A little stitching makes all the difference……..

This little piece first said “Hello!” last Friday (see here). Owing to its small size and limited open space, the finish may not be as dramatic as some of my larger pieces. To compare: before any outline/stabilizing stitching…….IMG_0627 IMG_0628   and after the beginnings of such stitchings……IMG_0637  The color appears a bit(?) washed out in the photo above. The first picture is pretty accurate. I’m using my fave ‘go-to’ thread, Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70 wt) for top and bobbin threads. The needle is a Schmetz #16 ballpoint needle which doesn’t cut through the fabric but, rather, separates the fibers and will close nicely as the process goes forward and the fabric is handled. Kelly Cline first directed many of us who stitch these vintage pieces towards these needles. Handi Quilter, also, handles ballpoint needles and your dealer can order them for you. The batting is Hobbs, cotton/poly, 80/20.

Now…..I really must get back to stitching (Ms Sweetie beckons……)

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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8 Responses to A little stitching makes all the difference……..

  1. corry tarbox says:

    your work makes me smile!

  2. Rhonda Dort says:

    I love this piece!!!

  3. Pat in WNY says:

    Always so fun to see you work your magic on these beauties.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you so much, Pat! And thanks for popping by….I’ve been more “MIA” of late, with a lot of projects I’m not able to post about…sigh……..

  4. kathyreeves says:

    The prep is done, off you go! 😍

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