSM machines who have available similar feet (maybe utilizing the zig-zag stitch on their machine) so, just maybe, you are missing out on some fab embellishing that’s right under your nose……hmmmm???? You will be seeing more on this one in the coming days/weeks I’m sure!!!!!!


About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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9 Responses to A sunny Saturday afternoon………

  1. witchylin says:

    What a lovely idea to dress up quilts and anything else that needs a lift.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Isn’t it, though??? And not just limited to yarns……anything that can be threaded through the ‘foot’/stitched through is fair game!!!!!! Yup…..I have some thoughts!!!!!! (no surprise!!!!)

  2. Raewyn says:

    Gosh how interesting and inspiring!! If I could even get to my Sw16 I would be happy, let alone do this fancy stuff 🙂 I look forward to seeing what you do with these feet…

    • treadlemusic says:

      I know!!!!! It kinda ‘boggles’ my mind when I think of all that would work. On a DSM a zig-zag stitch is used so multiple threads/cords could be couched but with this set-up, the single strand needs to be something that can be anchored by a single center stitch line through the center. I’m trying to find some finer needles for my SS so the needle holes aren’t so pronounced. It’s not a problem when I’m on the Juki…..a #10 Topstitch needle with 70 or 100 wt thread works great……BUT I don’t have this accessory……yet…..hehehehe……

  3. Can’t wait to see where this takes you. So interesting and creative…

  4. Jackie says:

    The creativity just keeps getting better and better!

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